In the last 20 years, dietary supplement sales have more than quadrupled. Today there are more than 85,000 products available to consumers in this highly competitive market. 2 While new scientific discoveries continue to give us a clear and compelling association between health and targeted nutrition, a number of adverse events and product recalls have led to quality and safety concerns resulting in negative publicity and severe scrutiny by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supplement business owners can bolster their position in the market by partnering with a supplement manufacturer that works within GMP-certified facilities.
All drugs and vitamins start to age or break down the day after they are manufactured. Most all products are safe to take up to 1 year after expiration date. The concern is that the product may be less effective, the dosage may vary. Not all substances deteriorate at the same speed. For example: Vitamin A deteriorates one third faster then other vitamins. Quality vitamin manufacturers will beef up their vitamin A slightly to cover the time period that this vitamin may be on their shelf, distributors shelf, retailers shelf or in your home. A quality manufacturer will be sure their vitamins are approximately at the listed strength on the label at time of expiration.