The kratom community is a massive and diverse group of unrelated individuals who are bound by one commonality—their love of kratom and its natural aroma. Working professionals, athletes, entrepreneurs, soccer moms and even home health aides make up the core of this great community.
As with almost any community, there is also a fairly good cross-section of hipsters, homeopaths and fringe individuals like the tin foil hat crowd. You know the types, those self-proclaimed counterculture types who buy into every form of woo science or new lifestyle fad they hear about.
Enter Fresh Alternative, an online vendor that bills itself as a lifestyle shoppe. What exactly they’re a fresh alternative to is anyone’s guess since the Mitragyna speciosa powder they used to stock was really no fresher than any other quality kratom brand on the market.
That being said, there’s more than meets the eye when you do a deep dive on their e-commerce site. Today we’ll take a look at this independently-owned company and what they have to offer. As you’ll see upon closer inspection, there’s more you need to know about this vendor than their name.
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Freshalternative.net is your one stop shop for everything from aromatherapy oils and incense to superfoods and…yoga pants. Yes, you read that right. Yoga pants.
Founded in 2016, Freshalternative.net is family owned and operated by the “friendliest family ever.” Normally I’d chock that kind of self-aggrandizement up to shrewd marketing, but after dealing with
these people directly I’m inclined to agree.
This eco-friendly company has been working in the field of cruelty-free, organic products for a quarter of a century. They have brought their natural passion for handmade goods and quality products to bear on the kratom industry, sourcing crisp, unadulterated botanicals from reliable farmers.
In the past, they have been praised for their kratom strains with one user writing, “Shouts to Lisa at Freshalternative.net! …I purchased three 250g sacks from doodle4 (WMD, GMD, and GB plus a couple samples and ginger candy tossed in the package) and I was very pleased with the results of all of them.
“If you’ve ever corresponded with doodle4 you know she’s helpful and quickly responds to messages. She genuinely seems to care about her customers needs, and that was the quality that made me want to order from her in the first place.”
Unfortunately, this vendor has since removed kratom from their online store, perhaps due to the scrutiny of certain third party agencies. It is unclear whether they are able to provide kratom powder to their customers at this time which is bad news for them, but good news for their competitors in the space.
Luckily there’s a fresh alternative to Freshalternative.net. This is where things get really interesting. Freshalternatives.us is a Texas-based kratom vendor who has risen up to fill the void left by the ever-lagging Fresh Alternative.
Based out of the Fort Worth area, Freshalternatives, LLC is a company that provides free shipping with signature and tracking on all orders in excess of $200. This makes them an ideal choice for the bulk kratom buyer.
This is a vendor that we can really get behind, one that not only stocks excellent strains but also specializes in the trademarked GuraMate, a proprietary blend of raw cacao, ginger, raw yerba mate and hand-cultivated raw guarana that’s sweet, fragrant and super galvanizing.
You may not be able to pick up a fresh pair of yoga pants while visiting their online store, but Fresh Alternatives kratom is some of the best around. Their mind-bending Maeng Da is uber-potent and forged from Horned Leaf.
Their variety of strains is as follows:
Customers can choose between standard size leaf, large leaves or jumbo size leaves, thereby customizing the microgrind prior to order fulfillment.
Their “Warm Fuzzy” Jumbo Leaf is a premium option that’s slightly more expensive than their traditional veins at $25, but most will agree that you can taste the difference.
This supplier also offers live kratom plants and kratom extract.
Each of their kratom powders start at an industry low seven dollars ($7) for a one ounce (1 oz) package. They offer each strain in weights of 57 grams, 113 grams, 227 grams, 454 grams and one kilogram pouches. Their kratom kilos cap off at $380, meaning you can really stock up on your favorite veins.
Their kratom extract starts at $25 and caps off at $249, but those who can practice some patience would do well to cut out the middle man and snatch up one of their live kratom trees which retail for $79. Each live kratom plant is one foot high and can be picked up in Dallas/Fort Worth or shipped directly to you.
Opinions about them vary, but by and large, the consensus is that they have excellent kratom at an awesome price. One user on Reddit had this to say about Fresh Alternatives: “I have been purchasing kratom from this vendor for nearly a year and have found their quality of Bali to be excellent. I regularly buy their Bali kratom and I always get a perfect…effect…
“…They always sent me a sample of their personal blend of kratom called ‘warm fuzzy’ I am unsure the mixed strains of this blend but it enhanced the effect of Bali really well. I recently ordered my normal 4 ounces of Bali with an ounce of “Warm Fuzzy”. They treated me with 3 samples, including Maeng Da, Green vein extract, and a sample of Gurana capsules…I highly suggest this vendor for those who live in Texas and want quality kratom at a decent price.”
Another user published a post entitled “Fresh Alternatives did it again,” writing, “1 customer service, super rapid shipping. I ordered midday Saturday and will be on my doorstep when I get home. WHAT! That’s crazy fast. Free samples can’t name a better vendor. Im excited to sample.”
If this were a cage match the former would undoubtedly lose the fight since the latter has all the Thang one could ask for. Sure, the former has a host of candies and accessories, but the latter has live plants, enhanced product and more.
Although they don’t sell cotton muslin bags like the folks at Freshalternative.net, these Texans deliver some terrific horned leaf speciosa. You’ll have to look elsewhere for your goat yoga needs, but you’ll definitely get good leaf at a great price point. Peep their shop today to see what might be right for you. Be safe, be smart and be well.
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