Even though kratom is becoming increasingly popular, it can still be quite difficult to attain. You can’t just stroll down to your local Wal Mart and buy yourself a bag of kratom powder.
However, you can buy kratom at places like smoke shops, online stores, gas stations, liquor stores, and herbal stores. The prices and quality for each of these places my vary dramatically, so you’ll want to ensure you’re buying from a reputable vendor by asking for lab results or, if you’re up for it, personally testing their kratom to see which produces the strongest effects.
Don’t let kratom’s absence in big corporations stores keep you from finding and enjoying kratom’s amazing benefits. I’m going to show you exactly where you can buy kratom and the best part is, these places are probably only a few blocks away from your house!
Top 5 Most Popular Places to Buy Kratom
If you need to find kratom fast, check out these 5 places. They are more than likely sell kratom, however, I’d give them a call first just to make sure you don’t waste your time driving there.
Your Local Gas Station
Gas station are a dime a dozen, and because they sell cigarette’s and vapes, they’re also likely to sell kratom. Next time you’re at the pump, ask the cashier if they sell kratom. Hop online and do a quick Google search to find the lab results. If you can’t find any, your only option is to test the product yourself.
Unlike gas stations, these are going to be much more rare. Not every city has a Herb Store, but if you do a quick Google search you’ll quickly find the closest one near you. Herb stores sell plants and spices that aren’t usually sold at grocery stores, which means you’re more likely to find kratom.
Smoke shops are the most ideal locations to find kratom and the vast majority of smoke shops tend to sell kratom powder and capsules. Luckily, smoke shops are not difficult to find. Most cities will have at least one smoke shop.
Liquor stores are very widespread and are sometimes known to sell kratom. Just like with any brick and motor retail store, the price may be a little higher compared to online. On the upside, if you need kratom you can get ahold of it that same day.
If you’re not in a rush, online stores are the best places to buy kratom. You can compare brands with ease and avoid the high prices usually found in physical locations. Online vendors are just as popular as smoke shops, so you’ll want to make sure you’re buying from a reputable vendor.
What to Check for When Buying Kratom
Kratom is sold all throughout east Asia. As you can imagine, there are thousands of suppliers dying to sell their kratom. However, not all vendors are created equal.
Sometimes the same strain can dramatically vary in potency and quality between suppliers. The best way to make sure you’re buying high quality kratom is to read other people’s testimonials. However, if those aren’t available you can also ask for lab results.
High quality kratom is tested for:
- Heavy Metals
You also want to make sure kratom doesn’t contain any pesticides for health purposes. Here at Kratom Krush, we test for all the above and ensure we don’t stock kratom grown with pesticides. We also provide only organic kratom!
Buying Kratom Powder vs Capsules
Once you’ve found the ideal place to buy kratom, you’ll more than likely have two options, kratom powder or capsules. Both are great and produce the same potent effects. However, there are a few minor differences.
Kratom powder is better if you’re trying to obtain kratom’s effects faster. It takes about 15 minutes to feel the effects produce by powder and 45 for capsules because your digestive system needs to break down the capsules before it can absorb the alkaloids responsible for kratom’s many medicinal benefits.
If you value conveniency more than time, capsules are going to be better for you. There are no powdery messes or measurements required. All you need is water and and your capsules.
If you highly dislike kratom’s bitter taste, capsules are more ideal for you. You don’t have to worry about flavor when consuming capsules. Even if you make kratom tea with powder, you can still taste the intense bitter taste of kratom.