The Best Way to Store Kratom Long-Term

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Kratom or Mitragyna Speciosa is a plant that contains mitragynine (an active alkaloid). Thanks to the presence of this alkaloid and several more – that kratom carries a bunch of healing, energizing, and stimulating properties.

However, since it’s an organic plant matter, the alkaloids present in kratom leaves are bound to lose its potency and degrade over the period of time.

That’s why users should know about the ideal way of storing kratom; particularly if you buy it in bulk. Although, how long it stays potent and intact is also going to depend on the quality and the type of product you bought. But, you can’t underestimate the importance of ideal storage.

Why is Storage Crucial?

If kratom is stored in or exposed to wrong conditions, its alkaloids start converting into mitragynine pseudoindoxyl. This chemical reaction reduces the therapeutic potential of this plant. The product is bound to degrade much quicker in the wrong storage conditions.

 Likewise, if you store in ideal conditions, it could actually extend the shelf life of your product.

Be Sure to Buy The Right Product

Once you’ve bought the product make sure to utilize it within 1-3 months for the most optimum results. As long as you are using the product regularly, you won’t need to worry about its longevity.

The only case in which it gets problematic is when you buy premium crushed leaves in bulk. It’s always better to invest in a premium quality product especially if you want to enjoy maximum potency and effect. If you have more than two individuals in your family who use kratom regularly, then it’s best to buy large quantities of kratom. And, when you do that, it is important that you be mindful of the storage condition to avoid unnecessary spoilage because premium products can often be expensive.

Buy From Someone Who Offers Quick Shipping

If you are buying online from a kratom store, always look for the credibility of the store. You have to know that after ordering the product, it may stay in transit for quite some time. The longer the delivery period, the more the product will sit in warehouses and in transportation. Longer transit time translates to a degraded and faded product by the time it reaches your doors. Therefore, do buy from a reliable vendor who offers quick shipping and delivery such as Kratom Crazy.

Store in a cool place

Much like most of your food products that come with the label ‘store in a cool/dry place’, kratom requires similar storage conditions. Temperature is key. Some users may choose to refrigerate kratom but that’s not necessary. The important thing is to make sure no direct sunlight or any other heat source can reach the product. Avoid putting the product anywhere near the fireplace, an open window, heater or any source of constant heat. Choose garage, kitchen pantry, and similar storage sites that remain cool for the most part.

Go With an Airtight Container

Once you’ve taken care of the temperature, the next important step is to find the right container. It all boils down to oxygen. The more you expose the product to oxygen, the quicker it will degrade. Alkaloids should not come frequently in direct contact with oxygen. It is best to store it in an airtight, vacuum-sealed jar. You can buy a Ziploc bag that lets you remove excess air before locking it.

Pick a Dry Storage Place

Moisture, as well all know – leads to mold growth. Exposure to regular and/or excessive moisture can spoil the product. If you sense mold growth, we suggest completely discarding the contents, cleaning the container, and replacing it with a fresh batch. Mold anyway is bad for health.

It’s not uncommon for many to store their product in the bathroom cabinet which is a big no. This is one area that gets instantly humid right after every shower. The kitchen too can offer humid conditions; particularly if you steam food regularly without much ventilation. Do not pick garden shed either because that can get humid after the rain.

It is best to choose a glass jar and a dry storage area.

Store in a dark place

Exposure to direct, bright sunlight is discouraged. A good example will be that of your curtains. Ever noticed how the color starts to fade on your curtains after they have been exposed to sunlight for too long? The same thing happens with the chemical structure of kratom leaves when they get in touch with UV rays. They speed-up product decay. Even if you live in a place where it’s mostly cloudy; the damage will still occur.

Watch out for the light source, minimize exposure to direct sunlight, and pick a dry storage area.

Exercise Care During Everyday Usage

Some people will take the package out from the storage area, put it on the countertop, take out their dosage and then put it back in the storage. This is not right. Always take your daily dosage in a small container and leave the package back to its original site. The more your package travels to and from the kitchen, the more it is exposed to moisture, air, light, and heat.

Make sure your hands are dry when directly touching the kratom. The measuring tool should also be dry at all times.

Signs of Deterioration

  • Pale/fading leaf color
  • Loss of scent
  • Loss of freshness
  • Mold growth

A deteriorated product will not have the same intensity and longevity of effect as a fresh one. That’s another sign that your product’s shelf life has reduced. Since every product will have a different range/longevity of effects; only you can know what to expect in terms of effects and when those effects have begun to fade.

In Conclusion

  • Always buy from a reputed supplier
  • Store in an airtight/sealed container
  • You with a Ziploc bag
  • Store in a dry, cool, and dark place
  • Ensure dry hands/tools
  • Minimize exposure to the outside environment while handling

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