Storing kratom properly not only keeps the herb fresh for consumption but also prevents any degradation or loss of potency. If you are new to kratom, you may be wondering how you can preserve your kratom stash for a longer shelf life.
In this blog, we take a deeper look into the best ways to store kratom. Exposure to certain elements such as light, moisture, temperature, and air may ruin your kratom’s shelf life or lead to losing its flavor, smell, or desired effects. Keep reading to find out how to keep your kratom fresh and flavorful.
Shelf Life of Super Speciosa’s Kratom Products
Super Speciosa’s kratom products come with a 2-year shelf life. To ensure this, we tested our products in a third-party lab. The results showed no loss of potency or alkaloid strength within two years. We do not recommend taking kratom that has passed the use-by date.
Effective Methods To Store Kratom
Kratom leaves contain active alkaloids that may degrade over time if not stored properly. Here are some helpful storage guidelines to ensure your kratom remains potent whether you’re using kratom daily or stashing a perfect kratom batch for several months.
Choose Airtight Containers
Choosing the right storage container is crucial for preserving the quality of your kratom. The excessive oxygen and moisture in the air can break down the alkaloids over time.
Avoid keeping your kratom powder in plastic bags or loosely tight containers as plastic bags are permeable and could also let moisture build.
Super Speciosa takes utmost care in packaging its kratom powder using high-barrier materials that are resistant to punctures, moisture, and oxygen. Rest assured, your products will stay fresh and free from contamination, ensuring their optimal quality. Our packaging protects against oxidation, preventing any potential damage and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.
One of the best ways to store your kratom is in airtight and opaque containers that provide a protective barrier against external elements. These containers work best as no light or air can pass through them. Minimizing air exposure and oxidation is key to maintaining the efficacy of kratom.
Keep Your Kratom Away From UV Light
It’s essential to store your kratom in a cool and dark place. Excessive exposure to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light can also reduce the effectiveness of kratom.
Opaque plastic containers or dark-hued glass jars with airtight rubber gasket seals are ideal to keep your kratom powder away from light and moisture.
Avoid Excessive Moisture and Humidity
Moisture is a common enemy of many stored foods. Moisture leads to dampness and could make your kratom powder get wet and soggy. Dampness also affects capsules, leaves, and tea bags in the same way.
Pick a dry place to avoid moisture building up in your storage area. A useful tip is to add a paper towel or silica gel packets to absorb any excess humidity. A dry pantry or kitchen cabinets are great options to keep your kratom safely tucked away.
Maintain Optimal Temperature for Kratom Storage
Kratom can be very sensitive to sudden temperature fluctuations in the environment. Make sure the storage area remains cool and dark throughout the day and also overnight.
Kitchens with access to direct sunlight may heat up during the day and raise the room temperature. A dark pantry or a root cellar are much better options to store your kratom. Avoid storing your kratom near sources of heat such as water heaters, dryers, etc.
Tips For Kratom Storage
While air, moisture, and temperature are the most common factors to deal with, there are some additional tips and tricks to store your kratom effectively.
Use a Rotation Schedule with Labeled Containers
Some kratom lovers also like to implement a rotation schedule. When storing your kratom, take inventory of the batches and label them with dates. Another useful tip is to store your kratom in small batches and different containers. This way, if something goes wrong, you will avoid losing the whole batch.
Use the oldest batches first while fresher batches are kept in storage sealed and safe. Super Speciosa strongly suggests not using kratom that is past the use-by date.
Avoid Strong Smells and Odors
Some people might want to keep kratom in the refrigerator. While that’s okay, strongly odiferous foods need to be avoided. If your fridge usually has other foods such as butter, onions, or garlic, the smell may affect the taste of kratom. Fridges are also full of moisture, which could harm the fresh kratom powder if not stored correctly.
When choosing a pantry, make sure it doesn’t have strong spices, cleaning supplies, or air fresheners nearby. These items may also affect the taste of your kratom products.
Vacuum Sealed Bags for Long-Term Storage
Vacuum sealing is a great option when you want to stock up on a perfect kratom batch for the long term. Vacuum sealing devices get the job done best.
If you are dealing with plastic bags, the key is to remove excess air and oxygen completely from the plastic bag before sealing them shut. Press down the bag to remove the remaining air or use a straw to suck out all the air. This should keep your kratom potent for an extended period.
Check Your Kratom Regularly
Whether you are keeping your kratom in the freezer or the pantry, look for any signs of mold or freezer burn every couple of weeks. If the kratom loses its smell, color or is visibly decaying, it may have rotten. It may look different than when you stored it.
Storing Brewed Tea
Many kratom tea lovers conveniently make a big batch of tea once and store it in the fridge for later consumption. Remember that kratom tea can last up to a week in the fridge.
When storing your kratom tea in the freezer, make sure you are not using a glass container as it may break. You can also freeze the tea in ice cubes to store them for longer periods.
Premium Kratom Products Super Speciosa Offers
Super Speciosa is a high-quality premium kratom vendor offering all the popular kratom strains at competitive prices. Our variety of products are offered in many different strains.
- Kratom Capsules: Tasteless capsules, each containing 600 milligrams of kratom powder.
- Kratom Powder: Ground Mitragyna speciosa leaves, versatile in consumption and popular among all kratom consumers.
- Kratom Tablets: Pressed kratom powder tablets, made for extra convenience and on-the-go use.
- Kratom Gummies: Tasty gummies infused with Mitragynine for a delightful treat.
- Flavored Kratom Powder: Flavorful kratom powder options, made for a bitter-free taste.
- Kratom Tea & Blends: Crushed kratom leaves in individual pouches, with some varieties including other herbs such as chamomile to enhance the kratom experience.
Best Kratom Strains for Energy and Focus
Green vein kratom and White veined kratom strains such as Green Maeng Da Kratom, Green Malay, Green Bali Kratom, White Maeng Da, and White Thai are the top strains for energizing effects and increasing energy levels throughout the day for maximum productivity. Learn more about all Super Speciosa strains for energy.
Best Kratom Strains for Relaxation
Red vein kratom strains such as Red Maeng Da Kratom, Red Bali, and Red Borneo Kratom are recommended for soothing calmness and deep relaxation. Learn more about Super Speciosa’s top strains for relaxation and sleep.
Effects of Kratom
The desired effects of kratom can be felt within 15 minutes of consumption and take about 45 minutes to kick in completely. Consumers have reported that kratom’s effects range from mood-lifting and increased energy levels, to relaxing and soothing, depending on the variety of strains and serving sizes.
Safe Usage Guidelines for Kratom
Super Speciosa recommends consuming no more than 2.4 grams of kratom powder per serving. This roughly equals 1 teaspoon and we highly suggest taking only 2 servings in 24 hours. 5 kratom capsules and 8 tablets also equal one serving size.
You can also calculate the exact mitragynine percentage to adjust your serving size with each new batch varying in its alkaloid content. Beginners are recommended to start small.
Potential Risks and Side Effects
Heavy use of kratom may lead to side effects such as nausea, drowsiness, constipation, itchiness, headache, frequent urination, or weight loss. If you are feeling any side effects, consult your healthcare provider for medical advice immediately.
Kratom supplements are not intended to help with opioid withdrawal symptoms, opioid addiction, or chronic pain relief in which case FDA-approved therapies for mental health or addiction treatment should be pursued.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is kratom?
Kratom is a natural botanical also called Mitragyna Speciosa and is available as a dietary supplement to enhance the daily functioning of the human mind and body. The benefits of kratom include improved well-being, an energy boost, a positive outlook, and deep relaxation.
Natives of Southeast Asia in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand have been known to use the kratom plant for centuries to fight physical and mental fatigue. Traditionally, kratom leaves were chewed or brewed to make kratom tea.
Can I store kratom in the refrigerator?
Yes, you can store kratom in the refrigerator. Kratom tea lasts up to a week before losing efficacy. Remember to avoid any strong smells or odors as they can affect kratom’s taste.
What is the recommended shelf life of kratom?
Super Speciosa products come with a shelf life of 2 years. Our products have been tested by an independent lab. The results showed no loss of potency or alkaloid strength within two years. We do not recommend taking kratom that’s past the expiration date.
Does freezing kratom extend its shelf life?
Yes, freezing kratom can effectively store kratom tea for long periods. You can also store kratom in vacuum-sealed freezer bags for the long term.
Does kratom lose its potency over time?
Yes, kratom can lose its potency over long periods of time. Kratom contains active alkaloids, such as mitragynine. These alkaloids can gradually degrade and lose effectiveness if not stored properly.
Is kratom safe?
Kratom is considered safe when taken responsibly and consumed within recommended serving sizes. It is also important to avoid combining kratom with other medications or substances.
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved kratom as a dietary supplement, we at Super Speciosa make sure all of our products go through FDA standards for food and dietary supplements to ensure our products are safe for consumption. Learn more about the safety of kratom and explore research, legislation, and protocols in our blog: Is Kratom Safe?
Is kratom legal?
Yes, kratom is legal on a federal level. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has not controlled or scheduled kratom at the federal level. However, kratom is still illegal in some states, cities, and counties.
States where kratom is illegal: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Cities and counties where kratom is currently illegal: Sarasota County, FL, Union County, MS, San Diego, CA, Jerseyville, IL, Oceanside, CA, and Ontario, OR.