Everything You'll Love About Happy Hippo Herbals

In this article, we go over all of the reasons why customers love buying Kratom from Happy Hippo. Included are recent customer testimonials, detailed descriptions of our products, and even more

By the end of this, you’ll know exactly why so many customers are grateful that they found Happy Hippo.

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July 11, 2022
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The most vital component when choosing a reputable Kratom vendor is (obviously) the quality of the Kratom they offer.

Like we always say - not all Kratom is created equal. There’s good Kratom and there’s bad Kratom. 

And Happy Hippo’s specialty is high-quality Kratom. Kratom that really works.

For those who don’t know, Happy Hippo Herbals is a small, family owned and operated business located in Boise, Idaho. We offer great deals on all kinds of botanical products such as Kava, Kanna, Akuamma, and our primary focus, Kratom.

Yet, we do so much MORE than just sell Kratom. 

Our passionate team of experts and advocates go above and beyond for our customers. We supply Kratom advice for Newbies in our Kratom Blog and use our platforms to support and defend the Kratom community. 

In this article, we are going to go over all of the reasons why customers love buying Kratom from Happy Hippo. We will include recent customer testimonials, detailed descriptions of our products, and even more

By the end of this, you’ll know exactly why so many customers are grateful that they found Happy Hippo. And who knows, maybe you’ll be tempted to join the Happy Hippo Family too! 😊 

What is Kratom?

Real quick - let's go over what Kratom is and why people use it.

Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is an evergreen tree that’s related to the coffee plant. It grows abundantly in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. The two primary alkaloids found in Kratom leaves (Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine) produce a variety of restorative effects to the user. Native dwellers have used Kratom as an herbal remedy for thousands of years. 

Kratom Effects and Benefits

When it comes to benefits, Kratom can do so many things. That’s one of the reasons why it’s gaining global popularity at an impressive rate. The “best” Kratom strain does not exist… but you might have a few favorites that resonate exceptionally for you.

The benefits you experience depend on factors such as the specific Kratom strain that you’re using and your serving size.

What are the effects one can experience when using Kratom?

  • Energy
  • Motivation
  • Increased Mental Focus
  • Positive Well-Being
  • Pro-Social Attitude
  • Relaxation
  • Discomfort Relief
  • Restful Sleep

Kratom Strain Speeds

To better understand which Kratom effects are associated with an individual Kratom strain, we created the concept of “Kratom Speeds”. 

It categorizes strains based on a spectrum of Energy and Motivation to Relaxation and Discomfort Relief.

The Kratom Speeds are Fast, Moderate, or Slow. 

Take a look at our Kratom Strain Chart to see how the strains rank in relation to one another.


Photographic image depicting a small wooden bowl of premium kratom powder, next to which sits a 1oz packet of green maeng da kratom powder, and a little pink measuring scoop!

Happy Hippo Kratom = The Best Kratom Ever

Though we aren’t the biggest company, we truly believe that Happy Hippo is the #1 vendor for quality Kratom products. 

For starters, all of our botanicals are lab-tested and sterilized to ensure quality and safety. As well, our packaging facility is GMP-certified by the American Kratom Association (AKA). 

Note: If a vendor isn’t certified by the AKA, seriously, don’t bother and don’t waste your money. Only AKA-certified vendors are trusted to have the cleanest/safest Kratom. 

We have the largest variety of Kratom strains around, including the most popular types of Kratom. Each strain is hand-picked by our experienced staff and undergoes rigorous testing. 

With 30+ amazing Kratom strains to choose from (including premium Kratom extracts), you’re bound to find something that you love. 

Browse Popular Types of Kratom at Happy Hippo:

If you want to try Happy Hippo’s top-notch Kratom for FREE (yes, totally free), check out our FREE Kratom sample offer.

Alternative Herbs

Happy Hippo proudly offers a modest selection of alternative herbs

If Kratom doesn’t work well for you, but you want to stick to using natural botanicals, we recommend considering these other options.

Let’s list and discuss all of the alternative herbs available at Happy Hippo.

DISCLAIMER: Before we go any further, we’d like to briefly address that all of the botanicals mentioned in this article are not approved for any medicinal use. Make sure to speak to a physician if you have questions about the use of Kratom, Kanna, Kava or Akuamma. 

Happy Hippo’s Alternative Herbs:

1. Fermented Kanna Powder (Rough Cut, Fine Cut, or Kanna Resin 25x Extract)

Kanna (Sceletium Tortuosum) is a unique botanical that is rumored to help with low energy levels, suppress food cravings, promote restful sleep, and increase mental clarity. We carry a few different types of Kanna, including the newest addition - Kanna Resin Extract. 


2. Akuamma 20x Extract Capsules

Akuamma (Picralima Nitida) has similar benefits to both Kratom and Kanna, but it hits differently. 

It’s REALLY worth a try if you deal with frequent physical discomfort. Happy Hippo’s Akuamma comes in capsules to help avoid the yucky bitterness of raw Akuamma seed.


3. Kava Root Powder (Ceremonial Vanuantu & Fijian Super Waka Kava)

Kava (Piper Methysticum) is one of Puddles’ favorites. It’s best for deep relaxation and calming a stressed mind. Some people like to use it to help ensure a restful night's sleep.

If you want some super robust Kava, try our Fijian Super Waka Kava! For something more subtle, our Ceremonial Vanuatu Kava is the way to go.

Custom Formulations

Aside from our outstanding Kratom products and Alternative Botanicals, we also offer exclusive Custom Formulations that will blow your mind. 

The Custom Formulations are super special to us because each one is a creation of our very own. Meaning - you won’t be able to find this stuff anywhere else besides Happy Hippo. 

Each formula requires tons of time, research, and testing. We don’t release the product until we’re 100% satisfied with the outcome. 

Happy Hippo’s Custom Formulations:

1. Kratom Bioavailability Potentiator

The Bioavailability Potentiator Formula helps optimize the effects of Kratom. This high-quality, sugar-free potentiating formula includes MCT-C8 (healthy fats) that help slow the breakdown of Kratom’s Alkaloids. Take 1 scoop about 15-30 minutes before your usual Kratom serving and your Kratom resonation will last longer and feel stronger! Tastes great too! 


2. Agmatine Sulfate

Agmatine Sulfate is another form of Kratom potentiator and tolerance mitigator. It’s a chemical composed of an amino acid called “arginine”, which is commonly found in workout supplements. You can take it WITH your usual Kratom serving, or separately. 


3. “Sleepy Time Hippo” Bedtime Formula

Do you have trouble getting a good night's sleep? Well, you’re in luck because the Sleepy Time Hippo Bedtime Formula will definitely knock you out!

This special formula took us over a year to perfect. We incorporated simple, natural ingredients to create what we think is the most effective and comprehensive sleep formula on the market.


4. Horny Hippo

“Horny Hippo” was another year-long project. We put together the strongest, most efficient natural libido boosters in one prodigious formula. It’s intended to increase sexual desire, not treat the loss of libido resulting from any medical condition.


5. Flavored Kratom Powder

The idea of “Flavored Kratom” originally came from reading hundreds upon hundreds of customer testimonials. One of the biggest complaints about Kratom: it tastes awful. Our goal was to make Kratom more palatable for those who struggle with the bitter taste. 

The Flavored Kratom Powder is made with our #1 most popular strain Hyper Hippo (Green Maeng Da) and it’s 100% sugar-free!

How did we get it to taste so good? A combination of stevia and other natural ingredients did the trick! 


Photographic image depicting a jar of Happy Hippo branded Flavored Green Maeng Da kratom powder sitting on a clean kitchen counter.

Happy Hippo Staff = Kratom Experts

The best people to consult about Kratom are daily Kratom users.

Most of our Hippo staff uses Kratom. Some use it every day while others only use it a couple of time a week. Collectively, we have over 20+ years of experience using Kratom, trying many different Indonesian farmers and United States vendors. 

All of our Kratom tips and advice are based on personal experience. Most importantly, we use our own products every single day! So, when you reach out to us with questions, you’re speaking directly to our in-house Kratom experts

If you need advice about Kratom - please don’t hesitate! Reach out to us or refer to our Kratom blog. We are happy to help! 

Customer Testimonials & Online Happy Hippo Reviews

The first thing I do when choosing a Kratom vendor is check out online reviews.

You can find great reviews on platforms like Kratom Reddit or specific social media groups. We’ve collected hundreds of reviews on our Kratom products on our website. 



Over the past 9 years, Happy Hippo has grown substantially. 

Since the wake of Happy Hippo in 2013, our incredible staff has doubled in size, we’ve released countless new Kratom products, and recently, we secured the perfect building to house all of our operations in one location. 

As a small business, the growth we’ve experienced has been outstanding. It’s more than we ever could have imagined! And we couldn’t have done it without our incredible long-term supporters. 

Despite all of the change over the years, one thing will always remain - 

Happy Hippo is the #1 BEST place to buy high-quality Kratom. 

From all of us at Happy Hippo - thank you for everything. We appreciate you.


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Article Comments

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Mike Chagares

August 2022 marks 7+ years officially of using Happy Hippo kratom everyday, rotating strains and just putting aside my ego and following Chris’s kratom guide EXACTLY how he wrote it

These are the top 3 things ive learned from my own experience after 7+ years taking kratom literally EVERY single day:

1) the best advice comes from your own experience and experimentation and for me ive learned that sometimes just trusting my own gut and doing my own weird protocols have worked amazing (example: ordered a week’s worth of Hippo’s taffy extracts, only used that for a week and it reset my tolerance. doesnt make sense cause its an extract, but it worked and thats my experience)

2) consistent quality kratom costing me (literally tens of thousands of dollars) has always been vital to me health and mood, when i take other kratom from shops or online sometimes its way better… once, and then the next order of the same strain sucks…

happy hippo has always been consistent so i pay the premium for that and always will, consistently quality hitting kratom always outweighs cheap kratom that constantly varies in terms of effects

3) sometimes, life just sucks. theres nothing wrong with the kratom, or me, or anything— life just sucks some days. same as before kratom or after kratom— its not a magical fix

with that said, kratom has literally been my best friend, my motivator, my support and my mental confidence in doing new things meaning knowing going into any new experience or trying new things id always have kratom waiting for me to help out

thank you chris/“puddles” (lol),


mike chagares
7+ years loyal VIP Hippo