Why Happy Hippo is the Best Place to Buy Kratom (2021 Update)
What is the Best Place to Buy Kratom Online?
The best place to buy Kratom isn't usually where Newbies begin:
- Internet (random websites)
- Smoke/Headshops (yuck!)
- Gas Stations (double yuck!)
Depending where you buy Kratom online - quality of powder can vary WILDLY.
If you've tried Kratom before and were underwhelmed - please reserve judgement.
You're here now!
We want to take the opportunity to share why Happy Hippo Herbals is the very best place to buy Kratom.
And more insightfully - Why Happy Hippo has been able to attract and continues to serve so many long-term customers.
(take a look at the feedback in the comments - there's a lot!)
Happy Hippo Herbals has grown (a lot) over the past few years.
Just 3 years ago, like so many near-startup vendors, we were operating out of our basement.
While we aren't the biggest store, we have a full office, warehouse and more recently - a packaging (manufacturing) laboratory accredited by the American Kratom Association.
Beyond the Highest-Quality Kratom Powders, Happiest Customer Service, and Same-Day-Shipping (sometimes within 20 minutes), why should you buy from Happy Hippo?
In this day and age, we are proud the fact:
Personal word-of-mouth recommendations built Happy Hippo.
Happy Hippo is The Best Place to Buy Kratom - But Why?
Happy Hippo claims to have the "Best Kratom on Planet Earth".
Happy Hippo has a staff of family and friends that has combined - 20+ years of experience of using Kratom, trying countless different Indonesian farmers and vigorous pathogen sterilization and independent lab testing.
We find our farmers.
We test our products.
Our Kratom tips are our own.
But most importantly - WE USE OUR OWN PRODUCTS - EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
What is Kratom?
Kratom is a Plant (Mitragyna Speciosa) that provides a wide range of Effects and Benefits.
Mitragyna Leafs have been growing in Southeast Asia's forests for centuries.
Mother Nature is a mystery —
Many of its Plants are enjoyed best by learning through others experiences.
Learning how to use Kratom takes practice.
Some varieties or "strains" are good for relaxation but others are better for energy.
Kratom Effects can be predicted with reasonably consistent accuracy!
Kratom Strain Expectations, based upon 3 Variables:
- Vein Color (Red, Yellow, Green, White)
- Origin (Growth Location: Maeng Da, Bali, Sumatra, Thai, Borneo, Malaysian, Sudanese, and More!)
- Speed (Fast/Moderate/Slow)
The "Best Kratom Strain" does not exist though you may have a few favorites that tend to resonate the best for you.
A comprehensive Kratom Strain Rotation is integral for a long-term or daily Kratom use.
What is My Kratom Dosage?
High-Quality Happy Hippo Kratom Powder guarantees you'll benefit from the lowest or "bare minimum" dosages.
Puddles' Kratom Dosage Guide will help you to benefit from Kratom's Effects for years to come.
Your first Kratom Experience may not be as rewarding as the 100th —
But you won't mind the time and effort spent learning "How much Kratom to take."
Remember! Less is More —
This is a great rule of thumb for determining your Kratom Powder Dosage.
It won't take you long to understand What Kratom Is, how to best use different Strains, and how to dose for the long-term.
Good Manufacturing Practices? (AKA GMP-Certified)
The Best Kratom Vendors of 2020 (cleanest/safest product) are certified by the American Kratom Association.
Kratom is not a Dietary Supplement.
No Kratom Vendor in the United States has been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration as 'FDA-GMP-Certified'.
Happy Hippo's Standard Operating Procedures are accredited by an independent 3rd Party Auditor and the American Kratom Association.
At a minimum, try to limit your "Where Can I Order Kratom Online?" range to Vendors that are AKA-GMP-Certified.
The long-term survival of the Kratom Industry is dependent upon vendors self-regulating (and customers purchasing from a responsible vendor - even if the prices are higher).
Buy Kratom Where Your Friends & Family Make Purchases!
(The Online Vendor they told you about - Happy Hippo)
We don't advertise.
In fact, our small farm supplier couldn't meet the demand if we did.
New customers arrive (or stumble upon) Happy Hippo due to 2 things:
1) Online Happy Hippo Kratom Reviews
We are thankful for KratomIQ's articulate and intuitive analysis of the Kratom Industry at-large and long-standing endorsement of Hippo.
Reddit Kratom Reviews are also favorable to Happy Hippo.
YouTube has ton of Happy Hippo Kratom Reviews.
Outside of Reddit, YouTube, the iLoveKratom Forum and a few other places — we're not entirely sure where all of the feedback and stories about Happy Hippo Kratom are shared.
We just know that New Hippo Clients oftentimes find us thanks to countless random reviews scattered throughout the web:
2) Word-of-Mouth Kratom Reviews
(Customers Telling Their Friends About Hippo)
The vast majority of Newbies arrive at Happy Hippo simply because they have a friend or family member that we made Happy.
Although it's slowly changing, Kratom is still generally a little-known, obscure or "under the radar" herb.
Kratom is of those things that you tell your close friends about.
Customers say they are grateful that they found us.
But truth is...
We are eternally grateful that they found us -
Why is Happy Hippo More Expensive Than [Insert Cheap Vendor]?
We get this question a lot.
If one person asks it a day -- that means ten are thinking it.
We have five reasons:
1) Happy Hippo Doesn't Import Kratom
(and Pays a lot More for It!)
This might come as a surprise.
Although nearly all of our Kratom comes from Indonesia, Happy Hippo doesn't actually import it.
A 3rd party in the United States imports our Kratom for us.
They test the Kratom at an independent lab in Michigan for pathogens (namely: Salmonella) and sterilize it at 170 degrees (this temperature ensures that pathogens are killed but the integrity of the alkaloids are not disrupted).
They send us the lab results on EVERY specific batch we that receive.
This process is MUCH more expensive (and time-consuming!) than simply importing Kratom and recklessly throwing it into a bag.
It's worth it though.
Happy Hippo has not had problems with pathogens or other unhealthy compounds that are notorious in cheap Kratom products.
Even though our Kratom is 'pre-tested' and sterilized, we re-test a substantial amount in order to confirm the initial lab results.
2) Happy Hippo is Certified by the American Kratom Association as 'GMP-Compliant'
This too was a long, arduous process.
We dedicated well over 9 months and $100,000 (this is a lot, we aren't a huge company!) to satisfying the American Kratom Association's requirements for GMP-compliance.
We know the chain of custody of EVERY SINGLE bag that leaves our facility.
This process involved building our own laboratory and manufacturing packaging facility to replace our previous tiny clean room.
Of the companies that have their own GMP facilities - we are probably the smallest!
3) The High-Quality Kratom We Purchase is Not Cheap to Begin With
Aside from the independent testing (and re-testing), sterilization and new AKA-compliant facility — much of our costs are wrapped up in our physical product.
We offer high-quality Kratom because we purchase high-quality Kratom.
The Kratom we purchase is from a smaller farm (not a huge industrial field) that only harvests mature Kratom trees.
Cheap Kratom is almost always from young, immature plants.
Before you even use our Kratom, you will notice that is it a nice, fluffy "powdered-sugar" consistency -- not the grainy yucky Kratom that is mostly available elsewhere.
4) Happy Hippo Employees Are Well-Paid and Happy
Every position at Happy Hippo receives anywhere from 30-50% higher compensation than the national average.
For example, the minimum wage in Idaho is $7.25/hr but NO HAPPY HIPPO EMPLOYEE makes less than $15.00/hr.
This is a "Dream Job" for so many of us.
We always make certain that we have enough employees in-house so we can ship your order as quickly as possible - generally within an hour if you order during business hours on a weekday.
Customers Say: WE ARE FASTER THAN AMAZON.
5) Happy Hippo is a Huge Advocate for Kratom
(Politically and Socially Active)
Although we don't know how much time and money other companies have invested in the ongoing fight to Keep Kratom Legal, we have poured our heart and soul (and wallet) into it.
We recently hired a prominent Washington DC Public Relations firm to help mend Kratom's reputation in the mainstream media.
We regularly donate to the American Kratom Association, most recently: $55,000 to their effort to Keep Kratom Legal in Indonesia.
In March 2019, we screened the hit Netflix documentary "A Leaf of Faith" for the Idaho Legislature to help educate local officials.
Kratom means the world to you.
Kratom also means the world to us.
We will keep it legal.
Where Can I Buy Kratom?
(Outside of Happy Hippo Herbals)
When it comes to "Marketing", other Online Kratom vendors may have more to say.
While Hippo has no intention of mimicking competitors there are some common perks we may offer in the near future.
Competitors May Offer Free Shipping
(But We Ship Way Faster!)
The Happy Hippo Fulfillment Team ships all Kratom orders prior to 4 PM MST (weekdays) same-day.
We also ship on the weekend. (10-2 PM MST)
If you place an order on a weekend during business hours, we will usually ship it within an hour.
Fun-Fact: Hippo Clients grateful for our Fulfillment Team have dubbed us "The Amazon of Kratom."
Bonus-Announcement: We have recently updated a new Free Shipping option - check it out!
Can You Still Purchase Cheap Kratom?
Sure! Some online vendors have cheaper Kratom Leaves.
But you get what you pay for.
We won't dispute that you can get Kratom from a cheaper price elsewhere.
Chances are -
It's not a quality product, it's not lab-tested, it will take well over 24 hours to ship and it won't make you as Happy as we can.
Like we said -
You get what you pay for.
Where Can I Order Kratom Capsules?
Be ready for the new Happy Hippo Kratom Capsule Line-up - coming in 2021!
- More Capsules, More Strains
- Bigger Bottles
- Same High Quality Kratom Powder
When you have the Best Quality Kratom Powders on Planet Earth, offering the Best Kratom Capsules is a piece-of-cake.
Where Can I Purchase Kratom Extracts?
Unfortunately, we do not offer Kratom Extracts just yet - but we are working on it
Currently, we only offer natural "Plain-Leaf" Kratom.
However, we suggest you wait to try Kratom Extracts until we get our supply - because we can assure you ours will be awesome quality.
Best Place to Buy Kratom RIGHT NOW?
We recommend ourselves for all the above reasons.
We use our Kratom everyday.
You are getting a high-quality, lab-tested, sterilized, clean, Plain-Leaf product packaged in an AKA GMP-certified facility that will be shipped to you faster than anything you've ordered before.
Much of the proceeds will benefit the effort to Keep Kratom Legal and the amazing family and friends that work at Happy Hippo.
Don't Worry - Be Happy!
~ Puddles aka The Happy Hippo