Ask any kratom vendor what they’re all about, and they’ll tell you they’re here to give buyers better (if not the best) options. It’s true — despite the wellness wonders that kratom provides, there are way too many vendors out there selling cheap, low quality stuff that doesn’t give the herb proper justice. So lots of brands have assumed the role of bringing buyers quality kratom that truly delivers on its promises.
And that’s exactly the same story behind Golden Road Botanicals. The vendor’s owner had his fair share of experiences with poor quality herb. And when he finally decided that enough was enough, he took it upon himself to establish Golden Road Botanicals — the California king of kratom capsules.
A visit to the Golden Road Botanicals website showcases polished, professional branding that can definitely catch a buyer’s attention. Their clean website is fairly easy to navigate, showcasing all your available options within just a few clicks. They also have a bunch of reviews from their Google Business Page on display at the bottom of their home page.
As of writing, there are only about seven reviews on their Google Page, all of which leave five-star ratings and lots of high praise for their products and services. They also have a single review on their Facebook Page that highlights the customer service experience as stellar.
One thing you’ll notice however about Golden Road is that they don’t have lab reports for their products. So while a lot of the reviews you’ll find online claim that their products are high quality, there’s no way to tell whether that’s true unless you decide to make a purchase.
Another thing is that Golden Road doesn’t seem to be a member of the American Kratom Association, and neither do they have a GMP badge on their website which are two major indicators of a truly high-quality brand.
What might catch your attention about the Golden Road line-up is that they sell quite a diverse range of capsules. And although they also sell products like turmeric curcumin and blue lotus, those are sold in capsule form as well.
They have quite the selection of kratom strains and color veins, giving buyers substantial choices to match their needs and preferences. Some of the most popular picks on their website include:
They also have standard red, white, and green vein kratom powder that’s sold at a slightly lower price than the distinct leaf choices. Powders are sold in bags of 25g, 50g, 100g, and 500g, while capsules come in 25g, 50g, 100g, and 500g bags.
Other than their standard leaf powders, Golden Road also sells blends. They’ve got quite a lot of blends on their line-up, making up more than half of their selection. For those with a higher tolerance, their Enhanced Kratom strains should provide an added kick and more potent benefits.
And then finally, there are the kratom extracts. While the selection might be slim, these powerful extracts provide more than double the effects. They offer a daytime and a nighttime blend that can help you achieve your desired effects.
While most other brands provide the same price for all of their kratom products, Golden Road switches things up by pricing their kratom based on strain. Their standard strains are obviously much cheaper, starting at $8 for 25g and increasing up to $105 for a kilogram.
Comparing to other vendors, it’s easy to see that Golden Road plays by the rules and settles with prices that are just within market value. It’s worth noting however that their kilogram packages for their capsules sell for $205, which might be a little more expensive compared to their competition.
Their enhanced kratom powders are slightly more expensive, starting at $18 for $25. And of course, their Extracts turn out to be the priciest kratom product on their list, going for $15 for just 5g of product.
For bargain hunters, Golden Road has a newsletter that you can subscribe to to get a discount voucher for your first order. They also routinely send out emails with information on their latest sales and promotional offers so you never miss out.
For repeat buyers, Golden Road has a loyalty program that imposes a three-tier system. The more you spend and the more points you earn, the higher your tier and the better your rewards. At the highest tier (which requires 30 completed orders) buyers get 6 points for every dollar spent, freebies with their purchases, and exclusive deals only they can access.
Golden Road Botanicals’ aggressive marketing strategies have paid off and made the vendor a formidable opponent. Of course, while it would be nice to see them become a member of the AKA, there’s really no reason not to patronize them where they are now especially since the general public seems to be impressed with both their products and their services.