Despite its unsavory monicker, the Maeng Da Kratom is a favorite among many Kratom users because aside from being an effective depressant and stimulant, this drug has a unique kind of “edge.” The reason for this is that this potent strain of Kratom has been modified genetically and contains more mitragynine elements than the other strains sold in market like the Thai Kratom or Rifat Strain. However, this potent strain has lesser mitragynine compared to the ones sold by IAmShamanShop and Shaman’s Garden namely the Private Reserve. Nevertheless, many Kratom users preferred the Maeng Da Kratom for its own brand of potency and stimulating effects.
Be as it may, owners of different Kratom strain chose not compete with the Maeng Da Kratom and concentrated with the finer features of their products. In this way, they came up with their own buyers even if the Maeng Da Kratom was dominating the market. As a testament to this fact, buyers could not distinguish the differences of these strains and many of them thought that they were all similar. The truth is that the extracts have different degrees in potency, but customers chose the varieties that they think were best suited for their needs.
After all that is said and done, the real winners in this trade are I AmShamanShop and Shaman’s Garden that sells these Maeng Da Kratom leaves. Aside from mixing them with tea or smoking them, customers will find that there is an extra thrill of chewing these leaves together with bethel nuts. It is quite interesting to note that Malays and Thais often enjoyed chewing these odd Maeng Da Kratom and betel combination as an alternative to other stimulants that were not really liked by these users. Perhaps the reason is the various alkaloids that are responsible for that certain “feel” that people are looking for.
The Maeng Da Kratom has very few detractors because it works very well as a depressant and stimulant. People will often find themselves more energized and euphoric for an extended period of time. Couples who have boring sex lives find themselves rejuvenated when they take Maeng Da Kratom that they make love for hours. It is not surprising that more and more people are embracing this drug nowadays than ever before. For all its potency and health benefits, the Maeng Da Kratom looks similar with other Kratom varieties that people can hardly tell the difference. In the end, the fact cannot be denied that the Maeng Da Kratom will continue to thrive and more users will become more enamored with it.
No one will argue that the Maeng Da Kratom is the most potent form of Kratom even if it has an unsavory meaning (coackroach), or (pimp). Be as it may, it is the strongest variety and can be found in Thailand. Plenty of stories abound in regard to the use of Maeng Da Kratom, but a sixteenth century story about a Thai warrior provides an amusing insight on how this potent drug was used. The name of this warrior was “Lek the Coackroach” and for some reason he was not killed or hurt in battle. Nevertheless, he was captured in battle and bought to the Burmese king to become a slave.
During those days, Lek gained a reputation for being the best beetle trainer that no one was able to defeat him, so he won many gambling bets. He had a winning streak going and this did not escape the eye of a Burmese prince, so he challenged Lek to fight his beetles. Unknown to him, Lek had devised a plan for his freedom, so he deliberately let his beetles lose two fights in a row. The Burmese prince who was very pleased with his initial victories became overconfident that he agreed to give Lek his freedom if he is able to beat his best beetle.
This was the opening that Lek needed so he proceeded to feed his beetles with the remaining Maeng Da Kratom and waited for the drug to take effect knowing very well that they would go into frenzy just like what the leaves did to his warrior companions during previous battles. True enough and to the Burmese Prince’s astonishment, Lek’s bugs overwhelmed his beetles, so he had no choice but to give Lek his freedom. Many bug lovers drew inspiration from that tale so they themselves began to use the Maeng Da Kratom to stimulate their beetles. Of course, people tried the other variations of Kratom leaves, but they conceded that the Maeng Da Kratom is the most potent.
Adding credence to the story is the fact that a Thai province named Kanchanaburi is indeed home to the Maeng Da Kratom, and the legendary warrior, Lek the Cockroach. Some people may think that the word cockroach is an ugly name, but to historians and those fond of stories Lek the Cockroach will always be remembered for his street-smart approach on how he won his freedom.