Kratom, also known as Mitragyna Speciosa is a plant that was discovered and used for its various purposes by the native people of Southeast Asian Countries. Kratom was consumed in those days for its stimulant properties and also for its effectiveness from pain relief. The stimulating property of Kratom is due to its molecular composition which consists of two main alkaloids, Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. They help in binding with the proteins in the opioid receptors of the brain. Hence Kratom leaves were chewed by the natives and they also did smoke on it at times to experience the effects.
The tropical evergreen plant is now popular all over the world, with the demands of Kratom products reaching a new high. Initially, Kratom powder was manufactured by processing the leaves, drying them and then crushing them to prepare it. However, now Kratom is available in the form of capsules, extracts, resins, gums and much more.
Kratom leaves need to be dried properly since it might encourage the formation of mold. Hence scientists and researchers all over the world claim that the drying process is an important procedure when it comes to the manufacture of Kratom powder. If you are a regular Kratom user or a new user, you will have to be very careful about how you store your Kratom. Along with the fact that Kratom needs to be stored in a proper dry place, you can also follow these tips and techniques to store your Kratom effectively.
Darker it is, the better
Have you heard of UV Degradation? UV Degradation is one of the important reasons why most of the substances lose their potency in a very short period of time. It leads to the molecular breakdown in due course altering the substance that was stored initially.
It, not just the sunlight, even storing Kratom in indirect or artificial light can cause degradation and breakdown. Though every substance degrades in its own way, Kratom does lose its potency and shelf life when subjected to sunlight.
Pump the air out
When you go for any of the strain of Kratom like Green vein Borneo and Red Maeng Da, it is very important that you remove the air from it while storing. Kratom powder, in particular, has to be stored in a way that excess air is completely removed from it. It is a known fact that air is responsible for the degradation of coffee and other edible powders.
When was the last time you bought some coffee? Was it sold in a pack which was not vacuum sealed? Well, coffee companies are very much aware that their products can endure long periods of time without losing their potency while remaining fresh if they don’t contain air in their packs.
Well, the former point was projected to make you realize how much air could destroy your Kratom. Hence it is important that you get a top grade vacuum sealer in order to store your recent Kratom buy carefully. So make sure that your Kratom is completely devoid of air in any case.
Eliminate Storage Spaces close to Heat
Many people tend to keep their Kratom above their oven or near the furnace so that it is easy to use while cooking. While it may be convenient in one way, Kratom exposed to heat will not last longer compared to the ones stored in a dry place.
On the same note, it is also not wise to store your products in a refrigerator or a cooler place. You can rather stick to storing it in an airtight container which is not close to heat in any form.
Places that are devoid of light, pull down drawers, closed shelves, under the bed are some of the available locations where you can store your Kratom efficiently while safeguarding its potency and shelf life.