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Scarecrow Boat 08-25-2013 03:28 PM

Does Protein Powder Expire?
 
Could be a hilariously stupid question but I just cleaned out my closet and I found 5lbs of unopened protein powder - "BioSteel Advanced Recovery Forumla" hell everything that was around it reeks of vanilla :laugh:

Curious if it expires. I can't find an expiry date which makes me think it doesn't but I also don't want to try it and have it taste like sewage.

Beef Invictus 08-25-2013 04:53 PM

My buddy discovered the answer is "yes." If it's unopened it might be fine, but once opened it will not stay good for as long as if it were new. I believe expiration dates only specify how long the preservatives will do their job, not the date it's inedible...so while it might be OK now, it probably won't stay good.

My friend had some odd things growing in his powder. He used it anyways, and then had to spend a day doing unspeakable things to his toilet.

intangible 08-25-2013 04:53 PM

I had the same thing. My wife talked me into throwing it away, as, if there's mold or fungus growing on it, it'd be too small since the protein particles/"grains" are too small to see. Valid point, though it did still taste good on the one scoop I tried.

iane 08-25-2013 04:56 PM

You'll be fine as long as it's not completely ancient

Scarecrow Boat 08-25-2013 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iane (Post 70510227)
You'll be fine as long as it's not completely ancient

It's probably close to 4 years now. I'm undecided what to do with it, I feel like that guy on the news trying to decide whether or not he'll get a cronut burger :sarcasm:

http://www.citynews.ca/2013/08/21/su...alth-concerns/

Chip Chipperson 08-25-2013 05:56 PM

Yes it expires. Usually a year, year and a half they are good for depending on the brand.

The Tikkanen 08-25-2013 06:10 PM

Try storing your supplements in the refrigerator, helps to keep it from crystalizing.

Green Blob* 08-25-2013 08:26 PM

Yes they expire. If its over 3 years old i would not take it. 3 years is pushing it also but it should still be ok up until then./

I'd say just toss it tbh.

mikitas donut 08-25-2013 10:25 PM

Just throw it out. It's not worth getting ill from spoiled food.

Wilch 08-25-2013 11:09 PM

Toss it. Definitely not worth the risk.

RJ8812 08-26-2013 08:05 AM

I was told to use it up within a year, year and a half max

Canadiens1958 08-26-2013 09:06 AM

Medical Advice
 
Suggest getting advice from qualified medical sources. Also unless you have medical qualifications that are relevant, please do not offer medical advice.

The packaging should have source information that may be used to get appropriate information.

saskganesh 08-26-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tikkanen (Post 70511627)
Try storing your supplements in the refrigerator, helps to keep it from crystalizing.

Yes. Humidity from open atmosphere has an effect on all powdered foods/supplements. It *probably* could last a few years in the fridge.

Beville 08-27-2013 05:44 AM

Mine usually lasts 15 months, give or take...


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