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Finding High-Quality Kratom: What To Look For And What To Avoid

Two kratom capsules next to a pile of kratom powder

Kratom use in the United States is at an all-time high, and more and more users are discovering how kratom can benefit their lives. But finding high-quality kratom, identifying the strains of kratom that work best for your needs, and finding reputable sources can be a headache for new users.

In this blog post, we’ll provide beginner-friendly tips on finding high-quality kratom and what to avoid when shopping for kratom products. From identifying reputable sources to understanding the different strains and their effects, this post will help you make informed and safe choices when it comes to kratom.

Don’t let low-quality or contaminated kratom ruin your experience – read on to learn more about finding the best kratom for your needs.

Pick the Right Kratom Strains

Assuming you’re buying your kratom from a reputable vendor, you’ll likely have several strains to choose from — and finding the highest-quality strains among them may be a matter of taste and preference more than anything else.

Again, that’s assuming you’re shopping from a reputable vendor; might I recommend Kratom Spot?

The different strains will generally be of roughly equal potency, though there are exceptions. The difference between strains comes down to the benefits they most commonly provide. For starters, we need to look at the “Big 3” kratom strains. These are:

  1. Red Vein Kratom: known to offer calming effects.
  2. White Vein Kratom: known to provide energizing effects.
  3. Green Vein Kratom: known as a hybrid of red vein and white vein kratom.

These are the three most common kratom strains on the market. You can also purchase kratom strains by region. All mitragyna speciosa trees — which produce kratom — grow in Southeast Asia. But some users prefer the powerful Thai Maeng Da kratom over the small-batch Bali kratom. It all comes down to personal preference.

Furthermore, there are various kratom products, each with its own advantages. Here are the products we carry and what makes them stand apart.

  • Popular Kratom Powders: offers the most versatility. Kratom powder is excellent for users who love kratom tea and those who wish to measure a dosage themselves.
  • Convenient Kratom Capsules: pre-dosed, ready-to-take. Kratom capsules are ideal for users who dislike the natural taste of kratom. It’s also great for those who want a no-frills kratom regimen.
  • Powerful Kratom Extracts: potent like nothing else. Kratom extracts are perfect for experienced kratom users that want to up the ante. These extracts come in powder form but pack a punch unfound in kratom powders.
  • Tasty Kratom Shots: delicious, convenient, precise dosing on-demand. Kratom shots combine high-quality kratom alkaloids with a delicious dosage method. Just chug and enjoy!
  • Raw Kratom Leaves: perfect for making your own kratom tea.  Raw kratom, in its simplest form, is ideal for use in DIY kratom tea bags or a tea strainer.

Sample Kratom Strains (if Available)

When looking to find high-quality kratom, it doesn’t hurt to sample. At Kratom Spot, we offer a variety of kratom sample packs. This way, you don’t have to commit to just one strain. These sample packs are ideal for new users who want to find their perfect strain! In addition, they’re great for experienced users who want to try something similar to what they know they like.

Here are the sample packs we have to offer:

Should You Purchase Kratom Online or In-Store?

Examining online vs. in-store kratom is the logical first step when looking to get kratom. For some, this may not be a question — after all, kratom is hardly available in every convenience shop, and some areas may not have local suppliers at all!

But even for those with local headshops or other brick-and-mortars that supply kratom, odds are that you’ll find high-quality kratom more readily and affordably online.

Nonetheless, we want to teach you how to find the best kratom to buy for you. We’ll cover both online and in-store kratom products, as well as the pros and cons of each.

The Pros & Cons of Buying Kratom Online


  • Access the largest selection of kratom strains and products.
  • The lowest kratom prices found anywhere.
  • Utilize return policies that offer a satisfaction-guarantee or your money back. Talk about quality control!
  • Contact customer support about any questions you have, including after purchasing kratom.
  • Browse educational resources and how-to guides that improve your kratom regimen.


  • Just one: delivery time. However, Kratom Spot ships all orders same-day, decreasing this potential downside to buying kratom online.

The Pros & Cons of Buying In-Store Kratom


  • No delivery time necessary.
  • See before you buy.


  • A limited selection of kratom products.
  • Generally higher pricing.
  • The possibility of lower-quality kratom strains.
  • Limited return policies (if at all).
  • Generally older stock that’s sat on the shelves longer than it should.

Vet Your Kratom Manufacturer

As you can see, when you purchase kratom online, the pros certainly outweigh the cons. The same cannot be said when you get kratom in-store. However, all stores are different. We recommend against buying kratom in gas stations or your… occasionally sketchy local headshops.

Whether you’re buying kratom online or in-person, it’s vital to vet your kratom manufacturer. How do you do that?

  • Get a feel for their business! Does their website or store feel safe? Welcoming? Always check the “About Us” section on their website and try to gain a sense of how they do business.
  • Check for lab-tested products! If a manufacturer cannot guarantee their products are third-party lab tested, don’t buy from them. Third-party lab-tested products are evaluated for contaminants and other dangerous chemicals. You should always see for yourself that what you’re buying is, in fact, authentic kratom free of contaminants.
  • Examine their quality control practices! Quality control goes beyond lab testing. Are they actually trying their products themselves before selling them to you? Do they offer a comprehensive return policy if you don’t like your purchase?

When answering these questions, you’ll begin to learn if a manufacturer or retailer is trustworthy. Does Kratom Spot meet these criteria?

  • We don’t just sell kratom. We use it. Passionate kratom users make the best kratom vendors, as we won’t sell you anything we wouldn’t take ourselves.
  • All of our kratom products are third-party lab tested prior to packaging and sale.
  • Our website is consistently optimized for performance, easing the process of buying kratom online and contacting customer support.

Kratom Spot: Get High-Quality Kratom Online, Hassle-Free

It doesn’t have to be a hassle when you purchase kratom online. In fact, it can be enjoyable! At Kratom Spot, we want to give you the tools to find the best kratom to buy for you. That’s why we offer a variety of kratom strains, products, discounts, and more!

Follow our blog for more how-to guides and educational resources. We have the latest kratom news, as well as expert advice and tips. New and experienced kratom users alike should have access to the best, highest-quality kratom out there. And by putting in the legwork to find the right strains and right kratom vendors, you’ll set yourself up for the very best that this life-changing botanical has to offer.