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Product Freshness

Just like food and other perishables, vitamins and minerals have a shelf-life too, so we label all our supplements with ‘best before’ dates. Here is a concise guide on how to look after your supplements.

Supplements rarely ‘go bad’, unless they have been exposed to moisture, but what you can’t see is that the nutrients often degrade over time, especially if they are vitamins, so the supplement looks OK but the nutrient levels have declined.

We do it right!

At BioBrade the best before date means the product will still contain the nutrient levels given on the label (with a few percent difference permitted each way) on that date, as long as the product has been kept in a cool dry place. Although some products, such as minerals, are stable for 3 years, most of our products are made and consumed within 12 months.

How to look after your supplements

  • Keep them in a cool dry place, preferably in the dark
  • Once open use them continuously until finished
  • Don’t use wet hands when taking the tablets out of the pots
  • Try and keep them in the original containers.

How we keep supplements fresh

To ensure our products live up to their label claims these are some of the things we do:

  • All our supplements are made to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) nutraceutical standards
  • Tablets and capsules are packed straight after being manufactured
  • We include extra ‘overages’ of nutrients known to be less stable
  • We hold minimal stocks, so our products are freshly made
  • We use small pots (60 to 90 tabs, not 360 tabs) if a product is vulnerable to moisture
Our products are made from scratch in the UK