Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is a botanical that belongs to the same family of plants as coffee. In its native country of Southeast Asia, Kratom is quite popular. It is used by the locals as a natural remedy. Recently, Kratom has become quite popular in America, too.
The growing popularity of Kratom in America creates larger demand, causing a huge shift in the Kratom industry. Due to this, Kratom prices tend to fluctuate. When you compare Kratom prices from vendor to vendor, they may seem misleading. Most buyers don’t know what a “good” or “normal” price for quality Kratom products should be.
The majority of people prefer to be frugal, and they search for the cheapest products on the market… but is that really saving you money in the long run?
What role does product quality play in Kratom pricing? Additionally, what other factors are at play? We’re here to help you answer these questions.
In this article, we are going to talk about how you can find the best prices for Kratom products. We will go over related topics including common prices, how to properly compare prices, as well as other factors that affect Kratom prices. We hope this information helps you make informed decisions when purchasing Kratom products in the future.
What’s a Good Price for Quality Kratom?
The most purchased Kratom product on the market is Kratom powder. Kratom powder is typically priced by the gram. The greater the quantity, the greater the discount you should get.
If you look to a reputable vendor who meets a certain standard of quality expectations, the price of Kratom powder might range between .30 and .45 cents per gram. Anything priced less than this, you should be weary of the quality. Anything priced more is likely overpriced.
Note: Keep in mind that different Kratom strains may be more expensive than others.
For instance, Maeng Da Kratom is known in the Kratom community to be the best and most potent strain of all. Accordingly, it’s also one of the most expensive strains.
How to Compare Kratom Prices
There are certain factors to consider when searching for the best Kratom price. Between the numerous products and vendors, it’s tough to narrow down a decision.
We believe the most reliable way to compare Kratom prices is to figure out the cost per gram. Consider the amount of Kratom you’d like to buy and ask yourself, how much am I paying per gram?
It’s an easy way to compare prices between companies. You can do this by taking the price of the product and dividing it by the total number of grams. This method works best for Kratom powder and capsules.
Example: A 4 oz bag of our Atomic Hippo (Green Thai) Kratom powder costs $35.99 - which equals about .32 cents per gram. Our Hyper Hippo (Green Maeng Da) Kratom powder is the most expensive powder we carry at $39.99 for a 1 oz bag. This equals about .35 cents per gram. As you can see, there’s a slight difference in the cost per gram due to one being a “Thai” variant and the other being “Maeng Da''.
Diving into Kratom extracts, things become a little bit trickier to calculate. In most cases, they’re more spendy than plain-leaf powder but not always.
It's vital to take the potency of the extract into consideration. Extracts pack a more powerful punch into a much smaller serving size. Kratom extracts are sold in potencies of 10x, 20x, 50z, and so on. The number indicates the difference in potency between a serving of extract compared to an identical serving of powder.
For instance, 1 serving of Kratom extract at 10x potency contains 10-times the alkaloid content when compared to 1 gram of Kratom powder.
To calculate, take a look at the total alkaloid content of the extract. Ask yourself - how many milligrams of alkaloids (Mitragynine / 7-Hydroxymitragynine) do you get in 1 gram of extract?
From there, divide that total by the price of the product to get an idea of the cost per equivalent gram of Kratom powder.
Example: Our 12 mL Liquid Kratom Extract costs $15.00 and its alkaloid content is a total of 1250 mg. Hyper Hippo (Green Maeng Da) is what our extracts are made from, and it contains about 20 mg of Kratom alkaloids per gram.
Divide 1350 mg / 20 mg = 67.5, and then divide $15.00 / 67.5. In this case, the result is about .22 cents per gram.
Can I Get FREE Kratom Samples?
Yes! Happy Hippo offers FREE Kratom samples for first time customers.
We want to give new Kratom users the opportunity to try our high-quality Kratom powder before making their first purchase. It’s very important that our product actually works for your needs.
If you want a free sample from us, all you need to do is visit our website and click the link in the corner of the screen that says ‘Free Kratom’. Fill out the form with your email, phone number, and shipping address.
And that’s it! You’re done!
Sales, Coupons, and Discounts Help You Save on Quality Kratom
Be savvy with your shopping!
There are plenty of companies that run multiple sales per month where you can save 10%, 20%, 30%, and possibly even more! Doing a majority of your Kratom shopping during a sale will help you save a significant amount of money. There are also sites like Honey that automatically finds and applies coupon codes to your online purchases.
At Happy Hippo, we have weekly sales on our Kratom powder, as well as exclusive discounts every month. One of the best ways to save money with us is to create a Hippo account and start collecting rewards points for the money that you already spend! You can redeem your rewards points for special coupons.
Buy Bulk Kratom and Save Money!
Buying Kratom in bulk isn’t for everyone because it is a really hefty cost up front. But for those who are interested in purchasing several kilos of Kratom powder at a time, bulk deals are an extremely effective way to save money.
If you’re interested in purchasing in bulk Kratom (5+ Kilos or more), please email our customer support. They will get you set up!
Factors That Influence Kratom Pricing
There are many factors that contribute to the price of Kratom products. We’ve discussed some of them already.
Currently, Indonesia is the top supplier of Kratom Powder here in America. Vendors typically purchase Kratom Powder from various distributors in Indonesia. The product is imported across the country, which as you can imagine, gets pretty expensive. From there, the vendors manufacture the powder into other Kratom products such as capsules, extracts, and more. The manufacturing process also costs money for the equipment and labor that goes into it.
The entire importing and manufacturing process directly affects Kratom prices, but that’s not all. There are even more factors to consider.
Let’s go over some of them now.
High-quality Kratom products are generally higher priced than generic Kratom. Price plays a huge role in helping you decipher the difference between a high-quality product from a low-quality product.
What makes a Kratom product considered high-quality?
- The vendor is certified by the American Kratom Association to follow Good Manufacturing Practices in all facilities
- The vendor conducts laboratory tests (heavy metals, salmonella, e.coli) on all Kratom batches to ensure consumer safety. As well, they should be able to provide proof of up-to-date testing upon customer request
- The vendor sterilizes their Kratom powder as an extra precaution to kill pathogens
- The vendor purchases their Kratom from reputable farmers who harvest from fully developed Kratom trees
Even though high-quality strains cost more up front, they may end up being cheaper for you in the long run!
Why? Well, prime and potent Kratom will last longer because you can use much less to feel the desired effects. A smaller bag of high-quality, potent Kratom will certainly last longer than a large bag of bunk Kratom. You’ll enjoy it more too.
The amount of Kratom that you want to buy is also a critical factor. The quantity has a big impact on the price. Typically, you’ll get a bigger discount when you get a larger amount.
For example, our Red Dragon Bali (Red Bali) Kratom powder costs $8.99 for a 1 oz (28 grams) bag - about .32 cents per gram. A ½ Kilo (500 grams) - about .25 cents per gram.
So, if there’s a certain strain that you really like and know that you’ll use it regularly, it’s in your best interest to purchase it in bulk to save money in the long run.
It makes sense that certain types of Kratom products will vary in price. Some products cost more for the vendors to manufacture. As we briefly mentioned earlier, even different Kratom strains with higher levels of alkaloid content may be at a higher cost than others at lower levels.
Choosing to buy your Kratom online or in-store may also have an impact on the pricing. In our experience, buying Kratom online is generally cheaper.
Kratom products are sold in a variety of smoke shops and gas stations across America. In-store prices reflect overhead expenses and there’s usually a “middle-man” who gets a share of the profits as well.
When buying online, you don’t have to worry about that. As well, you’ll usually find better quality Kratom. Online vendors don’t need a “middle-man”. Instead, they work directly with the manufacturers or farmers creating complete authority over their products.
The main expense when buying Kratom online are the shipping costs. Fortunately, there are plenty of vendors who offer very cheap or even FREE shipping.
Why NOT Just Buy Cheap Kratom?
Short answer: Not all Kratom is created equal.
Unfortunately, there aren’t regulations in place that protect Kratom consumers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an aggressive stance on Kratom and they refuse to practice their duties for the Kratom industry. Therefore, it’s fairly easy for unscrupulous vendors to sell contaminated, unsafe Kratom products for extremely low prices to make immense profit. Kratom can be contaminated with pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria, or been adulterated with other ingredients.
Until Kratom is properly regulated, it’s crucial for ALL consumers to buy from a reliable vendor who:
- Has American Kratom Association and Good Manufacturing Practices certifications
- Does microbial and analytical lab-testing
- Follows common safety practices
Luckily, there are a few states that have taken independent action to solve this issue. They have adopted a form of regulation called the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA). This regulation is exactly what it sounds like. A regulation to protect Kratom consumers. It requires all vendors to comply with safety guidelines and receive GMP certification. Basically, it does the job of the FDA without the FDA actually doing it (since they do not agree with Kratom consumption).
Which Kratom Products are the Most Cost Effective?
In our opinion, Kratom powder is the most cost effective. Especially if you’re an avid Kratom user. Capsules are worthwhile too, but purchasing Kratom powder in bulk and making your own capsules is even more advantageous. As we mentioned earlier, keep your eye out for sales and discounts too.
Where to Get the Best Price for Quality Kratom
In conclusion, we believe the best place to buy quality Kratom is from an online vendor who’s certified to abide by the American Kratom Association’s GMP standards. Like Happy Hippo! Buying online usually saves you money, too.
After over a decade of daily experience using Kratom - we really know good Kratom.
We have 25+ high-quality, lab-tested Kratom strains available on our website. All of our Kratom powder gets sterilized at 170 degrees, enough to kill pathogens but not disrupt the alkaloids. We also have a variety of custom formulated Kratom extracts, including liquid kratom extracts, soft gels, Kratom energy shots, and even Kratom edibles!
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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.