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R dihydro lipoic acid potency decline question

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 Posted 12/27/2011 9:48:55 PM
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I have an up till now unopened bottle of R dihydro lipoic acid from my vitamin drawer that says on the label "for optimal potency use by 5/09" . Is there any potency left by 12/11?    Is it still worth taking?

It smells strongly. Other ingredients are MCT oil, gelatin,glycerin,water, soy-lecithin,vitamin E, silicon dioxide,rosemary extract,ascorbyl palmitate,carob

My concern is does it break down or leak while in my storage drawer (dark and cool) to become something not good for you.

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 Posted 12/28/2011 6:43:15 AM
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Oil-based products become rancid and are best used before the optimal potency date.  It would be best to discard this supplement. 

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 Posted 12/28/2011 9:35:56 AM
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