How to Store your Supplements

Some people keep ‘em in the kitchen, others stash them in the bathroom. But when it comes to making sure vitamins, minerals and other nutrients stay fresh and effective, neither of those rooms will do.

So where and how should you store your supplements?

Where should I keep these?

Cool and dry. Because of the heat and humidity involved in cooking and showering, the kitchen and bathroom are not ideal. The best place to store bottles is somewhere cool and dry – such as a cabinet in a well-ventilated room or closet. When not in use, keep all lids tightly closed to protect the integrity of the nutrients.

Chilled nutrition. Pay attention to label instructions – certain liquid supplements (multi-vitamins, probiotics, minerals) and juices must be kept in the refrigerator. These products typically have a shorter shelf-life than their non-liquid counterparts, so be sure to use them up before the best-by dates (if included on the packaging).

A safe place. Many products come in enticing flavors and colors that can be tempting for kids. Keep all supplements and medications out of the reach of children or pets – be especially careful with iron-containing products, as they can be very dangerous to small children.

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Katie is a Marketing Editor (and loyal customer) at Vitacost.com. In her spare time, she enjoys biking with her husband, playing with her pets and writing bios about herself.

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One comment on “How to Store your Supplements

  1. offshore company says:

    Having invested in a supply of vitamins and supplements, it is very important to store them correctly and avoid it being money wasted. Some health products, such as freshly pressed flaxseed oil, have a very short shelf-life and must be kept refrigerated. Even capsules and dry tablets benefit from correct storage. Here are some do’s and don’ts for the best way to store vitamins and supplements .

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