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A couple questions.... 2 weeks 2 days ago #52742

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Hey spinster,
Good job on dropping the Xanax, I used to take that on occasion. Really helpful , too helpful !

I’m about the same but try to wait every 4 hrs, but the occasional phenomenal burn can last 6 hrs ... love it when that happens :)

Leelove mentioned BKN, a great vendor and semi new to ILK , I have nothing but good things to say about them . Very good leaf , low cost !

Benni Botanical is the one I tend to buy from the most , his leaf works really well for me .One of my top 5 preferred sources .... green and white tambora, super green , Lida varieties ...
Esta muy bueno B)

InSense/ Goldleaf, quality ... love there white Hulu , but they carry lots of great varieties.

Mitraman- some stellar leaf “super green”, red horn !!!!

Fused Flora - always very clean and clear feeling leaf , great people price as well.. super green Borneo !!!

Lucky Herbals - solid company , one of my favorite green md’s he tends to carry

Your Leaf Your life - strong dried and priced right , great quality , great people ... white jungle , green bone to name a few awesome pics

Rhino Remedies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) - doesn’t have a site up, but is well known in other servers I frequent , really good leaf .. super green Malay , green rhino , Batak

The ones I mentioned are from long term and recent purchases . So there’s that .... but the list of ILK approved vendors (I’ve tried a lot of them, and have always been happier than not ) are solid and there’s that confidence in knowing they are all about bringing the best leaf they can for us ! Bless them all (L)

If you have any diff vendors you were thinking of trying , one of us here has most likely tried them , and can offer up some words about their experience.

(L)
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A couple questions.... 2 weeks 2 days ago #52741

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Sorry about your bad run. One out of four venders have been good for me. I notice a bad taste too. I dont know how to tell if testing is legit. Try a vendor with free returns in case of a bad batch. Bulkkratomnow.com has free returns, and their red bali and red elephant work great for me. If you buy a kilo with coupon code split60 you get a split kilo for $53.99 if you pay by e-check.
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A couple questions.... 2 weeks 2 days ago #52739

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I tend to prefer greens and whites. When I first started Reds were the winning formula but now not so much
I average 4-5g every 3 hours or so, typically 25-30gpd
I don't think I've dealt with tolerance previously
I did change meds slightly...had been taking about .5g of Xannax for sleep but kicked that about 10 days ago
That said, I'd love to try out a few new vendors, any recommendations?
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A couple questions.... 2 weeks 3 days ago #52735

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Hey spinster,

Could be bad batches ... but if it’s from several vendors and the same quality is experienced , tolerance can def play into all batches seeming weak . The fact that it tastes diff , is that there’s never a identical consistency between batches , there will be some vendors that have more consistency than others , same supplier harvesting from the same location, same conditions of drying and maturity of leaf ... but the time of year can def play into it . I think the wet season is about to start , but hasn’t just yet. The over all quality for most vendors will be noticeably weaker ... but there’s some who still maintain a potent consistency.

I know COB test for Mitragynine and 7-oh, Benni Botanical as well. Kratom Krates ....
For some companies, they have on the bags alkaloid content ranging from 1.2 - 2% mitra as an example.... meaning their batches always ( according to them ) fall within that range but aren’t marked as per specific batch .

What varieties do you prefer ?
What’s your dosing amount and frequency?
Have you dealt with tolerance before ?

Also, any dietary or med changes recently ?

So many things can play into “bad batches “ or just less than ideal results . I know from personal experience that even when the vendor is really consistent , has some of the best leaf ... you can become desensitized to that particular vendors products . So ... don’t throw out the leaf thats not doing it for you , down the road come back to it , it’s one of those things that can be very good down the road . Metabolism and everything under the sun can effect your burn .

Perhaps ordering from a few diff “new “ vendors might prove to be a good thing !

If you need any suggestions , we can all offer up some that we’ve tried and had great success with . The ILK approved vendors .... very hard to go wrong with them . But what’s amazing for some, not for others lol, kratom is a trip for sure , but having several diff varieties from several diff vendors is crucial for my success with kratom ... I rotate strains like it’s going outta style lol B)

I can really empathize when Kratoms benefits ( for all the reasons listed above and more ) don’t deliver like it was , it’s frustrating and a bit discouraging.... but it’s all part of Kratom’s riddle .

(L) one more thing , I’ve had low mitra leaf hit harder than higher mitra levels.... so there’s more to the awesomeness than just the mitra percentage alone.... such a riddle :-?
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A couple questions.... 2 weeks 3 days ago #52733

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I've been a Kratom user for 2 years now. Over the last 3 months or so I've received batch after batch (from about 3 or 4 different vendors) that is "flat": no mood uplift, seemingly ineffective. I've even noticed that the taste is different. Is there some sort of bad "season" we are experiencing? Maybe it's time for a new vendor? Also, are there vendors that legit test for alkaloid %? Any suggestions? thanks!
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