So you’ve scoured the Internet for information about the leaf, you’ve read all the benefits and ways it can help, and you’ve studied and understood how to avoid the potential side effects. You’ve concluded that it’s time to make a purchase, but kratom isn’t an item stocked at the local grocery store, and web searching yields far too many results to choose from.
The latter may seem like a good problem to have, but not when actual money is being exchanged & the websites out there look like they are from 2004. Hopefully, this article will give you a better idea of what to look for, and help narrow down the options to a reasonable amount. (Kratom Canada)
Using Forums to Find Kratom Sellers
As mentioned, information abounds on kratom sellers on the Internet, both online and locally. A general rule of thumb to keep in mind is to look for those that have already been verified by other buyers. Look for forums like Reddit that have strict guidelines regarding the accuracy and usefulness of their posts.
You should spend time looking over the responses to questions by first-time kratom buyers like yourself. You can confirm the validity of the answers by observing how prominent users like moderators react, or use the answers as a platform for a more focused search. Kratom users are generally very candid in forums and are mostly invested in helping novice users find reputable sources. You should be suspicious of forum users who are blatantly trying to sell you on their own products instead of providing a selection potential options.
Buying Kratom Online Through eCommerce Stores
Online Kratom shops like Facebook – Kratom Canada, is usually the best option unless you have a specialist that happen to live nearby. The challenge with online retailers isn’t finding a business that sells kratom but choosing from among countless stores who may or may not be trustworthy.
The best route to narrowing the field is to pay attention to the sites that are continuously mentioned on different platforms, using one to verify the other. After some consideration, you’ll have a solid list, which can be further drilled down by investigating the sites yourself. The ones that are official will stand out: their sites will appear more professionally designed, their pricing will be clearly defined and reasonable, and most importantly high-quality kratom sites will provide a wealth of information on the different strains they sell.
The latter is emphasised because it is a key point in dividing the prominent kratom sellers from the questionable upstarts. It is prudent to remain sceptical about those who only supply a sentence describing their strains, not only because it may indicate duplicity, but because it may also indicate they lack the understanding of the leaf to expand their description.
After you’ve selected the top three candidates, some trial and error may be required. Stick with low-cost, low potency strains for your first purchase(s)–some even offer cheaper samples–so even if you come up disappointed it won’t be a bank-breaking loss.
Seeking Kratom at Your Local Smoke Shop
Smoke shops are known to stock premium quality strains of kratom alongside their pipes and papers. They are usually one of the best places to find extracts like liquid kratom and kratom resin and others in capsule or pill form. The catch is that you’ll pay for the convenience of receiving your batch instantly (as opposed to ordering online), as the prices at smokes shops will be much higher. For example, an equivalent amount of Maeng Da may cost $10-12
For example, an equivalent amount of Maeng Da may cost $10-12 online but would sell for $25-30 at a smoke shop. This isn’t meant to imply that smoke shops are attempting to swindle you out of money, but that you’ll pay that much more for convenience. Smokes shops also have items in stock that are more difficult to trust than online stores, and unlike purchases on the internet, you can discuss the merits of each strain with the clerk at length. You’ll likely find that most smoke shop cashiers enjoy discussing their
Smokes shops also have items in stock that are more difficult to trust than online stores, and unlike purchases on the internet, you can discuss the merits of each strain with the clerk at length. You’ll likely find that most smoke shop cashiers enjoy discussing their favourite strains and are very helpful to beginners.
However helpful, remember the amicable clerks aren’t responsible for the content of their packaging. Many shops (like Canadian Kratom Vendor) will attempt to upsell regular kratom as “premium quality” with misleading packaging that entices buyers with shiny wrapping and vivid fonts. You should always be able to see the fine, greenish powder through the packaging.
Things to Remember When Purchasing Kratom
The following is a few tips to keep in mind before you make your first kratom purchase:
- Kratom is considered alternative or herbal medicine to some, but in some American states and some countries the leaf is banned. Before making any purchases, either online or locally, research whether or not it is legal to buy and possess kratom in your area. If it isn’t, the only advice here is to avoid making the purchase altogether.
- Local directories/classifieds like Craigslist and Backpage will have some distributors listed, and you may even come across some local shops that advertise there. This route isn’t inherently bad, as some listings are legitimate, but keep in mind that anyone can create listings, and not all those who use them as a platform are forthcoming. If you can’t find a secondary source to verify the seller’s claims, stay away.
- Stay away from exotic strains and extracts until you’ve gotten the lay of the land. Not only is it physically daunting to come in with the most potent strains, but these tend to be more expensive. A high-quality Green Malay, Bali, or Indonesian should give you a solid foundation for further exploration.