An overview of Blue River Wellness
You may recognize Blue River Wellness (BRW) by their previous name, Coastal Kratom. The company changed names to Blue River Wellness, which is also partly the name of where they are currently located, Blue River, in South Carolina.
If you dealt with Coastal Kratom in the past, you know that the company had some serious issues right from the website to some cases of poor customer support. According to the Blue River Wellness team, all the mess from their dark past has changed. To some extent, we can see some notable changes, especially on the website front. For instance, the previous Coastal Kratom page allowed you to add new items to the cart at 1 ounce at a time. This was quite annoying, not to mention inconveniencing. That has been corrected now, and it’s definitely going to make your experience as a buyer seamless. We also noticed that the website has become more user-friendly. Finding the products you need is a lot simpler now, thanks to the simple layout. The top section of the Homepage has also categorized all the products in stock so you won’t have to waste time scrolling through items you are not interested in. You can click on Mitragyna to see the different Kratom strains on offer or click on CBD or Botanicals to see some of the other herbals available.
Another notable inclusion at the top is News. This is supposed to be a segment covering some of the latest News on Kratom and other herbal products. We also believe that it is supposed to carry some educational pieces on their herbals. Notice we’re using “supposed,” and that’s because the segment doesn’t have anything posted yet. Hopefully, it’ll be updated with time. We love seeing a vendor that cares about educating their buyer’s on the different products that they’re about to buy.
Speaking of educational, when you click to purchase an item, you will see that there is a section on Description or Additional Information. If you are buying CBD products, you will notice that the area carries some vital information on the items. It’s a very brief description, but it gives the buyer an idea of what they are about to purchase. Sadly, Kratom buyers do not enjoy the same treatment, and that’s because there’s no information on the strains. Here is the thing, we get it that the whole legality issue of Kratom makes it tricky to include descriptions on usage, but surely, a little educational piece on the items wouldn’t hurt, right? We’ve seen other vendors do it, so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t.
Blue River Wellness Product Selection
Blue River Wellness does not have the most comprehensive list of Kratom strains. At the time of writing this, we noticed some notable big-name absentees such as Green Bali and White Maeng Da.
Anyway, the following are some of the Kratom strains that are currently in stock:
- White Vietnam
- Green Maeng Da
- Private Reserve Maeng Da
- Private Reserve Maeng Da (crushed leaves)
- Ultra Maeng Da
- Ultra Green Malay (crushed leaves)
- Green Malay
- Red Vein Sumatra
- Ultra-Premium Bali
- Ultra-Premium Bali (crushed leaves)
- Red Vein Thai
- Elephant Indo
- The Bright Eyes Blend
Blue River Wellness seems to have a better catalog for its other product lines. The CBD section features items such as:
- Full Spectrum CBD Infused Softgels
- CBD Nighttime Gummies
- CBD Gummies
- CBD Pill Capsules
- Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture
- CBD Pet Tincture
- CBD Vape Cartridge
- CBD Vape Pen
The CBD vape pens and cartridges are available in different flavors such as strawberry lemonade, lavender vanilla, and grape.
You can also buy botanical items such as:
- Organic Reishi Mushroom Powder
- Organic Wheat Grass
- Kanna Powder
- Tribulus Terrestris Powder
- Mulungu Bark
- Japanese Sencha Green Tea
- Maca Root
- Wild Dagga (Lion’s Tail)
- Maca Root
- Muira Puama Extract
- Tongkat Ali Extract
- Yerba Mate
- Black Cohosh Root
- Damiana Extract
- Green Superfood Fusion Blend
- Goji Juice Powder
- Organic Mugwort
Blue River Wellness does not provide any educational information on the properties of these Botanicals either.
It’s a shame that Blue River Wellness does not mention any quality assurance practices. We all know that without quality Kratom or any other herbals for that matter, the user is only taking chances with the results, and even worse, they risk-averse reactions.
This forces us to solely rely on the user reviews to get a hint of how the strains may be. The reviews are mixed at best! We saw users reporting that some of the strains, such as Plantation Bali, were really good. On the other end, some people were complaining about how poor the quality was. Others were saying that it did absolutely nothing while another section reported them as straight-up “awful.” This is not exactly the best confidence builder, is it?
Blue River Wellness prices appear to be above the average prices we are used to. For instance, an ounce of Red Vein Sumatra is going for $10.99 at BRW, yet you can get the same ounce from one of our favorite vendors Phytoextractum for just $8.96. We saw the same difference with Red Vein Thai and most of the other strains.
The high prices would be justifiable if the quality was off the charts. Unfortunately, that’s not the impression we get from reviewing numerous reviews of previous buyers. This begs the question; why would you opt for Blue River Wellness over the other cheaper vendors then?
Shipping and Return Policy
You would think that BRW will throw in free shipping as a bonus for the hefty prices, right? Well, you’ll be wrong. All orders shipped using USPS are charged a flat-rate fee of S3.99 for First Class Shipping, $6.29 for Priority Shipping, and $21.99 for Express Priority Shipping. If you opt for UPS transit, the shipping fees will vary depending on your location. Oh, and Blue River Wellness ship within the US only so international buyers should check out other stores.
The good News is that all orders placed before noon EST on weekdays are processed and shipped on the same day. It’s acceptable and welcomed even though other vendors have their cut off time set at 2 PM EST.
Blue Review Wellness offers a 7-days money-back guarantee, which is quite tricky. Why? Well, say you made your purchase today, and due to the high prices, you’re left with little cash to spend on shipping, so you go for First Class USPS, which, as we know, can take between 1 to 7 days. So if the return policy is applicable within seven days, if anything happens to be it in the processing of your order or its shipment and it arrives on the 7th day or later, you’ll no longer qualify for a return. It’s insane to think that your warranty can run out even before you’ve received your item, and you’re not even an international customer.
Only the items that are unopened and in their original conditions are eligible for a refund.
Based on the user reviews, you can’t help but feel that the BRW products are a hit or miss. Additionally, the prices are quite high, which doesn’t make any sense from a buyer’s point of view. On top of that, the product catalog is quite brief, and the return policy is honestly a joke. These factors make it really hard to recommend Blue River Wellness. You could try out some of their other products if it makes sense to you, but for the Kratom lovers, we believe you can do so much better.
“Very Surprised to see so many negative posts on BRW. I’ve been using them for years, and their kratom is always top-notch. Their Bright Eyes Blend BEB and Plantation Bali are my goto burns. Their ounces are actually 1.30 grams. They may be higher than other vendors (price), but they are IMO one of the best I’ve tried, and I’ve tried a lot.” By Diana_of_the_moon
“They have a really good leaf. It’s still way overpriced, though. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the burn, though.” By SKallday
“Was one of my first vendors. I can justify paying a little more sometimes, but not for their leaf. It was just decent, I thought. But I hope you enjoy it! Only tried a few Strains.” By Nicetooknowu
“I did some samples, and they were awful.” By Sciguy52
“It did absolutely nothing for me; I got four different reds and felt nothing.” By Goldfumed
Hi there, I’m Michael and the owner of Buds & Blossoms. I’m a former opioid addict and I survived a three-year addiction. With the help of kratom I managed to get my life back on track and the main goal of this site is to inform and help people. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.