For many people, kratom is the last resort for problems like chronic pain, anxiety, and fatigue. For others, it’s a way to enhance life — to enrich and energize it.
Whatever your reasons for taking kratom are, one source of confusion for many people is vendor selection. There are so many vendors out there that it’s easy to get lost, especially if you are new.
This article will guide you one step closer to finding out the right vendor. I’ll review a kratom company called Happy Hippo Herbals. I’ll talk about the products, pricing, shipping, and payment options, and what customers think about the company.
Read on and decide if Happy Hippo Herbals is the right fit for you.
Let’s get started!
What Products Does Happy Hippo Herbals Offer?
Unlike some other kratom vendors, most products offered by Happy Hippo Herbals are kratom-related.
The company has categorized kratom interestingly. There are five kratom categories — Slow, Moderate, Fast, Starter Packs, and Capsules. If you’ve never heard of “slow” or “fast” kratom, don’t worry. As you might now, different strains of kratom provide different effects. Happy Hippo Herbals divide kratom strains according to their vital results.
In the Slow Kratom category, you’ll find those strains whose major effects are to provide relief from physical discomfort and promote a sense of well-being.
If you often feel dull and unenergetic, you’ll find products in the Fast Kratom category to be the most useful. This category includes strains whose major effect is to boost your energy, improve your mental function, and promote a “pro-social vibe.”
If you’re one of those who believe in moderation, the category for you is Moderate Kratom. For some people, products in the Slow category might induce drowsiness, and products in the Fast category might cause discomfort and nervousness. Strains in the Moderate Kratom category reduce both these effects and provide a balanced kratom experience.
Within the three “speed categories”, the company offers all major kratom strains. This includes red, white, green, gold, yellow, and ruby red. Currently, there’s a sale on the platinum white Bali kratom. You can get 1 oz for $7 instead of the original $12. The strain belongs to the Moderate Kratom category and you should try it if you want a well-balanced and mild kratom experience.
It can be easy to get lost, figuring out different strains if you are new to kratom. To solve this problem, Happy Hippo Herbals provides starter packs for beginners. There are two packs — Newbie Hippo Starter Pack and Small Hippo Sample Pack.
The Newbie Hippo Starter Pack will give you 3 oz of kratom. You’ll get 1 oz of a random strain from each “speed category.” These packs are made based on the company’s inventory, so you can’t ask them for specific strains. But this is a great way to try different kratom strains if you are new or an experienced user trying to switch gears. The pack costs $30.
If you want more than 3 strains in a pack, you should try the Small Hippo Sample Pack. The pack includes 5 grams of each of 5 different strains. The pack costs $15 and is based on the company’s current inventory.
Again, this is a great way of trying different kratom strains, and you get more variety at a lesser price compared to the Newbie Hippo Starter Pack. I think it’s a great deal.
Then, some people prefer kratom capsules. Capsules are easier to take than powders and they save your time. Happy Hippo Herbals offers four types of pills — yellow Vietnam kratom, green Malay kratom, white Maeng Da, and green Maeng Da kratom. All start at $30 and if you’re too busy for powders, you should consider buying these.
Apart from kratom, Happy Hippo Herbals sells several CBD and alternative medicine products. If you’re interested in these, you should check them out at the company’s website, but one exciting product in this category is Horny Hippo Capsules.
If you haven’t guessed, these capsules purportedly help you with your sexual drive, but I’d advise you to be careful and do your research before buying such products. Sometimes things go towards the opposite direction.
Can You Trust The Company?
Definitely the company is AKA GMP verified. This means that their manufacturing processes are up to the standards laid down by the American Kratom Association. For you, this means the kratom you receive is processed safely and will probably be high in quality.
Then, the company performs third-party lab testing of its kratom. And it does so two times. Unlike many other vendors, Happy Hippo Herbals does not import its kratom directly. Instead, it gets another company to do so for it.
When kratom arrives at this importing company, it performs independent testing of each batch. It then sends the kratom to Happy Hippo Herbals, which gets the kratom tested again by another third-party lab. Therefore, you can be sure that the kratom you receive is safe to use and maximally effective.
While exploring its website, I couldn’t catch the company making any false medical claims or selling kratom under fake names. Although it does mention the traditional benefits of different kratom strains, it clearly states that the information given on the website is not approved by the FDA and should not be taken for medical advice.
Happy Hippo Herbals seems to be an ethical company. It does not sell kratom to anyone under the age of 21, and although I’m not sure how they verify your age, it’s a great gesture and shows that the company cares about the society.
Then, the company doesn’t sell kratom extracts. The reason they give is that kratom extracts are very potent and can cause younger people — and those new to kratom — to become heavily dependent on it.
Another great thing about the company’s ethics is that it pays its workers well. According to its website, the company’s workers receive anywhere from 30% to 50% higher compensation than the national average. It doesn’t exploit its workers.
If you buy from Happy Hippo Herbals, you’ll be buying from a company that cares about you as well as its employees.
What Do Customers Think About Happy Hippo Herbals?
Happy Hippo Herbals is all over social media — you can find customer feedback on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and even Reddit. The brand has tons of customer reviews.
Overall, customers seem happy about the company. According to most reviews, the product quality is high and the shipping times amazing. Therefore, you can be confident that you’ll get high-quality kratom and that, too, probably on time.
How Are The Company’s Products Priced?
Although some customers find Happy Hippo Herbals expensive, I think their products are reasonably priced. In fact, some products are cheaper than other famous vendors. For example, you can get 1 oz of green Maeng Da powder for $15 at Happy Hippo Herbals, while PurKratom sells the same product for $16.
It is also worth noting that the company is the smallest of all the companies who are AKA GMP verified — it’s a small family business. This and the fact that they pay their employees well and their customers find their products high quality, makes their prices are justifiable. With Happy Hippo Herbals, you might get very high-quality kratom at a very reasonable price.
What Shipping and Payment Options Does The Company Offer?
The company ships through USPS. Therefore, the time it takes your order to reach you depends on the shipping category you choose. Priority Mail, which costs $8, will take 3-7 days and Express Shipping, which costs $27, will take 3-5 days to deliver your order. Unfortunately, there is no free shipping.
Also, the company doesn’t deliver to locations where kratom is prohibited. And it does not specify these locations on its website so you’ll have to do a bit of research about your local laws before you can order.
The good news is that the company offers same-day shipping. If you place your order before 2 PM, the company will dispatch your order on the same day. But please keep in mind that the actual time it takes your product to reach you depends on USPS and same-day shipping is only available on weekdays.
Payment on Happy Hippo Herbals is unconventional. There are four payment options listed on the website — PMCCoin, ACH/Check, Etherium, and Bitcoin. If you pay through an e-cheque, you’ll get a 2.5% discount on orders under $150 and a 15% discount on orders over $150. But if you want a higher discount, choose Ethereum or Bitcoin — there’s a 20% discount on both the methods.
However, the company realizes that its payment options might not work for everyone. If you can’t get your payment through, you can contact a representative who will process your refund through a credit card.
What Is The Company’s Return Policy?
Happy Hippo Herbals does not offer a money-back guarantee. It does, however, provide a 30-day store-credit return.
This means that if within 30 days of your purchase, you ship the product back to them, they’ll give you store credit, which means you’ll be able to purchase another product from their store with the money they return you. It’s basically exchanging your returned merchandise for another product.
It’s not as good as a full refund, but it’s better than nothing.
Here’s a quick rundown of the pros and cons of buying from Happy Hippo Herbals. This will hopefully make your buying decisions easier.
- A large variety of kratom products
- Positive customer feedback
- Same-day shipping (if you place your order before 2 PM)
- AKA GMP verified vendor
- Third-party lab testing of kratom
- An ethical company
- Great starter packs which allow you to try different strains
- Easy categorization of kratom strains — different strains are categorized according to the major effect they provide
- No free shipping
- No full refund — you can only exchange the product
- Doesn’t ship to all locations in the US
- The company is not clear about whether it ships outside the US so we’ll assume it doesn’t.
- Unconventional and confusing payment options
I think Happy Hippo Herbals is a great company to buy kratom from. The products seem high-quality and the customers are satisfied.
More importantly, the company cares about its customers and its employees — it’s a business based on compassion.
Their starter packs are a great place to start, and if you are new to kratom, be sure to check them out!