Kratom is a practical and useful herb, which is utilized all over the world.
Many individuals around the globe use this herb enormously because of its valuable benefits.
Kratom helps in reducing the pain and injury.
It helps in easing the anxiety issues and panic attacks, which reduces the mental stress.
Kratom is useful for all the ailments and helps in relieving them.
The Kratom powder achieves the amazing results, but the most important point is how to store kratom properly and how to prevent the kratom from losing potency?
Ideal ways to store kratom at home
Following are the recommendations on how to store kratom at home:
- Store kratom under controlled temperature
The kratom herb is highly loaded with Alkaloid Mitragynine. This alkaloid acts as an opiate agonist and results in sedating and relaxing effects.
When kratom is not stored under right temperature, the alkaloid Mitragynine will convert to Mitragynine Pseudoindoxyl.
The Mitragynine Pseudoindoxyl acts as an opiate rival. In order, to prevent this conversion, you need to store kratom in a temperature controlled, dry and airtight container.
- Store kratom in a closed and cold room
Store kratom in a room where there is no window.
It will help in maintaining the room temperature and prevent it from fluctuation.
It ensures that alkaloids remain intact and do not deteriorate with time.
Some individuals prefer storing the kratom in refrigerators which prevents the kratom from losing potency.
However, you can easily save the kratom powder in a room with stable and cold temperature.
- Store kratom powder in a sealed and airtight container
It is a proven way to store kratom in a sealed container.
Even few drops of water can damage your kratom herb resulting in the favorable environment for the mold to grow,i.e., humid environment.
When the mold erupts, you need to discard the powder to prevent the consumption of harmful bacteria.
So make sure you store your kratom powder in a dry place while putting it in a Ziploc bag and placing it in an airtight jar.
- Store kratom away from the reach of sunlight
The best way to store kratom powder in its potent form is to keep it away from sunlight.
Avoid putting kratom in a glass jar where the sunlight can easily reach it. If sunlight is exposed to kratom powder or kratom herb, it will get damaged.
The UV (ultraviolet rays) convert the molecules of kratom, resulting in less potency.
- Place the dates on kratom containers and bags
If you want to store kratom powder in bulk quantities, then make space for storage in the refrigerator.
Mention the date of kratom purchase on the bags and containers where you are storing it. Then use the old kratoms first and then the new ones.
- Keep your kratom powders safe from heat
Exposure of heat to the kratom powder can spoil it.
Bear in mind to store kratom in places which are not exposed to sunlight or devices which have high temperatures example cooker, ovens or toasty places.
Heat and high temperatures damage the kratom tremendously, resulting in reduced potency and increased moisture uptake.
If you plan to store kratom in the fridge, then it’s advised to place it in small bags and use it within a week.
Before putting it in bags, compress the bags and remove any air if present because it might result in moisture.
The significant point in storing kratom in the fridge is that after taking it out, do not open and consume it immediately, let the temperature come back to normal.
Let it sit outside for at least few hours before you drink it. It reduces the danger of condensation when the kratom leaves return to room temperature.
- Keep kratom away from moisture
Moisture is an extreme rival of kratom powder which can spoil the entire kratom batch if it’s exposed.
The shelf life of kratom powder remains stable when the leaves are dried. However, dry leaves capture more moisture.
Consequently, it is recommended to store dry kratom leaves away from moist places example, dishwasher vents, and others.
Keep the kratom powder away from moisture, until the time you plan to brew it in your tea or else the kratom powder will have the mold growth.
- Keep kratom away from nasty odors
Kratom leaves and powder immediately take the smell of the surrounding things, making it unpleasant.
Be careful while storing the kratom powder in a cool place, while protecting the kratom from strong odors, example wet basement chemicals and smell.
Avoid storing the kratom powder in a bottle with a strong smell. Take jars which do not have an unpleasant and strong smell, which will affect the flavor and smell of kratom.
- Keep kratom away from oxygen
The kratom leaves oxidize in the presence of Oxygen and result in the physiologic process,i.e.,cross-linking making the kratom leaves stale.
Even if you store kratom powder in a hermetic container, then also there is air present between the powder and the container.
Some vendors use a nitrogen flushing method while others use vacuum sealing method to prevent the Oxygen contact with kratom and other providers use Oxygen absorbing bags for kratom storage.
The Oxygen absorbing packets contain the blend of iron and salt. When these bags are inserted in a hermetic container, the leftover Oxygen will oxidize the iron resulting in rust.
When all of the iron oxidizes, these bags are no longer able to absorb oxygen which means they are only suitable for long-term storage.
It is because the repeated closing and opening of these bags result in the gushing of Oxygen, making the bag useless after a short period.
The vacuum sealing effect can also be achieved at home by placing the straw in each corner and then zipping the bag.
Hold tightly onto the zipper and suck the air through the straw. Avoid putting the straw near kratom powder, or you will ingest it.
Do this technique in one go and completely remove the air.
- Store kratom powder in bulk
An empty hermetic container with a small amount of kratom deteriorates more quickly when compared to the container fully loaded with kratom powder.
To keep your kratom fresh and potent, fill it up completely and shake it to settle the kratom powder.
The more the kratom is loaded, the less will be the chance for Oxygen to enter the container.
It also prevents the kratom powder to take smell or odor from the environment.
In short, massive amounts of kratom will remain potent, fresh and get less damaged by the environmental chemicals and toxins.
What are the storage materials for kratom?
Following are the storage materials used for kratom:
- Opaque containers
- Containers which are food safe
- Choose storage options which are made up of ceramics, opaque and non-reactive metals or non-leaching plastic materials.
- Wood containers which have no scent, as the smell can affect the kratom’s flavor.
- Choose storage bags which are multiple plies and have inner layers of glassine or foil. This layering effect prevents the kratom from moisture, oil or air contamination.
- Do not consider Ziploc bags as a storage means because it will expose the kratom to smells, light and Oxygen.
- Great choices for storage include metal tins which have double lids, multi-ply bags which have resealable zippers or containers which have odorless silicone seals.
How to store kratom tea?
If you plan to brew the kratom tea in large amounts, and you are wondering to keep it for long periods, then you can store it in the refrigerator.
Kratom tea stays perfect for 4-5 days in cold temperature.
Avoid storing kratom for more than 7-8 days as it will result in the mold growth and bacteria which is harmful to your health.
You can also save kratom tea with alcohol for long-term use. For this mixture, you need to seven parts of kratom tea and three parts of alcohol example 80-proof vodka.
To store the kratom tea, use a plastic container which is tightly sealed, example water bottle. However, avoid the use of clear, glass bottles.
Keep 1/5th of the bottle empty, as the liquids expand on freezing.
It is advised to store the kratom tea properly in a cool, moisture-free environment. Store it in a place which is free from sunlight and oxygen exposure.
Buy the product in bulk so that you can save money and stack it according to your proportions.
It is advised to use the kratom powder or capsules in 1-3 months and avoid storing it for longer periods.
You can also store kratom with tea flowers example Chamomile which keeps the kratom safe from strong odors.
You can clean your refrigerator by keeping some baking soda which will absorb all the foul smell and neutralize the smell in the fridge.