Yellow Maeng Da Kratom – Your Next Favorite Strain?

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom: a Euphoric Mood Enhancer that Breaks the Mold

If you’ve been experiencing Kratom for some time, you’ve likely sampled the typical varieties of Kratom strains and veins, such as red, green, and even white.

But what about YELLOW?

Although a bit of a newcomer to the scene, yellow vein Kratom like Yellow Maeng Da has quickly gained notoriety among new and regular Kratom users alike… and with good reason.

This interesting vein of Kratom offers several key benefits found in various strains, all wrapped into one. As a Kratom fan myself, I thought Yellow Maeng Da would be a great strain to explore publicly, offering you my own personal take and insight on how I experience this supplement, as well as the history of it, how its made, where it comes from, and what you too might expect to feel if you give it a try.

What is Yellow Maeng Da Kratom?

Maeng Da is known as one of the most powerful strains of Kratom out there. But its not very often we see a yellow Maeng Da hit store shelves.

Thanks to Kratom farmers and consumer demand, that’s all about to change.

So what is Yellow Maeng Da?

Kratom typically comes in strains with white, green, or red veins based on when the leaves were picked, however, new hues like yellow and gold are now available on the market. Yellow vein strains are renowned for combining some of the qualities of red and white with those of green vein strains.

Kratom, which is a popular dietary supplement in Southeast Asia, is derived from the leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree. In Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, Kratom has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine. Different strains are employed in Eastern and homeopathic treatments for a wide range of holistic goals.

Kratom’s rising popularity among western consumers has prompted the development of other products, including more widely accessible strains, veins, powders, capsules, and more.

What Makes Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Strains So Unique?

One of the most well-liked yellow vein strains of Kratom is Maeng Da, a variety known for its potency and strong effects. This strain has high levels of the main stimulating alkaloid mitragynine, which binds chemically to opioid receptors and influences a number of physiological systems to achieve several desired effects.

The Thai word Maeng Da means “pimp grade” in English. As its name implies, Maeng Da Kratom is of the highest caliber and significantly more potent than the majority of the other available types.

What is a Yellow Vein Strain of Kratom?

Customers typically anticipate a yellow powder when using yellow vein Kratom strains, but don’t be shocked when this isn’t the case! Yellow vein simply means the strain has an alkaloid profile that embodies properties and produces effects more similar to green strains, but with subtle effects of red and whites as well, due to how it’s made (typically from a combination of leaves at different stages of their growth cycle.) Other examples include Yellow Sunda, Yellow Sumatra and Yellow Borneo.

Each primary type of Kratom is given a name based on the “vein” it is extracted from (i.e. the color of the veins under the leaves that grow on the Kratom tree). The concentration and type of alkaloids present are indicated by the veins’ varied colors, starting as a bright light green, and slowly turning a darker red over time. These inherently beneficial plant compounds are what give the effects that Kratom users seek out.

Where Does Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Come From?

The Mitragyna Speciosa tree is grown in Southeast Asia, primarily in Thailand and Indonesia, as was previously indicated. As far as this particular strain goes, though Maeng Da originated in Thailand, it is no longer isolated to any one region of Southeast Asia and can be found in the likes of Borneo, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and more.

Tropical rainforests with their hot, muggy weather, rich, nutrient-dense soil, and abundant sunlight are ideal environments for Mitragyna Speciosa to flourish. Although the tree may be cultivated in individual atriums, finding viable seeds is extremely challenging. Due to this, the majority of businesses opt to purchase their goods directly from farmers in Southeast Asia before shipping the final goods to the United States (or other markets).

How is Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Made?

Generational farmers grow Mitragyna Speciosa trees from seed to sapling, and eventual maturity (usually once two or more years old), when they can be used to harvest the raw materials used to make Kratom.

This tree, a relative of the coffee plant, is a tropical evergreen grown throughout Southeast Asian countries for the purpose of making one of the world’s most popular botanical supplements.

With each growth cycle comes an opportunity to harvest leaves containing natural plant alkaloids that give Kratom its effects. As the season progresses, the alkaloid profile changes in potency and concentration, with the ‘veins’ on the underside of its large leaves turning from bright green (White Maeng Da) to dark green (Green Maeng Da), and eventually red (Red Maeng Da).

For yellow Kratom, the leaves are typically picked at an ‘in-between’ stage of maturity, or a combination of young and old leaves are used, resulting in an alkaloid profile and concentration that is uniquely different from other strains.

After the leaves are hand-harvested, they are transported to a cooled, light-deprived warehouse full of fans that aid in removing moisture and drying out the leaves.

Once dry, the leaves are ground up into a fine consistent powder known as Kratom. From there, the powder is vacuum sealed to prevent oxidation and to ensure freshness, and then shipped around the world.

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Effects: What Does Science Say?

Yellow Maeng Da is arguably one of the best Kratom strains offered by vendors. For some, whites are TOO energetic and stimulating, while Reds are TOO sedative.

Greens are a fantastic middle ground, but YELLOW is where you really can get into the nuances of alkaloid synergy and effects. Boasting more than 40 alkaloids, Yellow Maeng Da offers a balanced but potent feel that is hard to replicate with other strains.

But what are the actual effects?

That’s the million-dollar question, right? And it’s one that lots of consumers struggle to figure out since the info on Kratom online is pretty abysmal online.

Kratom is also a plant product that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention from clinical studies and Western science, making finding the truth a bit difficult.

So what science do we have to go off of? Dozens of animal studies, and a boatload of botanical studies on the plant itself. We also have case studies and feedback from tens of millions of users worldwide who report on their own experiences with this plant.

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Benefits (Reported by Consumers and Backed by Alkaloid Science)

Now that you are more aware of what it is, it is time to discuss its applications and the advantages you could gain from giving Yellow Maeng Da a try.

What benefits does Yellow Maeng Da offer? What impact does it have on consumers? Let’s look more closely…

Boosts Energy

Recall how we discussed the Mitragyna Speciosa’s ancestry concerning the coffee plant? Your first hint as to how it increases energy is there.

Turns out, the alkaloids in Kratom (especially in lower doses), act as a stimulant, producing an energizing effect that many find is perfect for getting going in the morning, or motivating them to finish out a long day.

Focus and Concentration

Admittedly, too high of a dose and you aren’t likely to be at your sharpest. But many consumers find that a low to moderate dose does wonders for focus, concentration, and motivation to stick with the task at hand.

Lifts Mood

Who doesn’t want to feel happy and content? When you’re feeling down, Yellow Maeng Da Kratom can be a fantastic mood booster. We are aware that Kratom interacts with the opioid receptors in our bodies, and that when these receptors are active, ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters like dopamine are released. This is probably the reason why Kratom is so effective at elevating mood, though additional research is necessary.

Relieves Pain

Everybody experiences aches and pains. For me, long periods of standing, previous athletic ailments, and aging have made work quite unpleasant lol. I frequently choose Kratom over taking Tylenol all day. Kratom’s analgesic effects have been demonstrated, and they are mostly a result of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine’s interaction with opioid receptors.

Relieves Stress and Anxious Thinking

These days, life can be really stressful. You’re not the only one if you’re feeling overburdened. According to some research, approximately 75% of all Americans consistently feel stress and worry. To the rescue, Kratom. Deep relaxation, calming, soothing, and stress relief are among Kratom’s most well-known effects, according to user reports.

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Dosage

Unlike supplements or over-the-counter medications, there isn’t a ‘standard’ or recommended dose that is right for everyone. Or even for every desired goal or effect.

Various doses affect everyone differently, and different doses result in different effects. In this way, Kratom is said to produce ‘dose-dependent’ effects.

Because every person’s body responds differently, different doses are needed to provide the same result. It’s usually a good idea to start small. Keep in mind that you can always take more but never less. Here’s how to find your “sweet spot”.

For Energy and Motivation

When dosing Yellow Maeng Da for energy, lower is better. In small doses, this strain’s alkaloids will create an energizing and uplifting effect. In fact, Kratom was first used by day laborers and field workers to help them through the long tiresome work days.

A dose of 2 to 3.5 grams is frequently mentioned as having the most stimulating benefits. If you go higher than that, the stimulating effects start to lessen and are gradually replaced with a deeper level of relaxation.

To Be Calm and Relaxed – Reach a Level of Zen

Sometimes all we want to do is chill out and relax without a care in the world. Although red strains are often the preferred option for this, sometimes they can make people TOO drowsy and sedated. Yellow Maeng Da, on the other hand, offers a well-balanced level of chill that many people find great for lounging around, playing video games, or watching movies.

To achieve these effects, many consumers opt for a dose ranging between 5-6 grams.

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Products

As Kratom became more well-known, a variety of goods became available for people to use. Which one is best for you will depend on your individual preferences as well as how and when you plan to consume Kratom.

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Powder

When you hear ‘Kratom’, most people are referring to it in powder form. Kratom powder can be used in nearly any drink or food preparation. But be aware, you’ll need an accurate digital scale to weigh out doses.

TIP: Many people discover that citrus fruits or chocolate can effectively conceal the bitterness of Kratom due to its harsh flavor.


The use of a scale is unnecessary with pre-measured capsules. They’re a wonderful option for dosing while on the run, being both practical (and discrete).

However, there are two drawbacks: first, they cost more, and second, you’ll probably need to swallow a lot to receive the correct dose. After all, a moderately sized pill can only hold so much. But hey, no aftertaste of bitterness!


Concentrates are made up of Kratom alkaloids suspended in either MCT oil or alcohol and are marketed as tinctures. These portable, tiny bottles are convenient for use at home or while traveling but just be aware that less is more with these type of products.

Where to Buy Yellow Maeng Da Kratom

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Vendors

Of all the Yellow strains, Yellow Maeng Da is probably the easiest to find for sale since Maeng Da’s are so popular. But that said, expect it to vary significantly between vendors simply due to how it’s made. The below 3 vendors meet our requirements as well as the requirements of the American Kratom Association, and are some of your best options for Yellow Maeng Da.

1. Happy Hippo Herbals

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Happy Hippo is an all-round solid vendor with a wide range of strains, fresh products and a fun shopping experience. Their “Sunshine Hippo” is a great example of Yellow Meang Da.

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2. Kraken Kratom


Kraken Kratom are another reliable vendor that meets the standards of the AKA. They sell all variations of Maeng Da including yellow vein and offer free shipping as standard.

3. Left Coast Kratom


Left Coast Kratom are the cheapest vendor we’ve found that doesn’t sacrifice on quality with their Yellow Maeng Da Thai. Consider this option if price is your biggest concern.

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Summary

If you weren’t already aware, hopefully you now know that yellow vein Kratom is not an official “vein” of Kratom based on it’s original color. Instead, it is typically a mixture of red and white veins, or young and mature leaves. And with regular “Maeng Da” strains originating from Kratom trees that have been specifically bred for a higher alkaloid content, you can gather than Yellow Maeng Da is a blend of some of the most potent leaves, with the resulting synergistic effects you might expect.

To that end, Yellow Maeng Da is probably the best strain for a balanced range of effects and benefits embodying the best of red, white, and other strains.

Written by Daniel Recardo

Founder of Kratom IQ; a self-improvement junkie and Kratom enthusiast. I started this website in 2015 to help people avoid the common pitfalls and mistakes with Mitragyna Speciosa, and ultimately get the most out of this amazing plant. Learn More...

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1 thought on “Yellow Maeng Da Kratom – Your Next Favorite Strain?”

  1. I am a regular user of Kratom (Green Maeng Da) and just purchased Red for the first time yesterday. I have a high tolerance, so I have been experimenting with dosage and 3 grams is the ticket for me. Everything you stated about Red is true. I love it! Yellow is next on my list.

    Thank you for the insight. I just discovered your site and I will definitely be back!


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