So, you think you’re ready to buy Kratom? You’ve heard about it, you know what it is and you want to pull the trigger. But do you feel you know enough to make an informed decision? Whether you are a seasoned Kratom fan or a newbie, there are certain things you should be aware of, that you may not already know.
Can you remember the last time you bought a new television? Before you made your purchase, you were probably overwhelmed by the amount of brands, models and sizes available. When you started looking, all you knew was that you wanted a new TV. But you most likely spent a good amount of energy looking around and deciding exactly what to buy. Fortunately, Kratom is much cheaper than a television! However, it’s always important to do a little research. This article will let you know what to look for when you buy Kratom as well as what happens after you do.
What to Look For When You Buy Kratom
Unless you are growing Kratom trees in your backyard (doesn’t work if you’re not in a tropical climate, we’ve tried!), the number one thing you need to be concerned with is lab-testing. All credible Kratom vendors will lab-test their products. This is critical to know, because without lab-testing, you could be purchasing Kratom powder full of contaminants! Or even worse, not buying Kratom at all. Some shady vendors are known to mix green tea powder in with Kratom, or sometimes substitute it entirely.
Lab-testing is almost always done once the Kratom arrives in the United States. Be leery of any Southeast Asian farmers directly hitting you up on places like Instagram. When you wire money overseas, you are taking a risk. Not to say they are all bad, but you can only be sure when you purchase from a company that has lab-tested their products.
The scope of lab-testing should cover everything from potency to contaminants. An in-depth analysis should also cover things like moisture, metals, additives (there shouldn’t be any!) and of course test for salmonella and anything else that could potentially interfere with the purity of the Kratom powder. At Karma, we lab-test for all of the above.
Once you have found a trusted Kratom vendor, it’s time research what strain or strains you want to buy. Most people switch up their strains and keep a small variety on hand. At Karma, we hand-pick what we consider to be the best Kratom strains around. Here you will find Green Maeng Da, Green Malay and Red Bali. You can read more about selecting a Kratom powder here.
What Happens When You Buy Kratom
After you finally purchase your Kratom, there are three things that happen instantaneously that you may not even realize!
- You are increasing Kratom awareness. Just by your simple purchase of Kratom powder, you are raising the profile and perception of Kratom. If you mention the fact that you are into Kratom to even just one other person, you are spreading awareness to someone who may not yet know what it is. The more you talk about it and share your own experience, you are helping the entire Kratom cause.
- You are voting with your dollars. Every purchase is another vote for the Kratom industry and its growth. The stronger the industry and its supporters are, the harder it will be for the government to try to knock it down. Strength in dollars equals strength in numbers.
- You join a community. Ever heard of a ‘Kratom Warrior?’ Congratulations, you now are one! Kratom warriors are anyone who exercises their right to buy Kratom. Many of them also fight to help others do the same. You will find the Kratom community is an extremely supportive and action-oriented group who help make it possible for all of us to use our right to have Kratom.
Today you have learned everything you need to know about buying Kratom. The first step is finding a trusted vendor (ahem, us!) who does comprehensive lab-testing. Once you are ready to choose your strains you are ready to vote with your dollars and increase awareness. Lastly, you get to become a Kratom Warrior. It’s exciting and inspiring to watch Kratom becoming more and more mainstream. We look forward to having you be a part of the Kratom community!