Red Maeng Da Kratom Powder

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Red Maeng Da Kratom Powder

A Powerful and Potent Vein of Kratom  

Ranking among the most potent of kratom strains (or ‘veins’), Maeng Da is revered for its powerful effects, attributed to its complex and unique blend of naturally occurring alkaloids.

In this guide, we explore the strain’s history, uses, notable features and more.

So kick back with your favorite ‘cup of kratom’ or other beverage and let’s dive right in…

Red Maeng Da Kratom’s History 

This strain of kratom has a storied past, having been used by the indigenous people of Southeastern Asia for centuries. Traditionally, kratom powders are named after the ‘vein’ of the leaf, and/or region from which it was grown and harvested.

When it comes to Maeng Da, its nomenclature takes an interesting turn that might sound comical or odd to Westerners. It may even subjectively come with negative connotations. But don’t let that turn you off, as the strain itself receives virtually nothing but praise.

In traditional Thai, the words ‘Maeng Da’ is translated to ‘Pimp Grade’ or simply ‘pimp’. Although there is some debate as to the origin of this name, be it as a marketing ploy or simply due to its ancient use as an aphrodisiac and energizing concoction, one thing is certain…this vein packs a punch.

For most users, ‘pimp grade’ is traditionally interpreted as simply being STRONG. That in that regard, Maeng Da does not disappoint.

What is Red Maeng Da Kratom Powder

Maeng Da is a type of kratom powder known for its potency. This strain of kratom is made from the cultivated, harvested and dried leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree. The Mitragyna Speciosa, an evergreen distantly related to the coffee plant, produces leaves with notable concentrations of alkaloids known to produce a myriad of physiological effects when consumed.

With a little going a long way, many kratom enthusiasts appreciate that they can ‘stretch out’ supplies of Maeng Da while still being able to enjoy its hard-hitting effects.

Where is Red Maeng Da Grown?

The trees used to produce Red Maeng Da are grown throughout Southeast Asia, most notably Indonesia. That said, some blends of Red Maeng Da may come from the leaves of trees grown in India, Thailand, Malaysia and other regions.

How is Red Maeng Da Cultivated?

The Mitragyna Speciosa trees needed to make Red Maeng Da thrive in acidic soil and hot climates with high moisture, a climate common throughout Southeast Asia. There the trees are grown on small farms, often ran traditionally as they were for centuries, with localized wisdom passed down through the generations. 

How and When are the Leaves Harvested?

As the name implies, red-veined varieties of kratom are harvested when the veins on the underside of the tree’s leaves turn red.  This visual indicator tells farmers that the leaves are rich with the desired concentration of alkaloids for the strain. 

Typically, the leaves needed for Red Maeng Da are harvested later in the growing season after having a chance to mature post-rainy season. These now mature leaves are then carefully hand-picked for drying.

How is Red Maeng Da Processed?

The now hand-picked leaves are taken to a dark, cool drying room. This room is temperature-controlled and kept absent of both artificial as well as natural sunlight. The drying process is carefully monitored to ensure an optimal end product, with Red Maeng Da typically having a longer drying process than other strains. This process affects the end concentration of certain alkaloids responsible for its effects. Once dry, the leaves are ground into a fine powder and vacuum-sealed to preserve freshness and potency. 

What Makes Red Maeng Da Kratom so Special? 

For centuries, kratom has been used for its psychostimulatory and physiologically altering properties. Although more research is needed, several studies have confirmed kratom’s ability to induce or cause a wide range of effects, many of which users deem as beneficial.

As for Red Maeng Da, this particular vein of kratom embodies all of the features kratom should, eliciting desired effects, with one notable difference: the strain is POTENT. Because of this, the powder is often reserved for times when deep relaxation or sedation are desired.

Red Maeng Da Alkaloids 

The specific concentration of alkaloids present in Red Maeng Da powder is attributable to a few key factors:

  • The region it was grown
  • How it was cultivated
  • The drying process
  • The age of maturation prior to harvesting

According to several scientific journals, the alkaloid concentration in kratom typically varies from between 0.5%-1.5% of total plant mass, with Mitragynine being the most prevalent alkaloid, followed by 7-hydroxymitragynine.

*Malaysian varieties tend to be lower in mitragynine 

Beckett, A. H., Shellard, E. J., Phillipson, J. D., and Lee, C. M. (1966), ‘The Mitragyna species of Asia. Part. VII. Indole alkaloids from the leaves of Mitragyna speciosa Korth’, Planta Medica, Volume 14, pp. 277–288.

Arndt, T., Claussen, U., Güssregen, B. et al. (2011), ‘Kratom alkaloids and O-desmethyltramadol in urine of a “Krypton” herbal mixture consumer’, Forensic Science International, Volume 208, pp. 47–52.

What Are the Effects of Red Mae Da Kratom? 

According to the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, the primary alkaloids found in Red Maeng Da kratom have shown both ‘full’ and ‘selective’ agonist activity on our body’s own natural opioid receptors.

This interaction with our opioid receptors is said to be largely responsible for the plant’s effects when consumed. Some studies have demonstrated similarities between codeine for cough treatment, and that 7-hydroxymitraggnine can be up to several times more potent of a pain reliever than morphine when taken via oral administration. 

Adkins, J. E., Boyer, E. W., and McCurdy, C. R. (2011), ‘Mitragyna speciosa, a psychoactive tree from Southeast Asia with opioid activity’, Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 11, pp. 1165–1175.

Given this strain’s potency, many users report a highly relaxing and even sedative effect. 

Other Reported Effects By Users Include:

  • Mood enhancement 
  • Deep calming sensation 
  • Intense relaxation
  • Lowered stress and worry
  • Euphoria 
  • And more…

Other Strains Similar to Red Maeng Da

Strains from the same vein (although different regions and growing conditions) that have similar but unique effects of their own include:

  • Green Maeng Da 
  • White Maeng Da 
  • Green Malay
  • Green Bali

Other Strains NOT of the Maeng Da Variety that Kratom Users Enjoy Include:

  • Red Borneo
  • Red Bali
  • Red Hulu Kapuas

Additional information


100g, 250g, 500g, 1000g

35 reviews for Red Maeng Da Kratom Powder

  1. Michael

    Really strong but smooth product and with that price, it’s great value.

  2. John Smith

    Very legit. I wasn’t sure about these guys as they seem new and couldn’t find a lot about em online but this maeng da was great and I tried a couple others and was pleasantly surprised…

  3. Tati

    A friend of mine told about this site and I picked up the sample pack (red vein maeng da, yellow vietnam, and red horn). Excellent!!! Loved all of the strains and especially the maeng da.

  4. Jay

    WOW! I highly recommend this strain.

  5. Ty L

    Mmmm.. Yes sir, good stuff.

  6. Joyce

    Quick delivery. Decent price. Great quality.

  7. Bill

    I don’t see what all the hype is with red vein maeng da. I actually think the red vein borneo from this site is stronger. This strain was good but not out of this world amazing.

  8. Sally

    I am not usually much for maeng da’s, I feel like they have been over hyped and marketed to death but this strain was long lasting and potent. Great for a night at home with a glass of red wine! I placed my order on a Tuesday and it arrived that Friday so shipping was fairly quick. The price is a little higher than what I am used to paying but still reasonable.

  9. Omar

    This red maeng da is great! Thank you the Kratom Connection :).

  10. stan_williams_98

    Absolutely fantastic. Traveled to Hawaii recently and picked up some Kratom from a local retail outlet and wasn’t even close in quality. Very happy with this purchase. New to Kratom but I do not understand the negative publicity at all. I will keep coming back. Price is great, quality is great, shipping flawless. I’ve looked around but don’t really see any competition. Thank you KC!!!

  11. Donna

    Took two grams and liked the Red Maeng a lot. It was a full 45 minutes before the medicine started to work. That’s different from the other strains I’ve tried so far. I’m starting to not be able to differentiate between strains because the effects have been very similar. Hasn’t done a lot for physical pain but emotionally I feel great! Definitely an energizer, not frenetic just calm, steady, and happily gettin’ stuff accomplished for the day. Lasted a good four hours.

  12. guefuzzy

    Bought some Red Vein Maeng Da back in mid Dec 2017. Its great! I had onky 2 grams and could feel the effects within 15 minutes on an empty stomach!!

    I took this instead of my normal opioid dose (mid day dose) and it worked brilliantly. It lasted a good 5 hours or so and I was able to save some meds.! Thank you!! Namaste

  13. Vonnita Collins

    works great

  14. misskittysage140

    The Kratom Connection is the 3rd vendor I’ve tried thus far. I’m new to kratom and need a substitute for the morphine I take for a lower back injury. I took 1 heaping tsp. of the Red Vein Maeng Da with grapefruit juice on a somewhat empty stomach. I feel very mellow and not alot of energy. No pain though and No sweats! It is the later part of the afternoon and I received the product in 2 days in the regular mail and was very anxious to try it. I am impressed with the speed of delivery, price and seems very decent for pain.

  15. Joy A Heinen

    Works well. Has helped me tremendously!

  16. jillythursday

    Very fast shipping and the red maeng da is great. Helps so much with my arthritis and fibromyalgia pain. Fantastic place to purchase kratom from.

  17. David Box

    good energy.. helps reduce pain

  18. Nancy Klump

    It’s great as hell

  19. Agnes Anderson

    This is my third time ordering from this site. I’ve tried other places, and sometimes i ran into inconsistences with their product. However, I have never had that problem with this store. The Red Maeg Da is long lasting and relaxing. I suffer from anxiety, and with this on board, that’s a problem of the past. Also, the staff here is professional, friendly and helpful. This my new go-to store.

  20. Leland R

    Great company! The quality is amazing and fast shipping! If you’re not sure about this vendor then I can promise you won’t be disappointed! The red MD is superior!

  21. Ronda McCormick

    I ordered before and received it sooner than expected

  22. Tom Eggleston

    Much more expensive than what I’ve been paying but it;s worth it. The quality is top notch! I can’t believe how much more potent the Red Maeng Da from Kratom Connection is. Very fresh, very strong.

  23. coffeekingms

    I’ve been taking the kratom I get at my local head shop and while it’s good and cheap, their capsules only hold aprox 500mg of powder. Since maeng da needs around 2 grams before effects are felt, three times a day for 4 capsules is 12, and they only sell a max size of 150 capsules. With TKC I get 100 grams, aprox 100 1g capsules which is nearly twice the head shop’s kratom. I ordered the capsules not the powder, but if you’re new to kratom either one, capsules or powder, work the same.

  24. Scotty

    This strain is a nice fallback for me from the Green Mayla which is my favorite supplement. TKC has been such a helpful group for me.

  25. Lois Edging

    This stuff is amazing stops the pain without the dead head feeling.

  26. L&K Emory

    Loved working with these guys. They are so accurate, reasonable and quick. We always deal with them. We give them an absolute five stars!

  27. Michelle Primant

    Helped with my pain and didnt put me to sleep but i did feel relaxed. The powder arrived in a sealed bag, and seemed extremely fresh. Very satisfied with my purchase!!

  28. Bill Masterson

    Helped me ween myself off of opiates. Extremely grateful for this product and for the awesome customer service. They were able to help me decide what strain would be most beneficial. Would recommend to anyone that needs something for pain and to wind down. Thanks guys!

  29. Janey Sheller

    I paid for some kratom and it arrived less than 48 hours after my purchase. I was amazed how fast they shipped my product. If you want excellent quality in a hurry I highly recommend this company! They really take care of their customers

  30. Fly

    Been using the Kratom Connection for the past 8 months and I am impressed how consistent their product is and how fast I receive my packages. i can basically predict when it will be here everytime. I never run out and the quality is always excellent, wont be buying from anyone else!

  31. Archie Manuel

    First time trying the red maeng da. Been a long time user of the Green maeng da and thought i would try the red. I really enjoy it at the end of a long day when i need to mellow down, it provides me a decent amount of pain relief but not lethargic. I really like that. It will be a new evening strain for me. Thanks for the great product!

  32. allen wolfe

    Been using the capsules for awhile now, but due to financial limitations I have had to switch to powder in an effort to save a little money. Noticing that it kicks in alot sooner and seems like a more even dosing style. The capsules kind of hit you in waves, this is more consistent. A bit bitter but i was prepared for that, The gentlemen answering the phone was very knowledgeable. Helps my anxiety and lower back pain!

  33. Phillip Blackburn

    Thought this strain would help me sleep since the reds are usually sedating. I found that I did not get the sedating effects I expected. but I did enjoy the relief and calmness that I felt. it’s a great product, just do your research to make sure you’re getting the desired effects. I am going to be continuing the use of this strain for the evening time when I don’t desire to be tired.

  34. Mary

    This stuff is the best for helping me sleep. Only strain that compares is Red Bentuangie. 10/10, well, 5/5 🙂

  35. Jacob H

    Love the product and the monthly coupon codes. Keep it up you guys!

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