Friday, December 3, 2010

Buried Deep in the Back of my Already Overpacked Linen Closet ...

About a week before Tom started his first drug clinical trial (mid-2009) we spent an afternoon and a fair pile of cash in our local Vitamin Shoppe, GNC and CVS on vitamins, supplements and whatnot. Of course, one of the caveats of clinical trialdom is "no non-prescribed drugs or supplements". So while he had consumed a few pills from some of the bottles, some of the bottles are still factory sealed.

Here's what I have. If I note that the bottle is open, then only a few days' worth are gone.
  • American Health Chewable Super Papaya Enzyme Plus 360 tablets - open - exp 6/11
  • MushroomScience Certified Organic Coriolus Super Strength 90 tablets 600 mg  - exp 1/12 (I have five of these factory sealed and one open)
  • Osteo Bi-Flex 120 tablets - open - exp 2/11
  • Vitamin Shoppe Selenium 300 tablets 200 mcg - open - exp 10/10
  • CVS Glucosamine Chondroitin Double Strength 120 caplets - exp 9/10 (I have one of these opened and one factory sealed)
  • Nature's Way Reservatol Synergistic Formula 60  Vcaps 37.5 mcg - open - exp 2/10
  • GNC L-Glutamine Powder 8 oz -  factory sealed - exp 5/11
  • Vitamin Shoppe Borage Oil  300 softgel capsules 1000 mg -open -  exp 10/09
  • Vitamin Shoppe Soy Isoflavones 120 tablets  - open - exp 1/11
  • Vitamin Shoppe Turmeric Extract 95% curcumin  300 capsules - open - exp 11/11
  • Vitamin Shoppe Green Tea Extract 75% Polyphenols 300 Capsules 250 mg - open - exp 8/10
  • CVS Natural Fish Oil 198  Softgels 1200 mg - factory sealed - exp 7/11
  • CVS Spectravite multivitamin 250 tablets - factory sealed - exp 1/10

If you are interested in any or all of these dietary supplements, drop me a comment or send me an email and we'll work something out. I don't want to sell them; I want to give them to you. I'll even pay postage. I just don't want these to go to waste.

You will see that some have passed their expiration date. Keep in mind that I have codeine in my medicine cabinet that was prescribed in 1998 after my son was born (in case you didn't notice, their blog nicknames are their birth years - Agents 96 and 98) by a doctor in Medford. Then we moved to Kwaj for nearly 5 years, and we've been back in Medford for 8 more years. And I took one a couple of weeks ago when I had that sinus headache. So no, we're not so much into expiration dates around here. I won't side-eye you if you respect them.  Just don't lecture me that I don't.

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