Gold Maeng Da vs Green Maeng Da
Maeng Da itself holds enough prestige that the mere mention of its name makes kratom users go wild. Almost always in high demand, Maeng Da sits at the peak of kratom popularity.
Now the struggle — choosing the right Maeng Da color vein. Some people say that green MD provides the perfect balance. But with options like gold Maeng Da becoming more and more available, customers just can’t help but wonder if it’s time to surrender their green streak.
What is Gold Maeng Da Kratom?
Maeng Da kratom itself didn’t actually exist in the wild. That’s right. Kratom farmers developed the strain by grafting together a handful of other kratom landraces. This included everything from Bali to Borneo, Malay, Thai, and Indo.
By combining all of their favorite varieties, these farmers produced what they believed showcased the strongest alkaloid expression across the whole industry. The resulting variety thrived well in their care. They managed to propagate their cultivar, which has now become a stable crop and a recognized kratom strain.
Bringing together the chemistry of all of its landrace ancestors, Maeng Da managed to elevate alkaloid expression as we know it. Today, anyone hoping to experience the fullness of kratom’s effects would do well to take an MD dose.
Of course, just like any other strain, Maeng Da comes in a range of colors — including gold. But while red, white, and green pertain to the colors of the leaf’s veins, gold actually refers to a mix of these three.
There is no standard combination that vendors and producers have to follow in order to call their Maeng Da ‘gold.’ That means every gold Maeng Da product you find will probably be the result of the vendor’s own ratio.
While some mix only red and white together to create their gold MD blend, others insist on mixing all three to encapsulate the true essence of what they believe gold MD should be. Generally, however, there is no wrong or right way to produce gold MD since there is no established, accepted standard.
Effects of Gold Maeng Da Kratom
Here’s where things get a little challenging. While it’s widely accepted that kratom, in general, can fluctuate in its effects depending on a range of factors, gold Maeng Da takes those variations to the next level.
That’s because ratios change. In fact, gold Maeng Da from a single vendor might not produce consistent effects across batches because they can never really perfect the ratio of their products each and every time.
So when you take gold Maeng Da, its effects ultimately depend on the ratios of the Maeng Da strains used to create it. More red means more relaxing, and more white means more stimulating.
What we do know for certain however is that gold Maeng Da tends to be more potent than other Maeng Da varieties. Combining the chemistry of (usually) every MD color vein inevitably presents a stronger cocktail of effects.
What is Green Maeng Da?
Color veins pertain to the literal color of the kratom leaves’ veins throughout their maturity. The youngest leaves start out with white veins. According to experts, harvesting at this point would produce stimulating effects.
Closer to the end of the leaves’ viability, right before they break off of the stems, the veins turn a reddish tinge. These mature leaves produce relaxing benefits, which is why most red vein kratom leaves are intended for nighttime use.
Right in the middle, neither young nor mature, we have green vein leaves. The green vein variety provides a balance of both stimulation and relaxation, according to kratom experts.
So in essence, green Maeng Da provides a balance that gold Maeng Da developers often hope to achieve by blending together different color veins. What’s nice about green Maeng Da is that effects tend to be more consistent, especially since there’s no mixing and ratios involved.
Effects of Green Maeng Da
Awakening and stimulating, green Maeng Da also blends together a few soothing benefits that keep its users calm and collected despite the energy boost. This can help jitters at bay, especially if you’re new to particularly strong kratom strains.
Although it might be more stable and consistent versus gold Maeng Da, green MD may fluctuate depending on a number of factors. Your body chemistry and tolerance, plus the quality of the product itself, all interact to alter the experience you get out of a dose.
- Energy boost – Maeng Da is known for its powerful effects that help improve energy and keep you from dozing off at your desk. A dose should be enough to help you power through your day minus the midday snooze.
- Mood lift – If you’re always down in the dumps or if your hot head gets in the way of seamless productivity and collaboration, then green MD might help you get out of the slump and assume a more positive aura.
- Discomfort relief – All kratom is generally known to help reduce the physical discomfort. Although this might not be green Maeng Da’s strongest suit, the variety does have to relieve properties that help address physical aches and tension.
- Mental clarity – Maeng Da may provide stimulating effects in most cases, but the green variety works well to clear the mind and reduce stress so you can think and get creative without any limitations.
Proper Maeng Da Doses
There is no magic number that tells us how much of a specific strain we should take. With any new variety, however, it’s important that users practice particular care in measuring the proper dose.
It doesn’t matter how much kratom you’ve used in the past. If you’re trying either gold or green Maeng Da (or any strain for that matter) for the first time, you should make sure to start off with a trial dose.
A starting amount of 1g to 2g should help you get a feel of your body’s response. This also gives you an idea of how much more you should take.
Incrementally increase succeeding doses by 1g to 2g until you reach your therapeutic threshold. Make sure to rotate your new strain with other tried and tested varieties, and to take regular breaks from kratom use to avoid developing a tolerance.