First, it really depends on how quickly you’re trying to get the kratom extract. If you have a few days to a week, we strongly recommend you shop online to find the best price and for extra transparency. If you need to find kratom extracts as soon as possible, your best bet is to contact local head shops and convenience stores. Check out the following tips to conduct a search for kratom extracts near you with speed and confidence.
Best Places to Find Kratom Extracts Online
The American Kratom Association
Rather than visiting the first result you happen to find in an online search, go straight to the experts. The American Kratom Association (AKA) was created for the exact purpose of helping people find safe and reliable kratom products and to increase our collective understanding of the potential benefits and risks of using kratom.
In fact, whether you plan to find kratom extracts online or at a local shop, we strongly recommend starting your search with the AKA’s list of GMP-certified kratom vendors. You can cross-reference the kratom extract products at your local store with this list of approved vendors. Just keep in mind that some fly-by-night kratom vendors create knockoff products and product labels designed to trick consumers into believing they’re getting the real deal.
There is also an AKA-affiliated site where you can find the latest science-backed kratom information.
Social Media and Online Forums
Don’t assume nobody in your social circle has any experience using kratom extracts. In many groups, there is still a strong stigma against kratom and other herbal supplements, some of it more deserving than others. Likewise, it’s up to your personal comfort level whether you talk offline with certain people you trust or solicit your entire social network for advice.
Another option is to engage with online kratom forums including I Love Kratom and Reddit. These forums can be a hodge-podge of vendor warnings, recommendations, and general knowledge. By spending a little time reading through different perspectives, you can usually separate fact from fiction including what’s still unknown about kratom in general. You can also conduct a general online search, though in our experience, search engines are a better source for finding local shops than comparing online kratom vendors.
Product Information from Kratom Brands
Not all kratom extracts are the same, even from the same source. Before making a final buying decision, be sure to take the time to read product information about the amount and concentration of the kratom extract that’s used, as well as what type of user the product was created for.
- Gold: This is the new industry standard for liquid kratom shots. Plenty potent enough for seasoned kratom users and a great value for people who like to take kratom in microdoses.
- BOOST: Our liquid shot with both kratom and caffeine for those looking for an energy boost. We call it Lightning in a Bottle for a reason.
- BOOST Bites: Our line of kratom gummies defies the conventional wisdom that kratom products don’t have the most pleasing-taste. Available flavors include strawberry, lemon-lime, and pineapple-mango.
- GO: This pouch is perfect for those who need on-the-go convenience. The gel-like consistency is a favorite among people who like the middle ground between kratom liquids and kratom edibles.
- Black Label Capsules: Get around the issue of taste altogether, while still enjoying a pure and potent form of kratom extract.
- Super K and Super K Extra Strong: These kratom extracts are formulated with large amounts of a lower concentration extract which delivers a more mellow experience that’s preferred by people who use kratom later in their day.
How to Find Local Shops that Sell Kratom Extracts
Head Shops: The first step when searching for kratom extract is to contact any nearby head shops, smoke shops, novelty stores, adult emporiums, etc. Many of these shops carry a selection of kratom extract products, though not all of them, so it’s still best to contact them ahead of time if you don’t want to waste a trip.
The downside with these headshops is that, much like kratom manufacturers themselves, some of them cut corners when it comes to verifying the quality and safety of the kratom being sold. Unscrupulous kratom vendors may offer little else than the name of the product and the price when selling their wholesale products to these shops. In some cases, these products are adulterated with synthetic additives or, worse, contaminated in some way. Select smoke shop kratom brands have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak in the past.
Convenience Stores: Here’s another option, but these stores can be even more hit or miss than head shops. We recommend starting with any 7-Eleven or Circle K locations that are near you as many of these stores carry MIT45 products. Still, the decision to carry kratom extracts is up to each individual shop owner, so again, it’s best to call around to see what’s available in your neighborhood. This also explains why you typically won’t find kratom products listed in the 7-Eleven and Circle K online stores.
Generally speaking, these national brand convenience stores are more likely to carry products from trusted kratom vendors, but we still recommend double-checking the AKA list of vendors.
Kratom Bars and Lounges: Often, these locations call themselves kava bars or cannabis lounges, which also happen to sell and serve kratom. This can be a great choice to hang out and enjoy kratom with friends, meet new people with similar interests, or talk to people with lots of experience using kratom. State and local laws will dictate whether these products can also be purchased to go, but at the very least you should be to find out where you can buy kratom in your neighborhood.
Nutrition and Vitamin Supplement Stores: These stores tend to be the least likely to sell kratom extract products, mostly because of their risk aversion to payment processing and other liabilities. You can learn more from Golden Monk, one of our partner brands, about why GNC doesn’t sell kratom, for example. Still, some individual vitamin supplement stores do sell kratom including some NutriShop locations that carry MIT45 products. Again, while national brands tend to sell only reliable kratom extracts, it’s especially important to cross-reference the exact product with the AKA.
How to Buy Kratom in States Where It’s Banned
Unfortunately, it really depends on the rules and legal statute in each individual state. To make things more confusing, many states are actively considering new regulations governing the production, distribution, sale, and possession of kratom. Kratom is currently legal in Louisiana, but in 2019 the state passed a law that would ban kratom IF the DEA adds the supplement to its Schedule of Controlled Substances, which it has declined to do for many years now. We encourage you to research the laws in your state, but generally speaking, states that have banned kratom have also outlawed getting the supplement shipped from out of state, leaving few, if any, options to legally possess kratom in their state.
Looking to Buy Kratom Extracts?
You’re not alone. Kratom extracts have become a lot more fashionable in recent years, and everyday there are huge numbers of people learning about kratom for the first time. And as kratom has risen in popularity, so too have kratom extracts. These kratom concentrates are generally superior to plain leaf kratom powder for strength. This increased potency owes to their density of isolated kratom alkaloids, such as mitragynine and 7-OH (7-hydroxymitragynine).
Like its all-natural counterpart, kratom extract is made available in a variety of forms, including powder and tincture. Kratom tinctures or kratom shots are, by far, the most coveted of kratom extracts. These liquid kratom extracts are fast-acting and typically come in portable single or double serving containers. Many seasoned kratom enthusiasts have turned to MIT45 for potent kratom extracts with a pleasing taste and convenient method of consumption for those on the go.