GAIA KRATOM REVIEW—QUALITY KRATOM COMPANY OR CRUMMY VENDOR?
Back in 2016, the Las Vegas-based company Gaia Ethnobotanical relaunched their web store after opening two new production facilities. They made the announcement on the kratom /r/reddit with a post entitled “www.gaiaethnobotanical.com is NOW LIVE AND BETTER THAN EVER!!!”
In their post, they claimed that they would be able to keep quality and conditions of production “sky high” and keep their prices extremely low. They also boasted that their products are fresh and will blow people's minds.
But word of mouth hasn't been quite so positive, so we thought we would take a closer look at this company to better asssess where they are truly at in terms of the current kratom marketplace. Below we will explore their product line, their price points, their discounts and specials, and their reputation among consumers.
Gaia Ethnobotanical's website says that Gaia kratom is “ethically harvested in a sustainable manner” in which they pick their kratom leaves from the tallest live kratom trees, ensuring that the kratom leaves are mature.
Whether their claims that each strain comes from the best regions and jungles is true is anyone's guess, but one thing is for sure. When it comes to variety, Gaia Ethnobotanical bests much of their competition.
They currently stock Gold Kratom strains, 3 Bali Kratom strains, 9 varieties of Green Kratom, 5 Kratom blends, 6 types of White Kratom, 2 forms of Yellow Kratom and 11 kinds of Maeng Da Kratom.
On social media, they have said that their main strains are Red Maenga Da, White Maeng Da, White Borneo, Bali Gold, Green Malay, Ganesha Maeng Da (aka Elephant) and something called Purple 8-in-1 blend.
A lot of customers avoid blends because they can never be sure what they are going to get, but Gaia Ethnobotanical are fairly transparent when it comes to their blends. As soon as you click on one, it brings up a table of contents.
For instance, their Purple 8-in-1 blend is said to contain 4 Maeng Da strains along with Green Malaysia Kratom, Bali Gold, Red Bali and Elephant. The only thing they aren't so transparent about is their Ganesh Maeng Da as it is advertised as containing Elephant, but they don't really tell you exactly what Elephant is.
Elephant is billed as a “hybrid” with the “properties of Reds, Greens and Whites,” but they don't come right out and say that these three strains were spliced on a molecular level or anything like that. As such, the customer is left to scratch their head, wondering precisely what the hybrid is made from.
Gaia Kratom also offers samplers and kratom extracts. Extracts are very popular among the nootropic community due to their higher concentration of active kratom alkaloids. Unlike many other kratom vendors whose extracts come in liquid tincture forms, Gaia Ethnobotanical's extract comes prepared as a powder.
Gaia Ethnobotanical's pricing are pretty reasonable compared to their competitors. Most kratom vendors sell 28 grams for around $9.99 whereas all Gaia Kratom strains costs $5.00 for 28.3495 grams.
They also offer bulk kratom for $89 a kilo.
One thing that's nice about Gaia Ethnobotanical is their automatic discount. As soon as you log on to their site, a pop-up appears, urging customers to take advantage of a 5% off discount on their order.
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For those who decide to do business with Gaia Kratom, I'd advise you to pay attention to their social media accounts and keep your eyes peeled for discount codes to pop up on their Facebook profile or Reddit page.
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While their prices and products appear, at least on the surface, to be reasonable and customer-friendly, many online have been less than pleased with the experience of doing business with them.
As one person put it on Reddit, “I was really excited to get my sampler after hearing all the hype about Gaia...So far I've tried 4 out of 5 of the strains in the sample and they have all been underwhelming.
“The only one I remotely felt anything from was the gold Bali. But even that made me really itchy for some reason. The Purple 8-in-1 was mildly sedating but I didn't get anything else from it.
“The white dragon only made me irritable. Super Green Malay was again disappointing, didn't get anything else from it apart from a bit of stimulation.”
However, this user is quick to add that he is not trying to trash Gaia, writing, “Just wanted to give an honest review of my experience with their product. It could very possibly be that their stuff just doesn't mesh well with me given how great their otheir reviews seem to be.”
Another poster agreed with this user's assessment, saying, “It's either a hit or miss with Gaia, for me it was the exact same way.”
But not everyone has been so unenthusiastic about Gaia. One reviewer said that their Red Dragon Kratom comes on very quick in just five minutes and that their other strains elicit “great euphoria” and “excellent energy and mood lift.”
To summarize, Gaia Ethnobotanical is a company that sells cheap kratom in a wide range of strains and has a strong reputation for providing plenty of samples and discounts. While not all consumers have had positive experiences with their kratom strains, the majority appear to enjoy doing business with Gaia Kratom.
Our research suggests that Gaia Ethnobotanical is a trusted kratom vendor with no known history of lousy customer service or shipping issues.