Kratom has become very popular over the past few years for its ability to help boost overall wellness, and its capability to increase overall health and mood. It can provide a sense of well-being and optimism, and historically links back to to an ancient, Indonesian medicinal form of tea. It can assist in powering you through your day, promote a clear mind, and elevate your mood.
However as many of you know, the quality of Kratom can vary greatly from vendor to vendor, depending on how the plant is grown, harvested, and dried. Our team here at Botanical Remedies has assembled a useful guide to help you find the best Kratom vendor.
1. You Want Pure, Unadulterated Kratom
Most importantly, you’ll want to buy kratom from a reputable company that rigorously monitors their Kratom for quality at each and every stage of development. Mature Kratom leaves should be sourced naturally, harvested carefully, and dried and cured correctly. The final product should be tested at the farm that it is harvested at, and again once as it reaches the vendor. Testing the product twice ensures that it has not been contaminated in transit.
As many of you are aware, all Kratom is not created equally. Contaminated Kratom has led the FDA to make moves to ban Kratom, and it’s doing serious harm to the industry. As a result, vendors who truly care about their customers and the Kratom community, make special efforts to ensure the safety of their products. The internet is packed with people who sell Kratom in an attempt to get rich quick, and unfortunately, lab testing isn’t as commonplace as it should be.
Vendors that care about their customers’ well-being lab test their Kratom in order to ensure their customers safety, and to protect any further action by the FDA in regards to Kratom bans. At Botanical Remedies, lab tests are completed for each and every batch that we receive, and are also available to view at our customers request. In fact, we encourage you to reach out and see exactly what you’re purchasing!
Botanical Remedies is also working vigorously to join the American Kratom Association’s Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) list. The AKA (American Kratom Association) is the leading voice in the industry of whom promotes safe practices in regards to harvesting and consuming Kratom. They’ve drafted high standards for quality control and good manufacturing practices to help separate the trusted vendors from the vendors who may not have your best interest in mind.
2. Don’t Buy Kratom Without Doing Your Research
Avoid buying Kratom Powder or Kratom Capsules at just any online store. The hard to swallow truth: Some consumers will see a store (or small Indonesian “farm”) with low prices, and immediately pounce. This is dangerous to both the consumer, and the Kratom community. Many times, when you see a Kratom online store with unusually low prices, it is a strong indication that they do not use GMP standards, nor do they lab test their products as they should.
Unknowingly, consumers sometimes purchase from vendors that pack orders of of sheds and homes, in uncleanly conditions. You would be windblown if you saw where your product was coming from! These third-party sellers and vendors just don’t understand Kratom, or the importance of selling a high quality, superior product. Without doing extensive research, it’s hard to verify their information, track down where their Kratom originates from, see their lab results, or see exactly where your order is being packed and shipped.
In reality, the Kratom market is relatively new, and you’ll want to prioritize your safety and the longevity of the Kratom industry. The best way to do this is to buy directly from a U.S. based Kratom vendor, rather than through a difficult-to-trace vendor. This includes vendors in Indonesia!
3. Talk to the Vendors!
It sounds easy enough, right? Simply sending a quick email to the prospected vendor can help you understand if the vendor is knowledgeable, reputable, and operating as they should. Find a Kratom vendor that is friendly, easy accessible, and willing to answer any and all of your questions. When a vendor is hard to reach or doesn’t answer your questions directly, it should immediately raise a red flag!
At Botanical Remedies, we wont just supply you with articles that help inform you about the history, use, and benefits of Kratom. We go much further. Each and every one of our team members utilizes kratom, and knows the industry inside and out. If you have a question, we guarantee that we can answer it with confidence.
Our team goes above ad beyond to make ourselves available to you in order to help answer your questions, grow your confidence, and help you understand all things Kratom. This why we offer a customer newsletter, and speedy customer support via email, phone, and an online contact form. We even guarantee an answer to your question(s) within 24 hours!
4. A Good Vendor Will Educate Their Customers
Good vendors provide extensive, detailed information about their products in order to help consumers understand exactly what they’re purchasing, and why. At Botanical Remedies, it isn’t just about selling a product. It’s about helping consumers change and improve their lives.
In an everchanging industry, having access to quality information is the key to helping consumers understand the product they’re purchasing, and how it may help them in their day to day lives. Creating a marketplace of educated consumers is of our utmost importance. Kratom is an incredible plant if used correctly, and we want to ensure that you have all of the information that you need to make an informed decision that allows Kratom to improve your life.
This information helps customers not only hone their daily wellness routine, but it also helps customers fight back against misinformed regulations that could limit their access to Kratom. It helps Kratom users know what Kratom is, how it can be used to help them, and what they can do to keep their access to this natural, wellness-boosting plant.
We work tirelessly here at Botanical Remedies to provide you with high-quality, accurate information about all things Kratom. Check out some of our reviews and get a full understanding of what our customers have to say.
5. Understand Kratom
If you familiarize yourself with a few general facts about Kratom, you will feel much more confident with your vendor choice. Here are a few fun facts that you may not have known before:
– Kratom Originated in Southeast Asia
Kratom is native to Southeast Asia, growing primarily in Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Kratom trees in this region can grow up to 80 feet in height and boast huge leaves with beautiful, large flowers. Kratom is related to the coffee plant and is a member of the evergreen family.
– Kratom is Related to the Coffee Plant, and is a Member of the Evergreen Family.
You read that right! Kratom is in the coffee family, and has very similar simulating characteristics as your favorite morning brew. Both “coffea”, the coffee plant, and “mitragyna speciosa”, the Kratom plant, are members of the same family of flowering plants, “Rubiaceae”.
Eve though they are in the same plant family, there are some profound differences between the two plants and their alkaloids. Caffeine is the main alkaloid present in coffea, and is responsible for the coffee’s stimulating properties. There are other less profound alkaloids, such as theophylline and theobromine, that exist in coffee beans, but they aren’t considered as effective as caffeine.
Kratom, on the other hand, has a very diverse array of properties and alkaloids. Of all the 25 alkaloids identified within kratom leaves, mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine are thought to be the predominant catalysts for the plant’s most well-known stimulating characteristics.