I’m always on the lookout for the highest-quality kratom that I can find at the best prices. The best vendor I’ve found is Happy Hippo Herbals but I still search for other vendors to test. Do you also see yourself as a person who seeks the best quality and price?
Last year I tested kratom from a company called Buy-Kratom.US. Maybe you’ve heard of them. On their website they proclaim themselves as “America’s best kratom wholesaler”. Does that sound like a solid promise? Can they deliver on what they said?
I ordered kratom from them to find out. Here are the highlights:
- Very good price (this is what attracted me to them)
- They accept credit card payments
- Prompt purchase confirmation
- Free shipping through USPS Priority mail
- Website is well-designed and ordering is straightforward
- Packaging is professional and attractive
- Confusion about the pricing and quantity of the sample pack
- Slow shipping. Ordered Sunday and didn’t ship until Tuesday
- They sell “enhanced” blends and extracts which you should avoid
- Strains were weak, weak, weak. Took up to 10 grams and only felt a mild effect.
The reason I tried this kratom vendor is because their price was so low. Their cost is $25 for 250 grams which is 10 cents per gram. Compare that to Happy Hippo’s average price of $15 for 28.3 grams which is 49 cents per gram. Also, shipping is free. I pay $5.60 for shipping through Happy Hippo.
Their minimum order size is $100. That is too much money for me to spend on an untested product. But if their quality is good then I figured it would be worth the cost of buying in bulk.
Their only other option is a sample pack for $19. I decided to give the sample pack a try.
The Ordering Process
When I ordered the sample pack last year it consisted of ten grams each of ten different strains of kratom for $20. On their website now it consists of twenty grams each of five different strains for $19. But it gets a little confusing…
The description says that it contains five sample packs of twenty grams each for $19 for a total of one hundred grams. But in the picture of the kratom right next to that description it says “80 grams”.
So if I order this, would I be getting one hundred grams or eighty? It also appears that the sample pack is out of stock right now. This confusion is an issue that Buy-kratom.US should correct.
When I ordered the sample pack last year this confusion didn’t exist. The ordering process was easy and straightforward.
They allow payment by credit card. Not all kratom vendors offer this option (Happy Hippo does, too). I immediately received an email confirming the order. This was on a Sunday.
Shipping & Packaging
It wasn’t until Tuesday that I got a confirmation email that my order had shipped. This was disappointing since I’m used to my kratom orders shipping the following business day (including Saturday). To be fair, Buy-kratom.US does state on their website that they do not ship on Saturdays and that their dispatch time is 2 business days.
The package arrived on Thursday, so delivery was quick once the package actually shipped out. The kratom arrived in a USPS Priority mail envelope. Inside the envelope were ten vacuum-packed aluminum foil pouches clearly labeled with the name of the kratom strain. The packaging was professional and eye-catching.
How Good Is Their Kratom?
This is the most important question. How good is the kratom sold by Buy-kratom.US? Over the next few weeks I tested it. Cost is important but it doesn’t matter if the product is no good.
My first impression when opening the first aluminum pouch is that the kratom is not as fresh as Happy Hippo’s. It was more dried out and the smell of it was a little stale. If you haven’t smelled fresh kratom compared to older kratom, I can compare it to smelling fresh spices like fresh cilantro (coriander) versus a dried version of it.
I tested the strains using my normal protocol of starting with a small amount of kratom and then increasing the amount until I achieved an adequate response. My usual serving size is between 2 and 3 grams (of good-quality kratom). I use a digital scale to accurately weigh the doses so that I know I’m in my kratom sweet spot. I started with 2 grams and waited.
After waiting the usual sixty minutes and not feeling much, I used another half a gram and waited. Still nothing. Then I used another full gram and waited again.
And waited, and waited, and waited.
The effects of the kratom were only mild at best. I felt just a slight glimmer of hope that I was feeling something. But the effect was very, very weak.
As a side note, it’s important to mention that Buy-kratom.US also sells “enhanced” kratom and kratom extracts. I didn’t test these and I never will. These can make you build a tolerance to kratom extremely quickly and you will lose the benefits of the effects that kratom provides. My suggestion is that you avoid kratom extracts and enhanced blends completely. Happy Hippo doesn’t even sell them, which is another reason they are so trustworthy.
Over the next several weeks I tried different strains from their sample pack with similar results. At one point I used the entire ten grams of one of the strains to see if I could feel anything and still got only a mild effect. This is something that I do not recommend anyone try, because ten grams of high-quality kratom will most likely make you physically ill.
But this kratom is not high-quality. Needless to say, I will not be ordering kratom from Buy-kratom.US again.
Buy-Kratom.US does a lot of things right. Their pricing is good, their website design is clean and professional (except for the confusion about the sample pack), and ordering is easy and straightforward. Packaging is professional and shipping is fast (once they finally ship it out) and free.
The confusion about the pricing of the sample pack may just be a glitch and can easily be fixed. But when it comes to the actual quality of the product, Buy-Kratom.US fails to live up to its promise of being “America’s Best Kratom Wholesaler.”
Sadly, based on how ineffective their kratom is, I cannot recommend kratom from Buy-Kratom.US.
You’re better off paying a little more for kratom that you know is high-quality. It is indeed true that you get what you pay for. My preferred vendor continues to be Happy Hippo Herbals.
A sample pack is the best way to test a kratom vendor’s product to see which strains work best for you. When you order the starter sample pack from Happy Hippo it includes three strains. You’ll get a full ounce each of a fast, moderate, and slow strain plus a free small sample of a fourth strain.