This is definitely the strain (or one of the kratom strains (green malay, white vein, red vein)) with has the greatest stimulating effect. It has a strong stimulating and mood enhancing (which brings euphoria) effect, with a mild sedating effect and a strong analgesic (pain relief) effect. Add to that, many users’ state that this particular strain acts like an aphrodisiac! This particular strain can be seen as a very strong analog of Thai.
This strain is one of the most popular and gets more and more popular every day. The popularity of this strain made users raise two very important questions:
- What is best among Maeng Da crushed leaf and Maeng Da powder?
- What is the difference between these two forms?
Which is best of crushed leaf and powder? The main question
Some of you would think that it would be wiser to firstly compare these two forms and then announce the winner. But there is no need to do that, as you will understand in the process that there really is no better and no worst for considering leaf and powder. The choice is always up to you; they have both some pros and cons and it’s up to you to choose which one you are most comfortable for you to use.
The main differences
In this article we will be discussing:
- Is there any difference in potency and quality?
- Is there any difference in intake methods?
- Is there any difference in absorption time and dosage?
- Alternative ways to use crushed leaves. What happens when you change your mind?
The potency and quality of the two normally do not differ so much; that is if you have a reliable and trustworthy kratom vendor that you know will deliver you the quality product, so be sure to look for one (if you don’t have one already). The potency has a slight difference due to the fact that when turning the crushed leaf into powder the bigger molecules of the alkaloids Maeng Da contains are lost or destroyed.
Intake methods are very different. You cannot smoke powder or consume crushed leaf in an encapsulated form, so the intake methods are the next:
For crushed leaf:
- Tea making
- Eating with a spoon or in a capsule
- Preparing various mixtures, tinctures and resigns
The absorption time really depends on the ways you use it, so if you smoke it or eat it it will be absorbed faster to your bloodstream (also tinctures are highly potent and get absorbed very fast); if you make tea it will take its time to get absorbed.
The doses are the same for both crushed leaf and powder, as the difference between them is not so big: from 2 up to 17gr.
If you change your mind about crushed leaf you can always convert the leaf into powder by crushing it even more, so you don’t have to worry about that.
In conclusion, as mentioned above, the difference is not so big, so it is really up to you.