Thursday, March 4, 2010

Where Do You Store Your Vitamins?

Did you know that certain vitamin supplements can break down and become ineffective if you store them in the wrong place? You may already be aware that water-soluble vitamins such as the B vitamins and vitamin C can be destroyed if you cook foods rich in these vitamins in a lot of water. They can also be degraded by exposure to air, so an orange that is peeled and left out for hours will have significantly less vitamin C than a freshly peeled orange.

So, I guess it is not too surprising that researchers have found that the humid environment in bathrooms and kitchens can degrade vitamin supplements stored in these rooms. The researchers also found that storing the supplements in containers with lids and keeping the lids tightly closed did not seem to help. This is because each time you open the bottle, a little bit of moisture can get in.

Bottom line = Storing vitamins in a cool, dry place is best whenever possible.

Here is the link to the vitamin research article if you are interested in reading it:

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