When I started taking kratom, I had no idea that it was going to be a powerful benefit in my life. The reason for this, is because my first experiences were with extremely weak kratom. Even at high doses, the effects were comparable to drinking green tea, even at high doses. Initially, this discouraged me and I didn’t try it again for around six months.
My second time around, I was much more lucky. A friend had asked me about kratom and my experiences with it, and I told him that it didn’t do much for me, good or ill, and he seemed to think that strange. I asked him why, and he told me about his glowing experience and within minutes he was making me kratom tea.
This time was completely different. I choked down this bitter tasting concoction over the period of 20 minutes, and by the time the last sip was taken, I was already feeling different. I knew immediately that this plant was going to have a home in my medicine cabinet for a long time.
I asked my friend where he got it, a vendor that is no longer in existence sadly, and he told me. I learned quickly how I messed up, and hopefully can shed some light on the topic so you don’t make the same mistake as I did.
What I Did Wrong
The first thing that I did wrong was buy kratom from a company that didn’t specialize in selling kratom alone. In fact, this company was a hole-in-the-wall company that came up for an obscure kratom search. Being imprudent, I didn’t read any reviews on the kratom and didn’t know enough about strains to have an idea where to start ... I basically picked the first strain that I saw.
My advice is to find suppliers that sell kratom alone, as in my experience they tend to have a much better product. Additionally, never go to brick-and-mortar shops for kratom, you know the type, as they are highly overpriced and typically pretty weak.
There are a few good places to purchase kratom powder online like Enso, and there are others, such as buy-kratom.us which sells pretty good kratom, but is very cheap. Good for someone who wants to buy in bulk, especially.
The strain is important as well, and I can’t overstate this. If you are new, you are not going to know which strains will suit you best. Because of this, buying a sample pack is typically a good idea, if they are available from the kratom vendor. Even if they aren’t available, a lot of times good vendors will be willing to send you some samples if you order another strain, just send them a message.
Like finding a good restaurant in your area, the most helpful thing is going to be reviews, but like yelp, often the reviews can be fake, so use discretion when searching.
Hopefully my experiences can be of some use to you; if it wasn’t for my generous friend, I would have written of this great plant entirely, and I hope you never do the same.