So I have some Creatine that expired 12/07

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by WeRdToYoMoThA, Feb 20, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. WeRdToYoMoThA

    WeRdToYoMoThA Girlies on Standby, Waiting to say Hi

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2002
    Messages:
    27,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston Mass
    its ON 2500 mg capsules... can i still take them?

    I don't want to throw them out... theres still a good amount left. discuss.
     
  2. Anabolic Pop-Tarts

    Anabolic Pop-Tarts New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Messages:
    3,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    UP THE DOSAGE
     
  3. Abomb

    Abomb New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    20,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston, TX

    .
     
  4. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    44,417
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Central Coast, CA
    YOU WILL DIE
     
  5. WeRdToYoMoThA

    WeRdToYoMoThA Girlies on Standby, Waiting to say Hi

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2002
    Messages:
    27,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston Mass
    no, but seriously.
     
  6. WeRdToYoMoThA

    WeRdToYoMoThA Girlies on Standby, Waiting to say Hi

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2002
    Messages:
    27,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston Mass
    and im not just asking if i'll die.... will it still have the same effects as non expired creatine?
     
  7. Icedtea

    Icedtea New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lee's Summit, MO
    if it has a less than optimal effect....




    you could always up the dosage
     
  8. evolude

    evolude OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2004
    Messages:
    19,005
    Likes Received:
    6
    Creatine Monohydrate is considered a nutritional supplement, and is therefore a chemical which alters over time with exposure to heat, light, etc. I'm not really sure how the "expiration date" is established by manufacturers when it comes to supplements, but there are surely some standards used in order to label their products with a maximum shelf life.
    I would think that if you've kept your container of Creatine in a cool, dry, light deprived environment, its bio-activity is likely still viable. I'm going to guess that a big part of establishing shelf life for products is to perhaps take into account a consumer not subjecting the product to optimal storage. Probably somewhere in the middle of the road is where it's likely assumed consumers will take advantage of most advantageous storage conditions.
    Then on top of this, just like with drugs and other food items, the FDA probably has a say on the standards, and just as an added measure of safety, a time limit is established so as to avoid any possible toxicity or bacterial contamination.
    I'm NOT going to outright tell you to use the container of Creatine, but I will say that if you HAVE kept it in accordance with the cool and dry conditions I've mentioned, then it probably won't kill you to ingest it. I DO say though, "user beware". If you have ANY reservations about it at all, based on appearance, odd smell or any other negative observations, then you'll be better off to just toss it and buy a new container.
    But if it still looks and smells like it did when you first purchased it, it's likely it's still viable and will act the same way in the body. Do keep in mind though, no matter how well you store this substance, it WILL over time evolve and degrade which will alter its original integrity and thereby render the substance useless. Keep in mind, one can never be too safe in these matters.
     
  9. WeRdToYoMoThA

    WeRdToYoMoThA Girlies on Standby, Waiting to say Hi

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2002
    Messages:
    27,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston Mass
    mmm... theyre capsules, so they dont smell. ive kept it in ambient conditions (boston weather).... im going for it

    if i die, avenge my death.
     
  10. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    44,417
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Central Coast, CA
    where do you go to school in boston cuntwaffle
     
  11. WeRdToYoMoThA

    WeRdToYoMoThA Girlies on Standby, Waiting to say Hi

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2002
    Messages:
    27,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston Mass
    BU. You?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page