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Green Maeng Da Kratom: Dosing, Vendors, Effects

Green Meang Da kratom is the most potent and powerful green strain on the market. Its wide variety of effects can be used to treat many medical conditions, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, lethargy, or arthritis. It can be consumed in capsule form, prepared as a tea, or, if bitter flavors aren’t an issue, in its original powdered form.

After years of using and comparing almost every possible strain, Green Maeng Da has become my favorite strain for many reasons, which I will share with you in this review post.

Here are a few things you can look forward to:

  • What is GMD
  • Effects & what it’s used for
  • How to take GMD
  • Dosage
  • How to Avoid Side Effects
  • My Recommended Vendor
  • GMD vs. Other Strains

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What Is Green Maeng Da

What Is Green Maeng Da

Green Maeng Da is a unique kratom strain originating from Thailand. Farmers in Thailand came together to form a super strain by fusing various strains in order to create the ultimate kratom we know and love, maeng da, which in Thailand means “pimp grade.”

Maeng da comes in four colors:

Red Maeng Da: ideal for pain and anxiety relief, relaxing, and a bit of sedation (but not as sedative as Red Bali).

White Maeng Da: the most energizing strain I’ve ever used, but not very good for treating pain.

Gold Maeng Da: a blend of red and white but leaning more towards its energizing white counterpart.

Green Maeng Da: also a blend of red and white and the most euphoric.

The color of the vein on kratom leaves dictates the name. In Green Maeng Da’s case, the color of the veins is green.

The leaves are home to several alkaloids responsible for kratom’s medicinal effects. However, the two most important alkaloids are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroximitragynine.

These alkaloids bind to the same receptors in our brain as opioid drugs and, therefore, produce very similar results without detrimental side effects or rapid addiction.

Read More: Best Kratom Strains For Anxiety: From Personal Experience

Green Maeng Da is a strain that happens to be abundant in alkaloids, which is why it produces such potent effects and consequently, the outcome is ultra popularity among consumers.

Kratom alkaloids are usually not tested for in drug tests.

You won’t fail a drug test for using Green Maeng Da. Only drug tests from law enforcement agencies, such as the 10-panel drug test, may detect kratom.

3 Best Green Maeng Da Strains:

1. O.P.M.S. Green Maeng Da

OPMS Green Maeng Da

Largely regarded as an industry veteran, O.P.M.S. provides top-notch organic Green Maeng Da powder and capsules. The powder is offered in either a 4oz or 16oz bag, while capsules come in 30 and 60 cap bottles.

O.P.M.S. is known for its adamant safety precautions. Their Green Maeng Da is certified by the American Kratom Association, discreetly packaged in FDA-registered facilities, and every batch is lab-tested for salmonella, heavy metals, pesticides, and GMOs.

However, the certifications and FDA facilities come at a cost, specifically, higher prices.

Shipping is free for orders over forty dollars, and refunds for unopened packages are allowed within 30 days.

2. Earth Kratom Green Maeng Da

Earth Kratom Green Maeng Da

Another well-known vendor, Earth Kratom, offers high-quality Green Maeng Da powder and capsules. The powder is offered in 30, 100, 250, and 1000 grams. The capsules come in 65, 150, 300 count bottles or a unique 1 kilo worth of capsules.

If you’re a fan of organic foods, then you’ll be pleased to know their Green Maeng Da is organic.

3. Kratom Krush Green Maeng Da

Green Maeng Da

The Green Maeng Da has delivered consistent and potent effects while providing transparency via lab tests.

It’s also free of salmonella, heavy metals, GMOs, and pesticides.

Not only do they offer Green Maeng Da for a fraction of the price as most competitors, but they also provide the largest variations to choose from. Their powder can be bought in 50, 100, 250, 500, or 1000 grams, and their capsules come in 60, 180, and 360 cap bottles.

Green Maeng Da Effects And What They’re Used For

Green Maeng Da produces quite a large number of effects, which translates as more benefits for us.

Checkout this table below to get a better idea of exactly how potent the effects are.

RelaxationPain ReliefEnergyEuphoriaAppetite Suppression

The following include the effects and the many medical conditions that are treatable with Green Maeng Da.



The relaxation produced by Green Maeng Da is not sedative. It’s a mental break from your agonizing thoughts and the eradication of physical tension in your muscles. It’s really quite pleasant, and most importantly, non sedative.

Green Maeng Da’s relaxation is ideal for daytime use.

It can be effectively used for treating:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Soreness
  • Nervousness
  • Social Anxiety
  • Opioid Addictions
  • Bipolar Disorders

You can expect about 3-5 hours of Green Maeng Da’s amazing relaxation.

Appetite Suppression

Appetite Suppression

Similar to Green Malay, Green Maeng Da’s least known effect is probably appetite suppression. This is an effect I rarely read about in other blogs but experience 99% of the time.

Because we live in a country where many people are trying to lose weight, appetite suppression can be very beneficial.

Here are some ways you can take full advantage of it:

  • Dieting
  • Losing Weight
  • Binge Eating Disorder

Since less food means a smaller grocery budget, you can use appetite suppression to save money!

This effect lasts for a good 2-5 hours.

Pain Relief

Pain Relief

One of the most popular reasons for using Green Maeng Da is to treat pain. I almost always recommend this strain to my readers when they’re looking to treat pain during the day, as GMD is not a sedative when used correctly.

I normally recommend Red Bali for treating pain at night. I’ll leave the link below if you’re interested in reading more.

Read More: Best 2 in 1 Kratom Strain For Pain & Sleep

Green Maeng Da pain relief is suitable for treating a wide variety of physical discomforts, from minor headaches to more severe back pain or aches.

Additionally, the increased blood flow can be used to reduce chronic inflammation.

Here’s a long list of medical conditions you can treat with Green Maeng Da:

  • Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Body Aches
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Chemotherapy Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Soreness
  • Physical Trauma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Inflammation
  • Fibromyalgia

The pain relief can be expected to last roughly 3-5 hours.



Although Green Maeng is not as stimulating as White Maeng Da, it still provides a more than decent energy boost.

However, the energy boost can’t be compared to the energy provided by caffeine. It’s much more balanced, gradual, and pleasant.

In other words, you won’t experience a huge surge of energy and crash back down to Earth.

The one thing to keep in mind with regards to kratom’s energizing effects is the dose. To obtain an energy boost, you will have to take slightly less than your average dose.

For example, if you normally 5 grams, take 4 for energy. If you don’t know your dose, don’t worry. I’ll explain later in this post how to safely find your perfect dose.

Here are a few things you can benefit from with the energy boost.

  • Long Strenuous Tasks (mental or physical)
  • Lethargy
  • Pick me up

The energy boost lasts about 3-5 hours.



Last but definitely not least is the amazing euphoria. This is actually the primary reason why Green Maeng Da is my favorite strain.

The euphoria can best be described as an uplifting, extremely optimistic feeling that boosts your confidence and motivates you to try to complete tasks you normally wouldn’t do.

Hence, the euphoria is ideal for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social Anxiety
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Chronic or Temporary Stress
  • ADHD
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Mood Swings
  • Lack of Motivation

In case you’re wondering, yes, I did use Green Maeng Da to write this post ;) I love the motivational feeling and boost in productivity I get from Green Maeng Da.

I strongly suggest this strain if you haven’t tried it. You’re going to love it.

I want to add one last thing. The euphoria is not like the aforementioned mental or physical relaxation. It’s a step above that, which not only relaxes you but makes you feel really good.

The euphoric feeling only lasts about 30 minutes, but the mood boost lingers for a total of about 2 hours.

How to Take Green Maeng Da

How you take kratom will depend on whether you prefer fast-acting effects or dislike/bitter flavors.

Read More: How to Take Kratom For Maximum Results

There are 3 really popular ways to take Green Maeng Da, and three utilize powder to produce effects.

  • Toss and Wash
  • Kratom Tea
  • Capsules

All 3 ways use Green Maeng Da powder in one way or another to deliver the effects.

Green Maeng Da Toss & Wash

Toss And Wash

This is my favorite way of taking kratom, but it’s not for everyone. The toss and wash comprises of taking a spoonful of powder, drinking water, swirling the powder in your mouth, and swallowing.

The bitter taste can be very unpleasant, and the texture doesn’t help.

However, if you’re willing, the toss and wash produces the strongest effects of all three ways of taking kratom.

It also produces immediate results. You should feel the effects as soon as 5-10 minutes.

Pros of Toss and Wash:

  • Fast effects
  • Cost efficient
  • Quick consumption
  • Potent results

Cons of Toss and Wash:

  • Bitter taste & harsh texture
  • Can get messy

Green Maeng Da Tea

Green Maeng Da Tea

I recommend kratom tea for people who don’t have a busy schedule, as it takes about 25 minutes to prepare.

In a nutshell, the simmering process extracts the alkaloids. However, more kratom is required to deliver the same results as powder taken via the toss and wash.

For example, 5 grams of Green Maeng Da via the toss and wash will produce stronger effects than 5 grams made into tea.

On a positive note, kratom tea delivers very fast results, about 5-10 minutes, because the alkaloids in the tea are much more quickly absorbed into your bloodstream.

Read More: How to Prepare Kratom Tea Like Professional Herbalists

Pros of Green Maeng Da Tea:

  • Fast Acting

Cons of Green Maeng Da Tea:

  • Bitter Taste
  • Lengthy Preparation Time
  • Require More Powder (Higher Cost)

Green Maeng Da Capsules

Green Maeng Da Capsules

Capsules are the most convenient and portable form of taking Green Maeng Da (with the exception of tinctures if you can get your hands on one).

Capsules are ideal for those who don’t like kratom’s bitter taste and don’t mind waiting 30-45 minutes to begin feeling the effects.

Each Kratom Krush capsule contains 0.7 grams of powder, which is contained in a pharmaceutical-grade vegetable capsule to protect those who may have allergic reactions.

Pros of Green Maeng Da capsules:

  • Convenient & Portable
  • No Bitter Tastes or Harsh Texture
  • No Powder Messes
  • Potent Effects
  • Quick Consumption

Cons of Green Maeng Da Capsules:

  • Delayed Effects
  • Higher Cost

Finding Your Green Maeng Da Dose

Find Green Maeng Da Dose

As far as dosing, I wish I had an exact answer for you, but unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all.

The best way to find your dose is to experiment, but don’t worry, I won’t leave you empty-handed.

I’ll provide really low starting points for each way of taking kratom so you can safely determine your dose without experiencing negative side effects.

Just keep in mind not to take kratom twice on the same day while you’re experimenting, especially if you’re new to taking kratom.

Read More: How Much Kratom Should You Take

There are also a few factors you should know about dosing for Green Maeng Da and kratom in general. They include the following:

Weight: The more you weigh, the more Green Maeng Da you will likely need.

Gender: On average, men require higher doses than women when taking certain substances, although there are exceptions to every rule.

Food: Having lots of food in your system will likely weaken the effects, just like with alcohol, which is why I recommend taking kratom at least 2 hours after your last meal.

Tolerance: Some people are naturally more tolerant of certain substances. Kratom is no exception. Everyone is different and will, therefore, have slightly varying experiences.

Toss and Wash Dose

Start with 2 grams of powder if you’re under 200 pounds and 3 grams if you’re 200 pounds or heavier.

Here’s what 2 grams of Green Maeng Da powder looks like in a tablespoon.

Toss and Wash Dose

Wait at least an hour. If you enjoyed the effects (pain relief, energy, euphoria, etc), this is now your dose.

If you felt like the effects were weak or worse, nonexistent, add 1 gram to your dose the FOLLOWING day. For example, if you took 2 grams, take 3 the following day.

If, after increasing the dose, you feel satisfied with the effects, give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve officially found your dose.

If you still haven’t obtained your desired effects, repeat the process of adding a gram a day until you acquire the perfect medicinal benefits.

Kratom Capsules

Kratom Capsules

The process for finding your capsule dosage is practically the same as the toss and wash, with the exception of the starting dose.

If you’re under 200 pounds, take 3 capsules. If you’re over 200 pounds, take 4.

If the starting dose didn’t produce the effects you wanted, add a capsule a day (starting the next day) until you feel like you’ve obtained the perfect benefits.

Kratom Tea

Remember, kratom tea requires more powder to produce the same results as the toss and wash.

Therefore, if you’re under 200 pounds, simmer 4 grams of Green Maeng Da powder or 6 grams if you’re over 200 pounds.

If you didn’t obtain satisfactory results after taking the starting dose, add a gram a day until you acquire the perfect medicinal benefits.

When To Increase Your Green Maeng Da Dose

Once your ideal dose (which you obtained in the previous section) begins to produce weaker effects, feel free to add one gram.

You do not want to add too much, as this will spike up your tolerance. You should also avoid taking kratom for recreational purposes.

Taking kratom twice on the same day tends to rapidly increase your tolerance level as well. Hence, I suggest taking kratom only when you need it.

Once you get close to doubling your original dose, I highly advise taking a tolerance break for at least a month. Taking a break will allow you to revert back to your starting dose or very close to it.

Avoiding Green Maeng Da Side Effects

The primary reason for inducing side effects can be attributed to (the majority of the times) taking more kratom than your body can handle.

Technically speaking, it’s overdosing, but I try to refrain from using that word because it scares the heck out of people.

With regards to kratom, I’ve personally and accidentally taken more kratom than I should have numerous times and experienced the two most notorious side effects: extreme drowsiness and a nauseous headache.



Yes, sedation is a side effect that can be experienced with almost every single strain, regardless of color. When you take more kratom than your average dose, you begin to feel very sleepy within about 2 hours.

You can counteract these effects by simply drinking coffee or any caffeinated beverage.

Read More: 5 Best Kratom Strains For Pain 2022: From Personal Experience

Do NOT try to take stimulating strains (that includes white strains) to counteract the sleepiness, as that will just make you more sleepy.



The second and much more unpleasant side effect is a nauseous headache, which, at its worst, can trigger vomiting. I’ve personally experienced this headache myself, and it ain’t fun.

Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do except to wait it out. If you begin to vomit, you can call poison control. I’ve read about many people who have vomited, and all have been okay. They also claim to have waited it out.

It takes about an hour for the headache to go away.


You may have read about kratom triggering hallucinations, but that’s baloney. I’ve never had that experience, nor have any people on forums, and I’ve looked everywhere.

The only known psychedelic properties others have experienced, to the best of my knowledge, are more vibrant lights and colors, but not full-blown hallucinations, as many blogs tend to claim.

Green Malay vs Green Maeng Da

Green Malay vs Green Maeng Da

I ran a little experiment to find the answer to this question. I bought, not just regular Green Malay, but Super Green Malay from MitraGaia, which many people claim has the best Super Green Malay.

Although the Super Green Malay proved to be an amazing strain, I still feel like Green Maeng Da from Kratom Krush is a bit more potent.

The euphoric feelings from GMD were stronger and lasted longer.

Read More: Green Malay Kratom vs Green Maeng Da

Just FYI, I took both strains via the toss and wash first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and on different days. I repeated this process multiple times just to make sure I was acquiring accurate results.

Your experience may be different, but this is what I concluded after testing both strains.

Green Maeng Da vs White Maeng Da

If you’re looking for pure energy, take White Maeng Da. If your goal is to obtain anxiety, depression, or pain relief, take Green Maeng Da.

Kratom Krush’s White Maeng Da is not euphoric. Its only property is energy, but it’s the best energy boost of all strains.

However, this may vary with different vendors and sometimes with batches.

Green Maeng Da vs Red Maeng Da

Green Maeng Da vs Red Maeng Da

Red Maeng Da is better for pain relief, both are good for relaxing, and Green Maeng Da is better for boosting your mood and providing energy.

I usually recommend taking Green Maeng Da during the day for pain relief, energy, or a mood boost, and Red Maeng Da or Red Bali at night for pain relief or sleep and relaxation.

What Reddit Users Are Saying About Green Maeng Da

Reddit Users Reviews

Green Maeng Da has an overwhelming number of positive testimonies on Reddit.

Since we just went over white vs green Maeng Da, let’s see what Redditers are saying regarding the same subject.

Mr_Jack_Frost (1st comment in the forum) claims GMD is more euphoric and mentally stimulating and WMD more energizing. The only reason he takes WMD is because it helps him with his strenuous physical job.

In this next forum, underboob420 writes about how Green Maeng Da helped him/her with social anxiety, while someone in the comments claims Green Maeng Da is “like a euphoric mood lift mixed with muscle relaxation and focus.”

For our third and last forum, Adika123456789 says he/she loves Green Maeng Da because it has a really nice taste and helped her with her bipolarity.

The internet is full of testimonies like these regarding Green Maeng Da and its amazing medicinal benefits.

Ralph Gary
Ralph Gary
Ralph is a passionate author at tooslick.com, a leading drug education website. With a background in public health, he combines research and empathy to create informative content that empowers readers with knowledge on substance abuse. Ralph's mission is to foster a safer and healthier community through education.

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