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Laughing Lion Herbs Review: King of the Jungle or Class Clown?

It took an exhausting amount of meticulous background checking and evaluating to figure out if Laughing Lion Herbs is legit. It turns out they’re “too good to be true” — and yet, somehow, still true.

Laughing Lion Herbs isn’t your average kratom vendor. They sell more than just kratom but also carry innovative products (including aerosol kratom) and extracts that aren’t a ripoff.

Top it off with an owner who greets his customers on a first-name basis and supplies kratom tolerance reduction kits on demand, and we have a unique member in the kratom space. One with humble origins — a true rags-to-riches story.

Written by Nigel Ford
Last Updated 1 month ago

Nigel Ford

Medical Herbalist

Nigel is a certified herbalist, avid kratom user, and one of the leading members of our Kratom Vendor Review Board. 

Vendor Rating 4.5

Aka GMP Certified yes
Pricing $10.00 — $120.00

Laughing Lion Herbs

4.5 / 5
Ranked 13 out of 129 vendors

There’s little wrong with Laughing Lion (except they won’t ship outside of the States).

But that could be a logistics issue more than anything else, considering Matt’s already got his hands full.

Laughing Lion is an AKA-certified kratom company that uses a cGMP facility. They sell extracts and liquid kratom shots that contain what they say they have. With hundreds of reviews plastered across the internet, they somehow maintain an average rating of 4.75 out of 5.

Truly, kratom vendors don’t get much better than this.

About the Company

Laughing Lion Herbs has a unique marketing approach, so, naturally, it has a unique back story. The company was started by just one guy who identifies as Matthew.

For whatever reason, Mathew was disillusioned with the IT career he’d pursued for 15 years and decided to make a fast shift once he discovered his passion for natural medicine.

He doesn’t specify why but says that kratom was fascinating to him. Since he already owned a business in the IT space, it wasn’t hard for him to transfer his skill set over to the kratom market. This also allowed him to implement features like the Laughing Lion Herbs mobile app.

That said, the project still began humbly. Laughing Lion Herbs originated in Matt’s garage, where he would weigh and distribute bulk orders of 10 or 20 kilograms to friends and customers. His first goal was to reinvest so he could order more kratom.

But, like many businesses destined for success, Laughing Lion Herbs couldn’t stay small. Soon enough, it expanded until it became the thriving, multi-product marketplace we see today.

Nowadays, Laughing Lion Herbs is an AKA cGMP-certified vendor. All their dealings are fair trade, and they’ve started a Green Initiative recycling program. They offer a limited satisfaction guarantee and are fully transparent in all their dealings, policies, and products.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Offers a great variety of products
  • Great customer service and a customer-oriented approach
  • Fast shipping
  • AKA-certified
  • Can buy wholesale
Cons
  • Doesn't ship internationally
  • Limited return policy
  • Outdated lab results

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Laughing Lion Herbs Product Reviews

In addition to selling a variety of kratom products (liquid extracts, powders, capsules, etc.), Laughing Lion Herbs offers a variety of other herbal products, including CBD and kava. They also offer several unique products, such as a tolerance reduction kit and aerosol-based Air Kratom.

You’ll find an assortment of tools, memorabilia, and other equipment, including scales, vaporizers, clothes, and other brand-specific gear, so you can show your support for the company.

Kratom Leaf Powder

This is the most common type of kratom product you will find anywhere. Kratom powder is simply ground-up leaves from the kratom tree.

Laughing Lion Herbs is very creative when categorizing their kratom.

It’s organized not only by color and strain but also by speed and effects.

Our three favorites strains include the following:

Laughing Lion Herbs Premium Green Maeng Da

Although their “Infinity Enhanced Ultra Green Maeng Da” might be discontinued, that doesn’t mean the rest of their Maeng Da isn’t worthwhile. Green Maeng Da is arguably the most popular kratom strain, and that’s not without reason.

“Maeng Da” is a Thai term meaning “pimp grade” and designates the cream of the crop, so strains stamped with Maeng Da are usually the most potent.

Green Maeng Da provides users with a full range of kratom effects. You can enjoy the stimulation and focus provided early on and relaxation as it starts to wear off.

Laughing Lion Herbs Electrobuzz

This blend of white strains gives a significant boost and is a customer favorite. We don’t know what’s in the mix, but it’s sure to provide a well-rounded experience full of all the energy you need.

Laughing Lion Herbs Ryujin Blend

This red-dominant blend is made with only indoor-dried leaves. There has been some controversy in the kratom world surrounding the practice of outdoor drying, but the consensus is that it saves producers time and reduces the overall quality.

By assuring customers that they’re buying indoor-dried kratom, they can rest assured of the freshness of their product. This process doesn’t necessarily affect the alkaloid content (test results can confirm the alkaloid concentrations for you anyways) but rather the taste, smell, and consistency.

Kratom leaf and flower.

Other Strains Offered By Laughing Lion Herbs

Regular Strains ($17.00 to $150.00)

  • Premium White Bali
  • Premium White Maeng Da
  • Premium Red Maeng Da
  • Premium Green Maeng Da
  • Premium White Hulu
  • Premium Green Bali
  • Premium Red Hulu
  • Premium Red Thai
  • Premium Green Malay
  • Premium White Thai
  • Premium Green Hulu
  • Premium Red Bali
  • Red Bentuangie
  • Premium Green Thai
  • Premium Gold Maeng Da

Blends and Other Strains ($18.00 to $160.00)

  • Apex Blend Green Kratom Powder
  • Colorado Sunrise Kratom Powder (“Compare to TrainWreck strains”)
  • Electrobuzz All-White Kratom Blend
  • Fuzzy Blanket Blend
  • Golden Thai Kratom Blend
  • Ignite! Maeng Da Red & White Blend

Kratom Capsules

Kratom capsules are an increasingly popular product sold by kratom vendors. Capsules allow users to pop their kratom dose into their mouth and follow it with a swig of water. No need to brew a cup of tea or deal with gross toss & washing whenever you need a dose.

Most sites have separate listings for each of their kratom products. We’re particularly fond of Laughing Lion Herbs, though, since they’ve broken their capsule section down into two simple listings:

Kratom Vegan Capsules (80-250 ct)

You can choose from one of their five most popular strains: Fuzzy Blanket, Electrobuzz, Premium Red Maeng Da, Premium Green Maeng Da, or Premium White Maeng Da.

You can choose 80, 150, or 250 ct ($30, $50, $65).

Bulk Kratom Capsules (Up to 1 kg)

Though these aren’t buy-one-get-one, they’re certainly still vegan, and they’re available in the same strains.

You can choose from either 1 lb or 1 kg of capsules ($100 and $200, respectively).

Each capsule is a size 00 vegan cap that holds about 500 mg of kratom. An 80 ct order of capsules gives you 40 g of kratom; after the 2-for-1 deal, you’re getting about 80 g for $30.

This is one of the only areas that Laughing Lion seems to charge a bit more than necessary.

Kratom Tinctures

Officially, a herbal tincture is an alcohol-based extract made of plant matter. However, in Kratom Land, a tincture’s definition is a bit looser, essentially including any liquid-based kratom formulation.

Laughing Lion Herbs offers five liquid kratom shots. Though they seem to buy into the same hype as other kratom extracts, this is mostly just for appearances.

If you look under the hood and scrutinize these shots’ ingredients, ratios, and total alkaloid content, Laughing Lion is doing its best to remain viable in a market full of misleading advertisements while retaining its integrity.

Color me impressed.

On top of that, the more tinctures you buy, the more you save.

  • Buy 3 and save 5%
  • Buy 6 and save 10%
  • Buy 12 and get 2 free

WOW! Kavalixir MAX Liquid Chill ($19)

Laughing Lion provides one of the only tinctures that offer a potent dose that remains within reason.

Almost 1,000 mg of kavalactones from 3,000 mg of extract means the kava extract would have to be about 33% kavalactone content. Looking around online, you’ll find that most kava extracts are within this range.

But if you look deeper, you’ll learn that most of these extracts are garbage. Reliable extracts are more expensive and rely on CO2 extractions, yielding 60-70% kavalactones.

Laughing Lion says they use a proprietary CO2 extraction yet yield only 30% kavalactones, which may justify their extract being cheaper than some of the high-end stuff.

As for the mitragynine content of 150 mg? It seems Laughing Lion is being honest.

Most decent kratom contains about 1.2-1.7% mitragynine by weight. Each shot would have the equivalent of about 10-13 g of kratom, and they’re advertised as equal to 12 g.

New WOW! Kavalixir Liquid Chill ($12)

This product is pretty much the same as the previous shot except without the mitragynine.

New WOW! Mood 2x Stronger Original Cherry Liquid Kratom Shot ($15)

These shots contain a full spectrum extract equal to 12 g of kratom leaf powder. They include “herbs to help balance men and women,” as well as PEA (phenethylamine) and 5HTP (serotonin) to accentuate the effects.

In fact, the whole ingredient list is worth taking a glance at. It’s pretty impressive.

  • Naturally Extracted Complete Spectrum Kratom Extract Liquid Concentrate
  • Phenethylamine is an important compound that the brain uses to produce many of our ‘happy chemicals.’ However, it’s useless as a supplement because it is broken down immediately into unusable metabolites.
  • Maca root is a potent aphrodisiac that fights off some of the kratom-related libido loss that comes with regular daily usage.
  • Chaste berry has about the opposite effect on men (hence the term chaste berry, the chastity berry). It’s primarily used to help women who struggle with menstrual symptoms. Combining it in a liquid shot like this is a mystery.
  • Raspberry leaf extract is also mostly used for managing menstrual cramps.
  • However, Lotus leaf extract can counteract cardiovascular issues by lowering blood pressure. Anecdotally it can help reduce anxiety and depression.
  • Black seed extract is an essential ingredient in this mix besides the kratom itself. It works as a fantastic potent kratom potentiator and can help elongate a burn’s duration. It also helps promote mental clarity in addition to its countless health benefits.
  • Mulungu is another powerful plant that can reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. It is said to drive away negative energies.

New WOW! Morning ($15)

This contains the same ingredients as the previous tincture and 75 mg of caffeine sourced from guarana.

New WOW! Night Time PM ($20)

This shot provides the equivalent of 3 g of kava extract and 15 g of kratom. Like the other shots, divide it into two separate servings.

Additionally, you’ll find inside the tincture:

  • L-Tryptophan is a building block of serotonin and the main reason turkey dinners tend to leave you sleepy. Turkey’s loaded with tryptophan.
  • Lemon Balm is an herb used for its relaxing and anxiolytic benefits.
  • GABA is yet another essential neurochemical that plays numerous roles in the brain but is useless when taken as a supplement. 

RMK Ultra Energy Kratom Shot ($17)

RMK stands for Recovery Maxx Kratom, and these shots help you recuperate quicker after a workout. It was developed to combat post-COVID-19 fatigue and help people struggling to rejuvenate after being sick.

The shot contains about 16 mg of caffeine and 65 mg of mitragynine per serving, twice the amount in an entire 2-serving bottle.

The ingredient list in this shot is quite impressive as well.

  • Complete Spectrum Kratom Extract.
  • Stinging Nettle Root Extract. I prefer using the seeds since they’re a much more powerful stimulant than the roots.
  • Niacin (vitamin B3) is provided in a flush-free form.
  • Phosphatidylserine is a component of the cell membrane necessary for cellular communication.
  • Lion’s Mane Mushroom is one of the most important remedies in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It facilitates the growth of new brain cells and enhances cognition.
  • Ashwagandha Extract. Ashwagandha is a great hormonal balancer, especially for men, as well as an anxiolytic and antidepressant. It can fight fatigue more subtly than central nervous stimulants like caffeine.
  • Green Tea Extract contains more than just caffeine. Epigallocatechin is one of the world’s most potent antioxidants and is abundant in green tea.
  • Panax Ginseng. Ginseng is one of the first herbs to gain a foothold in the Western herbal market due to its potent energy-boosting benefits.
  • Bacopa Monnieri Extract is an Ayurvedic remedy used to fight depression and sharpen the mind.
  • Siberian Ginseng is another stimulant and general energy tonic.
  • Ginkgo Biloba Extract helps dilate blood vessels and bring oxygen to the body’s organs, muscles, and tissues, enhancing their strength.
  • Rhodiola Root Extract is the most potent natural stimulant I’ve ever used aside from Yohimbe, the latter of which is way too over-the-top for daily use. Rhodiola also has ridiculously powerful effects on the libido.
  • Huperzine A is a natural compound generally sold alongside cholinergic nootropics due to its brain-boosting benefits.

The following ingredients are included in just about everyone one of the different tinctures:

5HTP is useless as a mood-boosting supplement because it’s metabolized into serotonin in the gut [1]. It’s already transformed into its antidepressant state before it’s reached the brain.

Magnolia bark is used for sedative and antidepressant purposes and would stack nicely with kratom.

N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine is the acetylated version of tyrosine, an amino acid necessary to produce dopamine. People often report feeling a short burst of dopaminergic stimulation when taking it.

N-Acetyl-Cysteine is an incredibly powerful compound. Shortly after being proven effective at fighting COVID-19, it was pulled from shelves in the USA and banned outright by the FDA. Before this, it enjoyed nearly half a century of recognition as one of the world’s most potent and versatile antioxidants.

Licorice root has several health benefits that aren’t mentioned anywhere on these pages. Its inclusion is a mystery. It can also cause cardiovascular issues in high doses.

Kratom Extracts

Kratom extracts are highly refined products made from Mitragyna speciosa. Technically all of the kratom included in the tinctures above comes from extracts that may or may not have any plant matter at all.

The discontinued extracts were called “Infinity Enhanced” and were made from each of their unique kratom blends. For example, the Infinity Enhanced Fuzzy Blanket Blend was made using the components of that blend.

Each extract had a potency of 1.8%-1.9% mitragynine. Nothing too extreme. In fact, this is the lowest percentage claimed on any extract that I’ve ever seen. If anything, in a market like this, that speaks in favor of Laughing Lion.

Their extracts were discontinued “due to increasing issues obtaining powdered extract and rising costs.” They urge you to consider using Air Kratom, which we will also encourage you to do in a moment.

They currently only have one extract:

100% Natural Kratom Extract 30% Mitragynine Complete Spectrum

Backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, a refreshingly plausible percentage of mitragynine, and small order sizes (no larger than 1 oz), everything suggests that the company is actually selling what they say they’re selling.

Available in 1, 5, 10, or 28 g packages, this extract contains 30% mitragynine by weight. Laughing Lion acknowledges that there’s about a 3% margin for error, so you might end up with a finished product between 27-33% mitragynine.

This may be one of the only extracts that provide you with 3 g of alkaloids in a small 100 mg dose.

The extract is made using all-natural solvents and is free from harsh chemical additives. A vendor after our hearts, they call out the rest of the market for the rampant use of harsh toxic extraction methods. Other vendors rely on solvents like chloroform and acetone that degrade the flavor and potency of the product and the reputation of the company making it.

Other Kratom Products

There are two unique products that Laughing Lion offers their customers that you won’t find anywhere else — Air Kratom aerosol sprays and a kratom tolerance reduction kit.

Tolerance Reduction Kit

If you think a tolerance reduction kit sounds too good to be true, think again. Most people shy away from the idea of tolerance reduction because they fear the science is too complicated, but it’s not. There are numerous ways to reduce and prevent tolerance from building.

And no, we’re not talking about switching strains to avoid the stale strain syndrome.

The two best ways to do this are using NMDA antagonists and potentiators (NMDA antagonists often serve both functions). NMDA antagonists help slow tolerance development by interfering with ion channels in the brain and preventing glutaminergic neuronal signaling.

Maybe the science does sound complicated if you look at it like that. Suffice it to say that NMDA antagonists allow you to slam shut a door between your brain cells and the message they would typically receive saying, “don’t pay attention to this drug!” (i.e., tolerance).

They aren’t always permanent, and that message might slip through the cracks over time. However, strong enough NMDA antagonists can effectively reduce your tolerance [2]. This works best when they also function as potentiators.

Potentiators increase the effectiveness of a drug or substance like mitragynine. Combining this with an NMDA antagonist means you can suddenly take less kratom and enjoy the same experience.

Over time you’ll be able to reduce your tolerance this way, and by continuing to cycle with NMDA antagonists, you can prevent — or at least significantly slow — its progress.

The tolerance reduction kit includes two essential NMDA antagonists: agmatine sulfate, Nigella sativa, or black cumin. The latter is also present in the liquid shots and Air Kratom. 

Ashwagandha, another ingredient included, may also have some activity as an NMDA antagonist.

There are a few choices you can pick from.

Refill Kit:  ($50 Value!) – $35

  • 1x 90g Tolerance Reset Kratom Blend (contains additional herbal/natural ingredients) – $30 Value
  • 14x Kratom Tea Bags (Containing 100% Mitragyna speciosa crushed leaf, natural flavors) – $20 value

Tolerance Reset Kit: ($69 Value!) – $50

  • 1x 90g Tolerance Reset Kratom Blend (contains additional herbal/natural ingredients) – $30 Value
  • 14x Kratom Tea Bags (Containing 100% Mitragyna speciosa crushed leaf, natural flavors) – $20 value
  • 1x 16oz Shaker Cup with mixing ball and secondary powder chamber – $12 Value
  • 1x Holographic Laughing Lion Mascot Vinyl Sticker – $5 Value
  • 1x Laughing Lion Herbs #IAMKRATOM Vinyl Sticker – $2 Value

Full Kit w/Scales: (A $94 Value!) – $65

  • 1x 90g Tolerance Reset Kratom Blend (contains additional herbal/natural ingredients) – $30 Value
  • 14x Kratom Tea Bags (Containing 100% Mitragyna speciosa crushed leaf, natural flavors) – $20 value
  • 1x 16oz Shaker Cup with mixing ball and secondary powder chamber – $12 Value
  • 1x Holographic Laughing Lion Mascot Vinyl Sticker – $5 Value
  • 1x Laughing Lion Herbs #IAMKRATOM Vinyl Sticker – $2 Value
  • 1x Digital Gram Scale (accurate to 1/10th of a gram) – $25 value

Air Kratom

Now we can finally get into what would most likely be Laughing Lion’s flagship product — if everything else they sold wasn’t top-notch quality. That product is AIR KRATOM, the WORLD’S FIRST and ONLY AEROSOL KRATOM TINCTURE.

If you’re like me, that’s enough to sell you. On the off-chance you haven’t rushed to throw a dozen Air Kratoms into your shopping cart, here’s more info before you do.

You can choose from three options, one for each of the major kratom colors: red, green, and white. Regardless of color choice, each type comes with CBD. Each spray contains “20 mg of kratom complete spectrum extract and 500 mcg of Micelle CBD.”

This is equivalent to 2 g of kratom and 2.5 g of CBD. The latter could be a typo, but I’m not sure what number it’s supposed to be. That amount of CBD is ridiculous, but they say the number is based on bioavailability and effect.

Micelle CBD goes through the appropriately-named Micellization process. This involves using sound to sonically shatter a full-spectrum cannabinoid extract into only 22 nm wide nanoparticles.

The “cells have their polarities reversed” after this. Even in Mieclle’s questionable self-published study, they don’t specify which cell polarities reversed or why this influences their osmotic properties. Nonetheless, this is the reason for the incredible bioavailability of these products.

Once the polarity is reversed, the CBD particles become water-soluble instead of water “miscible,” which better describes its normal state. The conversion to true solubility makes Micell CBD ten times more potent than a tincture with a 100% absorption rate.

In addition to this powerful new form of CBD, Air Kratom includes extracts and amino acids such as:

  • Agmatine sulfate: A compound often used to reduce tolerance to opioids and opiate-like substances.
  • Black seed oil: An Ayurvedic supplement with immense health-boosting properties that also reduces tolerance to opiates.
  • Echinacea: A popular immune-boosting herb.
  • Chamomile and passion flower in the Relax blend helps facilitate relaxation and promote sleepiness.
  • Ginseng and ashwagandha are present in the Energy blend to promote sustainable energy.
  • L-Taurine is an amino acid with a subtle stimulant effect.
  • Numerous terpenes are also added to the blends to produce a flavor and aroma similar to cannabis. Terpenes include limonene, caryophyllene, myrcene, alpha-pinene, and linalool.

Other Herbal Products & Items

There’s more? Not much, don’t worry.

Laughing Lion sells kava kava, a Hawaiian herb used socially for reducing anxiety and lowering inhibitions. Most of the kava products we’ve already discussed in the liquid extract section. You can also choose from:

  • 30% kava extract capsules. 850 mg each; 30-count package for $45.
  • Reusable kava strainer bag. If you’ve ever tried straining kava, you know how much of a nightmare it can be without one of these.
  • Noble Fijian kava powder lateral roots: 100 g for $15
  • Water-soluble kava extract with 30% kavalactones: $19 for 10 g; $52 for an oz; $80 for 50 g

You can also buy various clothing and memorabilia, like stickers, to support the company.

Kava kava (Piper methysticum)

Is Laughing Lion Herbs Legit?

I will say that Laughing Lion Herbs holds up exceptionally well under the scathing glare of my skepticism.

Unlike the ridiculous and arbitrary ingredients included in products like K-Chill or Kryptic Kratom’s liquid shots, everything in a Laughing Lion extract is sensible. The components enhance the effects of your extract or help you avoid developing a tolerance to kratom.

Their kratom and kava extracts are potent. But they never once step outside the realm of plausibility by making extravagant claims.

Laughing Lions takes third-party testing seriously. They have several pages detailing the importance of cGMP manufacturing procedures and go to great lengths to inform people about the hows and whys of the industry standards. They even outline their cGMP process. Even if their test results aren’t available, they’re playing straight.

Laughing Lion’s Process for Ensuring cGMP-Standard Kratom

  1. They import every kilo of kratom from trusted suppliers from Borneo, Indonesia. These shipments come by boat, which saves money on shipping and influences their low prices.
  2. They filter the kratom through a series of stainless steel mesh plates to remove debris. UV Light Sterilization at this stage also protects against bacterial/viral contamination.
  3. The kratom is then homogenized in ribbon blenders, ensuring every batch is uniform and identical and that testing accurately represents the whole batch.
  4. The homogenized kratom is placed into sealed, sanitized barrels; multiple samples per batch are sent to third-party labs for testing for all FDA-required tests for supplements.
  5. They adhere to California’s Prop 65 Requirements for Heavy Metals (much stricter than Federal Standards).
  6. Once tests are confirmed, they begin production and package the products in industrial food-grade filling equipment in a cGMP Certified Clean Room.
  7. The staff wears protective gear at all times, including hair nets, filtering face masks, and nitrile gloves, as well as HEPA Air Scrubbers continually cleaning the air in the room.

What You Can Expect To Pay

Laughing Lion is somewhat expensive, but this is due to the high quality.

Kratom powders are consistent across the board, with standard powders costing $17-$150 and blends costing $18-160. Some strains allow you to purchase $3 samples.

Their liquid extracts are reasonably priced, ranging from $12-20 — a much better value than the competition.

After calculating the 2-for-1 deal into the cost, capsules are $30 for 160. At 500 mg per cap, that’s $30 for 80 g — 75 g usually costs $17. This price is a little steep for capsules, but not entirely absurd. You can save money by buying more; 300 caps are $45, and 500 are $65, bringing the price down slightly.

Capsules purchased in bulk are priced differently. One pound is $100, and one kilo is $200. No two-for-one deals here.

Air Kratom is $39 a bottle.

The 30% kratom extract powder is $25 a g, $100 for 5 g, and $175 for 10 g. One ounce is $400. These prices seem incredibly steep, but we have reason to believe that you’re getting 30% mitragynine here. That means a gram equates to roughly 25-30 grams of kratom. This, plus the price of processing and extraction using non-toxic solvents, make this price fair.

Saving Money With Laughing Lion

There are lots of ways you can save money with Laughing Lion Herbs.

Affiliate Program

Their affiliate program is one of the best paying in the United States, offering 25% or more commission on sales that you direct to their site. Referrals can average about $110 per order, so you can earn cash quickly.

You’ll earn an extra 25% if you cash out in store credit instead of money. Payments can be received via Venmo, Cash App, Google & Apple Pay, Crypto, and Bank Wire.

Reward Program

Each purchase earns you points that you can cash in for rewards.

  • 1,000 points = $10 off
  • 1,000 points = Free 2-day FedEx shipping on orders under $100
  • 1,700 points = Free kratom liquid shot for 1,700 points
  • 2,000 points = $20 off
  • 4,500 points = $50 off 
  • 135,000 points = Free kilo

There are lots of other fun ways to earn points. You get points on your birthday, for referring a friend, following them on Twitter, and for engaging with their other social media accounts.

SMS Sales

If that’s not enough, you can opt into their SMS sales alert program. They’ll send you text messages whenever something new is on sale.

Green Initiative

This is possibly the most awesome money-saving offer we’ve seen from any vendor. To reduce plastic waste, the company is phasing out one-use plastics and replacing them with recyclable jars — made in the USA by Green Certified companies using recycled materials. If you can’t recycle the jars on your own, use their Buy-Back Program, and they’ll ship your order in postage-paid containers so you can return them to the company.

On top of that, you’ll receive store credit for all the jars you return.

2-Minute Quiz

If you take the time to answer a few questions, you get $15 in store credit — and you don’t need to spend a certain amount to enjoy it.

The quiz is quite genius; besides the basic information, it asks if there is anything that has kept you from ordering and if you’ve heard anything negative elsewhere so they can address the issue.

Accepted Payment Options

Laughing Lion accepts a variety of payments, including credit cards. Credit card payments are often lacking in the kratom industry, so this is a welcome refreshment. They also accept Apple & Google Pay services.

Also see: How To Buy Kratom With Bitcoin.

Laughing Lion Herbs Coupon Codes

There are no available coupons on their website but check back often to see if there are updates.

What Other Customers Say About This Brand

As you’d expect from a company that is so clearly built on passion, Laughing Lion Herbs has generated a lot of positive feedback. Few people have anything negative to say about the company.

In fact, based on more than 200 Google Reviews, the company blows most others out of the water by maintaining a 4.7-star review. On Trustpilot, with over 500 reviews, they still maintain an average of 4.8.

These are incredibly high standards for any business, let alone a kratom vendor.

“Matt has always been super kind to me. I recently started buying local…I regret that!”

“The best of the best. Has completely changed my life for the better! I wish I could give Matt and his crew 10 Stars as they are a fantastic company and really awesome people! Thank you Laughing Lion!”

Customer service is one of the focal points of these reviews. “Laughing Lion has not only the best kratom products I have ever experienced, but their customer service also surpasses my expectations!”

“This company…. Is not only very knowledgable and professional, they are friendly, generous, and all around AWESOME!”

“I’ve never been treated so well by a company in my life. They really value their customers and go the extra mile to make sure they’re satisfied.”

The numerous reviews plastered across the web vary in their writing style and dates. In other words, this strongly suggests that authentic customers write them.

To top it off, Matt tries to personally respond to as many reviews as possible.

Shipping & Returns

Laughing Lion used to be one of the few genuinely lenient companies when it came to returns. They once accepted opened and sealed products.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 and too many people taking advantage of the policy forced them to buckle down. Now they can only accept sealed products for returns. However, contact them if you have issues; you might qualify for in-store credit. This still puts them a step ahead of most companies.

If you make your order before 2 PM, your order will ship out the same day.

Best Alternative Kratom Vendors

Laughing Lion is fantastic, but it doesn’t hurt to have backups. Maybe you prefer a full money-back guarantee or a strain that Laughing Lion doesn’t carry. Keep the following top kratom vendors in mind if you decide to shop around.

1. Star Kratom

Aka GMP Certified yes
Pricing $35 — $95
Verified Vendor

Star Kratom

4.9 / 5
Ranked 2 out of 129 vendors

Star Kratom is a good name for this vendor — it gets kratom to you quicker than the speed of light. With same-day and next-day shipping, Star Kratom can get you out of a bind (given that you’re in the States). With competitive pricing, a satisfaction guarantee, and test results for you to check out, you can rest knowing money spent here won’t be wasted.

Pros:

  • High-quality, double-tested products
  • Reliable and consistent
  • Low prices
  • Fast shipping
  • Good customer service
  • 100% money-back guarantee

Cons:

  • Limited variety

2. VIP Kratom

Aka GMP Certified yes
Pricing $40.00 — $125.00
Verified Vendor

VIP Kratom

4.85 / 5
Ranked 3 out of 129 vendors

If you’re feeling Very Important and take your kratom seriously, you should probably check out VIP Kratom. VIP is the place for you if you’re the type to spend more to get the best of the best.

They test each batch extensively to ensure high potency and purity and send back anything that doesn’t measure up.

Their kratom is good, that’s for sure, and you’re paying a premium price for it. It’s money well spent, but if you feel differently, you get your money back — no questions asked. Other bonuses? VIP’s customer service is incredibly helpful, the shipping is fast, and the selection is great.

Pros:

  • Simple website, easy to navigate
  • Top-quality kratom
  • Same-day shipping
  • Good selection
  • Money-back guarantee

Cons:

  • Expensive

3. Kona Kratom

Aka GMP Certified yes
Pricing $45.00 — $115.00
Verified Vendor

Kona Kratom

4.95 / 5
Ranked 1 out of 129 vendors

Kona Kratom seems one of the best alternatives for anyone interested in Laughing Lion. The two companies share many core values; both are dedicated to sustainability and fair trade relationships with Indonesia.

In Kona’s own words, they have “boots on the ground” in Southeast Asia to ensure that nowhere in the supply chain does anyone suffer abuse or mistreatment. It’s good to know vendors like Kona are out there making sure it’s safe.

Their efforts don’t stop there, of course. Kona’s commitment to safety carries over to its customers. Third-party lab tests prove their kratom’s high alkaloid content and purity. They have a large selection of strains, a wonderful staff to help with questions or problems, and a money-back guarantee on opened and unopened products.

Pros

  • Massive strain variety
  • Works directly with farmers
  • Ethical
  • Reasonable prices
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Provides lab results

Cons

  • Slower shipping times

Final Thoughts: A Role Model, Rejecting Dozens of Chances to Cut Corners

The entire time I was studying Laughing Lion Herbs, I expected to flip over a metaphorical rock and find their dirty, corner-cutting, false advertising designed to trick customers out of their hard-earned cash.

It never came.

That’s not to say that Laughing Lion doesn’t have all the same tropes that usually raise red flags — kratom tinctures and liquid shots, crazy potent extracts, trendy new products, and impressive guarantees.

As far as I can remember, almost every vendor I’ve reviewed has used at least one of these as an opportunity to misdirect customers through ambiguous wording, unverified “facts,” links to fake lab tests or outright lies. They all think nobody will notice if they cut just one corner to boost their profit margins.

Laughing Lion survived the meticulous analysis: searching for inconsistencies, descriptions out of alignment, petty misdirection, peculiarities hidden within an ingredient list, or questionable terms buried deep in the fine print. Their entire business model was laid bare and proven authentic; the owners are impeccable with their word.

If only they shipped outside the United States, Laughing Lion might quickly contend for the best kratom vendor in the world. Perhaps that will never happen, though. Matt’s commitment to green living and business may require him to keep the company under a specific size.

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