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Old 07-13-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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Vitamins after expiration date....

I had some Vitamin C tablets that I threw away today because the date on the bottle read June 2005. Though we are merely one month beyond that, I thought it best to just toss them and go out and buy more. However, a friend of mine argued that you can go beyond the expiration date long past 6 months. Thoughts?

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Old 07-17-2005, 06:55 AM   #2
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Re: Vitamins after expiration date....

I take them LONG after the expiration date. Certainly something like ascorbic acid is good for DECADES if kept dry! Throwing them out benefits ONLY the manufacturers of the next bottle you buy!

Same goes for most prescription meds but there are some exceptions like nitrates and patches and anything volatile. Maybe some time-release meds should be treated more carefully.

But throwing out vitamins is almost certainly a waste of money.

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