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November 18, 2020

Red Maeng Da (aka Red Horn)

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😴 Sedation
⚡ Stimulation
🩹 Pain Relief
😀 Euphoria
🤢 Nausea (higher is better)
⏰ Duration
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  • Potentially unique onset: energetic, then sedating
  • Could be less overstimulating than other white strains
  • May aid productivity and focus


  • Supposedly average duration of effects
  • May be less energetic than other strains


Potentially long-lasting and balanced, Red Maeng Da may please red-strain enthusiasts and non-fans alike.

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Red Maeng Da is one of the most popular and best-selling kratom strains on the market. Although Maeng Da strains are known for their potency, Red Maeng Da seems to have a balanced effects profile.

Generally, most users describe Red Maeng Da as moderately stimulating and relaxing. At low-to-moderate doses (1-5g), it may provide a sense of motivation while calming one’s nerves. As Red Maeng Da’s effects peak, its properties could become gradually more sedating and pain-relieving. The strain’s duration also appears to be longer than average. At moderate doses (2.5-5g), its effects may last up to 4-5 hours.

However, Red Maeng Da might be more nauseating when compared to other strains. We recommend exercising caution when assessing your dosage.

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. all-sounds-all-light
    Product is very mellow; also took a little longer for the aroma to pronounce itself than usual. Overall this is a great strain for pain and relaxation and it lasted a long time!

    2. Thewatchfuleye1
    Always seems like halfway between a green and a red to me. Good pain relief but not as sedating, instead more of a slight energy.

    3. xenochrist321
    I got some from fresh-kratom and thought it was fine. I gave it for my friend to try and he got super sick. He had a fever like sick. Puking and sweating.
    I was really relaxed, floaty, and energetic for a while, but then I got pretty tired.

    4. cuddlepuddlemassacre
    My personal favorite strain. I get a ton of energy and it puts me in a great mood.

    5. Ihav4gotn
    surprisingly the energy was nice. I have never tried an energy kratom so I was anxious before I tried it and it made me very focused and long lasting, after an hour it started winding down on the energy part and I felt great. Red vein on the other hands usually make me cranky after the first couple hours.

    6. LegalGreenHeroin
    Wow, I usually hate RMD, and reds in general, it’s typical for me to get shaky from this particular strain. Not this one, it might be the best quality leaf I’ve ever had in my life!
    I took some earlier and after about 30 minutes I started feeling really numb and warm all over. I’m experienced with over a year of daily 3x a day use of 6-7g doses. I took 7g of this and felt really nice and sedated, relaxed, all of my anxiety is gone.
    Usually after Kratom wears off for me I get sweaty and a bout of anxiety. This stuff was such a slow comedown. Typically the euphoria from Kratom lasts for 2 hours tops. This stuff has euphoria lasting for at least 5 hours right before I redose at the 6 hour mark.

    7. cougarmansion
    I burned my normal dose of 2 teaspoons and I hardly noticed any effects. If anything, a very slight sedation with no euphoria. I decided to burn 3 teaspoons the next day and had basically the same effects. And I even tried 4 on another day despite the risk of the wobbles/dysphoria, but still no change.

    8. konvictjeans
    Anyhow, after dosing twice, I noticed that it has a moderate energetic feel(7/10) with a surprising level of pain relief(7-10) as well. The euphoria is only about a 5/10, but is still noticeable. Where this strain really shines is in the longevity of the overall effects. I took roughly 4 grams and it had a fairly steady feeling for over 4 hours, which is rare for me. Anyways, hope that this helps someone if they were curious. Right on. I thought that it was a very balanced strain and relatively stronger than most of the strains that I have had recently. Also, the powder is very fine and bitter, which I appreciate.

    9. sknabcv2
    It didn’t take long to get the burn going. Nice and subtle. No wobbles and not as physical as other reds I have had. The burn was very calming and gave very good anxiety relief and euphoria. Out of my favorite reds (Herbal Salvations red thai and red vein hulu kapua, which I’d rate at 8+/10) I’d give it a 7.5/10 which at its price point of $90 shipping included is not a bad deal at all. You’ll get your moneys worth. Not the best kratom I’ve ever had but definitely still good. And that’s only because I really enjoy strong physical relaxation with my reds (anyone else like getting a little itch going?).

    10. Corporeal_form
    I had about two cups and boy oh boy. I was simply thrilled. The stimulating effects, the pain relief, the subtle (but not overdone) euphoria.

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