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Expiration 7 months 2 weeks ago #29499

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Can anyone tell me if Kratom looses it’s potency with age. I have quite a bit I am using sparingly just in the event worse case scenario happens. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Kratom is a plant material therefore, I am quite sure that over time the potency will decrease or go "stale', much like tea or coffee kept in the cupboard for a long time. BUT I am pretty sure that would have to be decades not weeks or months.

However, if stored under the right conditions (protect from light, heat, and moisture) it should be okay. If it does lose its potency, just upping the dose should bring about the desired effects.

Perhaps someone else has some research to refer to about this, BUT that would be my guess.
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I’m still enjoying some product from 2015 and no need to use more or anything! Quite remarkable!
If stored properly, as BoMalley says, you should have no worries.
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Thank you. Very helpful
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Thank you. Makes me feel a bit more at ease.
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Appreciate info. I will be sure a store properly. Better than gold and I don’t want to have any go bad.
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When Storing it Properly I'm sure Kratom would last for Years. I wouldn't worry at all about the Age of it. It's not like a Food that has an Expiration Date on it. Seems like Plant Material would last much longer than Food would when it is Stored away from any Humidity, Sunlight & any Moisture. I have some that is about 2 years old & it has about 80% of the Potency that it had when it was Fresh & it is just being stored in 2 Gallon Ziploc Bags in the Cupboard. I know for sure that the older the K is the more Sedating or Relaxing it will be. Something happens to the Alkaloids that makes them change a bit to become more Relaxing & less Stimulating.
If anybody has any Questions about Kratom please private message me or make a Post & I will be glad to answer as soon as I can usually within 24 hours if not sooner. I'm usually on really late at night Between Midnight & 5am.
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Expiration 7 months 2 weeks ago #29550

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As well as everything others have suggested, oxygen is a culprit as well on Kratom degredation.
Recirculating oxygen that is... open bags.... bags that have been open too many times.
Sometimes its best for long term storage vacumn is best, but it also matters on what packaging it is in.
Mylar foils work well for long term also, most bags 3 mil or better work sufficiently.
As others have suggested sunlight excessive heat, and oxygen are enemies of Kratom
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Excellent Point Insense1. I totally forgot about keeping Kratom away from the Air. Vacuum Sealed is the absolute best way to keep Kratom for the long term. I have some that is about 1 year old & that have been Vacuum Sealed that I haven't never opened. Hoping that it is just as fresh as it was when it was Packaged.
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