Your Ultimate Guide to Kratom Powder - Strains, Products, Effects and More

Kratom Powder is sourced from the dried leaves of the Kratom Tree (Mitragyna Speciosa), and is reported to have a variety of effects on the user. In this article we explore everything you ever wanted to know about this amazing botanical product, including its various strains, usage, safety, legality, serving size, and more.
Featured Image depicting a bamboo wooden bowl containing a heap of Green Maeng Da Kratom Powder; sitting next to the bowl is a wooden spoon, as well as a couple of raw kratom leaves.
November 19, 2021
22 min read

The leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree, native to Southeast Asia, produce a special botanical that has taken the world by storm. This brilliant botanical is none other than Kratom powder. It acts as a performance enhancer for various aspects of our lives.

The Kratom leaf contains several molecular compounds that have amazing effects when consumed! These properties range from providing the user with a boost of energy to helping curb daily discomforts.

There are as many Kratom products as reasons for taking them. Out of all the products, Kratom powder remains the top-selling form of the plant.

What is Kratom Powder?

There are different types of Kratom powder. Learning how to differentiate the strains matters. For starters, suppliers separate them by the color of the veins in the Kratom leaves. There are three primary colors of veins: green, red, and white. More recently, a fourth has entered the arena: a yellow vein.

  1. Green Vein Kratom
  2. Red Vein Kratom
  3. White Vein Kratom
  4. Yellow Vein Kratom

Other than vein color, the fermentation techniques produce significant changes in the alkaloid profile. Those methods create different colors and shades of Kratom powder. 

The Kratom farmers name them after neighboring regions around them. Here are some of the Kratom strains below.

There are a few more types of strains, too. You can find a few selections of Kali kratom, Malay Kratom, Hulu Kratom, Horn Kratom, Sunda Kratom, and Viet Kratom for sale on our website. We make it super easy to navigate through all of the different strains. 

To get a more in-depth understanding of the Kratom plant and all of its magical properties, you can peruse our “Beginner’s Guide to Kratom”.

Photographic image depicting a bowl of kratom powder sitting next to a few Kratom Capsules, and a small bundle of raw kratom leaves. The image is a downward view, and sits on a stark white background.

Kratom Powder Vs. Kratom Leaf

To make Kratom powder, farmers harvest the Kratom leaves and set them out to dry. During the drying process, the suppliers perform various fermentation techniques to acquire specific strains. Then once the drying process is complete, they grind up the leaves into a powder. That’s the fluffy, brilliantly green powder you’re used to seeing.

Over in Southeast Asia, locals don’t use Kratom powder. Instead, they use the fresh leaves. Not surprisingly, fresh Kratom leaves have a different alkaloid profile than the powder. Raw Kratom leaves contain more Mitragynine and less 7-Hydroxymitragynine. The reason for that is 7-Hydroxymitragynine results from an oxidation process and that chemical reaction occurs more so during the drying process of the leaves. 

Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to get fresh Kratom unless you grow it yourself. The shipment would spoil before its arrival. So, for the time being, Kratom powder is only available for purchase.

That’s not a bad thing, though. The compound 7-Hydroxymitragynine is responsible for a lot of the Kratom effects that make the plant so special.

Kratom Powder Vs. Extract

Apart from Kratom powder, there’s another Kratom product that is growing in popularity. It seems that Kratom consumers enjoy to splurge on Kratom extracts.

Kratom extracts have a much higher concentration of alkaloids. Manufacturers use an extraction process to isolate the alkaloids and evaporate most of the plant matter, leaving behind all the compounds we want. Essentially, you can take a smaller serving, but you feel the effects more noticeably.

Before you go purchase Kratom extracts, it’s important to educate yourself on the different concentrations. The potency can differ widely from one product to the next.

Most Kratom extracts are advertised and labeled in a ratio formula. You might see a number followed by an "X". Otherwise, the ratio gets separated by a colon. For example, you may see a “3X” or “3:1” Kratom extract, which means the product is 3 times as potent. So, it would take 3 grams of regular powder to have the same effects as 1 gram of that extract.

Be advised, not all Kratom extract concentrations are the same. Some can go as high as 100-200X. Try to remember: the least amount of Kratom is best. 

Other Products Made from Kratom Powder

With each passing day, the industry grows and new merchandise emerges. There are several other Kratom products available on the market besides Kratom powder.

Kratom capsules hold regular Kratom powder inside. The gel containers provide an easy-to-use method while keeping a schedule.

These concentrated extract shots are a full-spectrum product. They contain all of the alkaloids found in the regular Kratom leaf. You can drink it down in one gulp or sip on it as needed. 

Our liquid Kratom extracts allow you to get a more potent serving from a condensed product. You can add the required amount to any beverage for swift consumption, or, you can take it directly.

Unlike Kratom capsules, these soft gels contain liquid Kratom extract. Each one has about the same amount of Mitragynine as 1 gram of powder.

These Kratom edibles are made with Kratom extract. Each piece of toffee-flavored taffy contains 20 mg of Mitragynine—the same as 2 grams of regular powder. We only recommend taking a couple of pieces of taffy per 24 hours. 

Our Kratom Energy Shots are perfect for working people that stay busy. These shots are equivalent to 5 grams of powder!

photographic image of a packet of Happy Hippo Brand Kratom Powder, sitting behind a large heap of loose Kratom Green Maeng Da Kratom Powder.

Does Kratom Powder have any Nutritional Value?

Inside Kratom, scientists have discovered over 40 different alkaloids. Each one of them produces unique benefits. These alkaloids are the reason people take Kratom, especially the two main alkaloids Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Sometimes, we get asked if kratom has any additional nutritional value.

Unfortunately, researchers haven’t created a study to determine that aspect of Kratom. However, we do know that since it’s a tree leaf, that it’s high in fiber. Leaves contain fibrous material. If your diet is lacking in fiber, then taking Kratom can help alleviate that problem. Besides that, we can certainly say it does have a small caloric content. Don’t worry, we’re talking peanuts here—between 5-10 calories per gram.

Now, without definitive proof, nobody can say for sure what nutritional value Kratom holds. Every article we’ve read on the matter that states a definitive answer is ill-informed. Those blogs point to a research paper on “leafy vegetables” and not “Kratom leaves.” They’re not the same—by a long shot. Besides, the odds are any nutrients found in Kratom would be insignificant.

Still, there are other health qualities to Kratom. Inside the leaf, it holds molecular structures that contain limited quantities of active compounds that provide health benefits

What are the Different Types of Kratom Powder?

Kratom powder comes in different strains and you have an assortment at your disposal. Right now, there are more strains on the market than we have time to discuss! Plus, they’re all unique. Kratom strains deliver recognizable effects based on their alkaloid profile.

A Kratom farmer utilizes different drying and fermentation processes to create those strains. The results produce Kratom powders that have energetic, rejuvenating, or soothing properties.

Here are a few examples of strains we offer:

  • Energetic Kratom PowderInvincible Hippo is a Red Vein Thai Kratom powder that gives you creative energy.
  • Rejuvenating Kratom PowderElite Elephant is a Green Vein Malay powder that produces balanced effects to help center your mentality. 
  • Soothing Kratom PowderRed Dragon Bali is a Red Bali Kratom powder that helps to gently ease physical discomfort. You may also be interested in White Dragon Kratom Powder!

The most convenient way for you to decipher which strain produces the desired effect you seek is to check out our Kratom Strain Chart. Just hover your mouse over each product and click on it. It will a pull-up menu box describing its effects. 

When you find a strain you think would benefit you, order a small sample to see how it works before purchasing bulk. If it helps your issues, then buy more next time so you’ll have a larger supply on hand.

Something to Note About Kratom Strains

Even with several Kratom strains available on the market, no scientific research shows any of them have differentiating effects. All we certainly know is one species of Kratom exists, which is Mitragyna speciosa. Differing impacts from strains are only hypothetical right now. However, we do have plenty of anecdotal evidence out there. Those personal accounts allow researchers to build theories that they can later study through scientific experiments.

Some vendors market the strains solely on word of mouth. However, here at Happy Hippo, we test every product ourselves. The descriptions we provide is an accurate representation of how it made us feel as a group. Rest assured, our product descriptions are trustworthy and right on the money!

What is Maeng Da Kratom Powder?

One of the most prized strains of Kratom in the industry is Maeng Da Kratom. Consumers swear by it. It’s easy to see why. Maeng Da Kratom packs a big punch in a small serving. That’s because Kratom suppliers only use the most mature and potent leaves to create it and it comes in every colored vein. You can find green, white, red, and yellow versions of Maeng Da here at Happy Hippo.

Arguably, the best strain of Maeng Da is Green Maeng Da Kratom. Green Maeng Da (aka Hyper Hippo) is our best selling Kratom powder. It gives the user a very energetic effect without any unwanted jitters.

Our second-best-selling kratom product is the White Maeng Da Kratom. Our branded version is named Rockstar Hippo for a reason! It produces enough motivation and energy that you could perform an entire rock concert after you take it. This strain is not for the faint of heart.

We also sell a Red Maeng Da Kratom called Red Hot Hippo, which gives a jolt of energy while promoting a physical state of well-being. You get the best of both worlds with this strain.

We named our Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Sunshine Hippo. Not only does it derive its name from the Yellow vein color of the strain, but it also provides a warm, fuzzy, and refreshing feeling like you’re out in the sun. 

What is Horn Kratom Powder?

One very rare strain of Kratom sold on the market today is Horn Kratom powder. The thing that makes this variety so special is the physical appearance of the Kratom leaves. The horned Kratom leaves have serrated edges on them. Theories speculate that those spikes happen because of a genetic mutation or the humidity in the climate - but we don’t know for sure.

Still, at Happy Hippo, we offer our customers a selection of three different horned Kratom products!

The Red Horn Kratom Powder we sell is our Smiley Horned Hippo. It’s duly named, too. Taking the strain eliminates all negative emotions and leaves you in a calm state. It works wonders.

You can also try our White Horned Rhino. This particular White Horn Kratom Powder is one of the slower leaves we supply. It helps relax your body, but it also supports a peaceful mind. It’s a strain you may want to use during the evening hours, but it’s one of my personal favorites for tackling unwanted discomforts! 

The last horned strain we offer is Supreme Horn Kratom Powder. Our Slow-Mo Hippo is a blend of the other horned varieties previously mentioned (Red and White). The effects are combined into one potent Kratom strain. 

What is Blended Kratom Powder?

Kratom strains result from the types of fermentation and drying process of the leaves. However, a few strains are made during the manufacturing process by Kratom companies. As a result, there are proprietary blends available for purchase.

Happy Hippo Herbals is no different. We have our recipes for Kratom blends on hand, too. It took a lot of trial and error to come up with the blended strains we sell. We try every single blend in-house and make sure that we’re happy with the results before selling.

Here are a few of the blended varieties available from Happy Hippo Herbals.

  • Tickle Me Pink Hippo: We created a blend of the Red and White Maeng Da kratom strains to produce “Pink Maeng Da Kratom Powder.” This energetic strain will make you motivated to tackle anything life throws at you!
  • Slow Mo Hippo: As mentioned above, this blend comes from mixing Red and White Horned Kratom powder. It relaxes the body and mind. 
  • White Dragon Hippo: Unlike all of the other blends we sell, we did not create this blended concoction in-house. Instead, it’s a blend made by our supplier directly at the farm it was harvested from. They combine White Maeng Da Kratom with a super rare White Elephant strain. Together, they help push you through any workload imaginable. Also check out Yellow Elephant (Golden Fortune Hippo).
  • CottonTail Hippo: Check out this 3 Strain Holiday Blend!
  • Blossom Hippo: A blend of White Malay, Green Malay, White Bali blend!
  • G.O.A.T Hippo: A balanced blend of Green Bali, and Green Maeng Da!

What is Enhanced Kratom Powder?

Enhanced Kratom powder is not your average Kratom product. Instead, manufacturers combine a concentrated Kratom alkaloid extract with regular Kratom powder. They work together to increase the molecular compounds in the finished formula. A gram of enhanced Kratom powder is more potent than typical Kratom strains.

The exact potency of the strain differs from vendor to vendor. Some vendors use more extracts than others in their recipe. You’ll need to review each product thoroughly before deciding which is best for you. Otherwise, you could find yourself with a stronger or weaker product than you were expecting.

The price of enhanced Kratom powder costs more since it contains Kratom extract. If you’re looking to save some money, you can always make your own. Just buy some powdered Kratom extract and mix it with whichever Kratom strain you have on hand. That way, you can decide the potency yourself - incrementally add more extract to make it as strong as you desire.

What Are the Benefits of Buying Kratom Powder?

There are so many different types of Kratom products on the market. Regardless, Kratom powder remains the bestselling. For starters, you just cannot beat the price point on Kratom powder. Per gram, you will always pay less when you buy it. Powder is the most inexpensive type to manufacture. However, there are other benefits to purchasing kratom powder, too.

  • You get the full spectrum of alkaloids from Kratom powder.

Kratom powder provides the consumer with the full range of alkaloids from the plant. The compounds work together to increase bioavailability. Some extracts, on the other hand, isolate specific alkaloids which can take away from the user’s experience.

  • Kratom powder is stored easily and takes up little space.

Compared to Kratom capsules, powdered Kratom won’t take up much space at all. When you store the powder in a container, it fills up the entire vessel.

  • You feel the effects of Kratom powder more quickly than Kratom capsules. 

Kratom capsules contain the same Kratom powder. The reason it takes longer to feel effects of capsules is because the body must digest the gel cap before the powder is accessible to the stomach. A gel capsule takes approximately 30 minutes to digest. Then you’d have to wait another 30-45 minutes for the kratom to digest. Someone who takes the powder directly (not in capsule form) would feel the effects almost a half-hour sooner.

A photographic image depicting a shelf filled with glass jars containing different strains of kratom powder; The shelf includes Green Maeng Da (Hyper Hippo), Yellow Maeng Da (Sunshine Hippo), White Thai (Lightning Hippo), as well as a packet of Happy Hippo Brand Red Vein Bali (Red Dragon) Kratom Powder

What are the Effects of Kratom Powder?

People rave about Kratom! Some use it to become more sociable and others use it to kick-start the day. Whatever reason you take Kratom, there’s a perfect product for your choice.

Since Kratom is related to the coffee plant, plenty of people use it in the morning to combat fatigue. Hyper Hippo will make sure you shrug off that unwanted drowsiness when you wake. Our Green Vein Maeng Da Kratom is the ultimate replacement for a cup of joe.

  • Relaxation

Some Kratom strains allow you to kick your feet up and relax. Dark Chocolate Forest Hippo is one of the most relaxing strains we offer. Whenever you’re ready to call it a night, this Kratom variety will have you drifting into the dream realm in no time.

  • Relief from Physical Discomfort

Throughout the day (and life), we find our bodies reeling from the daily grind. Some days, we need something to help with relief. That’s where Red Island Kali comes into play. Our Red Vein Kali will help relax the body to ease discomforts.

  • Create a Positive Mindset

On some days, our emotional level feels drained. In those instances, it’s good to take Elite Elephant. The balanced resonation of Green Malay Kratom will provide you with an easy-going mindset to thwart any daily troubles. 

How Long Do the Effects of Kratom Powder Last?

You should start to feel the Kratom effects about a half-hour after taking it, but it could also take close to an hour. Our metabolisms play a large part in how quickly it kicks in. Once you feel the Kratom, on average, the peak effects are around the 90-minute mark.

After the peak effects have hit, those properties will slowly fade away over time. Frequent Kratom users are known to take additional servings throughout the day—as needed.

The exact amount of time Kratom powder lasts should coincide with the serving size taken. Kratom effects are primarily dependent on the serving size.

Small Serving Sizes: Most consumers only need a small amount of Kratom. A smaller one that’s between 1-5 grams is effective for approximately 3-4 hours. 

Moderate Serving Sizes: Taking an amount of Kratom between 5-15 grams can last the user for about 4-6 hours. 

Heavy Serving Sizes: For those consumers that take 15 grams or more, they can usually feel the effect for approximately 6-8 hours. Sometimes a bit longer, depending on the serving size. 

Heavy servings should only be considered by individuals who have slowly worked their way up to that amount - only a handful of people need that much. 

How to Manage Your Kratom Tolerance

With continuous Kratom usage, it’s possible to develop a tolerance to it. Kratom Tolerance makes the effects of Kratom lose some of their impacts. Thereby, the consumer begins taking higher serving sizes, which replicates the underlying condition and exacerbates the problem.

Instead of chasing those effects by taking more and more, you can try to manage any Kratom tolerance. Building a tolerance not only hinders the Kratom effects you experience, but you also will need more and more Kratom with each serving. Larger serving calls for more money spent on the product. Managing your Kratom tolerance before it gets out of hand safeguards your money.

Luckily, it’s not difficult to manage your kratom tolerance. There are quite a few ways to accomplish it:

  • Alternate the Kratom strains you use.

Individual strains provide a unique molecular compound profile from the plant. So, switch your Kratom strains regularly. It helps to curb tolerance before it becomes a problem.

When Kratom farmers harvest the Kratom leaves, they discard the stem and vein portion of the leaf. Removing these parts allows them to produce a smooth powdered product. Those stems and veins actually contain minimal amounts of alkaloids in them, which (if taken in place of regular Kratom) can help reset your tolerance.

  • Take a Kratom break to reset naturally. 

Stop taking Kratom for a few days, possibly even a couple weeks. Doing so ends any Kratom tolerance you have built up. The longer you can go without it, the better the method works.

Is Kratom Safe?

When people first hear about Kratom, they usually want to know if kratom is safe to use. For the most part, it’s a resounding yes. However, as with all herbal supplements, you should consult a physician before you take anything new.

As for the safety behind the products, the science continues to support that Kratom is safe.Right now, a whole team of scientists tirelessly labor away in the Department of Pharmacodynamics at the University of Florida studying the Kratom plant material. 

Photographic image depicting a packet of Happy Hippo Brand Kratom Powder, being filled with raw kratom powder in a laboratory environment!

How to Avoid Cheap Kratom Powder

Today, the market has an influx of cheap Kratom powder for sale. Most of the vendors are suppliers from Indonesia (Yellow Indo is one of our favs). They can afford to sell their Kratom at rock-bottom prices because they’re trying to cut out the middleman. However, that comes with a caveat: the consumer runs the risk of contaminated Kratom. 

In the United States, most businesses adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) when processing customer orders for goods. Unfortunately, since Kratom is unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), these GMP practices are often ignored by vendors with little repercussions. 

Still, there are plenty of Kratom companies that do utilize GMP principles whenever they manufacture Kratom products. The American Kratom Association supplies an updated list of vendors that have gone through third-party inspections to prove the company is a GMP-certified participant. (Cool enough, Happy Hippo Herbals is one of those companies!) 

Obeying GMP guidelines costs businesses additional funding. That money maintains a clean and safe manufacturing environment for our Kratom products. Plus, we send samples of our products to get lab-tested against heavy metals or contaminants. That brings our costs up, but, it safeguards your well-being.

Cheaply priced Kratom should be a red flag for consumers. We recommend avoiding cheap Kratom at all costs because it could contain contaminants.

How to Use Kratom Powder

You can find Kratom in many different forms. Kratom powder, Kratom capsules, extracts, Kratom extract energy shots, and more! Choosing the right product that suits your purpose is helpful.

  1. Take the correct serving size. 

Managing your serving size is just as important as buying the right product. Ingesting too little won’t produce the benefits you seek, on the other hand, taking too much is simply a waste of Kratom. Try experimenting with your daily servings to find the correct serving size for your needs. Remember: the least amount necessary is optimal.

      2. Choose the right strain.

Not only are there different Kratom products, but there are a plethora of strains available for you. The different Kratom strains have differing effects, so choosing the exact Kratom variety is paramount. Luckily, Happy Hippo breaks kratom down into three separate categories—fast, moderate, and slow.

Our Fast Kratom mimics the effects of its plant-cousin, the coffee plant. These strains give off a boost of energy for the user. So it’s best to take early in the day or whenever you have a lot to accomplish.

Moderate Kratom has effects that lie between the fast and slow strains. It’s perfect for those times when mental awareness and a calm sensation are needed.

Take our slow Kratom at night. It’s great for unwinding from a long day and relieving discomfort.

How Much Kratom Powder Should I Take?

The wisest maneuver for figuring out how much Kratom you’ll need in your scenario is to determine the least amount of Kratom necessary to produce the benefits you seek. Anything more than that amount only squanders away Kratom for future usage. 

If you’ve never tried Kratom before, then you need a proper guideline for discovering the ideal amount. Here are a few tips for beginning your journey:

  • You can always add more.

You can take more Kratom later if needed, but you can never go back in time to take less. So, start small. Wait about an hour and see how it affects you. From there, add more if needed. That is the safest and most effective way to calculate your proper serving size.

  • Use recommended serving sizes as suggestions.

Individual Kratom experiences can differ. Our physiological and brain chemistries are unique. So, serving size charts are only yardsticks for measurement and should be looked upon as a guide.

The only way to determine which serving size works best for you is through personal experimentation. These recommendations should help you begin:

  1. Low to moderate serving: 1-5 grams
  2. Moderate to high serving: 5-15 grams
  3. Very high serving: 15+ grams

Using Kratom Powder to Make Kratom Tea

Over in Southeast Asia, the traditional method that locals use to make Kratom is preparing large batches of Kratom tea to help them get their day started.

You can make Kratom tea at your home! Be forewarned, the tea has a strong bitter flavor. Fortunately, you can mask the bitterness with your favorite sweetener.

When making Kratom tea for the first time, experiment with a small serving size so you can determine how the Kratom affects you. We recommend the smallest serving size possible.

First, bring a pot of water to a boil. Once it begins to boil, take the teapot off the heat. Let the water sit for a minute. Scalding temperatures can damage the alkaloids.

After the water has remained off the burner for at least a minute or two, slowly pour the hot water over a tea strainer that contains your proper serving Kratom. It may be helpful to use a coffee filter for this step.

Finally, add any sweetener you like to the final product. Lots of people like to use honey or regular sugar, but you can always use fruit juices, too. Get creative with it! 

From there, let the Kratom cool until it reaches your preferred temperature. Afterward, drink and enjoy.

Photographic image of a Happy Hippo Branded coffee cup, being filled with hot water and a scoop of raw Red Maeng Da (Red Hot Hippo) kratom powder; Next to the coffee cup sits an open glass jar containing loose kratom powder, and whose label reads "Red Hot Hippo"

Taking Kratom Powder in Kratom Capsule Form

Another common way to use Kratom is by taking Kratom capsules. Kratom capsules contain Kratom powder in a pill-like container. Some companies use gelatin capsules, but we use vegan capsules so they are not made from any animal byproducts.

Now, let’s look at some advantages and disadvantages of the Kratom capsules.

The Pros of Kratom Capsules

  1. Kratom capsules are easy to take. You swallow them with your beverage.
  2. The flavor of Kratom powder is very bitter and it doesn’t taste appealing to some people. Using Kratom capsules is a real gamechanger for consumers. Kratom capsules have virtually no flavor.
  3. The capsules already have a predetermined amount of Kratom in them. So, you won’t have to measure out each serving.

The Cons of Kratom Capsules

  1. It takes a bit longer to feel the effects from them. Your body must digest the capsule before the powder is available in your system.
  2. Another disadvantage to Kratom capsules is the cost. Since it takes more effort to produce kratom capsules, it costs more. However, you could save some money by making your own at home but it is a very time-consuming, tedious project. 

How Can You Make Kratom Powder More Effective?

The most productive way to make Kratom powder more effective is to buy Kratom from a trustworthy company. Those companies put effort into obtaining the highest quality Kratom on the market. They should also supply you with up-to-date results from a recent laboratory analysis that shows the alkaloid content and additional testing. Even then, Kratom tolerance can become an issue. 

Here are a few ways to make Kratom more effective:

  1. Use an acidic base for brewing your Kratom tea. You can use any sour juice: lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit juices are prime examples. The acid helps produce an extraction process that leaches alkaloids from the plant material and makes it more accessible during digestion. That way, the effects of the Kratom are felt sooner.
  2. Another option to strengthen the effects of Kratom is to combine it with specific supplements that act as potentiators. A potentiator is any substance that enhances another. There are plenty of natural ingredients that you might have in your home that can potentiate Kratom. 

A few are as follows:

  • Turmeric
  • Coffee
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Valerian Root

*In addition, Happy Hippo offers a couple of Kratom potentiator products; our Bioavailablity Formula and Agmatine Sulfate.

  1. The quickest and easiest way to boost the effects of your Kratom powder is to add some liquid Kratom extract to it. Kratom extract has a condensed alkaloid content. Mixing in a small amount can make a huge difference.

How Do I Store Kratom Powder to Keep It Fresh?

When you purchase Kratom, it usually arrives in a resealable bag so you can keep it fresh. If you buy kratom in bulk, you want to know how to store it properly. That makes the Kratom last longer. Like any herbal product, storage techniques can prolong the shelf life. 

Here are a few ideas about Kratom storage to ponder:

  • Purchase the Necessary Amount of Kratom

Any product made from plants will lose freshness over time. Kratom is no different because its alkaloids deteriorate as time passes. Do not buy too much excess. A two- or three-month supply is the most you’ll want to store.

  • Always Place in a Dry Storage Area

Kratom leaves need moisture to grow. Without water, the trees will die. However, once the leaves are harvested and dried, extra moisture produces mold in the plant material. Any dampness in your storage area creates the possibility of mold forming in your Kratom.

  • Excessive Sunlight Can Damage Kratom

Direct sunlight has the potential to create cellular damage in all living things. That happens with Kratom products, too. Ultraviolet light can negatively alter the effects of the alkaloids. It’s best to store it in a chilled, dark environment. 

Is Kratom Powder Legal?

In the United States, the federal government has not passed legislation to make Kratom illegal. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean Kratom is legal in all 50 states. A handful of states and local municipalities have passed anti-Kratom bills. You should constantly check with the local governments in your area since laws can change at a moment’s notice.

States Where Kratom is Completely Banned

Right now, six states have taken away a citizen’s freedom to buy, sell, or posses Kratom. If you live in the following states, possessing Kratom can get you a criminal charge.

  • Wisconsin
  • Indiana
  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Vermont
  • Rhode Island

States With Municipalities that Banned Kratom

There are some states where Kratom is legal on the state level, but some counties and cities have passed laws to make it illegal in their borders. Here are the following states where that has happened - if you live in these states, check your local governmental agencies for more information: 

  • Colorado
  • California
  • New Hampshire
  • Mississippi
  • Illinois
  • Florida

The fight for Kratom legality is an ongoing issue. Some local governments that banned Kratom have recently repealed those laws. If you live in an area that has banned Kratom, take up the legal fight to get your rights back.

It’s doable. After all, we live in a democratic republic. 

What is the Kratom Consumer Protection Act?

Some states and municipalities have made Kratom illegal, but other states are moving in the opposite direction. Six states have pushed forward with progressive legislation to protect the Kratom consumers.

Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Georgia have all passed a version of the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA). These bills essentially create regulatory practices for Kratom companies that operate in those states. That provides a safety net for Kratom users. 

The American Kratom Association (AKA) lobbied the state governments to pass those bills. The AKA hopes to have a KCPA passed by the federal government soon, too. A national KCPA would oblige the FDA to comply with its orders. Having a nationwide, comprehensive Kratom bill would produce an even-keeled industry in the US. 

Right now, some states have no regulatory oversight in place for Kratom businesses which places that responsibility in the hands of those companies. As a result, it takes away consumer confidence in the industry. That’s why we need the AKA GMP program.

The Best Place to Buy Kratom Powder

Depending on your shopping preferences, the route you take to shop for Kratom powder might differ from another person—everyone is unique. No matter which shopping habit you favor, there are plenty of avenues available at your disposal. You can easily find places where you can buy kratom near you. Now, let’s discuss a couple of the options that you can conveniently choose.

  • Buy Kratom locally

Locally bought kratom comes with challenges. For starters, large corporations like Walmart don’t sell Kratom. You’ll need to find an establishment in your area that does. 

The first place you’ll want to look is specialty shops. Companies that specialize in selling CBD products might carry Kratom. Otherwise, check the local smoke and vape stores in the area. 

Since Kratom is a specialty product, the closest place might be a long distance to travel. A quick Google search would tell you if that’s the case. 

  • Buy Kratom online

The majority of Kratom consumers order their Kratom products off the internet.You won’t find Kratom sold on any of the online marketplaces like Amazon or eBay. Instead, you can purchase directly from Kratom businesses that specialize in selling it such as Happy Hippo Herbals.

Happy Hippo Herbals

If you’re looking for the highest quality, most potent Kratom around, take the time to check out the large selection of Kratom inventory we offer. At Happy Hippo Herbals, we strive to be the best in the business and go to great lengths to ensure that.

We believe we do a pretty good job of it. 

Here are four reasons to show why Happy Hippo is the best kratom company to choose online: 

  • Happy Hippo is GMP certified through the American Kratom Association (AKA).

Happy Hippo adheres to the necessary Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) set forth by the AKA. Keeping our manufacturing facility in its top-notch condition stops any unwanted contamination.

  • We pride ourselves on obtaining the highest quality Kratom on the market. 

We sell superior Kratom. We don’t settle for a second-best product. Money isn’t an issue whenever quality comes into the equation.

  • Our customers rave about our products and customer service. 

We receive an abundance of support from the Kratom community. Check our reviews online. They speak for themselves. 

  • Happy Hippo Herbals supports Kratom advocacy and fights to keep Kratom legal. 

Happy Hippo Herbals donates each month to the American Kratom Association—a Kratom consumer advocacy group. We continue to fight for your right to have legal Kratom.

Don’t settle for less, always get your moneys worth. Buy Kratom online from a small family business that cares for its customers.

Disclaimer: Kratom remains unregulated by the FDA, the authors of this text would like you to note that although this article contains many points regarding the use of Kratom, they should only serve as a piece of information - not medical advice. 

Kratom is not intended to cure, diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or condition. 

Make sure to speak to a physician if you have questions before using Kratom.


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