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TOPIC: Chronicles of: That new guy!

Chronicles of: That new guy! 4 months 3 weeks ago #29324

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After quite some time, I've finally sat down and ordered. This is the first entry in, The Captains Log

I won't say who I ordered from, but I will say I wish I'd have read the vendors list first. Although I can't complain, the shipping was amazeballs fast, quicker than herb affair and didn't cost a penny. Prices were a bit on the high side, but considering my only other purchases were through eBay.

So how was the quality? Considering I only had one other to compare it to, I'll still say I'm less than impressed. I ordered Red Bali, White Maeng Da and Green Malay.

I opted to cap my own (00), so I ordered small 50g samples. I've tried the Red alone and took about 4g. Didn't really notice much, a small mellow feeling that was short lived. Mixed some White Maeng and Green Malay (3:1.5), felt a little more alert (4caps) and didn't feel groggy once I got moving through my day. Just took another shot and did Red Bali and Green Malay (3:1.5) 6caps. Hoping for some actual pain relief as well as help unwinding.

Where to next?
Looking at two of the vendors to order from Monday since they have been vetted. Will post findings for those once I get things capped.

What have I learned?
NEVER EVER take them after you just had a big meal. You'll suffer from the worst case of fish oil burps and eating a kosher dill pickle to kill the taste doesn't help. Not that I tried that or anything........

Please feel free to poke fun at me or leave me some tips/advice.

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Chronicles of: That new guy! 4 months 3 weeks ago #29327

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, WhatTheCraik!

Captains log! That’s good! Don’t leave the ship without it! Haha!

You’ll be very happy with the vetted vendors here.

There are too many good ones for me to pick ONE. But those small orders are the BEST WAY to try try try different vendors, strains and doses.

Can’t wait for your next review!
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Chronicles of: That new guy! 4 months 3 weeks ago #29332

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My experience with Kratom-

Red for bed
White for flight
Green for in-between

But

Some Reds are energizing, White can be just plain weird by themselves. Greens have pretty much acted as described and I mix them more often with the weirdo white strains.

You sound like you are starting correctly.
Please consider getting a scale(if you haven't one) for accurate dosing this will help in the long run control tolerance issues. I have eye balled teaspoon measured doses and when I bought a scale I saw how some could be a whole gram difference.I am a low doser so I only need to increase by mgs. My sweet spot dose is 2.4 grams. You can't eyeball that measurement.
Drink plenty of water, Kratom is very dehydrating. Burping is normal. A little temporary stomach bloat after taking on an empty stomach is normal.
Sometimes less is more. Any Kratom you feel gives you a headache or makes you nausea could either be garbage kratom or stronger/higher alkaloids than you would be used to. Lowering the dose and if its quality Kratom will produce better results.
Hope you get the results you need from the new vendor.

Live Long and Kratom on. ;)
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Captains log: Vendor 2 - Laughing Lion 4 months 2 weeks ago #29472

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Laughing Lion goodies: Start to Finish
In my bag:
White Borneo
White Maeng Da
Green Malay
Red Bali
Red Borneo

1=Bad
3=Neutral
5=Good

Online Ordering: 4 - Could have been a 5, but they use multiple vendors. Constant communication with an assigned order number to confirm each point of contact reassured my order was safe though.

Price: 3.5 - Considering the customer service, ease of ordering and prompt order fulfillment, I'd happily pay a few bucks extra.

Delivery Time: *5* - I swear, I ordered late at night and my order was shipped that next day. So less than 24 hours and I had a confirmation (16 hours). Order was received in less than 3 days (ordered 11pm on 27th received 1pm 30th)

Packaging: 5 - All vacuum sealed bags, clearly labeled with a universal product tag that indicates: color/strain/weight

Overall satisfaction: 4.5 - Having a high tolerance makes it difficult to gauge quality. It didn't have a noticeable effect at lower dose 5 caps. Will update after a few trials.

:-bd Highly Recommend :-bd
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Chronicles of: That new guy! 4 months 2 weeks ago #29473

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Great update! Five capsules is not unreasonable AT ALL. When I use capsules. I use 6 at a pop! My dosage is sort of on the high side due to duration of time (years), but also reasonable and EFFECTIVE for pain relief and depression! You’re right where you should be! Way to go!
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Quick update:

Upped my red blend dose a couple caps and there was a noticeable difference. I felt very relaxed and mellow, but not groggy. I've got pretty bad insomnia, but I actually felt tired. I also upped my white/green blend today and there was also a noticeable difference after my second dose, mid-day. I've found that if I take my normal morning dose followed by a second dose a few hours later, my day evens out really well. Pain was at a minimum and I was well focused.

In short, I'm even more pleased with my purchase and plan on making a second in another week or two.
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Captains log: Vendor 2 - Super Speciosa 3 months 3 weeks ago #29866

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Super Speciosa: Start to Finish

In my bag:

White Thai
White Maeng Da
Whate Kapuas
Green Maeng Da

1=Bad
3=Neutral
5=Good

Online Ordering: 4 - "Super"...... easy to navigate! Whoever they used to build and manage their online presense (web page) did a very good job. Nothing tricky, simple menus clear descriptions and no pictures of the actual powder. Maybe because I'm new, I'm thrown off that there really is little change in color between white, green and red. Either that or I've been getting someones crushed leaves from the trees in their backyard. The first few websites I looked at, they show vibrant red, bright greens and pale whites. So I was pretty cornfused when I got my first few shipments. I gave them a 4 because there is a $2.49 fee for using a credit card and their first time customer discount wasn't that great compared to other vendors I've ordered from.

Price: 4 - The price of the actual Kratom is great, a few bucks less than Laughing Lion and a buck cheaper on the delivery. But that stuid credit card fee, where there isn't a fee for using a credit card with the Lion. Laughing Lion also gave me a 20% off for my first order while I only got 15% with super Spec.

Delivery Time: 4 - They took a day longer than Laughing Lion,but I did place the order on the weekend, so that could have been why it was a day longer.

Packaging: 5 - All vacuum sealed bags, clearly labeled with a universal product tag that indicates: color/strain/weight

Overall satisfaction: 4.5 - I'll update this tomorrow after I take my first batch. I plan on spending a few house capping a couple different blends to so if I can find that sweet spot.
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Captains log: Vendor 2 - Super Speciosa 3 months 3 weeks ago #29867

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The colors are never like the photos. Different strains can be the same color - happens a lot! Drying affects color, plus how the strain grows (soil conditions, weather, etc.

Don’t buy based on color of photo. Betcha know that now.

I paid credit card fees also recently and it was WORTH IT for the handy checkout.

So glad you had a good experience so far! Can’t wait to hear how you’re feeling now!
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Captains log: Vendor 2 - Super Speciosa 3 months 3 weeks ago #29878

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:-h Whatthecraik, Welcome to Our Forum!! You’ll find that many vendors are now charging the $2.49 so that they can accept CCs. I personally have no issue with paying that, it makes the ordering process much simpler. I only wish it would state that there’s a small fee to use CCs on their site(s). The kratom industry has had all sorts of problems finding/keeping North American CC processors. I’m happy to find vendors that can take CC at all since it’s the easiest and most convenient way for me to pay. My top vendor lost his ability to take CCs for the time being and that has thrown a hitch in my ordering.
Search “operation choke point”. Even after that was lifted, kratom vendors continue to have problems accepting CCs. One reason I’m told is the high amount of fraud in the business. A lot of times you’ll find the dba on your statement to be different from the vendor’s actual name.

You were smart to start out recording strains, dosage, effects. That’s best way to do it, otherwise hard to accurately recollect. Glad your enjoying your purchases. Best wishes & keep us updated.
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Super Spec - First Batch 3 months 3 weeks ago #29883

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I did a 50/50 blend of the white and green MD. I usually take 6 caps with my batch from LL, but have read to always start out with a little less when you try a new company/batch. Esp. with MD as it tends to be a tad stronger (so I've read).

I only got about 4 or 5 hours of sleep last night, so I didn't start the day very well. Not to mention I was at a pretty moderate to high pain level. Started with 4 caps (00 packed pretty tight, so guessing about ~950mg). After a shower and a red bull (40ish min.), I wasn't as tired as I expected to be, pain level didn't change much. Went to the gun range (my day off/relaxation and steam blower offer) and about a total of 4 hours after first dose, I took 5 more. Pain level slightly less, but I don't expect much pain relief from green/white strains. On night that I get crappy sleep, I'm usually crashing about 6 or 7, but I'm still pretty alert and mental acuity is still pretty clear.

Bottom line: staggering the dose has been the way I've noticed best results with kratom and I've been pretty even keeled all day. Going to make an all white batch for tomorrow morning and see how that goes. Should I still add some of the green and make it an even blend (1:1:1:1)?
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