Do supps go bad?

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    Mar 13, 2009 6:09 PM GMT
    I see sometimes at different stored name brand supps that they have on clearance due to the items expiration date. Do supps really go bad or lose their effectiveness? Does it matter if its powder or pill form?

    What do you think?
  • Bunjamon

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    Mar 13, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    All drugs/medicines eventually lose their effectiveness with age. That's why they are all printed with an expiration date. But that date is the last date that the manufacturer can guarantee full potency of the chemicals, which means that it will still have some effectiveness after that date but will get less effective with time.

    The form doesn't matter, though. Pills, powders, liquids.... it's all the same: pay attention to the expiration date.
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    Mar 14, 2009 3:41 AM GMT
    redbull saidI see sometimes at different stored name brand supps that they have on clearance due to the items expiration date. Do supps really go bad or lose their effectiveness? Does it matter if its powder or pill form?

    What do you think?


    Stuff spoils.
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    Mar 14, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
    found this article, very useful info....

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/04/02/drug-expiration-part-one.aspx
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    Mar 14, 2009 3:57 AM GMT
    Everything goes bad.The thing you have to worry about is once any form of medication (supplements included) expire, the chemical formula can start to change. It can have negative results.
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    Mar 14, 2009 10:09 AM GMT
    The oral antibiotic tetracycline which is used by thousands of teenagers with acne undergoes a chemical change when it goes out of date. It becomes toxic and causes increased pressure on the brain called pseudotumor cerebri. Spinal fluid is removed in some cases. Usually what happens is that the younger sibling uses his older sibling's tetracycline that has been laying around house for years. Although rare, I saw two cases when I was in school. I have not heard of this happening with other prescription meds or supplements. I'm not a pharmacist so I'm not an expert on the topic.. Just something to keep in mind if you want to use products that are out of date.