An Honest Review of Club 13: Should You Buy From Them?

January 20, 2019 Akuamma Seeds, Kava, Kratom Research, Kratom Reviews, Kratom Strains, Kratom Tea, Kratom Vendors

The majority of kratom enthusiasts will agree that one of the most important factors to consider when selecting a kratom vendor is their standing in the marketplace. More often than not, if a company has enjoyed longevity it’s because they’re doing something right.

Whether or not this is the case with Club 13 is something that is up for debate. But one thing is irrefutable—they’ve been in the kratom game for a minute and they show no signs of going away anytime soon.

Today I’ve compiled an objective overview of the accompany along with my own personal review of their product so that you can get a more well-rounded understanding of who they are and whether or not they’re legit.

Let’s jump into it!


This vendor was founded way back in 1999 when kratom was just starting to penetrate the Western culture. At the time, it was common to find botanicals sites selling akuamma seed and kava root powder, but kratom sales were still in their infancy.

Club 13 Herbals was way ahead of the curve, working in partnership with private farmers to provide a king’s ransom of quality kratom powders. Over the last 19 plus years, they have maintained a full money back satisfaction guarantee, ensuring that their customers get exactly what they paid for.


In April of 2018, this St. Augustine, FL-based vendor voluntarily recalled 15-gram, 30-gram, 90-gram, and 454-gram kratom pouches along with all bulk orders of their famed Maeng Da Red after a salmonella outbreak sounded the FDA’s alarms.

Consequently, the kratom community began to question Club 13’s commitment to quality control. I’m happy to report that consumers can rest easy in the knowledge that this vendor has since implemented third party testing to check their kratom products for potential mold, fungai, heavy metals or other contamination. Their kratom powders are coming up aces.


The aforementioned Club 13 kratom Maeng Da Red is a bestseller and with good reason. It is stronger than most Green MD on the market and it’s more affordable as well. In total, Club 13 Herbals offers 15 unique kratom products.

Examples of their kratom powder include Indo White, Green Malay, Bali, Maeng Da White and their proprietary Connoisseur Blend. Additional products include Akuamma, Shaka Kava, Formula 13 and KVAPE. For voracious kratomites or tobacco shop retailers, they also provide bulk kratom powder at a reasonable price point.


Their kratom powders start at an average price of $10.99 for 15 grams and cap off at $82.99 for 150 grams. It’s $15.99 for 15 grams of their proprietary blend. Naturally there are cheaper options out there, but they’re hardly the steepest.


Whenever I compile a list of “things to consider when purchasing kratom,” I always list kratom coupon codes. If a vendor doesn’t make an effort to incentivize customers with deep discounts and regular deals then they probably don’t place much value on said customers. As such, you should probably stay away.

With this vendor, this is not an issue as a Club 13 Kratom Promo Code is readily available for a number of sources. You can click here to look for a number of different verified codes.


This is one area where I found Club 13 Herbals lacking—they fail to disclose the kind of information most of us have come to take for granted from legit kratom vendors. Their homepage does not make it clear what kind of shipping methods are made available or how to easily get in touch with their team.

I know from my encounters at conventions that Club 13 has representatives on standby, but the general public should be made aware of this at the outset. As I’ve said many times in the past, transparency and ergonomics are everything when it comes to a committed and trusted kratom company.

Unlike other online kratom stores, Club 13 does not provide a FAQ page or clear info about payment options. This is something that is rather disconcerting, especially for those of us who prefer to pay with cryptocurrencies or e-checks.


Opinions about this vendor have been more than a little mixed with some people claiming that their products do not work and others writing them off as “cheap headshop crap.” Another user ordered their Green Kratom and wrote that it was the first and last time he’d purchase it. According to this person, just one of their kratom capsules put him into such a stupor that he couldn’t do anything for the rest of the day.

This last experience illustrates just how much effects vary from person to person. While one user may feel nothing at a given dosage, others will experience pronounced effects at the same level. Elsewhere you’ll find accounts of people burning their Red Maeng Da to great success.


For the purposes of this review, I selected their Indo White as it had been awhile since I burned an Indo strain. I brewed up a nice cup of kratom tea the day it arrived and was satisfied overall with the results. It was fairly stimulating in the first hour and a half, but it certainly wasn’t as energy-boosting as white vein kratom usually is.

Nevertheless, I found it to be rather relaxing without the sedating quality that normally accompanies such relaxation. I was calm, positive and motivated; this Indo strain definitely served as a bit of a nootropic strain, keeping me attentive and well-organized as the afternoon wore on.


Although I have found their kratom powder to be effective, it may not be effective for the next guy in line. Over the course of my research, I have found plenty to discourage me from recommending this vendor. All things considered, I would have to say that the evidence points to Club 13 Herbals as being a mid-level headshop brand of kratom which may or may not appeal to our readers.

Those who are thinking about checking them out should do so after taking necessary precautions. Be sure to shop around, ask others if they’ve dealt with this vendor and don’t hesitate to ask questions at checkout. Be safe, be smart and be well.

Bob Freville
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