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Holy Ketapang 1 year 1 month ago #39715

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Cool reviews so far - thanks for posting on these!
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Holy Ketapang 1 year 1 month ago #39714

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Gold Leaf:
I am IN LOVE with the Red Ketapang from Gold Leaf. Rob, this one REALLY hit the nail on the head man. I took about ~6g and my pain melted away, I haven't felt that relaxed in quite some time. I slept like a baby and all I can say is, I want more and this will be my new nightcap. I thought the red Thai was pretty good, but the ketapang, man........

White and Green MD mixed beautifully, but I actually got the wobbles when I took ~7g, so I backed it down to 5.5 and was clean and clear most of the day.
Gold MD - only tried it once at ~6g and didn't notice much. Once I finish my cycle though the rest, I'll get back and adjust the dosage.

Inland Botanical:
Green Horn - Was expecting it to be a little stronger than Green May, but it wasn't. It's good though and I'll fuss with dosage later.
Red Borneo - Wasn't bad at all. It was a slow creeper, but mellowed me out nicely. Not as much pain relief as I was hoping for, but again.... need to mess with dosage.
White Thai and Green may on par as usual.

About to begin my adventure with the Yellow MD and see where it puts me. Will update in another week or so once I've worked through the others. But that red ketapang so far has been the absolute clear winner for me so far. I've not found it on many sites. Max, you have any other recommendations for that strain? I don't usually order more til I work my way through everything and start running low, but I can't compliment that strain enough, gotta have it!
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Chronicles of: That new guy! 1 year 1 month ago #39261

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We have now gone to Mylar standing foil pouches on nearly everything!
Our sample packs, for now, will still be as they have been, in recloseable 3-5 mil recloseable bags.

Our special deal $89 kilos will come the same prepacked way, but we now include the 1 kilo standing pouches for the customer to use.

Everything else, all our other sizes and our regular priced items are now packed in standing Mylar foil pouches.
For now we will still use our 2x4 labels but are in the process of having new labels made.

Thank you everyone....

Our e-check is down for 24-48 hours but will be back up very soon.

Thanks for being a part of todays solution!

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HUGE ORDER = Ton of strains 1 year 1 month ago #39249

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A Whole lot of flavors!!

Firstly, I'd like to thank both vendors on the swiftness! I placed my orders Sunday night of this holiday weekend and wasn't expecting anything until tomorrow or Saturday. But much to my delight, both were in my mail tonight when I got home!

Out of frustration with trying to place an order with a vendor I've used before, I decided to order a ton of different strains from two other vendors I've had good experiences with, and I'd LOVE some feedback if you've tried any of the strains listed. I just feel like I'm missing out by not testing the waters with other strains. So, without further ado, let's dive in!!

Inland Botanicals:

Yellow MD
Green Horn
Gold MD
Whit Thai (have already used their white thai and it's part of my normal rotation)
White MD (also have tried this, but only use it when I've had no sleep)
Red Borneo (have tried a different vendor before and it was decent)
Green May (have tried and is also part of my normal rotation)
Gold Bali

Gold Leaf: Have ordered from Rob in the past and he's awesome when it comes to giving advice and making recommendations. I asked his opinion on a good sleepy red (he suggested red elephant last time)

Red Ketapang - He sent me a free sample of this to see if it tipped the scales for me. Thank you Rob!
Gold MD
White MD
Green MD

So........ as you can see, I went pretty hard and dropped some decent coin so I could beef up my toolbox for pain management, energy and mental acuity. I'd love your input if you've had any experience with these strains (even if they were from a different vendor). I'm most curious about Green Horn and the golds/yellows. I've done a whole lot of mixing strains (still do), but from what I've read, golds/yellows seem to really bring things together in one strain.

I'll be sure to give my personal reviews of each later like I usually do, but would love to get input from some of my I <3 Kratom family!

As usual, thank you all for your input, it's always appreciated :)
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Natures Cure Initial Review 1 year 3 months ago #35757

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Very Nice Reviewing WhatTheCraik.
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Natures Cure Initial Review 1 year 3 months ago #35699

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I'''mmmmmm baaaaaaaccckkkkk............

.....and poppa's got a brand new bag!

Because my arthritis has gotten worse over the last 6 months, I've began experimenting with CBD. I started with a roll on, I know.... I know.... Despite what you'd think, it actually worked better than any other type of topical ointment I've tried. I've used HotIce, Biofreeze and solampas to name a few of the top brands. The smell, look and general initial feel was very much that of Biofreeze. HOWEVER,after about 30-40 minutes,I actually noticed pain relief that I typically did NOT get from the above mentioned products. Fast forward to, um.... now!

"Natures Cure": I've slowly pulled away from White Thai unless I mix it with green. Green is still a staple, but I've decided to give reds another try. Natures cure was my choice to try the Hemp Oil Extract that is supposed to have CBD oil in it. Opted to get half a key of their Red Thai as well. They sent me some good size sample packs of their Green May and Premium Red Bali. I'll write a more comprehensive review like the others I've done, but I wanted to address a few very important facts for anyone thinking about ordering from them.

1) They are legit and pretty fast. (I ordered Sunday night and received my package today, Wednesday)
2) Prices are really good! I was spending about ~20 bucks on 100g and I only paid 10 bucks per 100g (half a kilo)
3) Quality seems pretty damn good (Granted I took ~4 grams of the Red Bali and the hemp oil extract with CBD)
4) Packaging is excellent for both the Kratom and the Oil. The oil is actually in a child proof dropper bottle. Never seen one before, but the practicality of it couldn't be more spot on. We've all had some type of liquid with a screw on cap that came loose and leaked. Enough said.

All that said, here are my initial results:
1) Pain relief - My normal pain scale after a long day at work around this time is a solid 5-6. I'm cruising at maybe a 2 right now.
2) Mental State - Very relaxed. Clean, Clear and Cognitive. I usually take xanax around 10pm EST. Haven't had the need or desire to as of yet. I might need it for sleep though. I'm not tired, not wired, but definitely not tired, groggy or nodding.
3) Found what I believe might be one of the best "night caps" - Pending wind up or wind down in the next hour (took the extract just before 9 and Red Bali about 9:30).
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Captains log: Vendor 4 - Inland Botanicals 1 year 10 months ago #30707

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Inland Botanicals: Start to Finish

In my bag:

White Thai - After advice from Max, I opted to go with the white thai over the white indo. Didn't get a "buzzing" energy boost like I have with a few other strains I've tried, but it was definitely a good/clean energy boost. I've tried both the toss and wash and capsule methods and there is a noticeable difference with toss and wash. So in the morning I put about 5g in a little container and dump it into a bottle of OJ and by the time I'm out of the shower, ready for work and leaving the house I'm wide awake and don't have a case of the yawns even on nights I get bad sleep. So if white thai is the king of energy, I've found my morning starter. Surprisingly I've not had to mix this with any green, so points for finally finding a standalone strain!

Yellow Brick Road: Slightly disappointed with this blend as I really noticed zero effect. Both toss and wash as well as caps. I've tried lowering and upping the dose and at best, just a mild mood/mind relaxer. But as well all know, everyone is different and kratom effects people differently, especially blends.

Green Malay - Another good clean mood lifter. I take this mid day once the stress starts piling on and I'm able to stay focused and not get nearly as frustrated as I would normally. So this is important to me, I need to cool, calm and collected at work and as with all good greens I've tried, it handles that for me.

My grades for Inland are:

1=Bad
3=Neutral
5=Good

Online Ordering: 4 - Still a bit hesitant about echecks, but it's becoming pretty clear that is just the nature of the business at this time. Payment does not process til they create your shipping label, so that's nice. Most charge you the moment you place the order, but Inland doesn't charge you til the order is actually processed and ready to ship.

Price: 5 - Price is pretty on par with all my recent orders and the added samples thrown in add to that value, so that's why I gave them a better rating.

Delivery Time: 4 - a tad slower than the others, but I'm pretty sure it's because they don't work Saturday or Sunday. A few of the other places work on Saturday and sometimes ship that Saturday, so that's a big plus when you're running low and wait til the last minute to order.

Packaging: 5 - As for nearly all vendors, they have a great bagging system that uses bags that stand up and reseal. Their labels are slightly better because they indicate exactly what you ordered instead of listing everything and circling what's in your bag. Excellent for those late nights or slow moving mornings when you need to get into things.

Overall satisfaction: 4.5 - Aside from the echeck and disappointment with one of my selections, this company is awesome! Gina extended great customer service and was super quick to respond to my emails. In doing so, allowed me to make a last minute change. If my next order can't compete with their white thai, I will definitely be ordering that next go around. Maybe try one of their golds as well.
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Chronicles of: That new guy! 1 year 10 months ago #30429

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In Sense Botanicals and Gold Leaf Botanicals would like to thank you for your experience!
We are glad it appears you enjoyed our products.

Just want to let everyone know we are considering some basic packing differences, in the types of bags. We are considering going to all standing pouches, more research needs to be done but we are strongly considering it.

Thanks for your details
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Chronicles of: That new guy! 1 year 10 months ago #30423

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Now that I've worked my way through all goodies, I've updated my initial post. Rather than make a new thread and reiterate all I said before, please see updated notes....
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I keep trying to make it say four point eight... but damn smiley face keeps .... well.. you know... SMILING!!!!
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