N, N-dimethyltryptamine, commonly known as DMT is a naturally occurring compound present in specific plants and animals such as tree barks and seeds. This interesting substance is considered to be one of the psychedelics with a rich history of use among indigenous communities in South America that we're incorporating DMT into their infamous ayahuasca brew.
Interestingly, DMT is naturally produced within the human body according to scientific evidence. This endogenous production indicates that DMT is likely synthesized within the pineal gland of the brain as well as the cerebrospinal fluid and lungs. Also, there are speculations that DMT may be released just before death giving it a nickname "near-death hormone."
Storing DMT is also different from other classic psychedelics. Recognizing this distinction, we aim to provide a definitive answer to the question of how to store DMT.
Things That You Should Know About Storing DMT
DMT is commonly isolated and is found in crystallized powder form ranging from pale yellow-orange to pure white. As it oxidizes the DMT powder may develop a dark yellowish color. Naturally, DMT is a highly stable molecule, meaning that it degrades slowly and doesn't lose potency easily. However, exposure to air and high temperatures can lead to its degradation turning it into DMT-B-oxide.
When combined with citrate, acetate, fumarate, and hydrochloride, DMT transforms into a salt powder. Although, it can also be found in its freebase form, which is more reactive. For storage purposes, salt forms way better due to its greater stability and longevity.
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Where to Store DMT
DMT should be stored in a cool, dry, and dark place. The best way of storing DMT is in an airtight container preferably made of glass. You can use jars or vials, like the ones found in our Portalbox. Glass is chemically stable, therefore it doesn't leach to the substance stored inside. Also don't forget to put your DMT containers in a dark place, as direct sunlight can significantly decrease the potency of your batch.
Now, unless you're living in a sauna or the Amazon rainforest, you don't have to place your batch in the fridge or freezer. Although, if you're feeling extra cautious, it's fine to do so. However, when you remove the container from the fridge, or freezer, let it sit on the countertop for at least 20 minutes. This practice will help the DMT reach room temperature before opening, preventing condensation of oxygen on the colder inner walls and the DMT itself. This can result in a sticky, clumpy batch of DMT that will degrade much more rapidly due to the accelerated oxidation process.
How To Store DMT Freebase
When storing DMT Freebase the most important thing is to fight the oxidation process. For more casual use, consider placing the freebase in an airtight jar with minimal airspace above the product and store it in the freezer.
Now, if you're thinking about extended long-term storage, according to our sources it's best to compress the freebase into a compact cake, tightly wrap it in several layers of plastic wrap, add a layer of foil, and then place the entire bundle in an evacuated container. This method should keep the potency of the DMT Freebase for years when stored in the freezer.
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At what temperature should I store DMT?
Ideally, DMT should be stored under 25°C (77°F). While temperature is important, humidity is far more essential. Storing your DMT at room temperature is generally fine; slight temperature fluctuations won't significantly impact its potency. However, if you find yourself in an exceptionally hot or humid environment, feel free to put your DMT in the fridge or freezer. Just remember to allow it a cozy 20-minute return to room temperature before opening your container.
Storing DMT is simple and straightforward. Simply put it in an airtight glass container and keep it at room temperature, away from direct sunlight. While DMT can't technically spoil or rot it can lose potency if not stored correctly, thus avoid storing it in tin foils or plastic bags.