With Kratom, Quality Is Everything

How a vendor markets their kratom is a good indication of the level of confidence they have in their own product. If a vendor emphasizes low price, you can be assured you’re buying a low quality product. If a vendor markets kratom as a “legal high”, they’re demonstrating a fundamental misunderstanding of how kratom works, not to mention a disrespect for the plant. It would be no surprise if a vendor marketing kratom as an “opium alternative” would be caught selling unnatural adulterated kratom.

Packaging is also an indicator. You don’t buy quality kratom in ziplock bags. I don’t know about you, but neon-colored trucker-speed style packaging doesn’t scream “quality” to me. Some large wine manufacturers sell everything from high end pinot noir to “bum wine” – and it’s reflected in their choice of labeling. Some people like cheap wine, but there’s no room for cheap kratom. A kratom vendor who has respect in their product will reflect that in their packaging. 

Kratom Science Tip: Various kratom products have started appearing in head shops across the United States. They either come in a bag of powdered leaf, or more commonly in a package of capsules. The capsules are sometimes just powdered leaf, in which case they may barely be enough for a small dose and likely cost upwards of $20.

When they do contain extract, often it’s a weak extract requiring in some cases every capsule to be consumed to get any effects.

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High Quality Ground Leaf

Experience counts. Anyone posting about kratom online will surely be inundated with offers from Indonesian suppliers – none of whom are vetted for quality or safety. Unlike many “pop up” vendors, Get Kratom has been in business since 2007 and is well established. They have high quality kratom at affordable prices, and reliably ship same day. Their customer service and support is also top notch and the staff are very familiar with the products they carry.

Ensure that you are buying from a trusted source

As the kratom industry grows, big business kratom vendors want to sell massive amounts of kratom. In any industry, a large economy of scale sacrifices quality. Think Olive Garden vs. an independent family owned Italian restaurant. Think Budweiser vs. craft beer. Small, experienced vendors who buy kratom by the box instead of the truckload can assure that each package contains the best quality product, and quality isn’t sacrificed on the assembly line for maximized profits. Get Kratom is a small Pittsburgh business with over a decade of experience in the kratom world.

Shipping speed is also a factor if you don’t want your kratom sitting in a hot delivery truck for weeks on end. All kratom powder from Get Kratom is tested to ensure naturally occurring alkaloid content, free from contaminants, adulterants, or heavy metals common in lower quality kratom. They also go the extra mile to pack their product in vacuum sealed, moisture-barrier bags that ensure freshness.

Kratom Capsules and Tablets

For some, kratom powder is a hard pill to swallow. Luckily there’s a great source for high quality kratom capsules and tablets. Also tested for contaminants, heavy metals, and alkaloid content, Nectar Leaf offers the highest quality kratom in capsule and tablet form on the market. You’ll find a large variety of extracts from the speedy ISOL-8 to the famous Gold Reserve capsules. While extracts are available in easy to use 00 capsule form, they offer some of the more popular ground leaf such as Bali, Maeng Da, and Red Vein Kali capsules in both 00 and 000 capsules.

Ensure that you are buying from a trusted source

It is important to do your research and learn about how to approach kratom responsibly. Vendors are often unable to answer questions about particular strains so we encourage you to seek advice from others on forums such as this one. There is a growing field of research available on the effects of kratom.

It’s also the case that the head shop employees know little of kratom, marketing it as a sexual enhancement pill (which it’s actually pretty poor at).

Online vendors, on the other hand, are forced to compete more on quality, especially with the wide range of forums critiquing the quality from various vendors. They have a reputation to maintain, and are forced to compete with all the other online vendors, whereas headshops often have little local competition.

The only downside to online vendors is that they must sell kratom as “not for human consumption” due to it not being approved by the FDA and on their Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.

Headshop employees have the luxury of being able to just tell a customer about how to consume it, but online stores tend to be weary of this risk. This in no way means that kratom is unsafe, but it often confuses customers.

Have more questions about kratom? Find Out More About Ground Leaf Kratom OR Kratom Capsules and Tablets.

This Post Has 95 Comments

  1. Sharon

    I have chronic back pain, sciatica, pinched nerves in my neck and arm. I can’t afford to buy hydrocodone on the streets and it’s getting harder and harder to find them, I have days where I can’t even walk. Advil does absolutely nothing. What’s the best product for my situation? I’m 210 lbs. and I have a very high tolerance for opioids. Thanks!

  2. Jon

    Wher do I buy this?

  3. david

    I been on suboxone maintenance for 7 years, low dose, this past month I was using heroin about a gram a day without taking my suboxone. will kratem help me with withdrawals? and also get past the 24 hour before I start taking a mg of suboxone a few times a day?

    1. William

      Hell yes. Hi dose if you are on the heroin “fentanyl” that’s out there now. Good luck.

  4. Krista

    Now my question is, would this work for getting you off suboxone too? Or is it taking a step back? I have been on suboxone for almost 7 years and get withdrawals where I get anywhere under a half strip a day. Just trying to get some guidance. Also, I loose energy when I take less suboxone.

    1. Susan

      I’m also on suboxone for the last 4 years and so that sounds like a good idea. Feeling last energetic is because of withdrawal from suboxone. It lasts about 30 days to get your full energy back. Whenever you cut your dose by 1/4 mg. You will put yourself in withdrawal.

    2. Stephanie

      I have used Kratom several times to get off of Suboxone. It is a lifesaver! I started at 24 mg and today is the second day that I haven’t taken any. I’ve weaned all the way down to 0.25. I stated using the Kratom at 2 mg. The first few days are scary and different but the withdrawal is substantially less than without it. I haven’t missed a single night of sleep. You need to wean off the Kratom if you use it too long but it’s nothing like getting off Suboxone. When you start to feel better just start taking less and less Kratom every day like you would at a detox center.

      1. Amy

        Which Kratom did you use? Thank

        1. Patty

          White Maeng Da

      2. Jenny Root

        I’ve been on narcotics for severe joint pain for 15 yrs. I’m living in hell. They don’t work any more and I don’t want to increase my doses. What strain of Kratom should I start with? How much? Where to get it?

    3. AARON

      I was on subs for 5 years and Kratom really helps I used green maeng da and red train wreck I’d flip back and forth between two too keep tolerance low. I also tried bupropion this time, it’s none narcotic anti depressant. I heard it would help and I swear by that shit I barley had any W/D symptoms just sluggish and that as where Kratom come in. I’d take like 6 or 8 at a time and I’ve been thru sub/merhadone and roxys w/d.

    4. III

      It’s really a miracle plant almost sacred for myself so I would absolutely recommend a quality kratom over chemical pharmaceutical nonsense. I have taken kratom for the last five years just for depression and it really works well. I recommended it to my brother for reasons similar to your own situation and being that it’s not an opiate it’s not going to remove your discomfort but will help. Also look into a quality phenibut but use that with caution as it can generate some unpleasant side effects if abused. Get better

      1. Matt

        I too am new to Kratom, believe it or not my neurologist mentioned it to me but I haven’t got to talk to her more about it. I am considered to have TRD with anhendonia/apathy. Does anyone have any advice on dosing and what the best strain is for depression. Also best supplier.

  5. MM

    Hello all,

    A friend mentioned the use of Kratom for my MILs Parkinson’s Disease. I have read things that suggest it might help but I don’t know how to help her get started, what strain, etc. Anyone used Kratom for PD or know how to do so? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    1. Jennifer Johnson

      You can do it,,!! Keep your head up honey, you are a good mom, or you wouldn’t care, I’m hoping you’re feeling better!

  6. M

    I’m brand new to kratom. Highly recommended from some trusted friends. I wasn’t really sure what is going to work for me so I ordered an oz of Maeng da, 2oz red vein Kali and 2 oz Bali from Get Kratom, overnight shipped. I’m trying really hard to get off norco 10’s. I’m in profound pain hence the pain pills which I have been having to buy on the street since my dr took me off them in 2018 and which the price has sky rocketed since the drought of the pandemic. I can’t afford to live on pills any more and need a sustainable alternative. Anyone hear me? I’m glad I found this website. I have to admit I feel a little overwhelmed but have hope for the first time in a long time. I am in a depression though, and I am afraid I will slip away from my kids. They are 9 and 12. My husband is so supportive but I would love to get feedback from kratom users who can relate or substantiate that kratom might help me get away from norco. I still have norco but not many and it has been so unpredictable as to when I’m able to get more. The pandemic has effected literally everything in everyone’s lives and this is how it’s most deeply effected me. It to sound selfish. I am very lucky I can breathe. Any words of encouragement?

    1. Melissa

      How soon can I take Keaton after using opiates??? It’s the middle of the day and I have already take 60mg of Percocet. I really don’t want to get any more pills. Do I wait till withdrawals start? I have about 6 grams of choice maeng da powder weighed out. Not sure how or when to start.

      1. Stephanie

        Yes!! I’ve used it several times!!

    2. Jennifer Johnson

      Dear M. I’m so glad you found this help for your withdraw. You have found it girl!! This is THE cure, as I’m sure by now you have seen. I am hoping to hear a reply, for I love a success story, and if you have any questions, I’d be glad to help. You might benefit from a great site that I use for these type of questions, Reddit, you can get it on Google play, and it’s basically a forum, and it’s packed with kratom pages, testimonials, forums, posts, questions and answers, you’ll get responses quickly,I assure you. Ok, I hope you got the green vein. I use Bali or maeng da, the red has very sedating qualities, while the white is super speedy, but the green is a nice mix of both. And if you got capsules, can I make the suggestion that you order powder form, it’s much better quality. You should be taking 2-3 grams per dose, and it has a ceiling effect. Meaning if you take much, it’s all you need until it wears off, you don’t get higher by using more…. Ok, I take mine like a bc powder, but I put a carbonated beverage in my mouth, hold it, drop some powder in on top, and follow it with more coke zero… Lean back while putting it all in, and lean forward, while you’re swallowing, You can take it, even if you have the opiates in your system at the Time, it will break thru and bond to your receptors. I hope you’re well on your way to happiness already;) God bless you

      1. Jenny Root

        Please help me. I’m getting close to wanting to die. Too much pain from arthritis. I’ve been on narcotics 15 yrs. Not working anymore. Can’t take more doses. I need alternative.

        What do i start with?
        How do I use it?
        Where do I get it?

        Thank you!!!

    3. B

      Hi, M I might be able to help you out as I’ve been dealing with the almost exact same situation.

  7. Today Time

    How does kratom affect the brain? Please share your thoughts on this. Thanks

  8. Celina

    Hi where can I buy this and more information about it

  9. Seer O Prince

    Forgot to ask, what is the best state for chronic pain patients? Anybody know? I’m from VA and now live in NC, both places suck for that, especially if you have to be RX’d a lot ( in their eyes ) of powerful ( in their eyes, oxy just isn’t the heavy painkiller they make it to be ) opioids as well as Xanax. I need to move to a better state. I don’t want to leave America, but I swear they want to drive me back to heroin and I can’t do that, especially with my career. Imagine a Mortician with track marks nodding while embalming a body or directing a funeral. This country has gone nuts. Before the Harrison Drug Act of 1907 ( which simply made heroin and morphine prescription drugs ), you could walk into any drug store, general store, etc……. and buy all the heroin and morphine you want, as much as you want, and whenever you want, and people weren’t overdosing left and right then. America has gone crazy, when are people going to realize this opioid “crisis” is fake and take a stand?

    1. Deborah Carpenter

      For God’s sake & your own don’t Think of moving to California! When Trump slammed the door 4 years ago, legacy chronic pain patients (20+years), got our tails’ slammed in the door and cut cold, It’s dry as a bone out here, but I’m an old lady with no help or connections and I’m completely disabled so I don’t get out much! Seems to me that they’ve created a market where the only option is to have a bundle of bitcoin and get on the dark web to get any kind of relief.

      1. Jon

        Can you take kratom while opiates still in your system?

  10. Seer O Prince

    With the horrid ways the govt. is treating chronic pain patients, I sometimes feel I was better on heroin ( not really, I don’t want to go back to jabbing needles in myself and looking over my shoulders for the Narc squad, I’m just saying us chronic pain patients are treated awfully by the govt. Some teenager that hasn’t done opioids in his life goes to a party, gets drunk, eats a handful of Percocet 10’s and Valium and dies. I don’t even know that A-hole, why should I pay for some idiot’s mistake?). Make no mistake, the govt. wants you on heroin, methadone, or in jail. They profit each way. Screw this, I’m moving to Portugal, where everything, heroin included, is decriminalized. They probably don’t scare pain Doctors there

    1. Stephanie G.


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