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Old 09-28-2018, 09:25 PM
 
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I previously had vitamins that expired like for years and did not notice it. They were just there on the cabinet so i threw them away. One i just threw it away, the other i opened it and it looks very rotten so obviously i threw it away.


I recently noticed that one of the vitamins that i take, i usually take them once a day but i stopped doing that and was lazy with it. Because of that, I still have a lot of them left. I noticed that they expired earlier this year. I had no idea of this. But it taste pretty much the same as previously. Is there any point of throwing the vitamins away if it still taste like normal? But if its broken down or have a strange taste, then you throw them away? Not sure if this is the right subforum to post it. Is it or should it go to health or food and drink.


I read that vitamins is no big deal, its just not that effective but have no harm. Its basically in the original vitamin bottle it came with etc. But are certain vitamins fine but others not? The one i have is called now food maca vegetable capsules
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Old 09-29-2018, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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There is no "one size fits all" answer. Storage temp, components, rancidity all factor in. Oils and B vitamins can be "off" even during manufacture. A neighbor in Florida worked at a place that made them and had stories... IOW, toss 'em.

The whole multi-vitamin concept is a poor idea. Most are already in foods. Multi-minerals and herbs, OTOH are more likely to benefit when used prudently and wisely. Mineral depletion in soils, especially trace minerals, is a growing issue with mass farming practices.
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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heard that about medicine too, the effectiveness drops but it isnt zero. the issue is you dont know how much it has dropped, so you cant up the amount you take reliably

if it is a medicine/vitamin you depend on, you risk under or over dosing yourself with old medicine and trying to make it work

if it is a multivitamin, if you feel like it helps, it is probably in your head, because the dose is low enough to not be beneficial since you are getting it elsewhere. if it really helps you, go to the doctor and find the exact vitamin you are lacking and get the problem fixed
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Old 09-29-2018, 02:37 PM
 
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Dump them and buy a new bottle.

If they are at or past the pull-date, those supplements are very OLD.
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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If they look and smell OK, I take them.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:13 PM
 
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If they look and smell OK, I take them.


But the potency can be seriously reduced!
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:26 PM
 
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Taking moldy vitamins is like taking penicillin. If you had a bacterial infection before taking the vitamins, you are cured now.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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Is drinking expired milk okay?
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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Not unless you like drinking cottage cheese.
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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Not unless you like drinking cottage cheese.
But it taste pretty much the same as previously.

Is there any point of throwing the milk away if it still taste like normal?
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