How to Properly Store Delta 8 Gummies
So, you’ve finally gotten your hands on delicious, cannabinoid-rich delta 8 THC gummies, and you can’t wait to pop that first one into your mouth and feel the unique effects that this compound has to offer. Well, after you do take that first delicious morsel of hemp, it is important to pay careful attention to what you do with the rest of the product.
Many people are unaware of the fact that delta 8 gummies need to be stored in a specific way in order for them to last for as long as possible, and to continue delivering the properties that we’re seeking out when we take this hemp derivative. All hemp products need to be stored in the same manner to make sure that they last for as long as possible, but gummies are particularly temperamental, as you’re about to find out.
Why Must Delta 8 Gummies Be Stored Properly?
When it comes to keeping your delta 8 gummies fresh, careful storage is crucial. All hemp extracts have a shelf life of about 2 years, after which the compounds degrade. Once those compounds have degraded, they are no longer effective, making your delta 8 product basically useless.
With gummies, the expiration time is actually sooner – about 6 months after purchase, give or take. This is because gummies contain non-hemp ingredients that expire sooner than the hemp extract itself, which means that even if the delta 8 is still technically “good,” the other ingredients may not be.
By failing to store your gummies properly, they can expire before the 6-month mark is up. That’s because there are a number of environmental factors that can speed up the chemical degradation process, causing those compounds to break down at a faster rate due to exposure to unfavorable factors.
The Rules for Storing Your Delta 8 THC Gummies
If you want your gummies to continue to offer potent doses of delta 8 and bold flavor for as long as that bag or jar is in your possession, you’ll need to know the basics of proper storage. Fortunately for you, those basics are actually quite simple, and as you will see, storing your gummies in the right manner takes just about zero effort on your part.
Rule #1: Avoid Bright Lights
Keep your gummies away from bright lights, or even just constant light exposure. Do not store it in a sunny window, or under a lamp in your bedroom. Light speeds up the oxidization process that enables the breaking down of the ingredients, and the delta 8 itself. A dark place is therefore the way to go.
Rule #2: Keep Away from Humidity
Humidity is another factor that can cause your gummies to break down rapidly, so don’t keep your delta 8 in a bathroom, where the constant use of the shower increases the moisture level in the air. The driest spot in your house is ideal for proper gummy storage.
Rule #3: A Cool Temperature is Ideal
Heat is yet another factor that can disrupt the compounds in your gummies, which is one reason why you should never store gummies in your car, or any area that is prone to extreme temperature fluctuations. Room temperature or below is considered safe for preserving the longevity and freshness of delta 8 THC gummies.
Rule #4: Keep Them Airtight
Your gummies should arrive in some type of resealable package that remains airtight, so it’s important to maintain this seal when the gummies are not in use. Basically, you need to limit the oxygen that enters the gummies as much as is physically possible, as oxygen breaks down delta 8 and other compounds quickly.
Rule #5: Use Them in the Order of Purchase
If you’re the type of person who likes to stock up on lots of gummies over time, make sure that you use them in the order in which you purchased them, so that no single package is sitting around for too long.
How to Know Your Delta 8 Gummies Have Gone Bad
If you are not sure as to whether or not your gummies are still fresh, there are some things that you can do to test them out for yourself. First, simply smell the inside of the package. If the flavor is still fresh in its aroma, you’re probably good to go. Also, look and feel the gummies. The texture and color should be exactly as they were when you first purchased them.
A Cool, Dark and Dry Place is the Way to Go
As you can see, your delta 8 THC gummies can last for a long time if you make the effort to keep them in a cool, dark, and dry place. Fortunately, we have many places like this in our home. Any cabinet, drawer or closet that gets limited light exposure throughout the day will work fine. Also, this tiny bit of effort is well worth it if you want to savor those delicious gummies for a long time to come.