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expiration date on supplements?

Posted by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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I was cleaning out my cupboards and found a couple of bottles (unopened) of Caltrate 600+D with minerals....expiration date on the bottom is May 2012.  My mom takes these, and I'm wondering if they'd be safe to pass along to her.

by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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mandee1503
by Silver Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM
Probably not. I'm sure they are like other products and start to break down after a while.
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sanj1213
by Juanita on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:59 PM
I think what happens is it loses it's potency, but still I wouldn't take them.
joanandgene
by Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM

You have about 6 months after the expiration date.  They are just not as potent.

sassymomntx1961
by Yvonne on Jul. 20, 2012 at 4:39 AM

Maybe you could ask your Dr or hers and show them the bottles.

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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 8:01 PM
I would say yes, but they do lose their potency over time.

Quoting michiganmom116:

I was cleaning out my cupboards and found a couple of bottles (unopened) of Caltrate 600+D with minerals....expiration date on the bottom is May 2012.  My mom takes these, and I'm wondering if they'd be safe to pass along to her.

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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 8:02 PM
That's a good idea.

Quoting sassymomntx1961:

Maybe you could ask your Dr or hers and show them the bottles.

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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 8:02 PM
True.

Quoting joanandgene:

You have about 6 months after the expiration date.  They are just not as potent.

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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 8:02 PM
I would, but anyhow....I'm not big into supplements anyway.

Quoting sanj1213:

I think what happens is it loses it's potency, but still I wouldn't take them.
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joanandgene
by Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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Working at a health food store allows me direct access to the supplement reps and their manufactures.  If a consumer calls the manufacture with this question, they will dutifully say, throw the supplement away and buy new, therefore gaining a new sale.  But we are told,  depending on the supplement, about how much time we have before they are rendered useless because we do mark them down after they expire.  So again you have a good 6 months on this supplement.


Quoting michiganmom116:

I was cleaning out my cupboards and found a couple of bottles (unopened) of Caltrate 600+D with minerals....expiration date on the bottom is May 2012.  My mom takes these, and I'm wondering if they'd be safe to pass along to her.


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