EC Botanicals Reviewed
Finding the best Kratom vendors is nowhere as easy as it may sound. With more than 200 stores to choose from, picking the best one can turn into a mission impossible, and that’s because a majority of these stores stock either weak or completely useless products. Even worse, some of them have been at the center of controversy for selling contaminated and harmful Kratom products. As a buyer, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed and end up getting it all wrong. The good news for you is that we try to analyze the different Kratom suppliers in the market to understand what they are all about. This involves screening their business practices and user testimonials. Not only does this give us an idea of what to expect from a quality point of view, but it also provides us with a clue of how it is like to interact and work with them.
EC Botanicals showed up in our radar some time back, and we found ourselves asking this very common question; Are they legit? We dug deep and wide and came up with this informative review of what you can expect from the company.
About EC Botanicals
EC Botanicals is quite a popular vendor with a number of product lines key, which is Kratom. The small family-owned business boasts of stocking some of the highest quality and freshest Kratom strains in the market. Is there any trace of truth in those claims?
Mr. Tim, who runs the business alongside his wife Jenn, explains that they get weekly shipment of Kratom. This allows them to maintain a consistently fresh product supply for their loyal customers. This is further achieved by the fact that the shipment from their forests come in Kilo packages. Kilo packages are much smaller as compared to the bulk packages that other vendors operate. EC Botanicals rarely opens the Kilo packages unless they are doing fill-ups. This is better than when suppliers open up their packages every now and then exposing them to moisture and air, thus compromising the purity and effectiveness of the products.
Looking at the user reviews, it’s difficult to argue against the freshness or effectiveness of the company’s products. Most of the people who’ve taken the Kratom strains from this store explain that the stuff works pretty well.
The EC Botanicals website is not the neatest we’ve come across. There are so many links that seem to be all over the place, especially when you scroll down the homepage.
On the bright side, you should be able to get a link to the specific products you are looking for from the top. Under the Kratom section, you will see some of the available strains. You could either click on the relevant vein color that you are interested in i.e., Red, White, Green or Gold & Yellow or you could just select the specific strain that you want i.e., Borneo, Maeng Da, Thai, Bali, Horn, Hulu Kapuas, Vietnam, and Maha.
The Kratom dropdown also has a link to some of the Kratom extracts available and a clearance section containing products they either packaged by mistake or ones they no longer carry. These products are usually 45% off!
One notable pitfall with the website is the lack of a detailed product description. Descriptions are supposed to help out the buyer in understanding what exactly it is they are buying. We don’t put too much pressure on the suppliers to give the finer details of the benefits or how to use the specific strains – for obvious legal reasons – but we love to see them try. This is vital, especially to the new buyers who don’t know much about the herb, let alone the specific strains. EC Botanicals don’t provide any of that information.
They have a blog post section that they could have utilized for general educational pieces on Kratom, but it also seems underutilized. This is a bit of a letdown. Perhaps they will tidy up the website in the near future and update the blog post with some of the latest information on matters Kratom.
EC Botanicals have quite the list here. Other than getting all your favorite Kratom strains, you can also purchase some discounted sample packs, extracts, and a few CBD products.
Here are some of the strains available at EC Botanicals:
- Red Maeng Da
- Red Bali
- Red Thai
- Red Borneo
- Red Horn
- Red Hulu Kapuas
- Red Sumatra
- White Maeng Da
- White Sumatra
- White Hulu Kapuas
- White Borneo
- White Horn
- Super White
- Green Maeng Da
- Green Borneo
- Green Malay
- Green Bali
- Green Jong Kong
- Green Vietnam
- Green Sumatra
They have a couple of blends such as Penergy Blend, Morning Blend, and Wicked Red. You can also purchase some Green and Red strains in capsule form.
Apart from Kratom, EC Botanicals stock CBD products such as CBD Bath Bombs, CBD Capsules, and OZIA Originals Elevate Ultra-Premium Hemp Oil (Peppermint).
EC Botanicals are dedicated to giving their customers only the best products from both an effectiveness and safety standpoint. To prove their commitment, they have published a number of lab test results of their previous batches. These can be accessed from the Blog section.
Sadly, a majority of the lab test results published here date way back in 2018.
EC Botanicals prices are more than fair. You can buy 25 grams of your favorite strains for as little as $6.00 while a full kilo goes for just $99.00. The capsules are available for only $13.00 for a package of 50 capsules, while 100 capsules are going for $25.00. 60 grams for a 50X Red Extract usually goes for around $48.00, but it was out of stock at the time of writing this.
Considering that the company tests their products, and they’ve published lab test results before, it is hard to ignore that the strains are well worth every penny. The positive user feedback also helps to show consistency in the performance of the products.
Shipping and Return Policy
EC Botanicals currently ship in the United States only. However, certain states are excluded due to the regulations in the areas. These include AR, AL, TN, IN, VT, and WI.
Orders are usually processed and shipped within 24 hours of making the payment. Orders placed on Sundays, public holidays and after 9 AM on Saturdays are typically processed and shipped on the following business day.
Buyers can return any defective or incorrect orders within 30 days of receiving them. Just contact EC Botanicals, explain the issue, and they’ll give you a way forward. If the return is a result of an error on their end, they will refund the return shipping fees as well. Upon receiving the returned items, they will process your request and issue a refund, which should reflect on your bank statement in a couple of weeks or less.
There are several aspects that we usually look into when analyzing a Kratom vendor. Of the many, product quality is often the most important. EC Botanicals has performed really well in most of the areas. The product categorization makes for a seamless hopping experience, the prices are fair, they have some lab tests published on the website, and the user reviews are very encouraging. And yes, not all user reviews are positive, and they also don’t offer free or same-day shipping, but then no vendor has ever got it right on all fronts. Therefore, I’d say that EC Botanicals are a decent Kratom vendor that should definitely get onto your list of suppliers to try.
“I really like your Gold Bali and Green Maeng da. Your customer service and communication were second to none. Thanks!” By jerBurnz
“So recently I posted asking if anyone had tried EC Botanicals recently. You don’t hear too much about them on here. Well, I had the pleasure of meeting Tim, and I’m in the process of trying some of his samples. Let me tell you that his Super Green is on point.” By Flip80
“I have a variety of EC preban strains. Definitely top quality leaf. I, too, have always wondered why they aren’t mentioned much around here.” By KerouacStax
“Well, time to put them with all the other bookmarked vendors I still have to try. Might actually try them next, order a sampler.” By KeroseneBlunts