Of all the vast varieties of strains of kratom, maeng da is often still considered to be the king. The reason for this is that it provides an immense level of pain relief, and unlike many other pain relieving kratom strains which tend to sedate, maeng da is very energetic.
The first time I decided to try kratom myself, I purchased a Bali strain, made some tea, and within 15 minutes a felt a sensation of contentment and warmth. I walked to a riverside park down the road from my house and sat for what felt like hours, quietly and peacefully contemplating nature and how I had not found this plant earlier.
After this experience, I was immensely curious about different strains of kratom. It is rare that one plant has so much versatility, the only other parallel that I have found is the immense variety of cannabis strains.
After much research, I decided to try Maeng Da, commonly hailed as the most potent of all kratom strains. Like the last time, I made tea, and I sat down reading a book. I quickly found myself becoming increasingly more enthralled and absorbed by this book, every page was its own rising action, climax and falling.
After twenty or so minutes of this, I realized how different in character this remarkable strain was compared to my previous experience. I felt like I had drank a large coffee, but without any negative physical side effects and with a deeply felt sense of wellbeing and energy.
Noticing my state, I decided to see how effectively I could work on this strain. Much of my work is very detail oriented and mentally tiring, however, today I was able to keep on going, and going, and going. My productivity was almost doubled, as is often noted by kratom users, as I didn’t have to take any breaks to regather my focus.
It struck me how amazingly different the same plant could be. The first was a great, euphoric experience, but the maeng da was much more immersive and exciting.
For those who haven’t tried maeng da, I highly suggest it. It is unlike any other substance I have yet to try, and it still remains one of my absolute favorites.