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.

Recommended Vendor

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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  1. Celina

    Hi where can I buy this and more information about it

  2. 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?

  3. 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

  4. Vanessa

    I live in Louisville KY 😣 where can I purchase this product

  5. Mr Mikael Smith

    Hi friend,

    What is the strongest Kratom powder in terms of
    stimulation, euphoria and pain relief ?

    Thanks for your help !

    1. Betsy

      I would say a good Red Vein Thai or supereme or royal Indo.

    2. Michael Smith

      It’s not stimulation. It is motivation. Your heart rate will not increase when you take kratom

  6. john wickard

    need price list

  7. Mindy Aptheker

    The worst state I’ve lived in is Indiana. I’m there now. Been here for almost a year. For Twenty years I lived in Florida and was treated by a very reputable pain management gruop. The opiate laws. Started getting ridiculous bout 2010. People couldn’t fill their prescriptions, doctors were frustrated. When I moved up here my husband and I had no clue how poor healthcare is here. Or the DEA s ruling up here. I had to also go through valium withdrawal after 30 years of use. No one ,not even a hospital would offer helping me with the dangers of withdrawal. It was sheer hell for 6 weeks ,I thought I wasn’t going to live thru it. Finally as I was able to see a family Dr. He saw what a mess I was. He ordered a low dose of clonzepam,which I take daily . I was just turning 61and I thought my heart was gonna give out. Tis medical community wouldn’t have cared. DON’T MOVE (ESPECIALLY HERE) or anywhere Without CHECKING THE DRUG STATUS. NOW We are dealing with kratom being banned in this godforsaken xx idiotic state. I live in a college town that’s very different from any other place in this state. BLOOMINGTON. I’M LIVID WITH IT ALL.

    1. Michael Smith

      Hi also take clonazepam if you take clonazepam and Kratom at the same time. The Kratom will not work. If you do not get anything done around the house it is because you’re taking the clonazepam it’s extremely addictive I take it also but only when I have a panic attack or I can’t slow my brain down I need to take it to sleep.

      1. Melissa

        Hello! I saw your post and I just wanted to ask you a couple of questions. I am planning to start taking Kratom soon. I have been on high dose of pain meds for several years and I’m just over the whole “game”. Anyway , I am prescribed Klonopin as well but, like you , I literally only take when necessary… for anxiety . It’s also a low dose 0.5 mg. So, in your post , you state that Kratom will not work in conjunction with Klonopin …. is this due to a physical factor as in how it is chemically processed or do you just feel that it would somewhat “cancel “ out the effects of the Kratom ? If you can elaborate on this, I would appreciate it. Thank you for Any Info you can provide me . Feel free to email me as well. Thanks !!

      2. ea

        what are you talking about? Been on clonazepam for 15 yrs and have used kratom on/off entire time, stop spreading BS “it won’t work” Maybe understand the drug you’re addicted to before talking about it to others???

        Clonazepam is a benzo which acts as anti anxiety, this also produces a downer effect and is similar to drinking alcohol. making other drugs/medications you take less “powerful”, it’s still working, trust me. This is EXACTLY WHY kratom deaths are reported a lot because people like you mix 2 downers, think they don’t work, keep doing more, and OD…

        Anyways…no matter what you take/do while on clonazepam it will act the same way. It potentiates the effects of the clonazepam at lower doses, which is why you seem to feel nothing (similar to being drunk and not realizing how drunk) which is also why benzos/alcohol are interchangeable and have similar pharmacology makeup.

        So if you want to take kratom and feel the FULL effects while on a benzo, it’s simple. You just increase your ONE TIME dose amount, dont keep redosing. Just will need a higher amount than normal people is all, there is NO way to “block” a kratom high. even opiate blockers can be broken through as well, just all about dosing.

        1. shelley christian

          I’m not so sure of your statement on not being able to block a Kratom High?(ER)I believe persons initials who made statement replying to.
          Like I said in yesterday Jan4th 2020 I took large amount of White and Red each from different vendors thinking maybe it was their product?But take Adderral and KLONOPIN both for years (severe ADD)and I tried this Kratom as a trial for daughter who is debating trying Kratom for withdrawal but afraid won’t work.Now I’m having doubts but then have read EVERYONES POSITIVE STORIES.But I felt NOT ONE THING!!!!
          good or bad just no effects!!Started with probably 6g.and 15 minutes later added 6-8 more grams.Felt NOTHING maybe little nausea but afraid to keep increasing.
          Can ANYONE explain WHY I felt nothing?EUPHORIA,ENERGY,TIREDNESS,SICK just something???and actually this was 2nd time I tried with different Red and White from different headshop with NO OUTCOME?
          I still want to try for my daughter,will do anything if chance to get her off drugs and she doesn’t take any other scripts.I live in OKC area legal still in OKLA.but want a Co.if anyone knows of reputable buy from or online Co.but want to know it has VG REPUTATION?
          Thanks and f anyond can explain why It had NO effect with me?????

      3. Shelley A Christian

        I don’t know what person in post 2 down but I take ADDERRAL and KLONOPIN took KRATOM to see how it felt my daughter getting ready to try it to detox off Heroin but scared it won’t work.
        I didn’t tell her but took a lot of white then red felt ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! Now I’m wondering I had high hopes for her? But now unsure I didn’t tell her but hoping it was those meds???
        I took probably 12 grams at least felt NOTHING!!If someone can explain please do.

    2. MJ

      I’m so sorry. Why did you move there It sounds horrible.
      If there going to get rid of Kratom. I say you better move or stock up or if you have a friend they can get it for you or you can get it online. I’ll give you my email address and if you are in need of some I’ll be more then happy to get you some. Hang in there and let me know what happens take care
      Sincerely a Friend
      [email protected]

  8. Jeremy

    To much water,to much vitamins, to much of anything can and will kill you. I watched documentaries on a man that so much water it killed him of water intoxication. Same thing with a woman took to many vitamins every morning she died from over toxification . so I support kratom 100%!!!!!!!!… If it was not for kratom I would had never gotten clean from heroin and methadone!!!. So here is my pledge to keep kratom legal. I tried everything the doctors gave to no avail what so ever!.. Kratom blows pharmaceutical medication away!.. Yes on kratom . thank you.

    1. Tim

      Can I purchase it in Wisconsin

      1. Chemist4Hire

        No because wisconsin made Kratom a Schedule 1 substance within their state.

        Which is very dumb considering its a harmless plant that can’t kill anyone and it’s not addictive like anything on the schedule list.

        For a substance to be added to the CSA Controlled Substance Act of Scheduled Substances list it must be similar to the substances on the list, have no medical use whatsoever, have a very high potential for abuse.

        to be a schedule I substance like they made it there:

        and it meets none of those requirements.

        In fact a DR. and 1471 Doctors, Scientists, and Chemists did several 8 panel tests and studies showing it’s not dangerous, not addictive like a controlled substance should be. and that it doesn’t meet the requirements of CSA requirements!

        Look here for more information:
        Look at Petitions and sign all 3.
        then check Facts and Science section. Tests and Studies

      2. T

        I am about to detox off of methadone on my own using kratom for getting through the worst of the withdrawals can you tell me where you got your kratom and what strain? Dosage etc?

    2. Chemist4Hire

      yes anything has a LD/50
      but Kratom does not cause respiratory depression so it’s not possible for anyone to die from the Plant alone.

      if you take 7-hydroxymitragynine and extract that alkaloid and refine it further otherwise synthesizing it then you can kill someone with it. if anyone even got close to 1/100th of the LD50(lethal Dose at 50%) for Kratom in its Regular plant powder/leaf form, then they would Vomit all of it out before dying.

      1. Michael Smith

        6 capsules is 5 grams 1 tablespoon. If you take too much kratom you will either throw it up or go to sleep.

      2. Michael Smith

        No one has ever died from taking LSD they have only died when they’ve done stupid things while they were taking LSD LSD was originally designed for depressions by psychiatrist. Small doses eliminate depression.

    3. Michael Smith

      The canola oil in all the fast food restaurants you eat at is highly toxic. The FDA approved it in the 1980s I think it was 88. It’s made from the plant called rapeseed Farmers like to grow it. Because it’s pest-resistant. Insects thanks it’s poisonous. The FDA thanks it’s okay for us all to die slowly. Another FDA-approved item for consumption is ethyl glycol. It is the number one ingredient in antifreeze. All alcoholic beverages with sweeteners in it are using antifreeze as a sweetener. The FDA does not care that we’re dying as long as they’re collecting a prophet. You can find all this information out for yourself on the internet use a couple different search engines you will find many things. Another thing about the canola oil I’m sure you probably heard of mad cow disease about 20 years ago. They discovered it wasn’t a disease it was the canola oil in their feed this is a fact. If you eat at a fast food restaurant you were killing yourself I’m not exaggerating

      1. Michael

        you are crazy! stop giving wrong information! what is wrong with you?

        1. Lynne Ploetz

          Michael you don’t know what you are talking about and for sure don’t know how to spell. The FDA wants to earn a PROFIT, not a PROPHET!!!!!!

    4. Eugene

      Right on Jeremy! I’m proud of you brother, for kickin’ the heroin. Thank you for your inspirational comment.
      I, too, am coming off of years of the headache meds (Fioricet) and muscle relaxants. Most Red Vein I’ve taken has been 6 capsules. How much did you take to get off of H?

      1. Tiff


    5. Candy

      Thank you for your positive feedback! I have been on opiates, methadone etc. currently prescribed suboxone which haven’t took in over a month because been using heroin in low doses! A friend told me Green Malay Kratom worked for her, but I also have liver failure and trying to get on transplant list and what I’m doing now, will surely put a stop to that! I have suffered horrible vomiting and muscle cramping in the past! My body doesn’t absorb vitamins normal or eliminate toxins properly without meds! Can anyone please help me with what Kratom will work for me with withdrawal and if it will hurt my liver further! Thank you for your help!

  9. Cynthia Johnson

    I am SO confused! I’m a 61 year old female on SSDI as of March 2017. I have spent the last four years in a war on chronic pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. I started weaning off the opiates about a month before the Feds mandated that all opiates were being stopped, even for chronic pain patients. I’ve been waiting for medicinal cannabis but also have onset of COPD and my state won’t be offering edibles, conundrum for mornings especially. A couple of months ago I ran into a FB fellow who swore he had 100% pure Kratom, sold me Buy 2 Get 1 Free Maeng-da strain ozs…at $150 total. I don’t know why I thought it was a deal, I’m finding I should have done my homework first because even afterward and because he was in a bind, I sent him $300 and got 9 ozs. I’m seeing that was STILL a rip-off! He says to use 2 tbsp/dose. It is sickening sludge! So I bought the largest gel caps and take 16 for a dose, they last 3 1/2-4 hours. In only two weeks, I’ll be off all opiates, the Kratom has helped immensely but my concern is that I cannot intake 16 capsules and 2 20-oz. bottles of water first thing in the morning, when I’m in my worst pain. Can you PLEASE advise the best strain for chronic pain, the easiest method of intake (for a.m. especially) and which product you have that will help my chronic pain? I’m on SSDI, I’ve wasted enough $, this will be my main path forward and I need reliable assistance and true honesty, good product, fair prices..HELP please?

    1. Chemist4Hire

      you need to find online vendors that sell gummys or edibles of c02 extracts. basically you eathier take a chewable tablet that is one dose or gummys which one gummy would be anywhere from 10-20 grams in one single gummy of red vein.

      red veins specifically bali or borneo which is indonesian region of southeast asia are the best opiate like strains for pain and withdrawals i also hear Mengda is great for pain as well. and greens for energy.

    2. John Zunich

      Oh I forgot to mention that if you have lung problems try the superheated air or steaming way of getting your thc. I do not smoke but it sure seems like a clean way to get it inside your lungs. No smoke just steam. zunich

    3. Justin Carter

      For pain use pretty much any red. I use the Red Bali and have great success.

    4. Kathy

      By the way, I’m starting with Maeng Da for morning and afternoon and Red Bali for night time.

    5. Florencio Cabrales

      What I do i put a teaspoon inside a coffee cup. While my Keurig Kcup is brewing I stir it when finished than I pour creamer. Let me tell you that teaspoon with hot water Intensifies The kratom effect. The white Maeng Da is great for am and Red Bali at night. Hope this helps.

  10. Alison Brennen

    Does anyone have a suggestion for buying Kratom in Canada? I would really appreciate some guidance.

    1. Michael Smith

      Botanical kratom in Canada. Quality is good overpriced maybe not for you if you’re in Canada good luck

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