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Help with Meridian Botanicals 1 month 4 days ago #51897

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Samsara is about 20% cheaper compared to others. However, Samsara’s is 60% Honokiol and 25% Magnolol. All the Magnolia Bark I’ve found is usually 45% Honokiol and 45% Magnolol. I wonder how that changes it’s effectiveness?
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Help with Meridian Botanicals 1 month 4 days ago #51895

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Fused Flora is on vacation (until August 31)?

If you want something to compare to when shopping, see if they can beat what Samsara is offering at Amazon. I probably don't need to tell you it tastes pungent to the point of "OMG this must be powerful it has so much bite".

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Look for "Samsara Herbs Magnolia Bark Extract Powder (4oz/114g) 20:1 Concentrated Extract 60% Honokiol, 25% Magnolol", or click the link.

smile.amazon.com/Samsara-Herbs-Magnolia-Extract-Powder/dp/B01CNHJ7Y2

I've used it, and since this topic came up, I'll take some more of what's left as I'm heading to bed soon.
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Help with Meridian Botanicals 1 month 4 days ago #51894

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Michele373

I was able to determine the tracking number for my order using the USPS Informed Delivery app. The label was printed but USPS never took possession of the package. That would seem to me that Meridian never shipped it. But as of today, that tracking number has been cancelled. It definitely was for my order because it was originating from Missouri. The Meridian website still says processing but now there isn’t a track number at all. I’m contacting my bank. They took my money and never shipped my order. Not cool. It’s possible I’m mistaken. But I’ve been pretty patient waiting 3 weeks and not a single reply to 4 emails. Thanks for the other information on other vendors. I placed an order this evening.
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Help with Meridian Botanicals 1 month 4 days ago #51889

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Thanks so much for the reply michele373

I’m pretty disappointed with Meridian. It’s been 3 weeks and I haven’t received a tracking number or even a reply to any of my emails. I can understand the delays due to Covid. But the lack of replies to my email is what is most concerning. Also, that they immediately took my money without even a payment confirmation then went silent.

I happen to be an InSense customer and they really are a great vendor. Kratom is above average and the other botanicals I got were quite good. What threw me off was their Blue Lotus Extract. It was a 20:1 extract which was rather clumpy and very dark, almost black. It broke apart just fine and the quality was good. But I had recently compared it to All Natural Artisan’s Blue Lotus Extract, which was a 200:1 extract. It seemed a bit stronger than InSense’s but not 10 times stronger. The price was nearly the same. But the color was more brown like Akuamma. That definitely confused me. I would have thought there would be a big difference in price and strength between a 200:1 extract and a 20:1 extract. But there really wasn’t.

I’m also a Fused customer and agree that their kratom is really good too. I can’t seem to find decent Magnolia Bark anywhere at an affordable price. But I think I’ll try the Magnolia from Fused.

As for the Kava. I’ve drank traditional Kava for a few years. But I’ve recently discovered the Kavalactones Extract. I’ve seen it in 30% and 70%. I’ve only tried the 30% extract and really enjoy it. Where would you suggest getting some 30% or 70% Kavalactones extract? I’ve been stirring 0.75 grams to 1.5 grams into some chocolate milk and it seems really effective. Much easier than making fresh kava in a bowl of water.

Coincidentally I’m also a customer of Benni’s and PDO. Lol. I think I’ve tried 100 vendors in the last 5 years. Benni is a great dude and order from him frequently.

I’ll checkout Kratom Eye. I remember them from a while back but have never bought from them. Their prices are unusually high.

Thanks again for the reply. I’ll see if that tracking number ever gets emailed but I’m losing faith and feel like I’ve been ripped off. It’s a shame because it doesn’t take much effort to return an email just to let a customer know what’s up. They have a dizzying selection as well and is what first attracted me to them.
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Help with Meridian Botanicals 1 month 4 days ago #51888

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hey mberk!

i think they may be swamped and behind on orders, ill give them a little more give than most, ordered many times with them. they can be slow to correspond. but yes, average order before covid took at least 3 weeks.

that being said insense botanicals for phelledendron, chuchuhuasi, incarvillea, and their akuamma is awesome. and great kratom!
ILKFORME15% is our always code

magnolia and blue lotus from fused flora and a few others, i believe they have traditional kava and a few other herbs too. and great kratom! sign up for emails and rewards.

pharmacy dropout has some of the best kava. and amazing deals FOR US on kratom. if you get a kilo. split up to 4 ways.

kratom eye has great options on many herbals, even a few concentrate herbals. great stuff but a little pricy.

bennis botanicals has a few great herbal options too. great variety.

if you want instant kava, i only get it from re-leaf (llc-maine) my code for them is GRYVOIQUU8

i hope this helps. just keep watching for a tracking number!
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Help with Meridian Botanicals 1 month 5 days ago #51882

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HELP!!!!
Is Meridian Botanicals still in business? I placed an order on 7/25/2020 and I received an order confirmation shortly after. I then saw the transaction post to my checking account. So they took my money. I was able to use the USPS Informed Delivery app to determine that a label was created for my order and was to ship out of Missouri. I never got a tracking number from them. Their website says in multiple places they accept credit cards but there was no option to pay that way. But now, it’s 20 days later and I haven’t received any correspondence from Koda at Meridian. I’m pretty disappointed as I heard many good things. But this is one of the worst customer service experience I’ve ever had. The package is still showing that it’s processing on their website. For some reason the won’t reply to any of my 4 emails. After 20 days? I would have expected some sort of correspondence. I feel like they took my money and aren’t going to be shipping anything. Has anyone else had a similar problems with Meridian?

I’d also like to know if anyone can recommend another botanical vendor that carries items such as:
Phellodendron Extract powder
Magnolia extract powder
Chuchuhuasi powder
Cats claw powder
Blue Lotus Extract powder
Incarvillea Extract powder
30% Kavalactones powder

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated as I feel like this order from Meridian isn’t going to arrive and they won’t return any of my emails or refund my money. They don’t answer their phone that’s listed on a Google search either. Really disappointed as I’ve heard raving reviews.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Help with Meridian Botanicals 8 months 1 week ago #47233

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Yeah, I’ve got that YouTube bookmarked because it looks AWESOME! I can never get too much education and this powdered leaf offers infinite opportunity to learn more!

So glad you’re feeling better, Petunia! Yes, I’m definitely kept busy these days. Love and hugs to the fam damily. Looks like you’ve been expanding in numbers - sharing support! Cool!
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hey laurie!

thank you much better. had to go on antibiotics. yukky. flu then cold then URI. still a touch foggy but ill make sure im not contagious tomorrow before I visit mom.

you are too kind.

yeah haven't seen or heard of crob. hope he has what he needs.

and I hope you have what you need too! so nice to see you. hope the fur babies are loveable! check out joes you tube channel with re-leaf the best kratom show TBK show when you have time! very interesting.
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Help with Meridian Botanicals 8 months 1 week ago #47223

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Hey Laurie !

Haven’t seen anything from cbrob on a follow up ...

Hope your doing well !! Nice treat see you in these here parts B-)!!! (L)(L)(L)Much love
Life is better with kratom !
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Hope you’re feeling better, Petunia! Anyone heard if cbrob380 got an update on his order yet? Please update, thanks!
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