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Superior Red Dragon Kratom Capsule Reviews, Effects and Experiences

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Superior Red Dragon is a Kratom leaf strain sold by Kratom Therapy that is said to be relaxing, euphoric and sedating. It is available in capsules and powder from online vendors and may even be carried by some local retailers and headshops. Reviews of Red Dragon Kratom are largely mixed with some saying this is simply an expensive version of Red Thai powder with a flashy name for marketing purposes. We have some concerns regarding Kratom Therapy’s promotion of this strain which they claim is “not only the most popular, but is also currently the most sought after strain on the market.” While it has received high scores from some users in terms of potency, this claim is demonstrably false and induces skepticism about the marketing of this product.

What is Red Dragon Kratom?

Kratom Therapy bills its Red Dragon capsules and powder as coming from a private deep jungle plantation that is exclusive to them. They do not provide any other information about where this strain is grown or the harvesting techniques used. According to reviews posted on some of the popular online Kratom forums, the strain likely comes from Thailand and its effects closely mirror those one would expect from a Red Vein Thai leaf. There are some who suggest that there is no difference between Red Dragon and Red Thai save for the brand name.

The effects are described as stimulating while providing a sharpened sense of focus and concentration. It is also said to numb feelings of pain and discomfort while allowing you to still function at high level. At larger doses, the typical Kratom euphoria and “relaxed buzz” will begin to kick in and you will feel all of your worries float away and be replaced by positive thoughts.


Kratom Therapy states that this product is effective at a dosage of 2 grams which would certainly make it one of the strongest non-extract powders on the market. Even the very high strength Maeng Da powder requires a dosage of 3 grams for the full scope of effects to be observed. Some users do seem to support this claim with one reviewer stating, “The Red Dragon rivals some extracts I’ve had — and its only a couple dollars more than the Borneo Red.” However, in one online experience log, a user wrote that he still felt nothing after taking 6 grams of this herb so you should be aware that your results may be different.

Prices & Vendors

You can purchase Superiod Red Dragon capsules and powder directly from Kratom Therapy or from a number of third party stores such as Kratom-K, Super Fun Cave, Save On Kratom and Kratom Caps. Prices tend to be best when purchasing directly from the supplier, though other sellers may at times have sales on offer. A 1 ounce or 28 gram package of powder costs $16 and a bottle of 50 capsules with 600 mg each costs $21. You can also purchase an XL size bottle of 1200 mg capsules for $24. On average, this makes Red Dragon more expensive per ounce than other powders such as Red Thai, Red Bali or Premium Indo. That being said, if you are able to use half the effective dosage to achieve your desired results, then there could be some cost sabings available.

User Reviews of Red Dragon

Below is a selection of some of the reviews we have found for this product online. User reviews on this product are mixed at best with some calling it “notoriously bad Kratom” and others saying it “is definitely deserving of praise.” It is hard to judge the authenticity of many of these reviews. For example, one user on Reddit who wrote, “Their Superior Red Dragon is some of the best [Kratom} I’ve ever had,” appears to have been deleted as a fake member. We have tried to select reviews only from legitimate sources and trusted members on various forums across the web.

“The Red Dragon Capsules didn’t really pan out for me. I just ordered a sampler pack from what seems to be a much more reputable website and I am looking forward to receiving it.”

“I enjoyed using this strain quite a bit. I can understand why people have chosen it as a favorite.”

“I ordered the red dragon caps from KT, shipping was fast but the kratom was BUNK!!!”’

“I ordered from KT a couple of months back and got the Red Dragon … not a single one did anything for me except upset my stomach. There was no effect at all to any of them. It was like I was just ingesting some shredded leaf with no alkaloid contain at all.”

“The red dragon was was in a league of its own giving me a sense of exhilaration and comfort simultaneously”

“Just got my red dragon from solle solutions I must say it is very good.”

“I have to say, I wasn’t too impressed with the Red Dragon but it seems to otherwise gets some pretty good reviews. Maybe a bad batch.”

Red & Green Riau Kratom Effects, Review & Buying Online

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Riau Kratom is a newly commercialized strain of Mitragyna Speciosa leaf carried by a small number of online vendors. This strain comes from the Riau province of Indonesia, on the Southeastern coast of the island of Sumatra. While previously obscure or sold under the generic name of “Sumatra Kratom”, we are now starting to hear more about this strain as users show increasing interest in trying rare products from off the beaten path. Both Red and Green Riau Kratom leaves have some interesting properties that make them a worthwhile experience for any of the adventuresome readers of this site.

Riau Kratom Information

According to BikHuk – one of the largest wholesale suppliers of Riau Kratom powders – this strain, is harvested from wild grown trees in the primary and secondary rain forest of the Riau area. The powder of the dried leaves is the result of our advanced harvest, drying and processing techniques.” The ideal climate of Riau produces a Mitragyna Speciosa tree that has broad commonalities with both the Sumatra and the Borneo regions of Indonesia. Many of the effects of this strain are closely related to other Indonesian strains, but with a unique flair that is discernable to experienced users. This strain is also much sweeter in smell which is why it is often sought out by individuals who find Kratom to be overwhelmingly unpleasant to taste.

Red Vein Riau
Like other Red Veined Kratom Strains, Red Riau is relaxing in nature and effective as an anxiolytic and analgesic. This Indonesian leaf is said to be less intense than some of its closest rivals such as Red Bali or Red Thai, but it still offers a host of benefits as a muscle relaxant, a mood enhancer and natural anti-anxiety treatment. It shares much in common with the widely available Red Veined Sumatra powder and is equally euphoric, though reviews suggest it is more calming. User reviews characterize it as a mellow strain with pleasant effects on both the mind and body. Riau Kratom has also earned the distinction of being more pleasant and less bitter to the taste buds which makes it better for consuming it raw or preparing herbal teas.

Green Vein Riau
At the other end of the spectrum is Green Vein Riau Kratom which is marked by having a greenish colored central vein as opposed to a reddish one. This coloration means that there are different alkaloid concentrations within the leaves which can produce moderately different effects. In general, Kratom leaves with a green central vein are more energizing and stimulating especially when used at smaller doses. They may have a “headier” experience which is more mental as opposed to physical and can be accompanied by deep focus and motivation.

Compared to other green strains, Riau powder is said to have a shorter lasting set effects and to be more relaxing and euphoric in character. Some users will shy away from Green Veined Kratom strains such as Super Green Malay if they suffer from General Anxiety Disorder or insomnia due to the potential for over-stimulation. For those individuals, Green Riau is a welcome option as it is less edgy and more sedating than your typical green veined leaf. According to reviews, it manages to keep a balance between making you more alert while also promoting a sense of centered self and concentration. One reviewer commented that it was “like a warm blanket of mellow euphoria and sedation.” Another cited that it produced an “energizing and clarifying” effect on the mind.

Update: You can now get Riau Kratom from Kratom-K.com for $15.95 for 28 grams. They sell red, green and white Riau powder as well as capsules online. This is a trusted vendor with a good reputation and they also offer free shipping on all orders over $75.

At present, a relatively small number of established vendors carry the Red and Green Vein Riau Kratom leaves due to the fact that it remains less popular than related Sumatran or Borneo strains. However, as more consumers share their positive experiences with these leaves, we expect that more companies will begin stocking them. For now, smaller websites such as Green Leaf Kratom, Kratom Collection, and Deep Jungle Kratom are three of the sources you can purchase it from. We have concerns about some of these vendors which is why we choose to not link to them here, but if a more reliable source for Riau becomes available we will update this post to reflect that information in the future.

BikHuk Kratom Reviews – Concerns & Complaints Regarding Customs

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BikHuk is one of the largest wholesalers for Kratom leaves and powders for sale today. Depending on where you have ordered this herbal product in the past, you may have already sampled some BikHuk Kratom from a reseller without even known it. Based out of Jakarta, Indonesia, this supplier is well-situated to seek out the highest quality Kratom growers and to purchase leaves from several famed regions. They tout “skilled harvesting and drying techniques” as well as access to the freshest leaves from the best trees to deliver a potent product with high alkaloid content. In this review of BikHuk, we will look at the strains that they offer, how to order online and share some consumer testimonials.

Strains Offered

BikHuk specializes in Indonesian Kratom strains which makes sense given its geographic location. They sell a range of the most popular leaves such as the relaxing Borneo Red Vein, the stimulating Sumatra White Vein and the euphoric Green Malay strain. You will also find a Premium Red Thai Kratom powder, a Stem and Vein powder and an Extra Radical Indo Kratom Extract offered for sale. They also supply both Red and Green Riau strains which is a lesser-known leaf that comes from the Riau province of Indonesia. Another product they offer is an “All In One” pack with 8 different strains of Kratom powder to allow the newer user to sample a few different experiences at once.

Recently, there have been some comments in online forums complaining about lower quality of Kratom powders sourced from BikHuk. Some vendors have decided to stop carrying their products due to the perceived drop in quality. While they do have some devout fans and have collected many positive reviews over the years, the consensus seems to be that other vendors are better if you are looking for the highest possible quality product.

Ordering from BikHuk

Most consumers will find it impractical to order directly from BikHuk International Trading Company due to the high minimum purchase requirements they set. After all, this company primarily deals with business-to-business sales and they are not set up to be direct retailers. For most of their products, the minimum quantity for sale is 800 grams or 28 ounces. If you are using Kratom in responsible amounts and taking frequent breaks to prevent tolerance, this amounts to buying a year’s supply of a single strain at a time. At this point, there would be concerns as to the perishability of the product.

Some individuals may decide to purchase directly from PT BikHuk if they are able to split their order with friends. This would allow you to capitalize on the cheaper bulk pricing without having some of your own supply lose potency or deteriorate in quality by the time you are able to use it. However, one of the hurdles which BikHuk themselves acknowledge on their website is that delivery times can be long and customs officials will sometimes delay or deny their packages from crossing the border. There are unfortunately many stories of packages being seized and destroyed by customs – sometimes with no justification offered as to why they would destroy a legal product in the intended country of destination.

For this reason, BikHuk will not ship orders to customers who live in Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Denmark, New Zealand, Romania, Poland and Ireland. They also will not ship orders to the following US states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Idaho, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah or Washington. Their website states that current legal issues prevent them from being able to deliver products to these locations due to the fact that they are shipped out of Indonesia.

Purchasing from Resellers

Depending on where you live, it will likely make more sense to place an order through a domestic BikHuk reseller. You should ideally try to find one that is based in your country. In the United States, DeepJungleKratom, Shamannation and Kratom Wellness all carry these products. In the UK, you can order from KratomSupply or Natural Chemistry. And in Canada, the company Galactic Kratom stocks all of its strains from BikHuk. While some of these vendors are well-regarded, others have collected a fair number of negative reviews and should be avoided. You should not be afraid to shop around between different companies to compare on price, selection reviews and shipping policies.

Kratom in Atlanta and Georgia – Legal Status and Purchasing Info

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Kratom use for treating anxiety, pain, depression and opiate withdrawal is on the rise all across American, but so is the pressure to make this medicinal herb illegal. This legal battle may soon be coming to the state of Georgia which finds itself geographically surrounded by other states that have written recent laws preventing its sale. With a high number of users of Kratom located in Atlanta – as well as one of the largest vendors The Kratom Company – it is perhaps the next most important battleground for the fight to keep Kratom legal. What is the law at present and where can you buy Kratom in Atlanta or Georgia as of 2014?

Kratom Primer

Kratom is a Southeast Asian herb that is cultivated from the Mitragyna Speciosa tree. When consumed, the leaves of this tree result in enhanced mental focus, improved mood, and a powerful sensation of relaxation and well-being. Users also explain that it helps them reduce pain symptoms without relying on side effect-prone pharmaceutical drugs and it can even be used to aid in recovery from drug addiction. Individuals will take this herb as a sleep aid, to decrease nervousness in social settings and as a way to alleviate depressive episodes.

Is Kratom Legal in Georgia?
Kratom is currently legal in Georgia and there are no restrictions on how it can be sold, packaged, marketed or distributed. Unlike certain other states, the alkaloids in Kratom have not been deemed to be controlled substances. At present, there are no laws or pending bills on the books that threaten the legal status of this plant in the state. However the neighboring state Tennessee has already banned it and so has Sarasota County in Florida. It seems that there is rising legislative pressure to respond in kind in the state of Georgia.

The desire to regulate and restrict access to Kratom leaf is driven out of a misunderstanding and mischaracterization of how this herb is being used. The media continues to portray it as a “dangerous legal high” and is pointing to is as the legal version of opiate drugs like Heroine and Morphine. This comparison is not well-founded – both on the basis of the science regarding how it affects humans and in terms of how the average user takes it. While a small majority of individuals may be interested in abusing Kratom as a legal high, most Georgians who take it see it as a vital component of enhancing both physical and mental health.

Where to Purchase Kratom in Atlanta & Georgia

Kratom is still not widely available in retail stores in the state of Georgia, though there are some local shops that will carry it in Atlanta. The difficulty is that these shops may not do large volume of sales in Kratom and therefore may not always have it in stock. One of the largest vendors of Kratom – The Kratom Company or TKC Botanicals – is actually based out of Atlanta and they used to be a reliable source both for in-person and online order. However, this company now no longer stocks Kratom despite their name. It is unclear whether this change was made due to pressure from local law authorities, though no other explanation has been provided.

Residents of Georgia and Atlanta will likely have to order online if they want to get a consistent supply of Kratom to use. While this does mean you may have to wait a few days to receive the product, an advantage is that prices are usually much cheaper online compared to local head shops. You will also find that you have greater selection if you purchase it online and have it shipped to your doorstep. One vendor we recommend is Arena Ethnobotanicals which carries a full line of most major strains as well as a number of Kratom extract products. Their prices are quite reasonable as well and you can purchase some powders for as low as $12.99 per ounce.

Deep Jungle Kratom Review – Can you Trust this Company?

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Deep Jungle Kratom is a long-standing vendor that claims to have the lowest prices on bulk Kratom powders. But how does this claim stand up in the ultra-competitive online marketplace? Though their prices are on the lower end of the spectrum, some vendors do have better prices. In addition to this, their selection is not as high as several other vendors and they do not accept payment by credit card or other online payment methods. They do have positive ratings from many of their customers, but until they offer a better ordering process, it seems like they will not be able to compete with the larger retailers.

Deep Jungle Kratom Review

Deep Jungle carries a selection of several popular Kratom powder strains including Green Malay, Borneo (or Bali) Red Vein, Sumatra Red Vein, Sumatra Green Vein and Sumatra White Vein. They also have Red and Green Riau Kratom in stock which is a lesser-known strain from the Southwestern region of the island of Sumatra. Riau leaf is said to possess a blend of the uplifting qualities of the Sumatra strain and the sedating effects of Borneo leaves. This strain is also purported to have a more pleasant smell and taste over

Though this selection gives a good sampling of red, white and green strains of Kratom, they are missing some of the popular names favored by experienced users. For example, they do not carry any Thai Kratom, nor do they have Maeng Da or Ultra Enhanced Indo powder. They also do not sell any extracts, resins, tinctures or capsules which today are truly must-have items for most stores to carry. That being said, if you are only interested in using the powdered Kratom products then the lack of these other options may not concern you.


What about the assertion that they sell Kratom at the lowest price? The first thing to keep in mind is that the minimum order from Deep Jungle Kratom is 114 grams or 4 ounces. This is much larger than other retailers which is why new users might not be as keen to order from them. All of their strains are priced at $40 for 114 grams which is low, but you can in fact buy it at cheaper prices from better established vendors. For example, Arena Ethnobotanicals sells 4 ounces (equivalent to 114 grams) of their Premium Bali powder for $39.99 and they sell 4 ounces of Premium Indonesian Kratom for $35.99.

Criticism about Payment Methods

The greatest concern with Deep Jungle Kratom is that their order process is quite convoluted. They do not have a traditional e-commerce store and you cannot order by credit card or PayPal. Instead, you have to e-mail them to place your order and then wait for them to send you an invoice. You will them have to mail them a money order or a cashier’s check in order to make payment. Only once this is received by the company will they then ship your order.

As you can imagine, this does add some delay time into the ordering process. It means that it may take an extra week for your Kratom leaves or powders to make it to your doorstep over traditional vendors who do accept credit card payments. This is also not a particularly secure way of ordering online as you will have no recourse in the event you do not receive what you have ordered. Furthermore, some customers have complained that Deep Jungle does not reply to order e-mails promptly. One reviewer said they ultimately decided to take their business elsewhere due to the slow response.

While Deep Jungle Kratom does receive high marks for quality and price, the inconvenient method of ordering makes it hard to recommend this vendor. There are other companies you can look to that will provide the same quality at the same price and allow you to order by credit card. If you are interested in trying Red or Green Riau Kratom, then this would be the best place to buy it. But for other strains, we would recommend Arena Ethnobotanicals or Bouncing Bear Botanicals as two trusted vendors that supply high quality Kratom at fair prices.

Kratom Half Life & Duration of Effects By Strain

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Figuring out the kratom half life & duration of effects is an important part of any herbal remedy routine. Learning about what to expect from your kratom session will help you get the most out of it. How long does kratom last in the body? Even though kratom has been used as a very popular folk medicine for as many as thousands of years, we still don’t know everything about how it works. However, as use becomes more widespread in the modern era, new research is helping us understand exactly how the leaves of the famous Mitragyna Speciosa tree interact with our bodies. Here are the facts we have about how long the compounds within kratom stay active, and how that reflects upon the effects we feel when using them.

Half-Life of Kratom Alkaloids In The Body

Kratom leaves are rich in a naturally occurring set of compounds called alkaloids. These plant-based substances bind to the receptors in our cells when we ingest them, leading to powerful mind and body effects. When we talk about the kratom half life of effects, we’re really looking at how long these alkaloids stay active in the body.

The main alkaloid that we know about in kratom, mitragynine, is known to have a half-life of about 3.5 hours. The other prominent alkaloid that is often the focus of new research into kratom’s psychoactive effects, 7-hydroxy-mitragynine, has a half-life of 2.5 hours. That means the average plant stays active within the body for at least 5-7 hours. There are, however, a long list of supporting alkaloids that also play into the overall half life of kratom.

Other compounds, including 9-hydroxycorynantheidine, 7-ethanoylmitragynine, mitraphyline, corynantheidine, have both longer and shorter half-lives than the “star” alkaloids, some of which can be felt and some of which are not apparent to the user. While the subjective effects of kratom seem to last around 4-5 hours, the health benefits that are occurring behind the scenes, also known as the anti-adrenergic effects, could be lasting for as long as 10 hours or more.

Longest Kratom Duration of Effects By Strain
For the more casual kratom enthusiast, a list of alkaloid names is not as useful as the more practical terms we often find on product packaging. The key to predicting the duration of its effects is understanding the main strains of product. The color of the original plant’s leaves themselves tell us all we need to know.

Red strains – The varieties are well known as the most relaxing and sedative of all kratom strains. Effects tend to have a slower-paced onset and last longer. Most red vein sessions are said to last in the neighborhood of 5 hours, though times of as long as 10 hours have been reported.

White Strains – White vein kratom is the most high energy option. Effects are noted to come on quickly and intensely, delivering powerfully energetic effects. However, the trade-off for that intensity is often a slightly shorter duration of effects, in the 3-5 hour range. This shorter timeline is sometimes preferable for people who only have a portion of a day to devote to the experience.

Green Strains – These are among the most powerful. Effects are strong, high energy, and also long lasting. When dosed properly, some variants, like the famously strong Maeng Da, have been known to last for 8 hours of more.

Even when you aren’t consciously aware of kratom’s effects in the body, it is still at work for hours behind the scenes, delivering health benefits that are serving you in subtle and long term ways, like lowering blood pressure, or fighting free radical cell damage.
Do Extracts Have A Longer Kratom Half Life?

An extract is a highly concentrated form of kratom leaves that have been boiled down into a dense resin and then crushed. These special powders are known to be extremely potent in small doses. Taken on their own, they seem to provide kratom experiences for the user that are very intense but not particularly longer in duration than normal powders.

However, products known as “Enhanced” – which are a blend of extract plus traditional kratom powder, have been reported to be the longest lasting of all. These enhanced powders, like this Ultra Enhanced Indo are so super-charged that users have frequently experienced effects that lasted up to 10 hours.

If you’re looking to extend Kratom’s half life in your own routine, be sure to follow dosage guidelines and avoid building tolerances. You can do this by alternating the types of products you use frequently, and not taking kratom capsules more than a couple times a week. Everyone’s body chemistry is different, so experiment with strains, as well as with other factors like time of day, diet, etc. Over time, you’ll figure out which combinations provide the longest and most enjoyable experience for you.

Bouncing Bear Botanicals Review – Selection of Kratom and Ethnobotanicals

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A standout among online kratom stores, Bouncing Bear Botanicals is known as the place to go for the most diverse selection of herbal remedy products on the web. In addition to the great lineup of classic kratom strains, Bouncing Bear Botanicals also offers connoisseur grade rarities that don’t show up outside of Asia very often. For this reason, they get very high marks from users and review sites alike. Excellent price deals and a strong track record of product quality reliability also earn the company kudos. Here are some of the main points that make this Kratom vendor recommendation-worthy.

A High End Specialty Kratom Selection

The most important criteria when searching for a kratom supplier is obviously selection. And it’s in this department that Bouncing Bear Botanicals really shines. While you may find some of the “greatest hits” of kratom sold in various outlets, only a specialty vendor like Bouncing Bear offers some of these highly unique strains, preparations and blends.

Browse the full product line and you’ll see what we mean. There are plenty of classic favorites, like Maeng Da, Indo, and Bali strains. But you’ll also find a rare Borneo Blend which synthesizes the best of multiple strains. There is also a highly prized mitragynine-only 10% extract, the very rare Sakae Naa Kratom substitute, and even live kratom plants for sale.

Then click over to the main ethnobotanical selection and prepare to be blown away by dozens of rare herbal remedies, seeds, and plants. Items you may have only read about in herbal journals like Yohimbe, Sacred Lotus, and Mandrake are suddenly available for easy purchase. This is an incredible resource for anyone who’s interested in exploring rare plants and herbal medicinals.

Bouncing Bear Botanicals – Part of the New Breed of U.S. Based Kratom Vendors

Not that long ago, if you wanted to order kratom you’d have to track down selles from abroad and simply hope that they would deliver the products they advertised safely and truthfully. It was not uncommon at that time to have to wait months while packages went through customs, if they got through at all, only to find that your order was incorrect, or worse yet, fraudulent. No one wants to take those chances, especially when dealing with health remedies.

Now, a handful of vendors like Bouncing Bear are based in the U.S. This is an excellent development for kratom enthusiasts, because it adds a new level of security and confidence for all purchases. Here are some of the benefits of a U.S. vendor:

  • Legality – Based in Lawrence, Kansas, this vendor is in full compliance with current U.S. laws and ships 100 percent legal products.
  • Security – An excellent privacy policy is complemented by secure credit card checkout and discrete shipments.
  • Speed – With no international customs to worry about, orders from Bouncing Bear are often shipped same day.
  • Guarantees – There’s nothing more American than a money back guarantee. This is the ultimate symbol of trust with any online vendor.

Bouncing Bear Botanicals Now Offers Bulk Pricing Deals

Of course, every vendor review begins and ends with a discussion of price. There is no way we would recommend Bouncing Bear Botanicals if it hadn’t proven to offer some of the lowest prices in the business. Product for product, gram for gram, you won’t find prices this low for such high quality kratom anywhere on the web.

Classic strains like Green Malay are retailing for only $15 for 28 grams. That comes out to just over a dollar a dose if you buy Kratom powder. But here’s the real news story – for the same high quality product, you can get 1000 grams for $300 bucks. That comes out to around 75 – 90 cents a dose. Now, not everyone wants to stock up on so much kratom at once. But this is an example of the kinds of deals one can find on this site when you purchase in larger quantities. Even buying an extra month’s worth of bulk kratom product can end up saving you around 30 percent in some cases. These cheap Kratom deals are too good not to recommend.

With an excellent and unique selection, guaranteed security and satisfaction, and crazy good deals, Bouncing Bear Botanicals is sitting at the top of our lists of great online vendors. Compare them with other vendors and see if you agree.

Arena Ethnobotanicals Reviews – The Top Rated Kratom Vendor

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Once again, Arena Ethnobotanicals has come out on top of an analysis of all of the best online kratom shops. We’ve come a long way from the days when consumers had to take a leap of faith when ordering kratom through the mail. Now, the global online marketplace has opened up all new opportunities for choice and convenience for anyone curious to try this popular herbal supplement. But which site is the best of the best? Even among the elite names, Arena Ethnobotanicals continues to stand out in comparisons of quality, pricing, and user reviews. Let’s have a look at what it takes to earn such high esteem in the kratom community.

Selection of the Most Popular Kratom Strains

When most people try kratom for the first time, they typically follow what’s most popular online when choosing a strain. Arena Ethnobotanicals offers all of these classic plants in either powder or crushed leaf form. Names like Maeng Da, Bali, and Indo are the most talked about, go-to strains, with the most reliable effects. Consumers who buy these strains regularly are looking for predictably great results every time. Among Arena customers, we’ve never heard of such as thing as a “weak batch.” These products are indeed the gold standard for their famous strains. So, if you have read about how strong Maeng Da is and want to know what all the fuss is about, or heard that Bali is the most relaxing of all strains and want to find out for yourself, rest assured that Arena will provide authentic, highly potent examples.

Superb Capsule Selection: The other product category where ArenaEthnobotanicals.com really excels is the capsule. This new way of taking kratom cuts out the mess and measuring, and makes using kratom on-the-go easier than ever. Some top vendors offer 1 or 2 capsule selections, but Arena Ethnobotanicals carries at least 5 distinct capsule strains, including an extract. This is hands down the best kratom capsule selection of any online vendor. You’ll even find the rare treat of pure Mitragyna Javanica capsules.

Has kratom got you interested in exploring other botanical remedies? It’s fun to read about more exotic herbal remedies online, but until recently, it’s been very hard to acquire many special and rare herbal supplements and seeds. Arena also has a comprehensive selection of these specialty herbs, such as:

  • Kava Kava
  • Maca Powder
  • Hawaiian Baby Woodrose
  • Wild Dagga
  • Damiana

Price Review – Arena Ethnobotanicals Wins Again

You don’t get to the top without being a price leader. In fact, excellent Kratom pricing is on par with product quality in any substantive analysis of an online vendor. Arena Ethnobotanicals offers incredibly competitive pricing on both loose powders and capsule-form kratom. Sold by the ounce, you’ll find deals that bring the average per dose cost down to about a dollar or two. Compare that to any other herbal remedy or pharmaceutical medicine. Arena sweetens the deal by upping the savings with larger orders – this is just smart business, for them and for users. In today’s crowded market, vendors simply have to offer bare bones pricing to stay on top.

  • Bulk deals – Simply add an extra few ounces to an order to save up to 30 percent or more.
  • Wholesale accounts available – If you run an herbal shop, it appears that Arena will set up a wholesaler account for you, with corresponding sweet wholesale rates on larger orders.
  • There are even some rare Arena Ethnobotanicals coupons offered at certain times in the year.

Security and Trust

When it comes to purchasing online, no one wants to get burned. That’s why you have to do your homework and only order from sites that have an excellent record and fantastic security protections.

Arena meets all of our criteria for a safe and trustworthy site. In addition to easily accessible customer service, a clear privacy policy, and a U.S. office, we are most impressed with the money back guarantee.

Guarantee – If the product doesn’t live up to your expectations, you can get your money refunded. This is not just a financial guarantee, but a trust guarantee. You never have to be nervous about making a purchase again. How could you ever shop with a vendor who didn’t offer you this most basic protection?

User Reviews For Arena Ethnobotanicals

What do the users say about Arena? The reviews from actual customers are simply outstanding. From a snapshot of testimonials spread across public message boards around the web, a clear picture emerges about the quality of this site, which is routinely championed in the following areas:

Fastest shipping. In some cases, same day shipping means that customers have gotten orders at their door within a few days, not weeks. Wow.

Best customer service. Take advantage of the wisdom of real, human operators that answer questions big and small about all of the products. Or, simply write an email. Unlike other faceless sites that send back automated replies if they reply at all, Arena can be counted upon to personally help every customer get the info they need.

Outstanding, reliable quality. Users rate Arena’s quality as predictably “awesome,” on kratom, salvia and other herbal products. Order are well known to arrive as described, and deliver potent effects. The quality of this all-natural product line has been confirmed by users worldwide over thousands upon thousands of orders. What more could you ask for?

Browse the Arena Ethnobotanicals site and draw your own conclusions about their selection, quality, pricing, and trustworthiness. Then, once you’ve received your order and tried their authentic kratom for yourself, be sure to add your own opinion online to the ongoing community discussion of great vendors.

Kratom Black Label Capsules and 60x Extract Review

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Kratom Black Label capsules are the latest in a near epidemic of trendy new brands of the ancient herbal remedy. Passing through the shelves of an herbal head shop or browsing some of the hastily thrown together online vendors who sell this product, the uninformed consumer might not even realize that kratom has been used medicinally by humans for thousands of years. 60x Black Label Kratom and similarly packaged products treat the plant-based supplement like it was candy for children, or worse yet, a “legal high.” As we will see in this review, such packaging is often misleading, and misses the point entirely of kratom’s incredible, authentic healing and mood-lifting power.

What are Kratom Black Label Capsules Made Of?

The most important question to ask of any of these re-branded products is, what is it made of? Real kratom is made exclusively from the leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree of Southeast Asia. It is not refined nor cut with chemicals. Can Kratom Black Label say the same? We’re not exactly sure what it’s saying, because no detailed information about how it is made or what it is made of is given. We are simply told in generic text by vendor after vendor that it’s somewhat strong. In other words, “trust us.”

Some sites claim this is a 40x or 50x extract while others say it is actually a 60x extract, distilled from natural kratom leaves. We don’t know what region or strain, so effects cannot be predicted. Is it supposedly 60 times as stimulating or 60 times as relaxing? No one should have to roll the dice and take that chance.

In fact, it’s probably not 60 times anything. Real kratom extract powders are made by boiling down large amounts of leaves into a dense resin which is then crushed. But the laws of physics have imposed a few limits here – 15-20x strength is literally the height of what is physically possible in a full spectrum extract. More than that is 100 percent hype. This may sound familiar to anyone who uses sunscreen – recently it was revealed by several environmental watchdog groups that no more than a 30SPF was even physically possible – so all those 100SPF drugstore brands were pure hype. Well, it’s the same situation with a supposed Black Label 60x or 40x extract – it’s just not possible.

Kratom Black Label Capsules Pricing

Whether or not it is as strong as they say, one thing is clear – Kratom Black Label powders and other products are very expensive. Though prices vary across different vendors, the average price seems to hover around $50 for 7 grams. We can compare this number to other extracts, but once again, as exact strength is not given by either the original manufacturer or the middleman vendors, it’s actually impossible to make a totally fair comparison.

Here is a well-known 15x Extract product from established vendor Arena Ethnobotanicals which offers 12 grams for $35. That’s less than half the price, gram for gram. So the next logical question is, is Kratom Black Label worth the extra money? Let’s ask the users who know best.

User Reviews

There have been many first hand user reviews posted for this product. The faithful and curious kratom community has once again taken a risk on a new product and tried it out, sharing their findings with their global online group of peers. This is an invaluable service which is, comically enough, far more than what the actual manufacturer or vendors provide. One must ask, do they have something to hide? The users suggest that maybe they do.

Most people who experimented with Black Label Kratom products found it to produce “dreamy” and “euphoric” sensations somewhat quickly, but not very intensely. While not unpleasant, these feeling didn’t seem to last very long for anyone who used the product, fading away before even an hour had passed.

Here’s where we get to the problem of deceptive marketing. When users buy a product expecting 40 times the strength of conventional products, you can bet they’re heading for some major disappointment. No kratom FST or extract exists that is 40 times the strength of standard kratom, and we probably wouldn’t like it if it did. As has been shown across all products, too high of a dose creates an overly sedative quality that can be so strong that the user truly does not get to enjoy the experience of kratom’s benefits at all. We must remember that the goal of kratom use is a comprehensive list of body and mind benefits – not to try to crank up the dosage so high that nothing at all is felt. This approach is a great disservice to the millions of people who use kratom as it was intended – medicinally, and to make pain and stress more manageable.

Users who sincerely wanted the Kratom Black Label product to live up to the hype had to take excessively high doses, leading to some temporary but unpleasant side effects. When the effects wore off a few hours later, the users polled all said they wouldn’t be using this product again.

Kratom Black Label Review

Once again, we are seeing a branded kratom product with hyped, exaggerated efficacy claims, without the real product information to back it up. Users were less than impressed with the short-lived effects, and no one liked the price, at nearly double the cost of proven extracts of intense concentration. For these reasons, Kratom Black Label unfortunately gets very low marks. Consumers would be far better served by seeking out quality extract powders like the one mentioned above.

Final grade: C+

Organic Kratom Capsules & Powder Reviews

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Organic Kratom is one of the new breed of online vendors who have flooded the market since kratom started gaining popularity in the last few years. They boast a well-designed, colorful website, full of quality information about their products. This includes background on the strains, dosage recommendations, and descriptions of effects. It is not completely clear where this company is based or how long it has been in business – for now we just know they hired a great web designer! Is that enough reason to recommend their products? Read on to find out more in this Organic Kratom Review.


First of all, Organic Kratom only carries kratom and does not stock any other ethnobotanical remedies. Right away, this sends up a red flag. As kratom use has gotten more popular in the last few years, literally dozens of fly-by-night websites have arisen to cash in on the craze. Such sites may have little or no history with and knowledge of the effects of kratom. They may in fact just be some sort of shipping middleman who brokered a deal with a larger supplier and figured out a way to get a little more profit off of the product before it reaches consumers.

We don’t know if this store falls into this category. But sites which carry full lines of ethnobotanical remedies from all around the world in addition to kratom, like the excellent Bouncing Bear Botanicals, are generally run by people who know quite a bit about herbal medicinals. You want this kind of knowledge backing up every product.

That being said, the products that Kratom Organic Powder does offer seem to be of good quality, and cover the usual range of strains from at least Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. However, their powders are only offered from Thai and Malay sources. The rest can be found only in capsules and extracts.

The descriptions of each product indicate a good overall knowledge of what the plant is supposed to do, although there does not seem to be too much science offered along with claims.

In some cases, the vendor claims to have visited the regions where the kratom is from to learn more about it and secure quality products. These comments feel legitimate and we have no reason to doubt them.

Organic Kratom Pricing

How do the prices measure up at the Organic Kratom Capsules site? Again, there is a limited selection of traditional powders, the most popular form of kratom, with more weight given to capsules. But gram for gram, prices seem to be about on par with other top vendors.

Organic Kratom User Reviews

Here’s the main problem we found with this site. There are no consumer reviews to be found anywhere online! This is very curious, as most established kratom vendors have countless pages written about them, pro and con, across hundreds of user-driven message boards.

After a little detective work, we were able to find the Organic Kratom Facebook page, but were shocked to discover it only had 20 Likes and had not a single user comment posted on the page. No compliments, no critiques, no nothing. What’s up with this big silence?

Perhaps the site is too new to have received many comments or reviews. However, it bills itself as the USA’s number 1 kratom seller – if this claim were true in any sense, certainly there would be more – or any – press about the company online. As is, we are left in the dark as to the kind of information that only real kratom users can provide – Did the product work? Did it arrive on time? Did I get my money’s worth or did I get ripped off?

Final Grade

The site design of Organic Kratom is excellent, full of informative text. Product selection appears to have quality items, though not an enormous amount of powders to choose from. Prices are good. Unfortunately, the lack of confirmation from the kratom community prevents us from being able to give a great recommendation to this site. That’s too bad, because their hearts seem to be in the right place. Perhaps in the future, real users will chime in with quality ratings, allowing us to determine if this site is legit or not. For the benefit of the community and the continued mainstream acceptance of kratom in the medical community, we certainly hope that it is.

Final rating: B-