How To Find A Good Kratom Supplier, And How To Avoid Stale And Cut Kratom
It can be hard to find a supplier with high quality Kratom. One problem is that some suppliers offer Kratom which is years old, especially since it is becoming increasingly difficult to import Kratom into the United States. Also, some suppliers have been known to cut their Kratom with other plants, usually inactive ones, which can cause negative side effects like nausea and rashes, aside from the fact that the Kratom will just barely work. Even worse, a completely fraudulent supplier could take any inactive plant matter and lace it with synthetic research chemical (RC) opioids, which could be highly addictive and dangerous.
This article will explain how to find the highest quality Kratom, Kratom which is pure and fresh, so that other Kratom users do not have to go through the trouble of dealing with bad suppliers, which can be costly, time consuming, and disappointing.
Bulk Kratom In Headshops Is Usually Stale, Cut, And Way Too Expensive
One of the worst places to buy Kratom is a headshop aka smokeshop. Where I live there is a headshop every block or two, and they have Kratom powder in big glass containers which they sell by the gram. One of the local headshops sells Kratom for $1 per gram, which is a ridiculous price. If someone takes 10 grams of Kratom per day, which is a common daily dose for long time users, it would cost $300 a month. Another headshop sells Kratom for $0.40 per gram, which is still way too high compared to a reputable source.
Despite the high prices the Kratom these headshops offer is very weak, has the wrong smell, the wrong consistency, and causes nausea and rashes. This indicates that the Kratom is cut with other plants, probably inactive ones, and possibly mildly active plants like Chamomile or Kava.
Essentially, with bulk Kratom sold by the gram in headshops users usually end up paying way too much money and get low quality product, in addition to the possible negative side effects from cut Kratom. Therefore, Kratom users should avoid bulk Kratom sold in headshops.
Importing Kratom From Overseas Can Result In A Customs Seizure
One of the best ways to get high quality Kratom used to be importing directly from the source in Indonesia. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an import ban on Kratom, and can detain anything that is labeled as Kratom or Mitragyna Speciosa without any physical inspection, and the package would then be seized indefinitely. Further, the FDA maintains an ever growing list of companies which have imported Kratom, and any products from these companies can be detained as well. This closes the common loophole where suppliers would label Kratom as some other inactive plant or textile coloring.
It is shocking that the FDA has an import ban on Kratom despite the fact that it is legal in most jurisdictions, and this topic will be explored further in a future article on The Kratom Herald.
Therefore, when importing Kratom directly from the source it can be a stressful process at best, with the purchaser wondering if their Kratom will make it through customs, and at worst the Kratom will be seized, resulting in the loss of the money and the Kratom. Due to this, I do not recommend importing Kratom from overseas, at least until the FDA import ban is lifted.
Ordering From An Online Supplier Can Be Tricky, But Good Suppliers Do Exist
Ordering Kratom from an online supplier can be the best option, but the right online supplier must be found. First off, it is important to see if a supplier is part of an ‘online headshop’ where all sorts of legal highs are offered aside from Kratom. Typically these suppliers do not have the best Kratom, or could lace Kratom with one of the other legal highs that they offer.
I once purchased Kratom from an online supplier and it got seized in customs. Customs tested the Kratom and found that the three different types of ‘Kratom’ I received were actually hyssop, barley, and clover. I received the package after much delay with the lab results taped to it. It is perhaps ironic that the only reason the Kratom made it through customs was that it was so cut with other plants. The Kratom ended up barely having an effect and also caused rashes and nausea.
Good online suppliers do exist however. Nu Wave Botanicals offers a wide variety of high quality and pure Kratom powder, and they ship domestically in the United States so there is no chance of Customs seizing a package. In-fact, I find that Nu Wave Botanicals Kratom is fresher and stronger than importing directly from the source, and that each of the strains they offer is high quality based on my experience. Even better, Nu Wave Botanicals charges around $0.15 per gram when ordering 0.25 kilograms, $0.11 per gram when ordering a kilogram, and as low as $0.066 per gram when ordering bulk. Therefore, a regular Kratom user who takes 10 grams per day would only spend $0.66-$1.50 per day, making it economically affordable especially since the Kratom from Nu Wave Botanicals works effectively, as opposed to headshop Kratom which does not work effectively and could cost $10-20 per day.
Having the right Kratom supplier can be the difference between Kratom use being easily affordable or way too expensive, as well as the difference between an enjoyable experience and a weak experience which ends with rashes and nausea. Fortunately, an easy solution at this time is simply ordering from Nu Wave Botanicals, and The Kratom Herald hopes that people read this article before purchasing from a bad supplier.