Did you know that there are all kinds of ways to introduce THC-O-acetate into the body, and one of the most unique ways is through THC-O capsules. Technically a type of edible, capsules contain fewer ingredients than gummies, but promote the same long-lasting effects and potent body high we associate with other types of edible-based products.
Do THC-O Capsules Go Bad?
THC-O capsules have a shelf life of about 2 years when stored properly, given that that’s how long THC-O-acetate distillate can stay fresh before it starts to break down. After that point, the cannabinoid degrades, losing its potency and effectiveness until you have an ineffective product. THC-O capsules that have expired aren’t necessarily going to cause any kind of harm if ingested, but they will disappoint you with an inability to give you the high that you’re looking for.
However, if you’re not storing your capsules properly, they can expire before that. And, the gel capsule consistency can change if the capsules are maintained at the wrong temperature, turning your bottle into a globby mess. So, again, while consuming expired THC-O capsules shouldn’t actually cause harm, it can lead to an extremely disappointing experience. Plus, you will know that they’re expired because they simply aren’t doing anything.
How to Keep Those THC-O Capsules Fresh
Anyone out there who wants to enjoy capsules to the fullest, you need to follow some basic storage rules so that they remain fresh and potent. Luckily, there’s really not much to storing your capsules properly, and you already have plenty of good storage space in your home whether you know it or not.
Tip #1: Dark, Dry, and Cool is the Way to Go
You always want to store THCO products in areas that stay dark, dry, and cool at all times – this includes a closet, drawer, or cabinet, of which we’re sure you have many in your home. Heat, light, and humidity can make the breaking down process much faster, causing your THC-O to lose its potency rapidly.
Tip #2: An Airtight Seal is Critical
We recommend keeping your capsules in their original package with the cap sealed on tight. Oxygen getting into the formula will also make that THC-O break down at a pretty rapid pace, and also cause your capsules to lose all of their effectiveness. If you’re traveling and don’t want to bring the whole bottle, keep them in some type of resealable, airtight bag.
Tip #3: Keep Your THC-O Indoors
Always keep your THC-O products inside, and all hemp products for that matter, unless you’re traveling. The outdoors is prone to high heat, humidity and sunlight, all of which can degrade that cannabinoid quickly. Besides that, leaving your capsules outdoors on a hot day can leave you with a melted, globby mess that’s next to impossible to portion out.
Tip #4: Don’t Buy More Than You Need
When your favorite brand’s THC-O gel caps are on sale, it’s easy to go nuts buying tons of capsules at once, knowing all the savings you’re taking advantage of. But, ultimately, you need to buy a reasonable amount, to avoid ending up with so much product that half of it expires by the time you get around to taking it. You always want to buy fresh THC-O, which is why you should pace your buying.
A Little Extra Info For You When Buying Fresh THC-O Capsules
Besides making an effort to store your product properly, you also need to pay attention to who you’re buying it from. Why? because some companies sell poorly made formulas, or products that are close to expiring, and so it doesn’t matter how well you store them since they’re already well on their way to losing their effectiveness.
Find a company with a solid reputation, as they’re more likely to have a high product turnover rate which means that their products are never sitting in the warehouse for too long. Also, make sure that they use clean extraction methods and exceptional ingredients, as both of these aspects preserve the stability of the cannabinoid itself, as well as the other ingredients.
At Binoid, all of our hemp products are made using the best methods and ingredients, and our product turnover rate is very high so that products are always sold fresh.
Keep Your THC-O Capsules Stored Properly to Keep Getting Those Powerful Effects
THC-O capsules can be a gamechanger in your hemp routine thanks to their long-lasting effects paired with the potent high of THC-O-acetate itself. Still, if you’re not storing your capsules properly, you’re going to almost certainly be disappointed with the results. Just make sure to keep them in a cool, dark, and dry place, and always purchase the freshest capsules possible from a reputable company for maximum satisfaction.