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TOPIC: Looking for high quality source recommendations.

Looking for high quality source recommendations. 3 weeks 3 days ago #42660

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Hello, I am new to this group. In fact I'm new to kratom. I've found great help from kratom immediately, and I'm looking to hear from this group, what are the greatest sources. I have been warned firmly that it's hard to find high quality kratom, and a lot of what's out there is garbage. Please help guide me to the tried and true high quality source(s). Be well and thanks in advance for your recommendations. I'm excited to hear back from you!
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Treat tendinitis of the knee 3 weeks 3 days ago #42670

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Have any of you ever tried Incarvillea Sinensis, Akuamma, Wild Lettuce, Cat's Claw, Corydalis or Phellodendron Bark for Pain Relief? These are all supposed to be very good for mild to moderate pain.
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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Treat tendinitis of the knee 3 weeks 2 days ago #42685

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, Ludi K!

Here’s the current list of APPROVED ILK VENDORS and the list is also accessible by scrolling at the top of the website:

ILK KRATOM VENDOR LINK: www.ilovekratom.com/kratom-vendors

More vendors are being reviewed for expanding the list soon.

So good to hear you are finding the leaf helpful!
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Treat tendinitis of the knee 3 weeks 2 days ago #42701

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Hello welcome to the forum.
Look through these links for recent reviews and discussions

www.ilovekratom.com/forum/rate-a-vendor

www.ilovekratom.com/forum/rate-a-vendor

I use-
Pa botaniclas
Insense/ Goldleaf botanicals
Laughing Lion Herbals
Inland Botanicals

Forum favorites-
Christopher's Organic Botanicals
Pharmacy Dropout LLC

Highly reviewed new adds-
Natures Cure Kratom
Tea Time Botanicals Botanicals

Not often talked about but I sampled a few from- Online Kratom - definitely quality kratom maybe a little bit pricier.
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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 3 weeks 2 days ago #42719

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Ludi I Can Highly Recommend Inland Botanicals & Re-Leaf.LLC. They are Both Fantastic Vendors.

Christopher's Organic Botanicals & Pharmacy Dropout are 2 of the Most Reliable Vendors out there as well.

You have to become a Member of Re-Leaf.LLC to make an Order I think.

All the Vendors on the Approved List are Great as well. They are all Reliable & all have Quality Kratom otherwise they would have not been Approved.
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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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 3 weeks 9 hours ago #42771

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Great! I appreciate the info. Very helpful, and thanks for the warm welcome!
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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 2 weeks 6 days ago #42785

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Though I will not recommend specific vendors and sources, I'll offer some tips to finding the best quality. First, it is important to note that every strain is different and every person is different. Alkaloid contents change from leaf to leaf and the ones that effect you most will have different effects on me. Not to mention your purpose of taking may be different than mine (i.e. if I'm seeking energy and relief from anxiety, you may need pain relief and have insomnia). In saying, quality to you will be very different than someone else.

However, what I have found from trying a lot of kratiom is talking to vendors is the most important step. Sharing them the information above will help them get you the best of their products for your needs.

Some other questions to ask:
Do you wash your product before it turns to powder? (You'd not want bird poop on your apples...)
Is the product dried outside? (this will usually determine if if other animals have access to it during the processing, remember indonesia and countries where this originates, there is no FDA and they largely don't wash kratom like other crops)
How is your products packaged? (This affects a number of things, such as the growth of mold or mildew and the presence of other parasites or insects, after all kratom is an organic material)
How is your product treated? (Much of the pre-handling doesn't matter if it is treated with UV-C and/or ozone after the fact)
How fine is the grind? (Obviously best if you're mixing it in smoothies and such for milder flavor)
Do you use fillers? (Some high alkaloid contents may need this, but most strains will not need)
What's the price? How can I pay? How fast can I get it? (Quality to some just means availability)
Have you done testing for alkaloid content, heavy metals, or micro-organisms? (this comes at a significant price, but could lead to a much safer product)

So again, quality can mean a lot of things, you just need to decide what is most valuable to you. Example, I like tasty corn and like helping neighbors, I may buy at a farmers market rather than a store, paying a bit more but feeling good about myself. I wouldn't ask the farmer for testing as I don't for much else I eat, so I would consider his corn quality.

An additional consideration is tolerance. You may burn yourself out on one "quality" strain and have to use another for awhile that has similar/equal effects.

I'd recommend trying a lot to determine what is best for you, and when you find it, continuing to use or rotate while trying other strains as to keep that strain great for you.
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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 2 weeks 6 days ago #42787

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If you want to save money, time, and frustration just go with Benni's Botanicals.
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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 2 weeks 6 days ago #42792

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I have been trying lots of new ( new to me) vendors out lately ...

As Always the ILk approves list is a solid option
The new ones ( and notbILK approved.. yet ..) that I’m very happy with are : ( and like fused Flora says .. talk tocthebvendor about what your looking for in Kratom strains ....)

Soflo
Benni’s
Fused Flora
Restore ( have to contact him through Discord / or email)
Your leaf Your Life
Otie’s

I’ve been in love with Nature’s Cure green Malay for a while

Ask there’s Treasure House ... their modern green and white MD are always solid

Bow Key ..... ( non approved ) ILOVEBKB FOR 40% first purchase

Between the approved vendors listed and the ones not or not yet approved ... MANY GREAT OPTIONS to choose from and hard to wrong with
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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 2 weeks 6 days ago #42797

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The vendor landscape of choices is growing as legality becomes more stable. Most of the above mentioned vendors are at some point of the ILK review process and I expect many to be added soon to the ILK Approved List. If you have concerns about choosing a particular vendor, definitely refer to this post and or JUST ASK on this forum BEFORE ‘pulling the trigger’ on an order.

The list of vendors that are not recommended is becoming much shorter. Totally cool. It’s generally a lot safer out there as vendors are adapting to the cGMP standards.

There are risks associated with buying directly from Indonesia, but there are also good vendors over there. Remember their prices are lower because they do zero safety features prior to shipping and you have no assurance of quality or even getting the product advertised. There is no oversight or expectation of safety until your US based vendor gets it tested, and processed into trackable batches (handy for salmonella recalls, for example).

ILK vendors are already preapproved by industry leaders and they agree to put customer service first and they have privacy, safety and return policies you won’t get shopping directly from overseas. ILK is not for profit and does not charge vendors for listings.
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