You have this kratom at home, but do you know how to store it properly? Like other herbs, If not kept in proper conditions for storage, Kratom can begin to degrade quickly. Knowing the proper storage method for kratom can affect its taste and freshness.
We will tell you how you can store kratom properly and maximize its shelf life.
- Store kratom in an airtight container
One trivial reason for the change in kratom potent is oxidation – this process accelerated by oxygen that changes the composition of the molecules found in kratom, such as mitragynine, the main alkaloid in kratom. After prolonged exposure to oxygen, mitragynine may begin to undergo an oxidation reaction, wherein it breaks down and forms mitragynine pseudoindoxil, a completely different chemical compound.
What containers should you use to store kratom? You can use a simple plastic bag or freezer bag to store kratom. The benefit of this container is that it is very easy to squeeze oxygen out before putting it in a cool and dark place. For best results, try using a dark container that is more resistant to UV rays. No matter how tough they are, try to keep them in a very dark place.
- Keep Kratom Dry
Storing kratom is the same as storing food. As you probably know from storing food, you need to be aware of unwanted moisture. Wet food will be unpleasant and inedible. Wet kratom rot easily.
Rot can occur in any form of kratom. The leaves, capsules and powder are all in danger of rotting and should be kept away from damp areas. It is possible for moisture to build up in the container, especially if excess oxygen gets into it. To prevent this, you may want to place a sheet or two of paper in the container to “absorb” potential moisture.
- Store in a Dark Place
UV rays are also a big danger for kratom. If you see how some fabrics can fade significantly when left out in the sun for long periods of time, then you will be able to understand how UV rays can cause your kratom to rot too. Therefore, it is very important to store your kratom in a dark place that is completely hidden from all sunlight. Keeping your kratom stock in an area away from the greenhouse is also important as it also produces UV rays.
The best way to store kratom for daily consumption is in a small plastic bag. Split the Kratom leaf or powder into small portions each day, then put each part into a separate container. Kratom that you don’t use will be stored safely away from UV rays, moisture, or oxygen, three of which can reduce the properties of this herbal remedy.
Check regularly to make sure there is no mold or rot. Some ways to know that your kratom isn’t stored properly is by remembering its aroma and color. If the powder, leaf, or tea form looks different from when you first stored it, then something has changed and may not be for the better. If you think the color is dead or you can’t smell the kratom anymore, chances are that your kratom has been damaged due to mishandled storage.
After all, having a good quality kratom can make a big difference in enjoying it. We sell products of the highest quality, and we hope you have learned how to store products to maintain their usefulness!