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November 17, 2020

Gold Maeng Da (aka Gold Horn)

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😴 Sedation
⚡ Stimulation
🩹 Pain Relief
😀 Euphoria
🤢 Nausea (higher is better)
⏰ Duration
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  • May offer a balanced range of effects
  • Potentially mood-boosting and relaxing
  • Possibly more energizing than other red strains


  • Might be more fatiguing than other gold strains
  • May not excel in any one area (euphoria, sedation, etc)
  • Possibly average duration of effects


Gold Maeng Da is seemingly balanced and may provide a capable blend of euphoria, sedation, and pain relief.

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Like other gold kratom strains, farmers supposedly create Gold Maeng Da kratom by drying Red Maeng Da in the sun. The sunlight alters the color and properties of the strain, turning Red Maeng Da to Gold.

Most users describe Gold Maeng Da as a balanced kratom strain. It seems to be moderately sedating and moderately euphoric, but some users might find it more energetic than sedating. Gold Maeng Da also appears to offer slight pain relief, especially at moderate to high doses (2.5-5g).

At this time, we cannot evaluate the average duration of this strain due to insufficient data.

Due to the subjective nature of kratom and personal variations in body and brain chemistry, your experiences with this strain might differ from the average user.

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  1. kratomaton

    Averaged score based on the following user comments from Reddit and other online communities:

    1. SpencerMars324
    They feel like a very euphoric red but without the sedation. So they are perfect to take during the day. They also mix very well with whites of you want to make it more energetic.

    2. Kalistakos
    One of my favorites. It’s kind of an odd one to me personally because it’s not overpowering or anything, but it’s always a guaranteed great overall feeling. I go a little heavy on the dosage compared to other strains. As for my ratings…
    Euphoria: 8/10 Energy:7/10 Pain relief: 6/10*
    *I haven’t had much pain when using this strain yet, so I’m honestly not sure about this aspect. Most of my experience is with reds, however, and I can tell a good pain relieving strain pretty easily. This definitely works for that, but not as much as their red Hulu or sunda.

    3. Celtics1899
    Pain relief: 8/10 Energy: 7/10 Euphoria: 10/10. Overall it’s one of the most well balanced strains i’ve ever had. Perfect for the day time or evening depending on the dose size.

    4. skgrace
    I bought 500 grams based on the glowing reviews, tried it, and for my body, it just did not give me that euphoria that I seek when I take Kratom, even though so many of you have experienced euphoria with it. Everything else is there… pain relief, etc.

    5. DL1943
    when it first came on i felt a stimulation. it seems more potent than average leaf and my usual 1tsp was a bit much. the stimulation gave way to sedation within a couple hours and i needed a nap. very very good, possibly the most mood lifting kratom ive ever had.
    although for me it isnt very utilitarian…i like stimulating whites strains in the morn, uplifiting but relaxing green in the afternoon, and sedating at night…and the gold MD is a little to all over the place to fit into my normal schedule perfectly…i will be using it in blends, and on my days off for a special treat.
    due to its strength and great mood lift im thinking this will be a perfect strain to enhance with extracts.

    6. Mikeukblue
    The first time I tried it, it seemed balanced between a green and red. But every time after that it’s more on the red side. Like that one post said, rmd on steroids lol. I did some last night and it was very relaxing. You’ll enjoy it if you like reds

    7. DonkeyCopterr
    For me, their Gold MD is pretty versatile. Small amounts bring light … stimulation, medium doses are in the sweet spot, solid euphoria and that paradox stim/relax effect. Large doses can couch lock you.

    8. Edcali
    I really like the gold MD as it cuts pain, has a decent mood lift and some energy. Also social, I had this on Christmas day to deal with relatives.

    9. xxROAR5HAxx
    I just got a gold maeng da strain. I have a fairly high tolerance so I took two big tsp and just now starting to feel the effects. I’m defintitely getting stimulated nut relaxed at the same time. Expected it to be a little stronger but its too early to tell at the moment. Anybody feel like certain strains take awhile to kick in?

    10. lik74
    Your gold maeng da puts me to sleep rather quickly! I don’t think I would make it to the doctor’s office after taking that!

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😴 Sedation
⚡ Stimulation
🩹 Pain Relief
😀 Euphoria
🤢 Nausea (higher is better)
⏰ Duration
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