If you’re familiar with the Naturally Kratom name then you’ve likely visited a local smoke shop or filling station. This “service road brand” is the kind that invariably pop up in neighborhood headshops, convenience stores and adults only establishments.
You may recall that in April of 2018 this brand made the news after the FDA ordered their mandatory recall on select kratom products. The recall was in response to a Salmonella outbreak, one that was the corollary of poor industry business practices.
At the time, Naturally Kratom was one of a handful of companies whose plant matter was allegedly tainted with the deadly bacteria. Naturally Kratom Bali Gold capsules were among the items culpable in this rash of Salmonella.
In the ensuing years, kratom vendors have taken pains to prevent any further incidents of contamination or adulteration by practicing GMP compliance. The highest-rated kratom suppliers on the market routinely submit their powders for third party laboratory testing.
Whether NK is one of those brands that learned their lesson is something that should matter a great deal to prospective consumers. Today we’ll take a look at how this one’s evolved and whether it’s worth the price of admission.
Let’s take a closer look.
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Since the FDA has not approved Mitragyna speciosa and its alkaloids—mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine—for medicinal use, it remains an unregulated substance here in the U.S. Consequently, shady companies are free to market the Ayurvedic herb in any way they please.
This means that all too often, dishonest sellers can make bold and baseless claims about their products’ effects or fail to disclose important details about the origins of their strains. It’s not at all uncommon to visit an online kratom store and find little to no info about how it was sourced, how it was prepared or even whether it was tested.
Fortunately for those who are contemplating a smoke shop purchase, Naturally Kratom appears to be one of those sellers that rectified its past missteps. Their labeling is extremely transparent, illuminating what their capsules contain and why they are a viable option for retail placement.
As their advertising reads, “No mold. No yeast. No fillers. No metals. 100% pure Naturally Kratom.” What’s more, they equip their retailers with info cards that teach them about the differences between strains, and they proudly pack their inventory in a GMP certified facility.
Each of their kratom strains is offered in powder and capsule form. Their kratom powder is available in 1 oz bags, 4 oz bags, 90 ct bottles and 180 ct bottles. They currently manufacture all of the following:
Naturally Kratom Bali Gold and Naturally Kratom Red Bali are, by far, their most popular and well-received strains. Gold Bali delivers a subdued brew with calmative features and a long duration while Red Bali is profoundly tranquil and restorative, providing hours of soothing aroma with just the right amount of pick-me-up to qualify as a social strain.
Their Maeng Da is far from the most powerful I’ve come across, but it is incredibly sociable, very exhilarating and fairly versatile in its overall aroma. I’d definitely pick it over their green vein strain which isn’t nearly as strong or rejuvenating as Super Green Malay.
A one ounce pouch costs $18.99 while a 4 ouncer will run you $39.99. 30 count bottles of kratom caps cost just $10 while a 90 count sells for an industry low $24.00. I recommend that customers buy the capsules since they make for a better deal and a bigger stash.
If the preponderance of celebrity death hoaxes and absurd conspiracy theories didn’t make it clear, let me state it plainly: the Internet is designed to mislead you. This extends well beyond Will Smith and his Karate Kid dying in a car crash and encompasses even the realm of nootropics and other ethnobotanicals.
Kratom is no exception to the Web of lies and false information. So if you’ve heard about Naturally Kratom’s Austin-based store then it was likely a case of bait-and-switch. You typed in Naturally Kratom Austin, TX and the resulting page took you to Natural Remedies ATX, a by appointment only herb shop on Rogers Lane. Or, perhaps, it took you to Kratom For Sale, a three-star online store with wholesale product.
Whatever the case may be, be sure to do your due diligence before patronizing such services. There is a lot of deception that goes on in the kratom industry, but that doesn’t mean you should settle for second best when legit vendors are out there.
With all of that being said, I should clarify: you CAN buy kratom locally in Austin, TX. As a matter of fact, Texas Allstars CBD has the widest variety of Naturally Kratom options. More importantly, they accept PayPal via their secure website.
Normally I would advise our readers to visit Reddit or some of the top online kratom forum communities, but this brand lacks user recognition on those platforms. Although they are active on social media, they have not attracted the sort of rabid following typical of similar companies.
Only 13 Likes have been thrown their way on Facebook while their Twitter base consists of more than 100 fewer followers than they are actively following. Perhaps this is due, in part, to their failure to pursue mainstream marketing. About the closest they’ve come to investing in advertising is a truck emblazoned with the Naturally Kratom logo.
At the end of the day, Naturally Kratom is a wholesale brand and as such, they do not deliver the goods in quite the same way as your reputable online vendor. The best sellers on the Internet offer 30 day money back guarantees, kratom coupon codes, season deals and sitewide clearances. These guys offer none of that.
Some of the most legit suppliers stock variety sampler packs which enable first-time users to try out their strains in small doses before they blow a ton of money on bulk. Again, this is not something that you’ll get with NK.
After sampling their strains and vetting this seller, I’d have to say that they are a good choice if you’re in a pinch. However, I would not place NK anywhere near the top of my go-to list. Sure, they’re good, but they don’t hold a candle to the dozens of awesome companies out there.
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