White Maeng Da vs Green Maeng Da Comparison

June 18, 2018 Articles, Kratom Alkaloids, Kratom Research, Kratom Reviews, Kratom Strains

Kratom has reached an insane level of popularity and notoriety because of the wide spectrum of purported benefits it is said to possess. People have turned to kratom strains for relief from chronic pain, depression, anxiety and insomnia, among other health conditions.

While kratom is not intended for human consumption and is considered to be a dangerous substance by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), it remains an online phenomenon with users. The supposed effects of kratom vary depending upon the color of the kratom leaf’s veins.

White vein kratom and green vein kratom are but two of the four-plus veins available from online kratom vendors (others include red vein kratom and yellow vein kratom). Needless to say, they compare and contrast significantly.

Today, we’ll take a look at what these two potent kratom strains have in common and what makes them independently special. Let’s dive in!


Unlike other kratom strains, white vein kratom is not known to have sedating effects. This can make the white vein experience jarring for those who are used to kratom’s soothing, relaxing and euphoric qualities.

White Maeng Da is not exception; it is a super-energetic strain that may induce cognitive enhancement and improved mood. This has made it a fave among athletes, bodybuilders, college students and those suffering from depression.

Although there is insufficient evidence to support the theory that White Maeng Da could promote clearer thinking and sharper focus, countless kratomites have attested to these alleged benefits.

One user on Reddit wrote, “For me, it is the most energizing out of any of the reds or greens I’ve tried. Never tried any yellow. ANY white will do, but I find that maeng da itself is the strongest, so whether it’s red, green, white or yellow, it’s strong. So to me, and for my body, it’s white vein maeng da.”

Of course, as we’ve said hundreds of times, everyone is different. One user on Reddit wrote of White Maeng Da, “Not for me. Oddly enough, most maeng da’s do little for me no matter the vendor. White horn‘s the gold standard for energy for me followed by white borneo.”


As I mentioned earlier, curious kratomites have turned to White Maeng Da for a variety of reasons. They seek it out for the following purported benefits:

  • Increased energy
  • Stimulation
  • Cognitive boost
  • Sharper focus
  • Increased concentration
  • Relief from depression
  • Improved mood
  • Mild analgesia (pain relief)


Users love Green Maeng Da’s pleasant aroma, bright green color and less bitter taste. It has long been considered the strongest of kratom strains because of the large percentages of its 25 active alkaloids.

This enhanced Thai kratom is known to reduce fatigue, enhance stamina and improve concentration.

Green Maeng Da has been embraced because of its supposed capacity for instilling motivation and clear-headedness. Its energy-enhancing attributes are rivaled only by its powerful pain relieving properties.

One user on Reddit called it a “superb strain with actually nice taste,” adding that it helped them with their bipolar disorder. Another user chimed in, saying, “Green MD is my favorite by far. Recently tried a plantation green MD and had to cut my dose in half. It is VERY strong.”

Our Green Maeng Da is harvested from mature plants that have been grown using a unique grafting process to ensure that the plants grow big and strong. They are lab-tested for quality control purposes and is stem-free.

Users usually turn to Green Maeng Da when they get tired of weaker kratom strains and want to kick things up a notch. It is world-renowned for its potency and half life.


  • Analgesia
  • Relief from depression
  • Enhanced stamina
  • Alleviated fatigue
  • Improved mood
  • Mild stimulation


Both White Maeng Da and Green Maeng Da contain alkaloids that can produce analgesic effects, but Green Maeng Da is believed to be more effective in this area due to a higher volume of 7-hydroxymitragynine.

Both are said to enhance alertness and increase sociability which has made them the go-to kratom strains for those who are introverted or socially phobic. Users have talked at length about how confident these kratom strains have made them feel.


Green Maeng Da is more mild compared to White Maeng Da, but the duration of its effects typically lasts longer than white veins. Unlike Green Maeng Da, White Maeng Da has earned itself a bad rep as a strain that can cause sleep disturbance.

White Maeng Da differs from Green Maeng Da in that it is more likely to cause a case of the jitters and may give one a case of the dreaded “wobz”. There is inconclusive scientific data to support kratom’s supposed health or wellness benefits.


Kratom’s adverse effects are generally mild and are believed to be rare by those who have used it in small, infrequent doses. The kratom community has been vocal about the importance of staggering or cycling doses, skipping dosages for several days.

Although these side effects may be a seldom occurrence, they still bear mentioning here. They can include any of the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Frequent urination
  • Agitation
  • Darkening of the skin
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea


White Maeng Da and Green Maeng Da share a lot of things in common, from their stimulating and relaxing qualities to their analgesic and anxiolytic properties, but each has its own pros and cons. If you’re looking to get a restful night’s sleep, White Maeng Da may be better for you. If you’re in the market for some smooth stimulation, Green Maeng Ma might make more sense.

No matter where you land, one thing’s clear: Maeng Da is one mega-dope kratom strain with impressive amounts of 7-hydroxymitragynine, Mitragynine and more.

Bob Freville
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