Did you know that improper storage can contaminate our food with harmful bacteria, parasites, and viruses?
Proper storage affects everything from our food and drinks to our personal care products. While it won’t necessarily lead to food-borne illness, improper kratom storage definitely affects its potency.
If you’re a kratom user, you want to be sure that you’re taking a high-quality product. Besides who you buy from, how to store kratom powder is the most important part of that quality.
Keep reading to learn how to store kratom and why it’s so important.
Why It’s Important to Know How to Store Kratom
Kratom comes from a tree that’s in the same family as coffee. People use the leaves or extracts of the leaves for many reasons.
Some people use kratom for treating chronic pain and digestive problems. Others use kratom to help them withdrawal from a substance abuse problem, particularly with opioids.
Because of what it treats, most users buy kratom in large quantities. Knowing how to store those bulk amounts of kratom is important because, if it’s stored for too long or in the wrong way, kratom loses its potency and its benefits.
Storing Bulk Amounts of Kratom
After you’ve opened the plastic packaging that your kratom comes in, the kratom is susceptible to oxidation. As oxygen gets to the kratom, the quality of the leaves begins to degrade.
That’s why you have to move the kratom from the plastic packaging and into an airtight jar or container. Even a high-quality Tupperware container can do the trick.
When kratom is exposed to heat and light, molecular changes take place. Those changes break down the alkaloids of the kratom. This leads to a reduction in potency and can eventually render the kratom completely ineffective.
Store your kratom in a cool and dark place, away from sunlight. One way to ensure that sunlight won’t penetrate your product is to keep it in a dark container or dark glass jar.
When kratom goes from hot to cold, that causes degradation. So as much as finding a cool, dark place to store it is important, it’s also important that that place doesn’t fluctuate in temperature.
Think about a cabinet that receives direct sunlight during the day. Although that cabinet is dark, it’s likey warmer during the day than it is at night. You need to find a spot without that fluctuation in temperature.
How Long Can You Store Kratom?
An unopened package of kratom can be kept for up to two years, as long as you find that cool and dark spot for it. Opened kratom, on the other hand, shouldn’t be stored for longer than three months.
To ensure that you’re kratom is as fresh as can be when you receive it, make sure you’re ordering from a reputable source. Vendors like The Kratom Connection ship their product fresh and store it properly while it’s in their hands.
More Natural Healing
Make sure your kratom isn’t exposed to oxygen and that it’s in a cool and dark place where temperature fluctuations are minimized. Knowing how to store kratom properly is the key to maintaining the benefits of this natural medicine.
And for more information on all kinds of natural healing, be sure to check out the Health section regularly.