7ohm Labs was one of the most popular vendors between 2016 and 2017, but then something happened. With the rise of other brands and the expansion of the kratom industry this one-man operation apparently fell off the face of the earth.
The vendor’s website, sevenohm.com, is now available on hugedomains.com. No product pages for 7ohm’s products can be found in search engines. So, what’s the story?
Let’s take a closer look.
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7OHM is an abbreviation of 7-hydroxymitragynine, the indole alkaloid inherent in the Mitragyna speciosa plant’s leaves. This alkaloid is believed to be responsible for kratom’s powerful natural properties.
7OHM binds to adrenoreceptors once it has entered the bloodstream. It is this binding that is purported to cause cognitive enhancement, soothing both the body and mind. This theory has been refuted by the establishment and evidence is inconclusive.
Research into the potential value of 7-hydroxymitragynine is on-going, but one thing is irrefutable—7OHM is what gives kratom its potency as an aromatic botanical.
7ohm Labs offered a variety of 7-hydroxymitragynine-based products including kratom powder and kratom isolate. Indeed, they were one of the first US-based vendors to produce kratom extract in both liquid and powder form.
This seller made a name for himself by being the first independent artisans to submit his products to a third party laboratory for testing. Newcomers should make sure that they are always ordering from a company that practices this form of quality control.
Third party lab testing enables vendors to ensure that their customers are getting kratom that is not tainted by additives or contaminants. In the past the community has suffered as a result of company oversight.
In 2018, the industry was forced to recall many of their kratom-based products due to a salmonella outbreak that was linked to several high-ranking brands. 7Ohm Labs was not one of them.
It should come as no surprise that online reviews were largely positive regarding 7ohm and its owner. They spoke of the superior quality and consistency of his speciosa teas and the generosity he lavished upon them, prone as he was to giving out free samples and soliciting feedback from the public.
Evidently things began to go awry two years ago when the owner fell ill and was unable to fulfill orders. A Reddit post at the time speculated about the possibility of him refunding orders, but there was never any confirmation that he did. Shortly thereafter we stopped hearing about 7ohm in related forums and the site was obviously taken down or, perhaps, moved to a different URL.
I often tell noobs that there’s no faster way to break the bank than to sink a bunch of money into an untested property. This goes for placing orders with strangers just as much as it does investing in real estate.
When you order from an online vendor it is always imperative that you do your homework. Properly vetting a brand can save you a lot of headaches, to say nothing of the dollars you’ll save by comparing prices and getting quotes on bulk kratom powder.
There are many factors which should be considered, not least of which is their presence in the community and the longevity of their operation. If a company has only been around for a year or less the odds are better than good that they could disappear in a matter of months if not days.
Since the kratom industry is a fiercely competitive space start-ups will come and go, often without any fanfare whatsoever. The tried and true brands have been around for five years or more. In fact, some of the best vendors have been in business for more than a decade.
Always look for a company with an established presence, strong consumer reputation and solid social media presence. The top dogs offer samples and coupon codes, either on sites like Facebook and Reddit or directly via newsletter.
Keep an eye out for guarantees. Sellers who are on the level will typically provide a 30 day money back guarantee, so if there’s something wrong with your package or you aren’t satisfied with a strain they’ll accept returns and offer a refund.
Be mindful of sites that make bold claims about their product. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Kratom is a wonderful aromatic herb, but it’s not the cure-all that some businesses would like you to believe. If they’re telling you that it’s a “miracle” or a “remedy” then you’d do well to stay away.
Don’t get gouged on the price. Seasoned users know that the good guys are looking out for their best interest with top sites offering deep discounts on larger orders. Kilos can sell for anywhere from $70 to $130.00. If a website or smoke shop is selling 1,000 grams of speciosa for something like $250 you should avoid them at all cost. These people are the enemy of the industry.
The customer is always right. That means that companies should be on your side, eager to please and waiting with bated breath to serve you. If an e-commerce site doesn’t have decent customer service options such as live chat, email assistance or a 1-800 number then you should be suspicious.
If the case of 7ohm Labs has taught us anything it’s that kratom vendors only thrive when they have a decent team behind them. When you hear about a brand that’s run by one guy and one guy alone it should raise some red flags. After all, no man is an island and there’s a limit to how many orders a single person would be able to fulfill.
I think you’ll agree that 7ohm is a powerful compound, but 7ohm Labs wasn’t powerful enough to remain relevant in an ever more saturated marketplace. Consumers should beware of doing business with loners. Be safe, be smart and be well.
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