Creatine past expiry date

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by bunga, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. bunga

    bunga White Belt

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    Hi guys.
    This morning I bought some 15 creatine+ one month tubs. Link:
    Bio-Synergy Creatine Plus 1 Month Supply 125 Capsules x 800mg: Amazon.co.uk: Health & Beauty

    They were extremely cheap - 1/20 of normal price because they expire in a month. Now the question is - will they still be effective in say 5 months time after expiry date? consider that those are capsules, not powder and they are all properly airtight, sealed and packaged. Can creatine expire?
     
  2. IDRISCKY

    IDRISCKY Purple Belt

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    Don't you think you should have asked before you bought?
     
  3. bunga

    bunga White Belt

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    well, I knew it is about to expire. Just could not resist the price - 1 months supply of creatine for
     
  4. Brawler B

    Brawler B Green Belt

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    why did you only buy 15?
     
  5. bunga

    bunga White Belt

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    Thats all they had at the time. Will go to check out tomorrow.
     
  6. MyosinII

    MyosinII I like turtles

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    Expiry dates exist primarily to protect you from food poisoning. However, growth of bacteria and molds needs complex blends of nutrients. I doubt anything could grow on creatine alone. Worst case scenario is that the creatine has lost its activity, but I doubt that's a problem unless it's stored incorrectly.
     
  7. KILL KILL

    KILL KILL Gold Belt

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    How old does a supp have to be to expire??? I don't think I've ever seen that before. If they were made in the early 90's stay away
     
  8. XMoker

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    I wouldn't worry as long as you don't open all of the tubs at once. Sealed properly they should be just fine. I don't think there's any degradation of creatine either. Bottled water, dehydrated beans and canned soups have epiry dates too.
     

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