Yellow Maeng-Da kratom likely originates as White Maeng Da, a family of strains often lauded for their energetic potential. After a signature “curing process” in the sun, White becomes Yellow. While comparisons between the two will inevitably be drawn, Yellow Maeng Da seems to distinguish itself from its White counterpart by way of an ostensibly mellower, sedated effects profile.
Consensus indicates that the strain may be primarily euphoric and mildly stimulating much like its White-strain counterpart, possibly elevating mood and somewhat alleviating fatigue. However, it is reported to be less energetic and more sedating than White Maeng Da, with users commonly describing it as “mellow” and the energy potential as being “just enough.”
Pain relief is also likely minimal, a characteristic perhaps derived from its white strain origin. Its duration may be slightly above average, with reports indicating effects lasting up to 3-4 hours for a moderate [2.5-5g] dose. This strain may be more nauseating than other strains, especially at higher quantities. Caution is recommended when assessing dosage.
Nausea (higher is better)7.5
May offer a broad, balanced palette of effects
Mood-boosting potential (euphoria)
Potentially energetic without being overstimulating
May be less stimulating than other white/yellow strains
Potentially poor pain relief
Likely average duration of effects
Although largely similar to its White strain counterpart, Yellow Maeng Da may be more sedating overall, equating to a milder and more balanced profile.