Kratom Buying Guide: Tips from Kraken
In our past 2 blog posts here at The Weed Blog, we learned about the history of Kratom and its similarities and differences to the Cannabis plant. In this blog post, we are going to look a bit more closely at the different types of Kratom products you can find. Because of its growing popularity, Kratom sales have spread to herbal shops, smoke shops, and gas stations across the U.S. You can buy Kratom in these locations, but should you?
Not all kratom is created equal, and anyone who has purchased from a shop versus online will warn you about these differences. The major player in these differences is the American Kratom Association (AKA). Vendors who follow the AKA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Standards ensure their products meet quality and safety guidelines throughout the entire manufacturing process.
So when a Kratom fan warns you to avoid the shops and buy online, it’s because they’ve experienced the difference. Maybe you’ve tried Kratom from a gas station and then wondered what all the fuss was about. If so, consider making your next purchase from an online vendor like Kraken Kratom. As the first company recognized by the American Kratom Association’s good manufacturing program, our products meet extensive quality control standards. We offer a variety of Kratom products, including raw leaf powder, extracts, capsules, tablets, gummies, tinctures, honey sticks, and more.
Why Is Kraken The Best Place To Buy Kratom Online?
We’ve been in business longer than most other vendors in this industry, with over 15 years selling Kratom products direct to consumers. We helped pioneer the Good Manufacturing Practices program, having been the very first company to receive recognition from the American Kratom Association. All of our products are tested through 3rd party labs with certificates of analysis available upon request. With over 10,000 5-star reviews across our catalog of products, we’ve proven our commitment to serving the Kratom community with exceptional quality products.
Kratom products come in a variety of different forms including leaf, powder, extracts, and more. See below for a description of each:
Kratom leaf: Raw Kratom leaves, primarily used for brewing tea.
Kratom powder: Kratom leaves are ground into a fine powder used to brew tea, make capsules, or create extracts.
Kratom extract: A concentrated form of Kratom featuring more active alkaloids.
Kratom Capsules & Tablets: Kratom powder or extract in capsule or tablet form.
Liquid Kratom: Another type of Kratom extract, suspended in a liquid ethanol solution.
Choosing The Right Kratom Strain
Just like Cannabis, Kratom features a variety of distinguishing characteristics, from the particular strain of plant, to the locality it originated in. This information is usually included in the name of the product, to help customers easily identify their favorite strain.
At Kraken, we offer over 15 different strains of Kratom, each sold in a variety of different forms. Each strain has its own unique characteristics, so it’s important to experiment with each to find which ones you like the most. We’ll break down a few of the most popular strains below:
- Bali Kratom: This is one of the most popular and well known Kratom strains you will find. Known in some circles as the OG, Bali Kratom features an incredibly consistent alkaloid profile. Both the powder and the leaf’s average mitragynine content is tested and verified at greater than 1.5%. If you’re looking for an easier option for brewing Bali Kratom as a tea, consider our pre-packaged Kratom tea bags.
- Maeng Da Thai Kratom: Loosely translated to mean ‘Pimp Grade’, Maeng Da Kratom is another top choice among Kratom enthusiasts. You can find 3 different vein types of Maeng Da Kratom at Kraken – Red Vein, White Vein, & Yellow Vein. Each variety is tested to ensure a mitragynine content greater than 1.5%. (For more information about the different vein types, check out this post from our blog: https://krakenkratom.com/resources/kratom-strain-comparison-chart/)
- Borneo Kratom Powder: Grown in the rich soil of Borneo’s old-growth forests, this strain features a particularly balanced alkaloid profile. Perfect for those looking to switch up strains.
- Super Indo Kratom: This product is labeled ‘Super’ for good reason. With a tested and verified mean mitragynine content of 1.8%, true Kratom connoisseurs will want to give this special strain a try.
The most popular sellers are a good place to start, but with many more strains and varieties available, Kraken offers a match for everyone.
Commitment to Customer Service
One of the most frustrating experiences for consumers buying products online is reaching customer service. But, we’ve made sure you won’t have to worry about that. Customers can reach out via live chat, email, or even on the phone to deal with any issues.
We offer FREE SAME DAY SHIPPING for every order placed before 2pm PT. On top of that, if you spend more than $200, we upgrade your order to FREE OVERNIGHT shipping, something you won’t find with many other Kratom vendors.
So, if you’re looking for the best place to buy Kratom online, look no further. We are committed to providing high quality, lab tested, and GMP compliant products at a price that anyone can afford. We donate a portion of every sale to advocacy efforts to help protect plant products like these from prohibition. When you buy at Kraken, you support consumers of natural products everywhere!