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5 Things to Consider Before You Buy Kratom

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Wellness is a booming market at the moment. There are tons of lifestyle blogs and influencers pushing certain products, habits, or routines. One that is trending at the moment is kratom. It’s primarily grown in Southeast Asia, but it’s become more popular in the USA, despite the fact that it is unregulated by the FDA. If you’re interested in buying kratom, there are a few things you need to think about beforehand.

 

1. Quality

Due to the fact that kratom is not regulated by the FDA, there are no quality control standards that need to be met. This means that products can claim to contain ‘pure kratom’, but in truth, be filled with dangerous additives or other harmful enhancers. 

One quick Google search for kratom will display hundreds of results for different vendors and products, but not all of them are legitimate and safe. Before buying kratom online, you should do a little research about the company you’re looking into. Finding the right online kratom vendor may take a little bit of time, but will be worth it in the end. 

 

2. Third-Party Lab Testing

Third-party lab testing is an important element of any business offering herbal products, and you should familiarize yourself with the nuances of lab testing before buying kratom. As we mentioned previously, there are no FDA regulations surrounding this herbal supplement, but when you only buy from companies that send their products out for third-party lab testing, you are much more likely to be receiving high-quality products in return. 

Third-party testing means that independent labs are doing thorough checks on the products, before they are being sold to customers. These tests don’t just guarantee peace of mind to consumers — they are a legitimate safety practice so that consumers can rest assured knowing they have bought a safe product that won’t harm their health.

We advise against buying kratom from companies that don’t mention any kind of independent third-party lab testing on their products. 

 

3. Prices

Kratom prices can vary widely, depending on many different factors. Strains, quality of the product, and origination of the kratom can all affect how much you can expect to spend on them. It’s important to consider which strains you’re interested in before you buy kratom because some strains are stronger in aroma than others. Additionally, kratom bought online is almost always fresher, stronger, and more affordable. 

If you’re worried about spending too much on poor quality kratom products, always do research on the company in question before buying. Make sure they are sourced from legitimate places and implement third-party testing. 

 

4. Where You Live

While kratom is technically legal in the eyes of the federal U.S. government, there are still some states that have banned the sale or possession of this supplement. There are also about a dozen states across the U.S. that have specific, kratom-related laws and regulations. You need to look into and consider these before you buy kratom from an online vendor. For example, kratom is legal in the state of California, but illegal in the city of San Diego. Little municipal loopholes like these can occur anywhere. Learn about your area’s kratom laws so you’re not engaging in any illegal activity. 

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5. Customer Service

Poor customer service is never fun to deal with, no matter what you’re buying. Choose kratom companies that not only practice safe quality control checks on their products but are also available to speak with you about their products. 

When buying kratom, you should be able to reach out to a vendor with any questions that come to mind, and they should be enthusiastic about answering them and helping you out. If you reach out to vendors and they aren’t very responsive, it’s a red flag. We pride ourselves on offering live chat on our site and have had wonderful customer reviews about our customers’ experiences with our customer support team. 

Also, look for places that practice moneyback guarantees. This means that they are totally confident in their products, and you’re more likely to receive good quality products. 

 

6. Stay Informed

If you want to buy kratom, you only need to consider a few simple aspects. For example, you should learn about how to check for quality control in products (like asking for a Certificate of Analysis), research legitimate and popular online kratom vendors, and only buy from places that are clear about their sources and processes. Additionally, research what strains you’re buying and be wary about pricing. 

Overall, the most important thing you should do is always consult with your doctor before buying kratom. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!