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|Curtis24 - Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:36 pm|
Under what storing conditions will vitamins go bad and lose their effectiveness? At what point does temperature become too extreme for vitamins?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:07 pm|
Vitamin supplements are generally stable for a couple years (as per the manufacturers use by date). Things that tend to increase their degradation include high heat and moisture. Typical inside temperatures are most likely fine. Higher temperatures (>100 or so) may begin to accelerate break down. Take my temperature suggestions with a bit of caution since I just picked that number as being a bit hotter than typical.
|Curtis24 - Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:24 pm|
Thanks! ONly problem is that over the summer I might not have an air-conditioner. Would keeping them in a fridge be alright?
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