Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, comes from the leaves of a tropical tree related to the coffee plant. It was first grown in Southeast Asia, and people have taken it for centuries to help steady their moods and keep energy levels up. People take kratom in different ways: they use capsules or an extract or powder, make tea from the leaves, or in some cases, chew the leaves.
For this post, we’ll focus on kratom capsules and answer the questions we get most often, such as:
- What are Maeng Da kratom capsules?
- How many kratom capsules should I take?
- Where can I buy kratom capsules in stores?
What Are Maeng Da Kratom Capsules?
Maeng Da comes from Southeast Asia and, like all kratom, starts out as a red leaf. The color it ends up being in the capsule depends on the drying process that the grower uses. A little trivia: Maeng da literally translates to “pimp grade.” People used that term to try to market it as stronger than the other strains, but that’s not entirely true.
The color that comes out in the drying process can tell you a lot about how kratom will affect you. People who want to wind down usually choose a red strain, while people looking for a little more energy often prefer white. Here are a few of the most popular strains:
- Red Maeng Da. Our Red Maeng Da is sourced from Indonesia and, like other reds, is known for its relaxing properties.
- Red Bali. Another strain that may help to aid in relaxation, these capsules contain leaves harvested wild in Bali.
- White Borneo. Sourced from Bali, this white strain of kratom can help you maintain your energy levels.
- Super Green. With an effect that falls between the soothing red and energizing white varietals, Green Malay is sourced from Malaysia.
How Many Kratom Capsules Should I Take?
There aren’t specific guidelines out there for how many kratom capsules to take. Not every distributor is equal; buy kratom capsules from different websites, and you’ll probably notice some big differences in quality. Make sure you buy from a distributor who stands behind their product.
When you’re deciding how many kratom capsules to take, it’s a good idea to start with a small dose rather than to take a lot right away. Always check to see how many grams are in a capsule of kratom (our capsules contain about half a gram, or 500 milligrams), and start with a small dose until you figure out how it will affect you.
Again, because product quality can vary A LOT between distributors, you may notice a big effect from a small dose when you take a kratom capsule from one distributor and not much effect on a large dose from another distributor. Start a little at a time, and take note of how it affects you before you take any more.
Finally, this product is for adults only and shouldn’t be used when operating heavy machinery. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant/nursing,taking medications or have a medical condition for possible interactions.
Where Can I Buy Kratom Capsules?
You may have heard that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had thought about classifying kratom as Schedule I substances—that’s a fancy term for “illegal.” Thanks to overwhelming public feedback about the positive effects they’d experienced from taking kratom, the DEA decided not to make it illegal, and they suggested more research needed to happen.
That doesn’t mean you can get it just anywhere. Depending on the laws of the state where you live, you can buy kratom capsules in stores or online—or not at all. Even though the FDA didn’t make kratom a Schedule I substance, it’s against the law in certain states to possess it or use it, so be sure to know what the law is where you live.
Where to buy kratom in stores?
In states where kratom is legal, you may find it in smoke shops or in stores where herbal supplements and alternative medicines are sold.
Where to buy kratom online?
Before you purchase online, do your research, check reviews, and only buy kratom capsules online from a distributor you trust. Check out our story to see how we became suppliers of kratom and other extracts, and learn more about the quality of our product.
Taking kratom can be a great decision that can improve your energy level and your well-being. We invite you to check out our selection of kratom capsules. If you click the banner on the right and join our email list, you get 10% off your first purchase!
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.