Strength of Kratom Alkaloids Over Time

by | Apr 7, 2022 | Blog, Kratom Phenotypes, Kratom Testing

Strength of Kratom Alkaloids Over Time

I wanted to share something with everyone that I thought was remarkably interesting. We had a few batches retested over the past few months to see if there is any degradation in Kratom Alkaloids during storage, or after 1-2 years’ time. I will be using Green Riau as an example for this blog post.

Kratom is a natural plant that does get affected by storage conditions and can grow bacteria if not properly handled. Keeping kratom in a cool dry place such as a cabinet is your best bet to ensure kratom stays good for a long time.

I made the mistake years ago of freezing kratom and thinking that the cold temperatures would keep the kratom fresher longer.

The problem with that method is when you defrost the kratom you will have issues with condensation and moisture. It was a mess, so I just started keeping my kratom in then original bag in the cabinet. Our packaging is meant for longer term storage and not just for transportation.

You can take a Mason Jar and get dessicant packs to keep the kratom powder stored for even longer periods if that is something that you would find useful. I have done this and stored kratom for 3 years.

The difference between the mason jar stored kratom and the kratom stored in my cabinet was about the same effectiveness for the period tested.

We did not see anything in the way of major bacterial growth over 1-2 year’s period. Some bacteria will grow naturally, and we wanted to also see the differences in bacteria growth in proper holding conditions. We also noticed that alkaloids were a bit higher than the earlier testing result.

I originally thought that this was because of a variable that we find in the same batch of kratom. The alkaloids are never the exact same and vary 0.01%.

However, I noticed that the differences were a lot more than a small percentage and that the lower alkaloids were 0.1% higher, but the Mitragynine did not budge much. 7- Hydroxymitragynine did not change at all in any of the seven samples tested, but all samples tested had increases in lower alkaloids.

This could be from the natural variable found in the plant. Interestingly the 7-hydroxymitragynine did not get any higher. These results were similar with the seven batches that We assessed for this experiment.

There has been some discussion that 7-hydroxymitragynine gets stronger over time, but what we have seen is that Mitragynine, Speciogynine, and Paynantheine were raised slightly with no change in 7- hydroxymitragynine.

We are also working with a plant that has some variables, so that may also come into play. Unopened packages do not show signs of degradation with long term storage.

Kratom Science is something that We are continuing to learn about daily. We want to share the science behind kratom with you so We can learn together about the wonderful plant We all love.

We depend on the power of plants just like you do! We want to make sure that We are always transparent and explain what we have learned along the way. I want us all to be the greatest community of likeminded Kratom advocates in the world! We can make plants before pills a reality for future generations.

I was getting some questions about the percentages that we have on our packaging. These percentages are added to ensure the buyer that they are buying pure kratom products.

We also learn how kratom alkaloid differences can affect us differently. I wanted to share this with you to better understand how kratom behaves when stored for long times. I also wanted to explain that kratom has slight differences in the same batch.

Kratom is a natural plant and does vary slightly from leaf to leaf. It takes approximately one full grown kratom tree to deliver 20 kgs of kratom powder. A Mitragyna speciosa tree grows to a height of over one hundred feet at times.

We can just imagine how many kratom leaves are in a 20 kg package. I love kratom! Kratom has made such a dramatic difference in My life, and I am happy to still be here sharing what I love with all of You!

We are Happy to add that Our Co-Packer has gone 100% solar since 2020. We are now using renewable clean energy to package and produce our products.

We want to make sure that We are doing our part for the environmental impacts and the future of Kratom and energy efficiency. using renewable energy is important to us!

We will be looking at the Science behind kratom deeper this year and talking with everyone about what we have learned and what we are still learning about this wonderful plant.

We are proud to be supporters of the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy for Kratom Research. Christopher McCurdy has done such extensive work and We are proud to be supporting this endeavor.

The American Kratom Association is doing their part to keep kratom legal and make sure that the truth about is being told. Kratom is not a public health crisis, and we all know it.

We have also been learning about chemotypes of kratom and how they are different from each other.

Stay tuned as we learn more about kratom and the way this plant works!

God Bless and Be Safe,

Christopher

1 Comment

  1. Ryan Andrade

    Just wanted to say that although I’m late to comment on this post I appreciate the fact that you and your team actually continue to do research as well as being great advocates for kratom. I haven’t bought from you guys in a little while because temporary hard times, but I just wanted to re-iterate that you guys are awesome and my fav kratom one stop shop! I’m glad you brought in the crushed leaves option as well because I have never consumed it like that and eventually will try. Thanks and God bless!

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