Red Maeng Da kratom is one of the finest strains in the market today. Harvested from the evergreen mitragyna speciosa, Red Maeng is famous for its high alkaloid concentration and potency. Its name is loosely translated to pimp strength which means perceived power. Red Maeng Da kratom is a variety of Thai kratom which came to as a result of grafting. If Red Maeng Da is harvested at the right time, dried entirely, and packed well, it can offer a very high level of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. This kratom strain is sometimes used to substitute one’s morning coffee.
Origin of Red Maeng Da Kratom
Red Maeng da strain originates from Thailand, but it is now grown in Indonesia and Malaysia. For years kratom farmers wanted to produce a superior breed of kratom with more power. Through grafting of two kratom plants, Red Maeng kratom was born. The humid air and fertile soils in the tropical jungle in Southeast Asia make it ideal for mitragyna speciosa growth.
Red Maeng Da Kratom Alkaloids
Red Maeng Da contains the highest volume of alkaloids with over 40 active alkaloids. Mitragynine is the most abundant biochemical in mitragyna speciosa leaf. The alkaloid is also responsible for most of the effects of kratom results. 7-hydroxymitragynine is the second most important alkaloid making up a small percentage of 2% of the total content. Mitragyna speciosa alkaloid quantity varies depending on the plant location and other environmental conditions. Other alkaloids present in Red Maeng Da kratom include:
Harvesting Red Maeng Da Kratom
When the leaves are mature, the veteran farmers harvest them carefully without damaging young leaves or the branches. The farmers pick only the leaves with red veins running through them. They wash the leaves to remove sand and dirt. After cleaning, they sort out the leaves to remove the overgrown ones and those infested. Before drying the leaves, you should remove the veins to ensure that in the end, you attain a fine powder. The clean leaves undergo a unique drying process which gives it its distinct color.
Once the leaves are dehydrated, you can crush them carefully. You can use your hands to crumble the leaves since they will crush easily. The method of grinding and crushing kratom depends on the number of your leaves. However, there are other ways you can turn your Red Maeng kratom into powder:
- Use of industrial grinders
- coffee grinder
- Food processor
- pepper mill
Lab Testing Red Maeng Da Kratom
Every kratom vendor needs to make sure that their kratom powder is free from any contaminant and ready for consumption. In kratom native land they do not test for quality or potency, and there has been complaining of some farmers drying their kratom leaves in unhygienic places. The vendors should hire a reputed lab to carry out the test. After the powder is proved to be safe, the lab should offer a certificate to show that your kratom is certified. It is important to understand that using contaminated kratom can be harmful to your body.
How to Store Red Maeng Da Kratom Powder
It is essential to store your kratom powder properly to ensure that it remains fresh and compelling. Here are some of the things you should do to ensure your kratom powder remains fresh:
Keep your Storage Airtight
Your powder does not need to breathe; if you keep your kratom powder in a breathable container, you are encouraging oxidation which can rob some important alkaloids from your kratom. The best way to avoid oxidation is to deter fresh oxygen from entering the container. Oxidation can also encourage the growth of mold in your powder since they are naturally moist.
You can also consider vacuum storage to squeeze the air from your storage container. It is one of the best methods of preventing oxidation.
Keep your Kratom powder dry
You will need to avoid any moisture contamination on your powder. Moisture can cause clumping and also encourage the growth of molds. If your kratom powder is infested by mold that could be dangerous to the health of your consumers if this happens to dispose of it and rectify your storing technique.
Store Kratom in a dark place
Make sure your kratom powder is away from direct UV light. When storing your kratom powder, ensure that you use a black or brown container to avoid the sunlight from bleaching your kratom which can also lead to the loss of some of its essential alkaloids.
Keep your Storage Temperature stable
Keep your storage area temperature consistent and calm. Do not subject your kratom powder to areas with temperature fluctuations. If you are unable to maintain cold temperatures, you can choose to freeze your powder. Freezers will provide a cold and dark environment, which is perfect for kratom storage.
How to Use Red Maeng Da Kratom
1. Red Maeng Da Kratom Capsules and Powder
Taking kratom capsules is one of the easiest ways to enjoy Red Maeng Da kratom. The tablets contain accurately measured powder which makes it the most convenient way of enjoying your kratom from your office, while traveling or another place you need to keep your kratom use discreet. Some other advantages of using kratom are its convenience to store and easy to transport. However, for experienced kratom to attain the right results, they may require at least ten capsules, this makes people opt for other quicker ways.
The best way to enjoy your Red Maeng kratom is by brewing tea. The process of brewing kratom tea is easy and can give the best results if done correctly. Heat water and add Red Maeng Da kratom or you can use water that has been boiled and left to cool. Add an acidic ingredient like an apple cedar or lemon to buffer the reaction and breakdown the alkaloids. Add a natural sweeter to mask the bitter kratom taste. If your tea becomes more concentrated than intended, you can dilute.
Toss and Wash
Toss and Wash is one of the fastest ways of ingesting Red Maeng Da kratom. It is the best alternative for those who do not want to swallow multiple capsules or brew tea. Toss and wash involve measuring your ideal quantity of kratom powder, placing it on your tongue, and washing it down with water. It is not the most pleasant way, but it is the fastest, especially if you are in a hurry. Please do not take all the powder at the same time since it can stick into your throat, giving an unpleasant feeling. Wash and toss are not recommended for beginners.
Food and Smoothies
Mixing your Red Maeng Da kratom into your food is the best way of avoiding it. Kratom works better when taken on an empty stomach, thus taking kratom with food and smoothie can slow down the effects. Just stir kratom powder into your food or smoothie. You will experience the results after a short time.
2. Red Maeng Da Kratom Extract
Water-based kratom extract is the most common extract that results in a more concentrated version. To make a water-based extract, you need to dissolve raw kratom leaves in a mixture of water and ethanol. You can also add some citric to act as a preservative and also to make the mixture acidic. Shake the mixture and leave it in a dark place for at least two weeks so that it can steep. Strain the mixture and allow half of it to evaporate. After evaporation, the mixture is thick and concentrated, and you can store it in a dark bottle.
Red Maeng Da Resin
Resins are too concentrated extract since they are semi-solid with very little liquid. Add Red Maeng Da kratom powder in enough amount of water. Add vinegar or lemon juice to make the mixture acidic. Leave it overnight to steep and freeze the mix. Add the frozen mixture to hot water and add some more vinegar and allow it to simmer until a quarter of it evaporates.
Once it is saturated, pour it into the oven dish and set the oven at 200 degrees. Once all the water evaporates, you will remain with a thick resin which is ready for use.
Red Maeng Da Kratom Powder Extract
Kratom powder extract is made using the same method as resin. A large amount of Red Maeng Da kratom is put through a boiling process with lemon. Once the extraction is complete, you can store the liquid in a spray bottle. The drink is allowed to crystallize. All the water is allowed to evaporate, and powder extract is the final product.
Other ways of ingesting kratom include
- Raw leaves
- Blending the leaves and smoking
Red Maeng Da kratom has a smooth taste and it is highly potent. The strain gives you similar effects as coffee, and some people substitute their morning coffee with Red Maeng Da kratom. If you are a veteran kratom user or a beginner, Red Maeng Da kratom can be your ideal strain. It is also important to note that regular use of red Maeng Da kratom can be harmful to your body.