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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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.

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.

Ensure that you are buying from a trusted source

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.

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This Post Has 65 Comments

  1. Scott Wright

    Fight for your right against DEA. They are a corrupt organization who want to make Kratom illegal because it cuts into their profits of keeping people addicted to opiates. People may say they are concerned about people and the illegal pill drug trade. This is what they use as a screen to pass their drug scheduling laws but to cut every veteran and citizen off from pain medication like they are doctors is a disgrace and a lie. They are stopping doctors from prescribing the needed amount per patient needs and bundling everyone into a single drug addict basket. They say people are overdosing killing themselves, the data is so scewed. There have been more suicides by doctors who have lost their practices from the DEA because of their evil, greedy, disgusting agenda. Also there have been a substantial increase in suicides from patients who just can not live in agony any longer and quality of life has diminished to laying in bed. Their real intentions are to have people by their illegal opiate products they have seized from drug traffickers. They have 100 of millions of tons in humidity temperature controlled environments. I know because I used to work for a government contract company storing these horrible allicite drugs. Well if this stuff was being held for legal prosecution cases, then one must ask themselves do they need to preserve these drugs under such costly conditions to prosecute someone? No, they do not! They need to keep the product quality maintained for as long as possible for when they are ready to send it out in the streets they can command top dollar and make as much money as possible. They also know if you have the best, the faster it moves. The better the quality the faster people get addicted. The size, quantity, quality of the stuff the government has in storage is absolutely mind blowing. They have scientist who test these products and the stuff that doesn’t pass quality control is incinerated. Why wouldn’t they incinerate all of it if they never planned on redistributing it back out on the streets for public consumption. So are they truely worried about us as potential drug users/addicts? They count on it! Write your politicians and let everyone know their true intentions and put a stop to this corrupt government who has been abusing us and its powers way to long! We are not your pons to finance your black budget projects!! God bless America

    1. Michael Smith

      Something else you need to know the drug companies are now adding narcan to other opiate medications which means you have to take more than you used to to get it to work narcan is what they give people who have taken over doses of something. They’re getting richer the pharmaceutical companies that is and pretending to try to help us it’s all a lie the FDA needs to be sued and if I were rich I would sue them I have lots of evidence of stuff they have done and approved that are toxic. do not eat fast food every time you eat fast food you are eating toxic chemicals

    2. Michael Smith

      It’s not the DEA responsible for the few States that it is illegal. the DEA decided they wanted nothing to do with it and turned it over to the FDA. FDA! Each state that’s illegal has a pharmaceutical company. The FDA is corrupt they’re taking bribes from many different corporations and industries to approve things that will not harm us in small doses people tell that to the people that have been drinking fireball Cinnamon whiskey. The sweetener in the whiskey is called ethyl glycol. The main ingredient I’ll repeat this the main ingredient in antifreeze. fireball Cinnamon whiskey is the number one drink on college campuses in the United States it’s been banned in many European countries

      1. Lynne Ploetz

        No they aren’t. Please stop ranting on about things that are false. I think by now people know you are ignorant but please give it up. Antifreeze is polyethylene glycol–not ethyl glycol.

        1. steven brockman

          Both of you are idiots anti freezes have either propylene glycol or ethylene glycol and there are a few consumables that use them !!!! You should shut up if you dont know what you are talking about !!!! And while i 100 percent agree that big pharma is corrupt i still would not say anything i am not sure about !!!!! Kratom saved my life and i wwill advocate for it til death which will be a lot longer thx to Kratom !

  2. marina reisher

    my son wants to start on kratom because of very hard methadone detox, i would help him get it, yet how one knows if it is pure?

    1. melanie

      Yes Marina and it will help him. Any red kratom will help him feel better quickly. I would get the capsule form as he may suffer nausea from the methadone withdrawal.

      1. Yogie

        Yes I need to use Kratom and get of this opiod hell

  3. Hitching Post

    The Hitching Post Campbellton FL and they know what they are talking about. Well informed top shelf product.

  4. Robb

    I’ll be ordering some Kratom within the hour. Just read an article publish at 12:01 Am, October 5, 2016 which was 3 & 1/2 hours ago. The article can be found here:
    One main point the article makes is that the DEA had Kratom placed on the Schedule I list, this is not good. Once the Government gets involved things get AFU !
    Looks like the DEA is very interested in Kratom. I tend to think this is not good for us. Each time our Government declares something to be illegal it creates an opening for organized crime to get into.
    Buy some Kratom, Go in Peace and may the force be with you.


    1. Christine

      In the beginning of big pharma their first lie, was water bathing was bad. Then it was keep oranges a secret! It gets a little fuzzy, there is Lobelia inflata they called poison, it’s not, it is a puke weed, not a posion, very healing body purge… and if you take too much you wont die you might not feel to well if you take too much. Licorice root, comfry… And anytime big pharma starts to lose some change they make us pay or try.
      It would be so cost effective if our doctors could scribe us medicanal herbs, wild flowers(weeds), roots, bark, excetra. But we might live to long & big pharma might get mad & then we might not live to long after all.
      We have to stick together and educate, hopfully not retaliate. I have not tried Kartom yet i tried to order, but site i chose & my phone are repealing each other, so i guess i have to get a phone number.
      I will sign whatever to support our botanicals. I really wish it wasn’t sold like pot, i never bought that. We just grew it back in the day. That is what i saw a place to buy plants but i lost it, this Valley does not make a good cell connect.
      Together we stand. Need to stop oxy. Peace out.

    2. Michael Smith

      The DEA try to make it a schedule 1 drug. The states that were successful and making it illegal have pharmaceutical companies. the DEA was unsuccessful at making it illegal so they turned it over to the FDA the FDA is the one responsible for approving or disapproving the kratom. I wonder what a couple million dollars will two from the pharmaceutical companies given to the head of the FDA would sway his decision. Our entire country is corrupt

    3. steven br

      I am stocking up !!! And thats whay everyone should do !!!! If it becomes illegal i qill have a supply for years !!! And as much as i would want to help if illegal i wont sell or share i aint goin to prison for it !! People yall need to pay attention and see whats going on and stock up now !!!!! Kratom is a life saver until the gov. Gets involved !!! The the drig lords take over and its all f’d up and people start dieing !!!! Sucks but thats the way of the world!!!!

  5. Rich

    FUCK the law.
    Our God given right to consume natural products TRUMPS laws born of greed and corruption.
    The DEA can kiss my ass. And the FDA can shove their rules up their ass!

    Now, where can I find Kratom in S Fla? ANYONE?

    1. Frank

      I agree about our God given right, listed in the Bible, to use plants for ourselves. I just wanted to mention that the schedule 1 ban happened under Obama’s watch. I truly think we have hope if we work very hard to educate the public and our Congressman. Also, write Trump! First Lady really dislikes ph companies,so we should try reaching her as well. Each and every one of us who takes krtm has a responsibility to inform our politicians about kratom and ask for it to remain legal, or it will be rescheduled next year, 2018. Here is a very helpful article written in April of 2016, before the Schedule happened, saying this herb has “excellent potential” for treatment. Here is another article written way back in 2013 showing that Ole Miss knew kratom had great potential in medicine before the 2016 ban in fall. This shows how corrupt the FDA and DEA are. Make a decision to fight this fight EVERY DAY, even if you just drop a letter in the mail to Trump/Congress.

    2. Michael Smith

      It’s not the DEA they turned it over to the FDA

  6. Scott

    You can get Kratom local in Austin, TX at Austin Vape and Smoke. The staff actually knows what they’re talking about there, which was helpful when I first got into it.

  7. al morales

    this product has helped me over come my addiction to opiates addiction.
    don’t know where i would be with out it

    1. Amy

      What strain did u use? I want to get some for my opiate addiction, as well. But, want to purchase the correct format of it. Is it better in pill form?

    2. Gennie Kendra

      I’m thinking of buying to get off. Any info that will help

    1. Jim

      Done. God, how I hate the laws of Florida…

      1. DoinTimeOnEarth

        the laws Everywhere, unfortunately! 🙁

  8. eric acres

    My name is Eric Acres and I can offer merchant services for Kratom business. If you currently need an account or want to setup a backup account in case your money gets held up, contact me and we can get the process going right away.

    Eric Acres
    [email protected]

  9. Tom Spollen

    I live in Richmond Va. Are there places to get “non- head shop varieties” near me? I would order it online. But the people I live with are scared of me having anything of this nature sent to the house. (It’s their house- I’m renting.)

    1. Lois

      You can always get a private mailbox. In our area there is PostNet and some storage places. have PMB. Your address is then the address of wherever the box is. Good luck, cause this Kratom does work. I only need 2 grams, two or three times a day. I am starting out very slow.

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