The Kratom is a plant leaf that contains an alkaloid called mitragynine. This mitragynine, gives the plant its stimulating properties. As the Kratom is organic plant matter, the mitragynine alkaloids in it degrade over time. How long does Kratom last depends on the type and quality of the product purchased.
In the wrong environmental conditions Kratom alkaloid gets converted to mitragynine pseudoindoxyl, which minimizes positive effects of the plant. Adverse storage conditions thus hasten product degradation. On the contrary, proper care and storage can extend shelf life of Kratom.
Purchase the right product
As a rule of thumb, it is best to utilize Kratom powders within one to three months for optimum results. Generally, you do not have to worry about how long your Kratom lasts if you use the product regularly.
The issue of storage arises when you purchase premium quality crushed leaf powder in large quantities. Premium quality purchase is advantageous when you want to maximize the effect of Kratom. It is a good option to stock up if you have two or more people using Kratom regularly in your family. You would obviously want to store your premium quality Kratom carefully to avoid any spoilage.
How long your Kratom lasts depends on your supplier. The best suppliers like BeKratom will follow prompt shipping practices and stock top grade products. You do not want to order something online, only to receive poor quality, faded or degraded product. The better quality product you purchase, the longer it will last. Hence it is a good idea, to research your vendor carefully. Only purchase from a premium Kratom Company such as BeKratom.
Store in a cool place
How long your Kratom lasts is primarily dependent on the temperature of the storage area. While many users choose to refrigerate it, this is not strictly necessary. The key point to remember is that it is stored in a cool place away from direct sunlight or other sources of heat. Do not store your Kratom near the fireplace, heater, or near an open window. The kitchen pantry, garage or other similar cool storage space is recommended.
Store in an airtight place
Along with temperatures, the next crucial factor is exposure to Oxygen. How long your Kratom lasts will reduce considerably due to oxidation of leaf alkaloids. The best way to avoid leaf staleness is to store it in a vacuum-sealed, airtight container. Alternatively, you can store the Kratom in a Ziploc bag, with the excess air removed before locking.
Store in a dry place
The third storage factor that needs to be considered is moisture. Even a small amount of moisture will cause mould growth on the leaves and completely spoil the product. It is recommended that you discard the entire contents if mould is found, because accidental contact with mould can quickly bring on sickness.
Moisture exposure can happen if you leave your product on the bathroom cabinet, as the area can get very humid after a hot shower. It can happen in the kitchen too, if you steam food or cook sizzlers, or in the garden shed after the rain. The best way to avoid this is to store your Kratom in a glass jar and choose a dry storage area.
Store in a dark place
The final storage factor is exposure to bright light. Have you noticed your curtains fading in the sunlight? Similarly, exposure to strong Ultraviolet rays can damage the chemical structure of the Kratom leaf, speeding up decay. UV radiation is present even on cloudy days. It is also found in green house lights like grow lights or bloom lights. How long your Kratom lasts will increase with minimal light exposure so watch out for light sources in your storage area.
Care during daily use
How long your Kratom lasts depends greatly on minimizing daily wear and tear. We recommend removing only your daily required quantity in a small container and leaving the bulk packet in the storage area. It is not a good idea to get the bulk bag out of its dark storage space and leave the entire contents on the countertop. Such careless practices will increase chances of exposure to heat, light, air and moisture.
Also, make sure your hands are dry while handling your bulk bag. Only use a clean, dry instrument to scoop out the required quantity of Kratom. Make sure all weight measurement appliances are dry so that any extra Kratom can be returned back safely to the bulk bag.
Check if your product is still good
Obvious signs of deterioration include mould, pale leaf color, loss of freshness and lose of scent. If these symptoms are not there, you can check for quality by using your regular quantities and checking how long the Kratom effects last.
Fresh Kratom will produce longer lasting effects than stale Kratom. Anecdotal evidence shows that low quality usage for aromatherapy produce an effect that lasts an hour or less. Higher quantities of stronger Kratom, on the other hand, can last anywhere between 2-10 hours. For example the effect of green Sumatra Kratom lasts for 8-10 hours in larger quantities while that of milder varieties like Borneo or Thai may last 4-6 hours.
However, it must be noted that how long your Kratom lasts varies on the Kratom strains and the quantity used. You can determine how long Kratom lasts for you only through experience and experimentation. You will know what to expect by regular use and you will be able to recognize deterioration immediately.
Key points to remember:
- Always purchase fresh Kratom from a reputed supplier like BeKratom
- Store your Kratom in a sealed airtight container such as our packaging or alternatively a ziploc bag placed in a cool, dark and dry place.
- Minimize exposure to environment during daily use.