Regardless of its type and strain, every Kratom loses its strength and potency over time. Hence as a Kratom enthusiast and expert you should be thoroughly familiar with the ways and methods to preserve your Kratom. Regardless of it being an organic powder, extract or crushed leaves, if you preserve your Kratom using scientific methods, not only will its efficacy remain intact, but you will also be able to lead your life in an uninterrupted, positive way. According to some, the alkaloid content is higher in crushed leaves as opposed to capsules. However such declaration is not backed by scientific evidence and no lab tests have been done to prove the same. To preserve your herb and its efficacy make sure however that you purchase from vendors who have a high turnover and also make sure that you finish off your products within the first 3 months of purchase.
However, many times enthusiasts and experienced users prefers purchasing Kratom in bulk at cheap, economic prices. In such cases, proper preservation techniques will ensure that your Kratom remains as potent and as strong as ever. This magical herb when stored properly can last up to 5 months. That said there are many factors that affect the freshness and perish-ability of Kratom.
Below are a few methods to preserve your Kratom and its strength:
Store your Kratom in Controlled Temperature Conditions
As every Kratom user knows, the plant and its components are rich in the alkaloid Mitragynine. Mitragynine is an opiate agonist and is responsible for the sedative, relaxing after effects of Kratom. When you do not store your herb in proper conditions, Mitragynine gets converted into mitragynine pseudoindoxyl which is an opiate antagonist. To prevent this from happening, store your Kratom in dry, airtight and controlled temperature conditions.
Store your Kratom in Cold, Closed Room
Store your herb in a cold, closed room preferably without a window. This ensures that the temperatures of the room do not widely fluctuate. This also ensures that the alkaloids in your Kratom do not rapidly deteriorate over time. Some people prefer to store the product in refrigerators to prevent them from losing potency. While this is not necessary, storing them in a cold room with stable temperature is a god idea.
Store your Kratom in an airtight container
Another sure shot way to preserve your Kratom is by storing it in an airtight container. Remember a tiny drop of water can render your herb humid and stimulate the growth of mold in the powder or any other form. Unfortunately, when this happens you have to discard the entire Kratom supply to prevent yourself from ingesting harmful bacteria. You can ensure that your Kratom is dry by keeping it in a Ziploc bag and placing the bag inside a glass jar with a tight, sturdy lid. Storing your Kratom leaves in an airtight container prevents the leaves form getting oxygenated and becoming stale.
By preserving your Kratom using the scientific methods described above, you ensure that the efficacy is maintained and you continue to reap the same benefits over time.