Vendor Rating: 3
The only reason Harvest Kratom gets a 3 is that it somehow managed to get AKA-approved in the few months of its existence.
Harvest Kratom looks nice — it’s designed by people who likely care about kratom and first impressions. Unfortunately, it’s a little too similar — identical on some pages — to another company, Kratom Krates. So, we’ll have to see whether they want to dupe people or set up a real business.
About the Company: Harvest Kratom
Harvest Kratom claims not to be the average kratom company. But what makes them so special?
Well, the first thing that they do is compare their company to a company run by some inexperienced individual selling bags of kratom out of their garage. Granted, they put themselves on the upper edge of this comparison, but still, that’s not a great place to start.
We’re glad you have higher standards, Harvest Kratom, but that doesn’t set you above the bar. That just means that you’re not an absolute garbage retailer.
Much more to their benefit, they describe how the Harvest team is composed of highly experienced individuals, each with a history of firsthand experience in the kratom industry.
The company is audited by the AKA, fully approved, and cGMP-certified — now, those are some selling points. By “breaking into the industry to do things the right way,” Harvest Kratom is doing everything it can to make sure they’re at least worth looking at.
That said, they’ve only been around for a few months. They set up their Twitter account in April 2022, and as far as I can tell, this is the first review anybody’s written about them.
- Offers a good variety of kratom strains; basic but sufficient
- Free shipping on all orders
- Offers several variety packs
- It doesn’t offer any tinctures or extracts
- Five-day clearing period if you pay by check
- Very few reviews
- No lab results posted
- Background checking the company reveals lots of sheisty and questionable history
- Almost identical to another kratom company
Harvest Kratom Product Reviews
The company has a fine assortment of different products. Small-time users might be disappointed to see that the smallest size of powder you can buy is 250 grams, but for $25, that’s not a bad price tag.
Kratom Leaf Powder
Without any doubt, this is likely the most popular type of kratom that you’ll find in North America. Kratom powder is usually categorized by strain.
For the most part, the name is arbitrary, and half the time has nothing to do with anything (how many companies were selling Thai Kratom over the last decade despite kratom being illegal in Thailand).
The color tells you everything you need to know. Red strains are highly relaxing and the best for pain relief; whites are highly stimulating and the best for focus; greens are well-balanced and ideal for people who just want to enjoy kratom.
Harvest Trainwreck is the best way to get the full experience of everything kratom offers. It combines all three colors of their most popular strain, Maeng Da. Ultimately, this results in an experience that is hard to categorize.
Depending on the size of the dose that you take, it will probably start fairly stimulating. Afterward, much like a green strain, it should fade into relaxation.
Some might question the benefits of mixing all three types of kratom. This is like mixing a cup of coffee with some sleepytime tea to drink with your afternoon tea and biscuits.
Sure, you’ll get a bit out of all three, but you won’t experience the full value of any of them.
Nonetheless, the euphoria offered by white and green strains is often sadly lacking in red strains. On the flip side, white and green strains can be slightly overstimulating and occasionally verge on anxiety.
Combining the three might reduce the overall influence of any individual strain, but it also helps correct some undesirable aspects that come along with single strain usage.
To this date, my favorite kratom experience ever was from a strain of Green Malaysian offered by a Canadian vendor that is now shut down.
Assuming Green Malaysian was just the bomb, I ordered it from everywhere. My preferred company wasn’t known for having exceptional kratom, but nothing matched their Green Malaysian. However, other strains offered by different companies (such as Red Bali) were more potent.
Nonetheless, Green Malaysian remains one of my favorite kratom strains and is an affordable choice from Harvest Kratom.
Harvest Kratom Red Borneo Kratom
For years and years, Red Bali kratom was the cream of the crop. In recent years, we’ve learned that the location isn’t nearly as important as the color in the strain name.
As such, Red Borneo is pretty much the same as Red Bali, but in my personal experience, I prefer Borneo just a little more.
Of course, this is subjective and viable to change as soon as the company orders a new batch. But I find it perfectly sedating while somehow remaining cognitively stimulating. It was not quite stimulating, but it allowed me to maintain a lucid and clear state of mind instead of feeling foggy and slow as I usually do with heavy red strains.
- Green Borneo Kratom Powder
- Green Maeng Da Kratom
- Green Raiu Kratom Powder
- Red Bali Kratom
- Red Maeng Da Kratom
- White Bali Kratom
- White Maeng Da Kratom
Kratom capsules are one of the easiest ways to consume kratom, and there are several reasons you might want to use kratom this way.
Firstly, it’s the easiest way to measure your dosage and keep track of how much you’re using. If you’re prone to scooping kratom out by the spoonful until one day you end up dipping your spoon into an empty bag, capsules might be a better choice.
Capsules also help to ensure that you can find and stay at, your sweet spot. Doing this helps to mitigate addiction and withdrawal.
Each capsule from Harvest Kratom contains 800 mg of kratom. You can choose from various options, but these guys aren’t catering to small-time players: the smallest order is 240 capsules.
While the AKA certification is promising, no organization is perfect; we suggest you research these companies that seem a little off.
And unfortunately, since the site is so new, there’s no feedback anywhere on the internet except for some Reddit posts, and the reactions are mixed — underwhelming was the common theme.
I was able to delve deep into some background checking and unearthed some questionable info.
The company is registered as JF VENTURES LLC. You can find this by doing a Google search of the address posted on Harvest Kratom’s website. This address, popped into Google Maps, reveals an empty lot with a slab of concrete covered in overgrown trees.
It’s possible that the picture is old and needs updating, but it’s unlikely.
The next bit of information is just plain weird. The company was officially registered on December 3, 2021, by a “John Ridinger.” I searched John Ridinger to see if he had affiliations with the kratom industry, but I only found him as the owner of JF Ventures LLC.
Unsure of what to make of that, I kept following the trail and discovered that another company was registered under his name as of May 14, 2018. The company, named K KRATES, gives its address as 12231 Main St., Florida.
K KRATES, or Kratom Krates, is still an active company. Aside from some changed names and pictures, the company’s website is pretty much a cut-and-paste mirror of Harvest Kratom. Somehow they are also AKA and cGMP certified.
They even copy and paste the “About Us” page and other pages. Both claim to offset the epidemic of people “selling kratom out of their garage,” yet neither seems to have a property with a building on it, let alone a garage.
All of this serves to make Harvest Kratom highly suspect, and the very AKA certification process is under my scrutiny as well.
I can’t imagine how Harvest Kratom could have wiggled its way into a certified membership like the AKA. It has no following, no reviews, and doesn’t even have a legit address. I would suspect its affiliation with Kratom Krates and their AKA approval might have something to do with it, but that calls into question other issues.
So, to summarize, is Harvest Kratom legit? Yes, but it isn’t a great source.
Harvest Kratom is incredibly cheap, especially when you take advantage of some of its bulk discounts. At best, we’re talking about roughly $50 a kilogram. Even if it’s not the best kratom, that’s still a great deal.
For kratom powder, you can take advantage of deals such as:
- 10-kilo bundle for $500. You can choose ten strains (or ten of the same if you want) for only $500.
- 5-kilo bundle for $275. Same as above, except you’re only choosing from 5 types
- 4-way split kilo for $60. You can take a single kilogram and split it into four separate 250-gram bags of different types.
- 750 g variety pack for $52.
- 500 g variety pack for $45.
- 84 g sample pack for $10.
- 84-capsule sample pack for $15.
The deals on capsules are pretty great, too, especially once you start buying larger quantities.
- 240 capsules cost $30.
- 480 capsules cost $50.
- 720 capsules cost $70.
- 1000 capsules cost $80.
You can also take advantage of the whopping 10,000 capsule bundle. This costs $700, and you can choose from ten kinds of kratom, each in a 1000-capsule bag.
You’d figure with prices like these, they’d gain popularity pretty quickly, and there’s still a high chance of that. It looks like people are only just starting to discover them.
If you’re paying by eCheck, you’ll have to wait five business days (perhaps less, depending on the size of the order) to make sure the check clears unless you have a good history of using eChecks.
Waiting is annoying, but it’s because many people have tried taking advantage of the system before and the company doesn’t want to get ripped off.
It was tricky to find customer reviews for this particular brand since several competitors have similar names. Original Harvest Kratom comes up much more frequently than Harvest Kratom, as does Grassroot Harvest Kratom.
Fortunately, these users are pretty stoked about Harvest Kratom. Although not necessarily because they loved the kratom.
The first review comes from Reddit user u/Few-Blackberry8255, who does kratom reviews as either a hobby or a side hustle. He says that the kratom from Original Harvest made him sick, but he was pretty stoked with the company overall because they gave him a refund.
The only other review I could find on the internet is another Reddit post, this one from u/StockDemize. They ordered a $60 kilo and said they were happy with all four strains they tried, especially the Trainwreck.
“They are the best price I have found so far for the quality.” They requested feedback from others who had tried them, but nobody else had. One person said they were about to place an order and asked for a promo code. They never commented again.
Shipping on all orders is free. For orders under $50, you’ll get First Class USPS shipping; orders over $50 will earn you free Priority shipping. Everything’s shipped in USPS flat-rate envelopes or boxes.
They have a 30-day refund policy on items that are unused and in their original packaging. If you find that the kratom isn’t up to par, you can exchange it for a new batch without making an additional payment. Unlike most companies, they’ll even cover shipping.
This company offers some of the cheapest kratom I’ve ever seen and has various packages so you can diversify your kratom portfolio. They’re a brand-new startup, and people are just discovering them.
Considering this is the first review of their site, we don’t have much to go on. They’re certified by the AKA, but how they managed that in less than two months of operation is beyond me.
Other than that, all we can do is wait. That said, I will give these guys a try if they ship to the Great White North.
If you’d rather wait until you’ve heard more about Harvest Kratom, I don’t blame you. Here are some tried and true vendors you can try out in the meantime.
Kona Kratom has AKA certification but also proves its legitimacy in other ways — third-party lab test results, a 100% money-back guarantee, and plenty of positive customer reviews. You’ll find a great selection of strains and free shipping on orders over $29.99.
One of the few vendors to work directly with indigenous kratom exporters, this is a great place to shop because you know your money’s going straight to the source.
- Supports vendors directly
- Great staff eager to answer questions
- Lab-tested kratom
- Great selection
- Free shipping on orders over $29.99
- Money-back guarantee
- Slightly more expensive
Aptly named, Star Kratom is a true star in the kratom world. They’re committed to reliability, consistency, affordability, and all-around being, well, well-rounded. They’ve got what you need and nothing more at prices you can afford even a week and a half past payday.
Add all that to their speedy shipping, and it’s no wonder they’re loved far and wide.
- Decent quality for the price
- Great customer service
- Fast shipping
- Satisfaction guaranteed
- Small selection of strains
VIP Kratom provides only the highest-quality kratom available. Fast shipping, a decent selection, and lab tests keep this company at the top.
However, you shouldn’t bother with these guys if you’re broke. They offer top-tier kratom, but you have to pay top-tier prices. On the upside, though, you’ll feel like a member of something significant, and in a way, you are.
- Great kratom
- Money-back guarantee
- Same-day shipping