What is Maeng Da Kratom?

Kratom derives from the Mitragyna Speciosa tree, it is notorious for the wide array of benefits that come from the active alkaloids Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. 

This tree is part of the coffee family and grows in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia.  

Out of more than 50 different types of Kratom, Maeng Da Kratom is the deemed best and most popular Kratom strain. Originally developed in Thailand, it is considered one of the most potent and highest quality strains available. 

The original growers took the “Thai” Kratom strain and genetically modified its DNA to increase total alkaline content, which is why Maeng Da Kratom is considered more robust and long-lasting than other strains. 

 

The Different Types of Maeng Da Kratom

Kratom strains come in a diverse array of colors - the color difference is due to the actual age of the plant. As a Kratom Tree grows and matures, the alkaloid content increases.

Maeng Da strains can be found in Red, Green, White, or Yellow varieties. Each vein color has differing growth and harvesting times; some Kratom leaves are even dried using different methods. 

In general, all Maeng Da strains are potent and long-lasting, but each color has particular benefits associated with it. 


Red Maeng Da Kratom Effects

Red Maeng Da Kratom is hands-down the most popular strain within the Kratom community. It’s the most mature leaf with fully developed alkaloids. The high concentration of alkaloids creates a remarkably vast range of effects, most notably, discomfort relief. 

Nonetheless, Red Maeng Da is rumored to also provide energy and motivation. It’s a great “pick-me-up” when you’re feeling sluggish. 

People claim that at lower serving sizes of Red Maeng Da, the energizing effects are most prominent, and higher serving sizes deliver the relaxing discomfort relief effects. 

Check out our Kratom Strain Chart to compare Red Maeng Da with other strains! 


Green Maeng Da Kratom Effects

Despite Red Maeng Da being the most popular strain within the Kratom community - Green Maeng Da (Hyper Hippo) is Happy Hippos’ #1 best selling strain. Our Green Maeng Da Kratom powder is brilliantly green, fluffy, and especially potent! 

We always say that Green Maeng Da is an excellent strain for Newbies (new Kratom users) that are looking for a boost in Energy, Focus, and overall well-being. The refreshing Green alkaloids offer subtle amounts of energy, but nothing too overpowering or harsh for a Kratom Newbie


White Maeng Da Kratom Effects

White Maeng Da Kratom (Rockstar Hippo) is our 2nd best selling strain! Comparable to other White Vein Kratom strains, White Maeng Da is said to be more energizing and uplifting than other strains, but extra amplified because of the increased potency of Maeng Da Leaf.

Many White Maeng Da fans say that it helps support a productive lifestyle by encouraging strong energy and motivation to the mind and body.


Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Effects

Experienced Kratom users know that Yellow Vein Kratom strains are exceedingly rare. They are the outcome of a specialized drying process that results in the distinct yellow vein color of the dried leaves. 

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom is unique in itself, but it resonates similar to Green Maeng Da Kratom. It is said to provide subtle energy and promote a happy well-being. 

Our Yellow Maeng Da Kratom is called “Sunshine Hippo” because it’s deemed the “Happy Morning” Maeng Da Leaf! If you’re dreading a busy morning -  a serving of Sunshine Hippo is a dazzling way to set the tone for a happy day!

 

Photographic image depicting a happy hippo brand cup, being filled with Green Maeng Da Kratom powder to make kratom tea; A well manicured hand fills the cup uses a 1 gram little pink measuring scoop to fill the cup with kratom powder.

Maeng Da Kratom Products

There are several different products that are made specifically from Maeng Da strains: Kratom Powder, Kratom Capsules, and Kratom Extract. 

Since Maeng Da Kratom is the most popular out of the bunch, you’ll likely see an extensive variety of Maeng Da Kratom products.

  • Kratom Powder is the most common form of Maeng Da (and Kratom in general), it's made from the pulverized leaves of the Kratom tree.

  • Kratom Capsules contain Kratom Powder, but they have the added benefit of convenience. Plus, no bitter Kratom taste!

  • Kratom Extracts are less common, but becoming more and more popular as the Kratom industry grows.

    • Most extracts you’ll find use Maeng Da strains to extract the alkaloids. They are much more potent and dynamic, so it’s important to limit your usage so you don’t build a Kratom Tolerance.

How to Use Maeng Da Kratom

Since Maeng Da Kratom is known to be quite a bit stronger than other strains, you should always start your servings at the lower end of the spectrum. From there, evaluate effects and increase in increments as needed. 

The long-lasting effects make a single serving last several hours. Don’t rush to your next serving! It’s important to listen to your body to see what it needs.

How Much Maeng Da Kratom Should I Take?

How much Maeng Da Kratom you should take depends on which products you use. Different products call for different measurements. 


Kratom Powder is measured in grams, Kratom capsules are measured per capsule, and Kratom Extracts require serving size instructions depending on the product. 

For our Maeng Da Kratom Powder, we recommend starting with 1-2 grams. You can measure with a Teaspoon if you don’t have a digital scale handy.

  • 1 level Teaspoon = 2 grams of Kratom Powder. 

Our Kratom Capsules measure a ½ gram per capsule. We recommend starting with 2-4 capsules to evaluate. 

Our exclusive Kratom Extract is made from prime Green Maeng Da Kratom and each bottle is equipped with a 0.34 mL dropper to help you measure your servings. 

As always, we recommend starting with the lowest serving size possible, 2-3 full droppers, to evaluate effectiveness and increase slowly from there.


The Best Place to Buy High Quality Maeng Da Kratom

As an American Kratom Association approved vendor, Happy Hippo Herbals complies to the necessary GMP requirements to provide quality Kratom products, including Maeng Da Kratom! We specialize in Kratom, so our quality assurance is top-notch. As well, all of our strains are tried by the Hippo Staff before they’re released. This way, you get REAL feedback and Kratom advice. 

Offering a variety of the finest Kratom products through local shops, as well as the ability to buy Kratom online, Happy Hippo is the world's premiere place to buy Kratom near you.

You’ll see, taste, and feel the difference. Happy Hippo stands behind all the Kratom products we sell.

What to Look for in a Quality Maeng Da Kratom

With dozens of different Kratom vendors to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find which product suits your needs. 

There is some Kratom out there that’s described as “dirty”; non-sterilized, non-tested, and harvested from immature Kratom trees. Oftentimes, this yucky Kratom is sold at very cheap prices. 

Vendors selling cheap Kratom disregard the customers health and well-being by not testing their product. This is why it is vital to do your research before buying. If you need help determining if a vendor is trustworthy, refer to our blog “How To Find the Best Kratom Products”.

The best Maeng Da Kratom you can buy is…

  • From an AKA (American Kratom Association) certified vendor

  • From a vendor that follows GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)

  • Lab-tested for heavy metals and other contaminants

  • Has a long-lasting and potent resonation 

It’s no secret that Happy Hippo meets all of those requirements - and more! We want to show you the real difference that a committed Kratom company can make on your next Kratom purchase.

Disclaimer: Kratom remains unregulated by the FDA, the authors of this text would like you to note that although this article contains many points regarding the use of Kratom, they should only serve as a piece of information - not medical advice. 

Kratom is not intended to cure, diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or condition. 

Make sure to speak to a physician if you have questions before using Kratom. 

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  • Howard Morgan

    I’ve been using kratom for going on five plus years now and have purchased from many different vendors I’m glad I found happy hippo a few years ago and even though there prices are a little higher than most, there product is beyond excellent quality, I’ll only purchase from them as long as they are in business, thanks happy hippo for all you do for your customers, Howard Bruce Morgan