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Old 05-24-2007, 03:54 PM   #1
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Expiration dates of supplements?

I have a few questions concerning the expiration dates of supplements. Does the expiration date on the bottle of a vitamin or supplement, only apply to if the supplement bottle isn't opened yet? I was just curious. Cause there are a few different supplements that I haven't taken for several months, such as Ginkgo Biloba. I'd like to start the supplements back up again, but I wasn't sure if they are still good or not. The bottle says they are good until 2008, but I opened the bottle maybe close to a year ago.

 
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:36 PM   #2
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Re: Expiration dates of supplements?

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Last edited by mod-anon; 05-25-2007 at 02:20 AM. Reason: do not refer to commercial websites.

 
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:36 PM   #3
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Re: Expiration dates of supplements?

Supplements can lose potency over time, especially in hot & humid climates. If a supplement dosen't have an expiration date don't buy it. If it has a date and has expired discard it whether it's opened or was never opened. This is why stores sell supplements at large discounts once it nears the expiration date.

 
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Re: Expiration dates of supplements?

[-removed-] as long as the bottles are stored according to the directions on the labels, it is OK to take them.

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Old 06-01-2007, 11:25 PM   #5
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Re: Expiration dates of supplements?

Thanks for the replies. Also, I guess certain supplements go rancid quicker than others? I try to keep some of my supplements in the basement, especially in the summertime.

 
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