Vendor Rating: 1
They’re not AKA-approved, there’s no information on the company or the products, an entire lineup of their products simply can’t be added to your shopping cart, and to top it off, you can’t even finalize an order on the products you can add.
Even if you could put an order through, I wouldn’t risk it. Reputable companies would never claim they add ingredients — even synergistic ones — to their kratom without clarifying what those ingredients are. Heck, most companies don’t add anything at all.
But the promise of added ingredients and “pharmaceutical-grade” kratom, without further explanation, does not bode well with the number of people reporting weird side effects from trying their products.
Still, they might be a good company desperate for a complete rehaul. But judging by the reviews of their other branch, Lipht Delta-8, no, they are not. They simply suck.
- Nice packaging
- Good reviews (though we’re skeptical)
- No mention of lab tests
- No information about the company or products provided
- Not AKA-certified
- Limited selection
- Can’t buy from website, at the time of writing
- Website mentions using “synergistic ingredients” but does not say what those are
- No information on returns or shipping
About the Company
If you want to know more about Lipht Kratom, too bad.
Trust us; nobody wants to know more about these guys than we do. But they’re good at scrubbing their name and information from the public eye.
They have no Facebook page, not for their current name Lipht nor their prior brand, Lyft. Their website provides no more information about the company besides an email address.
They have a separate business, Lipht Delta 8, focusing on legal cannabis-derived products. This company branch is more transparent; the main difference is that Lipht Delta 8 seems more organized and has lab tests. They even share the same paragraph on their “About Us” pages.
They tell you Lipht combines nature and science to bring you the “absolute best quality, pharmaceutic ally formulated [product] for everyday use. Lipht works with your body to boost your style to your fullest extent.”
Nothing practical, nothing about the team behind the product, nothing about what makes it unique or how it’s done. Just a whole bunch of marketing keywords slapped together to create an enticing paragraph. A paragraph that, between the lines, has no real weight or value and only causes us to ask more questions.
The last sentence says they incorporate “synergistic ingredients” to “enhance effects.” Nowhere on the site do they mention what these ingredients are. Yet, many posts of actual customer reports we link to throughout this article indicate abnormal side effects emerging from taking Lipht Kratom.
It doesn’t do much to reduce concern when kratom has been adulterated before.
One report, “Suspected Adulteration of Commercial Kratom Products with 7-Hydroxymitragynine,” discusses the problem but doesn’t name specific brands. Kratom naturally contains 7-hydroxymitragynine, but in very small amounts, so isolating the alkaloid and adding more would make the product more potent .
Something like this could explain the weird side effects some people have reported and the disproportionately intense withdrawal reported by some Reddit users in the section below.
However, companies also cut kratom more readily available drugs, such as morphine, as some commercial kratom was recently proven to contain .
Best Alternative Vendors
Lipht Kratom doesn’t have a huge selection. Their two major offerings are kratom leaf powder and kratom capsules. Their capsules are a refreshing change from the status quo because they aren’t much more expensive than their powder.
Their third offering is a lineup of “Magic” kratom products, which are described as “more potent and consistent.” They are also “full-spectrum,” whatever that’s supposed to mean. Kratom usually is, unless you’re talking about an extract that contains only mitragynine.
|Product Name||Price Range|
|Kratom Leaf Powder||$14.99-$79.99|
Kratom leaf powder is the most basic form and the one you’re most likely to find. The powder has advantages and disadvantages — it’s cheap and easy to buy in bulk, which is great, but it also tastes disgusting and can be time-consuming to prepare unless you risk the dreaded toss and wash.
Lipht Kratom doesn’t offer a ton of strains, but the ones they do offer are packaged beautifully and advertised as strong.
All of these products are the same price.
- $14.99 for 50 grams
- $19.99 for 100 grams
- $29.99 for 225 grams
- $49.99 for 350 grams
- $79.99 for 500 grams
Lipht Kratom Premium Maeng Da
Their Premium Maeng Da comes in a bottle with bits of green here and there, so one can assume it’s a green variety. The description agrees: “a strong, potent, and a long-lasting Kratom strain for people who want to stay motivated and active during their daily tasks.”
Lipht Kratom Borneo
Their Borneo comes in a black bottle with yellow backgrounds for the text. Does this mean it’s a yellow strain? Possibly. As per the description, “Borneo kratom is considered to have a more sedating effect. It may be used to treat anxiety and stress.” Could be a yellow. Could be a red.
We’re not sure why this site prefers to use a strain’s name rather than color to inform customers about its quality. For the rest of us, it’s usually red, white, or green that describes the sedative/stimulant effects. But more power to them.
Lipht Kratom Trainwreck
Trainwreck blends are increasingly popular. What, exactly, constitutes Trainwreck powder is not the same between vendors. In the case of Lipht, their Trainwreck once again uses the vague term “full spectrum” and says that it’s known for its “potent and indulging effects.”
Indulging effects? That’s an odd word to use to describe a potentially habit-forming substance.
Regardless, they explain more rationally that it’s just a blend of their other three top-shelf blends. They don’t specify which, just that one’s red, one’s white, and one’s green.
They also don’t specify the colors of their strains, aside from their Red Maeng Da.
For the same prices, you can also choose from the following:
- Premium Bali Kratom
- Premium Malay Kratom
- Red Maeng Da Kratom
Except for the last product, none of these are sorted by color. Usually, vendors let you know what color strain each product is.
Kratom capsules are becoming more and more popular. They take a little bit longer to take effect but have numerous benefits. They can be taken on the go, much like any other herbal or vitamin supplement, they’re inconspicuous, and they let you measure without a scale.
Some sites charge an obnoxious markup for their capsules, occasionally charging close to twice as much for the same amount of kratom powder!
You can’t determine whether or not Lipht is doing this since they don’t tell you how much kratom is in their capsules. Most likely, though, the seemingly cheap markup is misleading.
Their capsules could contain significantly less than the industry average, and you’d never know until they arrived at your doorstep!
If they’re using regular-sized kratom caps — and I’ve got a feeling they are — then you’re paying a massive markup on the price of your capsules. To charge a higher price ($15.99) on a bottle of capsules that likely contains just over half the weight of their $14.99 jar of powder is insane.
If you buy these at a headshop, you can turn the bottle around in your hand and read the back. But the online storefront chooses not to include a photo of the back of the bottle, so you’re left without knowing.
Prices for all the different strains are as follows:
- $15.99 for a 65 ct bottle
- $24.99 for a 120 ct bottle
- $35.99 for a 225 ct bottle
- $49.99 for a 350 ct bottle
- $59.99 for a 500 ct bottle
The strains available are the same as their powder: Borneo, Premium Bali, Premium Maeng Da, Premium Malay, Red Maeng Da, and Trainwreck.
Though the home page of their site has a small section alongside the descriptions of their “Powder” and “Capsules” that suggests they also have a selection of “Shots,” there’s only one listed — but it’s called a magic potion, not a shot. In fact, it’s part of a whole line of Magic products.
These are a variety of kratom extract goodies ranging from liquid shots to gummies that make up their Magic lineup, three in total, and all unique.
All of them are questionable for multiple reasons.
First, none of the products have pictures associated with them. That’s a bit odd. Also, unlike every other product they sell, the Magic lineup isn’t referenced on the main page. Look carefully at the bottom of the landing page — there are hotlinks to all the kratom strains and capsules but not the Magic line.
Furthermore, they don’t provide any info regarding the ingredients that make these products so magical. The product page doesn’t imply there’s anything but kratom and its alkaloids, but the About Us page says it’s “incorporating synergistic ingredients to enhance our kratom’s effects,” which leaves a bad taste in our mouths.
Note that despite a big “In Stock!” on each page, the prices for these products aren’t listed, nor can you add them to your shopping cart.
Thusly warned, here are the three Magic products:
Here, we have the closest thing to a kratom shot. The description is sparing, telling us that it’s simply coffee infused with their premium kratom extract. As they do in all of the Magic product descriptions, they remind us that their alkaloid extract is unparalleled in strength and longevity compared to others on the market.
These Magic Stars Gummies are just about the only product on the page that provides you with enough information to gauge what to expect.
- The gummies are infused with “over” 15 mg of mitragynine.
- They come in a variety of tropical flavors.
- They’re great for people who want to dose indiscreetly.
- The dosage was chosen so people could easily adjust according to their situation.
However, there still isn’t a list of ingredients, no pictures, and not even a single review.
Magic Dust is yet another product sold to us based on basically nothing. It (yeah, they don’t even tell you what Magic Dust is) contains a “proprietary blend of full-spectrum kratom.” Judging by the package size (2 ct), I’m guessing these are extract capsules.
Magic Dust takes effect “faster than traditional kratom powders,” (which flies in the face of it being a capsule since caps must first dissolve and typically hit slower), and its “longer lasting” effects produce the “maximum effect for the end user.”
That’s all she wrote, folks. No dosage, no ingredients, no weight, no picture, and no other information aside from the size, which tells you that you’re paying for a 2-ct package of whatever these are.
I can’t verify that the company is legit. All signs suggest no.
The first thing you’ll notice about Lipht Kratom is its website. It looks like they hired skilled professionals to work on their branding. However, the first paragraph on the website also tells you that they’re willing to resort to low-brow marketing techniques to bring you their unexplained “pharmaceutical-grade kratom.”
Aside from these little tidbits, though, there’s no information about the vendor itself. There is no mention of testing (although the delta-8 arm of the company seems to test its products), and the “About Us” section simply repeats the same paragraph from the first page.
Even the “Contact Us” page gives no clue about its location since there’s only a form to fill out.
All you’ll find on the website are the products. Weirdly, even though it’s a headshop brand, you can’t order the products in bulk. I tried registering for an account to see if a member’s wholesale section might exist. Despite having a link to a log-in page, there’s no link to a registration/sign-up page. Fishy.
The company is certainly not approved by the AKA.
Lyft Kratom presents another peculiar case. We’ve seen this with many bulk vendors that sell their products through third-party retailers. Many brand reviews come from sites like ours, where reviewers briefly glance at a brand’s website and come to a quick conclusion.
These reviews conclude that Lipht Kratom is an above-average, standout brand. Their reviews sound like they were written after eyeballing the front page of their website and concluding that shiny packaging is all a vendor needs to be considered top-shelf.
But we always look deeper. You need evidence and transparency for a proper review — these are almost entirely absent for Lyft Kratom.
There are hardly any mentions of Lyft or Lipht Kratom on Reddit, for example. A couple of passing remarks of the company range from approval to disgust. Most of them reference some sort of unpleasant side effect or weird experience. Some posters even think it might be cut with something else (see OP’s comment below the post).
This is a serious thing to consider, especially when the front page of Lipht says that “we include synergistic ingredients to our kratom to enhance effects.”
However, even on the product pages for their “Magic” lineup of “potent and proprietary blends of kratom extract,” no ingredients are listed for anything they sell.
All in all, Lipht Kratom seems shady as heck. The suspicious log-in form without the ability to register an account, the inability to complete orders, and the lack of any backstory or even a terms & conditions page make you wonder if they’re even a registered company.
The prices are nothing to write home about. The most notable thing, perhaps, is how the capsules are a significantly higher price than the powder, but this isn’t rare in the industry — capsules are time-consuming to make. However, reputable companies don’t go overboard; they try to keep the costs down instead of taking advantage of customers.
The price range is pretty slim, with the cheapest item being a 50-gram tub of powder for $14.99 and the highest-priced item being their 500-gram tub, which costs $79.99.
In between those prices, you have the costs for capsules, which range from $15.99 for a 65 ct bottle to $59.99 for a 500 ct bottle. There’s no price listed for the Magic products.
Though still high, these prices would be competitive if the products were tested and had guaranteed potency. Powder generally costs around $7-12 per ounce, which puts Lipht on the slightly cheaper end with their $15 tubs of 50 grams each. Their half-kilos are $79.99, making a kilo a steep $160 USD — this is certainly on the higher end for powder.
The weird thing is that, by all outward appearances, they’re a bulk supplier for other vendors, but their prices are clearly for individuals.
Ready to place your order? Don’t be — Lipht Kratom doesn’t allow you to buy its products. I don’t know if this is a glitch or what, but I went to check out an order of Borneo Kratom, so I could take a look at the payment options and saw the following:
“We’re sorry, it appears there are no payment options available for your state. If you’d like to make alternative arrangements or if you require assistance, contact us.”
Right. So… does that mean that they are a bulk dealership?
Not yet ready to overanalyze, I noticed my state was set to California, so I thought that perhaps the West Coast had undergone some crackdowns on kratom that I’d missed. Maybe the state was blacklisted, and the mistake was mine.
I switched states. Nothing. I switched countries. Then I switched provinces and states around in different countries. Nope. It seems that no matter where you are in the world, there are no payment options available for you. If you want your order, you must make alternative arrangements.
What kind of business model is that?
It’s pretty hard to get a decisive answer about Lipht Kratom, mostly because there’s not much said about it online, at least not in communities without a vested interest in promoting the product. Reddit, for example, is a reliable source for vendor reviews because (except for the occasional shill) users are just reporting their experiences.
But there are hardly any experiences on Reddit regarding Lipht/Lyft Kratom.
The post we linked to in the section above refers to someone who took a huge dose of the stuff (30 grams, although they said that was their normal dose). They experienced abnormal side effects that led them to suspect Lipht of selling kratom buffed with other drugs.
One of the few other mentions comes in a comment in this thread, where someone mentions that they take Lipht Kratom instead of OPMS Extract just because it tastes better.
Another user reported that they tried Lipht and said it was “pretty damn good.” However, the post was originally asking if they should choose Lipht or Bliss. Both are headshop brands, suggesting that the user only buys their kratom locally. In other words, they might have never tried properly sourced kratom from a reputable vendor.
Another user posted that they used Lipht and that it “gives them headaches. But I am paranoid.”
A different thread reports that the user began experiencing blurry eyesight and could not focus after using Lipht Kratom (as well as Sense Kratom). They also experience extreme light sensitivity after dosing.
This is a bit odd because light sensitivity is common among opioid users — but generally, it comes along with withdrawal, not after dosing .
One last post mentioned experiencing intense withdrawals after using Lipht for a short period. They didn’t experience much effect from the kratom, but after a week of use, they experienced hellish withdrawals that lasted more than a week.
These withdrawal symptoms are not normal for kratom but are characteristic of some research chemical opioids (according to certain subreddits and adventurous psychonauts). Some opioid research chemicals also produce minimal effects despite the intense addiction.
There is no information about the shipping or return policies.
There’s no way to progress past the order placement page, so we can’t check their shipping options. They don’t even have a Terms & Conditions page, so there’s nowhere to find out information about returns.
It’s complicated and confusing to order from a website that blocks you off when you try to place a payment. Frustrating, even. Couple that with all the other issues with Lipht, and of course, you want to shop elsewhere.
We agree it’s not worth your time trying to buy their potentially-adulterated kratom. Instead, check out one (or two, or all three) of our favorite vendors we have found throughout the many years we’ve been in this business.
If you want a full list of the best, check out our Trusted Vendor List.
1. VIP Kratom
VIP Kratom is a great vendor that makes you feel like an important and integral part of the business — their focus on quality and customer service is second to none. Sometimes, they’ve paid out of pocket to send entire orders back to Indonesia because they weren’t happy with the quality.
So, if you’re willing to pay for it, you can rest assured that VIP will have your back. You’re covered from start to finish, with customer service available seven days a week, refunds available if you’re not satisfied, and extensively tested top-shelf kratom.
- Top-notch quality
- Trusted in the industry and community
- Money-back guarantee
- Fast shipping
- Tested for purity and potency
2. Kona Kratom
Kona Kratom recently placed at the top of our trusted vendor list again, and with good reason. They’re one of the friendliest, most knowledgeable, and most consistent companies ever to grace the kratom market.
Not only were they among the first Western vendors to brave the jungles of Indonesia to befriend their suppliers, but they are also staffed with some of the most knowledgeable and eager people in the industry. You can’t go wrong with free shipping on orders over $30, a satisfaction guarantee, and potent kratom to boot.
- Friendly and approachable staff
- Good quality
- Reliable and consistent
- Free shipping for over $30
- Good selection
- Money-back guarantee
- Shipping can be slower than average
3. Star Kratom
Star Kratom went out of its way to make its way to the top, first through the oversaturated Chicago kratom market and then through the entire jungle of brands throughout the United States. That’s no small feat.
They managed to do it by killing the competition with love and fast shipping. Their customer service is outstanding. They remain dedicated to the everyday person. If your wallet’s not as fat as you’d like, you can trust Star Kratom to sell you top-quality (and lab-tested!) kratom without the quality taking a hit.
- Friendly employees
- Incredibly fast response time and shipping
- 100% money-back guarantee
- Tested by third-party labs
- Limited selection
You can’t complete your order at Lipht if you wanted to, but why bother trying?
The prices for their powder are a little high; prices for capsules are questionable. Their extract products have no prices listed, and they’re doubly impossible to buy since you can’t even get them into your shopping cart.
Would I buy from them? I can’t. But if I could?
Well, honestly, I’d probably put in an order for their kratom gummies. Just to see. Just to gamble on the possibility that they are legit and have no idea how to build a website. It’s got nothing to do with my sweet tooth…
Would it be wise? Probably not.
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- Nacca, N., Schult, R. F., Li, L., Spink, D. C., Ginsberg, G., Navarette, K., & Marraffa, J. (2020). Kratom Adulterated with Phenylethylamine and Associated Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Linking Toxicologists and Public Health Officials to Identify Dangerous Adulterants. Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology, 16(1), 71–74. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13181-019-00741-y
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