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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 10 months 1 week ago #43223

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I have tried literally every single vendor on the approved vendor list and I found most if not all underwhelming far as quality goes. The ones that did have fairly mediocre leaf such as Natures Cure, Inland, PDO and Re-Leaf are vastly overpriced. I’m not biased because I don’t have a horse in the race I’m just VERY picky and honest about quality and potency. If you want the absolute best quality out there try Botanical Bunny PMD 12, Mitra Man or Smiley Time Herbal. I’ve used Kratom daily for 5 years and I know quality. If you want the absolute best quality then try out any of the three I mentioned. I discovered that being a “approved” vendor of this site doesn’t necessarily mean that they have the best product. *kanye shrugs*
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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 10 months 1 week ago #43215

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hey ludi k! happy to have you here. thanks to balis comment I found this strain!

I almost always recommend in sense/ gold leaf as a starter order. good sample price and great consistent quality.

inland botanicals also has many sample options. they are well known for blends which can be overwhelming in the beginning. but their standard strains are great too.

COB is awesome. so is PDO. and kratom eye. but they are a little pricy but well worth it.

pa botanicals you can get a 'green sampler' or any other color,and see which ones work for you reasonably.

I haven't had a bag from soflo or natures cure that I didn't like yet. but they are better priced for weight. as you get closer to consideration ask us or the vendor for a discount code. almost all have them at least 10%

let us know how you are doing and navigating.
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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 10 months 1 week ago #43211

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COB Green Vietnam!! Mmmm... Inland botanicals also...
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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 10 months 2 weeks ago #42852

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I’m still scooping out of the old green Malay from ages ago! Great investment!
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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 10 months 2 weeks ago #42849

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While I don’t feel that same exact way about all of their strains, the red Borneo was great , and red Thai ... the white Thai didnt jive with me , nor did the red Bali .. but others here love NC red Bali.... so it’s the difference between individual chemistry and ofcourse the batch !!

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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 10 months 2 weeks ago #42848

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Well , I don’t know the exact status as of very recent ... but first time I got it was amazing .. then many months later a different purchase ...it was just as good .... I have three kilos on hand cause I like it that much , I don’t know if Nature’s Cure has started with smaller options to purchase yet , if you were wanting try it... buy small at first ..always a smart bet....but everytime I’ve purchased it , it’s was on point ! ,

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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 10 months 2 weeks ago #42838

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Somethingsacredgoingonhere Natures Cure still has the top green Malay? I mean their current stock? It seems its been a long time and still consistent with that one strain...impressive.
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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 10 months 2 weeks 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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Looking for high quality source recommendations. 10 months 2 weeks 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. 10 months 2 weeks 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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