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As with other kratom strains, Green Maeng Da is known for improving motivation, focus, energy, and an overall feeling of well-being. Learn more about this type of kratom, including what truly matters to your kratom experience.


Before we dive into Green Maeng Da specifically, it’s helpful to understand more about Maeng Da in general. The most important thing to know is that the strain is known for its strength. It tends to have more of both mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, two of kratom’s primary alkaloids, than most other strains.

In fact, the strength level of Maeng Da is where the name comes from. Translated from Thai, the name “Maeng Da” implies a stronger grade of kratom leaf. The lore is that Maeng Da was originally cultivated by Thai farmers in the 19th century, but the specific grafts/blends we know today as Green Maeng Da were subsequently perfected by Indonesian cultivators.


It refers to the color of the veins of the kratom leaves when they were harvested, such as the Green Malay Kratom Strain, which is named for its green-veined leaves at the time of harvest. The color of kratom veins changes as the leaves mature, and this maturity significantly influences how the kratom impacts users.

For reference, white-vein kratom is the youngest, with green-vein kratom in the middle, and red-vein kratom being fully mature. White veins are frequently associated with focus, while green veins are more commonly associated with feelings of well-being, and red veins are linked to relaxation—although there is plenty of overlap. So, Green Maeng Da kratom refers to Maeng Da leaves that are neither young nor fully mature. Opt for White Maeng Da kratom if you want less mature kratom or Red Maeng Da if you want more maturity.


It’s important to note that even though the strain is called Green Maeng Da kratom, that doesn’t mean products bearing its name are entirely made from a single strain. For example, it is common for Green Maeng Da products to really be made from about 20% white and 80% green. You can also learn more about how different varieties of Maeng Da are used to create extracts.


The rule of thumb with any kratom strain, including Green Maeng Da kratom, is to start with a small amount. Beginners should never start with more than a gram or so of kratom. Always err on the side of taking too little, not too much. If you don’t experience the effects that you hoped for, then just consume a bit more next time.

It’s best not to take more in the same sitting—within a two-hour period—even if you don’t get the desired effects. That’s because, in rare cases, you may experience a delayed reaction. If that’s the case, taking more could mean you’d consume more Green Maeng Da kratom than desired and experience unwanted effects.


Given that Green Maeng Da kratom is easily one of the most popular strains, you will find yourself with plenty of options for this green vein kratom. But how do you choose which green kratom products to buy?


When comparing kratom brands, start by looking for indications of the manufacturer’s reputation. The best indications of quality are membership in the American Kratom Association (AKA) and their GMP compliance program. This combination will confirm that your chosen Green Maeng Da was manufactured with high quality standards.


With any kratom powder or product, including Green Maeng Da kratom, you should also look for lab testing. Currently, there is no federal requirement to test kratom products. The best companies know this but rigorously test their green vein kratom powder and other products anyway. This testing should confirm the concentrations of alkaloid content. It should also check for potential contaminants.

Lab test equipmentThe best companies will not just test their Green Maeng Da kratom, but also publish the results of the tests. Some, however, only claim to test and don’t share results. You can decide if it is worth the risk based on the company’s reputation, as not all top brands publish their test results.


While we don’t prefer to call our raw leaf kratom Maeng Da, we do work with the same master Indonesian cultivators to source a collection of the highest quality kratom, including some Maeng Da strains.

Moreover, for both our powder and capsules, MIT45 green vein kratom is harvested at the peak of the leaf’s green-veined stage and then dried and processed to the highest standards. If you’re also interested in trying red vein or white vein raw leaf kratom, we offer those as well.

Jason Croxford

With 15 years of marketing experience under his belt, Jason is clearly a powerhouse. Lately, he’s turned that energy toward holistic health and biohacking to maximize his health and lengthen his lifespan. Jason is breathwork-certified and is working towards his 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification.