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Kratom has potential, but ... 2 weeks 5 days ago #36542

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Hey all,

Noob here. Started looking around for non-pharm pain management solution's and came across Kratom at Reset.me, Reddit and Google. I tried it before thoroughly researching it and experienced little to no effect, from the local headshop, Kratom, that I bought. Then I read some more about Kratom and have discovered that there is little to no ... potency or quality standardization, no industry oversight or manufacturing controls, no health or safety standards in regards to Kratom ... that I can find anyways. It would be more than a shame if kratom were ever banded, due to the boneheads out there that insist upon abusing legit, natural medicines thus creating another scheduled substance. And not only that, what if a supplier ships a seriously contaminated batch and Kratom takes the wrap for the outcome? Too many people benefit and rely on Kratom for this to happen.

So now, for my question ... When you shop online for Kratom, what criterion do you use in deciding what vendor to buy from? And, how do you know that you're getting pure Kratom? Are there product standards that I haven't come across yet?

I'm going to try an online vendor this time, but I'd like to know that, the stuff is the stuff before I buy. :side:
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Kratom has potential, but ... 2 weeks 5 days ago #36543

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, Mikebuild!

Good news! Standards have been formed and the entire industry is in process of becoming cGMP compliant in addition to multi-tiered testing and posting results on websites. Tracking product origin from forest to customer is where the industry is headed for safety reasons going forward.

Here’s a good article about the adoption of the standards for the industry: www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/america...ndors-300753751.html

And you can find the standards themselves on the AKA website ( www.americankratom.org ) as well as the list of vendors who are compliant as of a couple of weeks ago.

ILK encourages cGMP compliance (efforts ongoing is sufficient) for adopting these systems and adjusting pricing to accommodate for these additional safety features is affecting costs/pricing already.

Look for Mitragyna percentages posted on some websites and that information is available by email now as everyone gets on board.

One of the ILK APPROVED VENDORS was in the first batch of compliant vendors, Christopher’s Organic Botanicals ( www.christophersorganicbotanicals.com ) and all ILK vendors are currently adopting the new standards.

I’m sure you’ll find more helpful replies here and also on the AKA website.
Laurie
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Kratom has potential, but ... 2 weeks 4 days ago #36546

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welcome mikebuild! I think most of us started with headshop kratom and said this is what all the fuss is about? I started self teaching and researching when I could/ what I could and just ordered from 2 companies that did third party testing and offered some kind of guarantee. I had relatively good luck and started to get my groove then I found this forum and it has changed my views and experiences in so many positive ways
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Kratom has potential, but ... 2 weeks 2 days ago #36664

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Thanks guys,
Is there a seperate list of "approved vendors" that accept credit card payments? Or can you recommend a few that do?

Thanks again, Mike.
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Kratom has potential, but ... 2 weeks 2 days ago #36674

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unfortunately I don't know many. that's an issue with me too, get paid every 2 weeks and our kratom schedule is better now but sometimes its just easier to pay with credit for many reasons. tea time botanicals and Oregon kratom are 2 approved vendors that this forum and myself can vouch for that accept credit cards
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Kratom has potential, but ... 2 weeks 2 days ago #36675

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FYI … Laughing lion, on the vendor list, is able to take CC payments by having customers buy a gift certificate from a sister site and then apply that for purchase on their site. Am awaiting my order. Hope their product is legit … ;)
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Kratom has potential, but ... 2 weeks 2 days ago #36677

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good to know have not tried them yet but heard positive reviews in the forum. would not be on the approved list if they weren't. but yes we have all felt that! so u want me to trust a business I don't know to take something with no directions and nothing but warnings. we are here for ya
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Kratom has potential, but ... 2 weeks 2 days ago #36678

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There are some scary looking sites out there with K Shots and other stuff - who knows what’s what. This approved vendor list meets criteria to be listed. They do not pay a fee. These are legitimate businesses with proper high quality kratom. No magic carpet rides or fairy dust euphoria.
Good leaf used by many for vast numbers of purposes. There are a couple more vendors that accept cc if you need more choices.,,
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Kratom has potential, but ... 2 weeks 2 days ago #36679

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yes im sure theres a few more but also of places have had issues keeping credit going. gold leaf is another great vendor and they take credit over the phone. but that can be great if you have questions as well
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Kratom has potential, but ... 2 weeks 2 days ago #36697

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Welcome to ILK Mikebuild. :-h I just have Found my Favorite Vendors through Experience over time of just Trying them one by one. All the Vendors on the Approved Vendors List are all Reliable Vendors with Quality Kratom. You can't go wrong with any of them.
If anybody has any Questions about Kratom please private message me or make a Post & I will be glad to answer as soon as I can usually within 24 hours if not sooner. I'm usually on really late at night Between Midnight & 5am.
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