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You Get What You Pay For – the dangers of cheap Kratom

Jemi Fischbach

You will no doubt have heard that phrase many many times throughout your life, but never is it more pertinent than when you are buying Kratom.

Jumping on the bandwagon, many vendors have noticed the phenomenal rise in Kratom’s popularity and are keen to get in on the action, but falling for their wild claims and low prices could be the most expensive mistake you ever make.

But Kratom is Kratom, right?

Wrong! We can’t even begin to emphasize enough how wrong this is! While it’s true that Kratom leaves, varieties notwithstanding, are all ‘just Kratom’, it’s what’s done with them once they’ve been harvested that counts, and that, unfortunately, is where many suppliers and vendors cut corners.

Of course, even the most reputable companies will run special offers from time to time, but quality comes at a price, because to get the safest and purest end products takes time and money.

For instance, did you realize that, in between the leaves being picked and the powder being sold, there are a number of stages to go through? A reputable company like ourselves will pay for regular monitoring of suppliers, quality checks, cleanliness and hygiene tests, and checking for the presence of dangerous pathogens and even heavy metals. So when you find a vendor selling Kratom at a greatly reduced price, the chances are they have cut out one or more (or all) of the aforementioned checks.

And That’s Dangerous Because…?

Okay, let’s start with pathogens. What even is a pathogen? According to Merriam-Webster, a pathogen is: a specific causative agent (such as a bacterium or virus) of disease.


But it’s entirely possible that somewhere between harvesting and shipping, steps have been skipped which have allowed the likes of E. Coli to build up in the Kratom.

The same could be said for yeast, mold, salmonella, arsenic, lead, mercury, and any number of other contaminants which can find their way into Kratom and into your home.

We, however, test for all of this, and more, to ensure that the product you receive is of the utmost purity and quality by running regular testing of all our products.

Mixing it Up

When you buy Kratom from us, that is all you’re getting – Kratom. Some companies, however, add different substances in to bulk up the powder, without ever telling you what it is they’ve used.

In addition to that, there are companies who use dangerous or undesirable chemicals to process the Kratom, and/or work from an unsanitary base, and this will undoubtedly make it into the end product that you buy.

So How Do I Ensure I Get The Best?

Talk! Talk to your vendor, find out where they buy their stock from. Ask them about lab testing and hygiene and growing conditions. If they are truly a reputable company, they will be happy to talk to you about the entire process, and will undoubtedly really enjoy the conversation. If a vendor avoids the questions, avoid them.

We want your journey with Kratom to be a good (and safe) one, so ensure you buy from a reputable company and you won’t go far wrong.

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