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Storing Your Kratom: Do’s and Dont’s

Sealed Packages of Kratom

Kratom is growing in popularity, and understanding how storing Kratom properly can keep it more potent for a longer period of time is important. If not kept in proper conditions for storage, Kratom can begin to degrade quickly. That wastes your money and potentially leaves you with sub-standard Kratom when you need it the most. The good news is that proper storage isn’t overly difficult, and with a little forethought and preparedness, your Kratom will be ready when you are.

Why Kratom Is Condition Sensitive

Kratom starts out as the leaves of a tropical evergreen tree found throughout the lush rainforests of Southeast Asia. Once the leaves are harvested and dried, they are ground into a fine powder, further processed into extracts, or encapsulated for easier use. It is this origin which determines the conditions needed to get the most out of your Kratom.

Most experts advise using your Kratom within 3 months of harvesting when the active compounds are the most concentrated in the plant. Over time, environmental conditions will lower the quality of your Kratom, whatever storing practices you adopt. With proper storage, however, you can extend the life of your product’s potency out to a year or more. Here are the conditions to look for when properly storing your powder, extract, or caps.

Storage Do’s And Don’ts

DO: Keep Your Kratom Storage Airtight – Once off the tree, Kratom is extremely sensitive to outside environmental influences, and the easiest way to avoid contaminating it is to keep it completely cut off from the outside world. You’ll want to use something that seals both securely and tightly. A jar with a new lid works well. But many people find success with a simple resealable plastic container like you’d put leftovers in.

DON’T: Let Your Kratom Breathe – The leaves are dead and ground up. They do not need to breathe in storage. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. If you store your Kratom openly, you’re creating the potential not just for contamination, but also oxidation. Oxygen damages cells, that’s why antioxidants are so important in your Kratom beauty products. The easiest way to fight oxidation is to avoid allowing fresh oxygen into the container you’re storing Kratom in.

DO: Keep Your Kratom Dry – As dried vegetation, you’ll want to avoid any moisture contaminating your powder. Not only can this cause clumping, or damage the powder’s consistency, but too much moisture that is left undried can also allow for the growth of mold. Mold ruins Kratom and can present a health hazard on its own. If one of your Kratom containers has even a small amount of mold, do not try to save the rest of the contents. Dispose of it safely and review your Kratom storing practices to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

DON’T: Trust Your Container For Storing Kratom In A Damp Environment – Even if you have the utmost faith in your container’s air-tight seal, don’t risk it. Don’t chance that there won’t be a small leak that allows moisture in.

DO: Make Sure You’re Storing Kratom In A Dark Place Away From Direct UV Light – If you can, opt for opaque storage containers or brown amber jars when selecting your container. If clear is all you have, avoid placing your Kratom in any light, but especially in direct sunlight. Just as solar radiation can bleach the curtains in your window, it can affect your Kratom.

DON’T: Use Equipment For Other Products For Kratom Storing – A fancy cigar humidor may ruin your Kratom. Too many people think that vegetation is vegetation, but aged tobacco and fresh dried Kratom are entirely different substances. Just keep it simple, follow these tips, and leave the cedar lined cabinet for the stogies.

DO: Keep Your Kratom Storage Temperature Stable And Cool – Don’t subject your storage to large temperature swings, or you could see condensation start to form inside the container. Aim for a consistent shirt-sleeve number on the thermometer, and you should be OK, but cooler is usually better as long as it’s stable.

DON’T: Place your container for storing Kratom near a source of temperature change – Avoid placing your container near or in the path of sources of fluctuation. HVAC vents, above the back of a refrigerator, or in a cabinet over the dryer in the laundry room.

A man pouring Kratom into the mouth of a jar

A Few Best Practices

DO: Choose Quality Kratom From A Reputable Supplier – The moment the leaves are harvested, the clock starts ticking. Storing your Kratom perfectly won’t do you any good if your product is a year old when you get it.

DO: Remove Only The Amount You Are Likely To Use From Long-Term Storage – The longer it’s stored in the proper fashion, the better. Remember, you can always get your next batch out a little earlier, but once it’s out, it’s out.

DO: Consider Vacuum Storage – This can be as simple as squeezing the air out of a plastic bag or buying a food storage vacuum sealer. This is a great way to limit the possibility of oxidation.

DO: Consider Freezing – Freezers are cool, dark, and dry, making them perfect for storing Kratom. You can easily carve out a corner in the family freezer or buy a small standalone to ensure you have plenty of dedicated Kratom space. You can even use vacuum sealed bags IN a freezer for the ultimate Kratom storage.

Treat Your Kratom Right And It Will Treat You Right

Whether you regularly place bulk orders to save money or you’re stocking up for a special reason, storing your Kratom properly will help you get your money’s worth from it. If you need any information about our products or want to talk to one of our experts, call us at 888-510-2038. Order your premium Kratom powder, extract, and capsules from Kratom Spot today.