If you’re a consumer of kratom, it’s essential that you know the basic guidelines of storing the herb. One of the main reasons that you want to be sure to store it correctly is to avoid the presence of mold and other contaminants. Not only that, but the alkaloid content will remain higher when stored appropriately, making for the highest quality product possible. Let’s take a look at the basics of storage:
Keep Cool & Out of Direct Sunlight
Perhaps one of the most important aspects regarding kratom storage is to keep the powder or capsules out of direct sunlight.
If kept in a sunny or too warm of an area, the natural potency of kratom will dwindle due to a chemical breakdown in the makeup of the plant. The shelf life will also be prolonged by storing the herb in a cool, dry place.
Many find using glass jars to be the most effective way of preserving the natural alkaloids contained in kratom powder. While it may be tempting to store it in a refrigerator or freezer, it is not necessary. While you can go this route, you must be careful about adding moisture to the product when unsealing. Excessive moisture makes for a cesspool allowing mold to grow. If you decide to freeze or refrigerate your kratom, it’s important to wait until the product is back to room temperature before opening.
A dark, cool area such as a cupboard is an ideal place to store kratom.
Keep Kratom Sealed
Just as sunlight and moisture can wreck havoc on the plant, so can exposure to air. This makes sealing your kratom equally important. If kept unsealed, once again, the chemical compounds will break down. This will lead to – you guessed it – less alkaloid content, and exposure that can lead to disintegration of the herb’s natural makeup.
One way that Top Extracts keeps capsules fresh is by adding silica packets to the jars. In addition, pouches containing powdered kratom from the company come complete with a zipper tie, while four ounce jars are double-sealed to ensure a fresh product.
How Long Can Kratom Be Stored?
Although kratom can last two years if left unopened it is recommended that consumers only purchase about a month’s supply or less of the herb at a time. This will help to keep the quality and freshness at its peak. If you’re unsure of how much kratom you will use, you can purchase small amounts at a time. This will help to gauge how much you will want to buy in the future, and also give you the option of trying different strains to determine which is best for your personal needs.
Always Purchase From a Reputable Source Who Uses Accredited Laboratory Testing
At Top Extracts, product safety is the top priority. The company only uses reputable, trustworthy labs that meet ISO/IEC 17025 standards through the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
The testing process also makes Top Extracts a trustworthy source, as they use a randomized system throughout the supply chain in order to ensure that no pathogens have been introduced during the importing or manufacturing processes.
Other companies conduct “batch testing,” which includes testing of only a small fraction per 100 kilograms of kratom. This could jeopardize the quality and safety of the product.
Always check any vendor’s testing methods before purchasing kratom to ensure a safe, pleasant experience.
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