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Why can you buy Expired Supplements on the Global Sports Nutrition Website?

Why can you buy Expired Supplements on the Global Sports Nutrition Website?

You wouldn’t expect to find expired goods on the shelves at your local supermarket.  So why can you buy expired supplements on the Global Sports Nutrition website?

First of all, let’s talk about what ‘expired’ means when it comes to food products.  Many fresh and refrigerated foods are marked with a ‘use by’ date, which will usually be only a few days after the item went on the shelves.  It is not safe to eat food after its ‘use by’ date, and it’s worth noting that many items will go bad even sooner if you don’t follow the storage instructions.

‘Best before’ dates, on the other hand, is about quality rather than safety.  This kind of date often appears on food which has been processed in some way to make it last longer.  For example, tinned, frozen, and dried foods often come with a ‘best before’ date.  As long as they are stored correctly, these products may still be ok to eat months after the date on the packaging, although their taste and nutritional value might be compromised.

Food which has passed its ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ date can be described as ‘expired’, but as we can see these two dates mean different things.

Are Expired Supplements Ok To Take?

Dietary supplements fall into the second category: they are highly refined products, and as such have a ‘best before’ rather than a ‘use by’ date.  In fact, the companies which make them use labelling very conservatively, so it isn’t unusual to find that products such as Pro 10 supplements, USP Labs protein bars and Anabolic Designs protein bars taste just as great even though the date on the packet has been and gone.

The additive which gives the product its taste is usually the first to start to break down.  That means the good news for anyone looking to buy cheap supplements is that as long as it still tastes ok, the product will still give you the desired effect and it certainly wont make you ill.  So it’s ok to buy expired supplements from Global Sports Nutrition as long as you intend to start using them immediately.

Where to Buy Cheap Supplements

Your local health and fitness shop may have a sale on supplements, but don’t be fooled into thinking that’s the best deal around.  Any shop or gym has overheads they have to cover – the rent on the premises, the electricity bill, staff wages, and so on.  An online retailer like Global Sports Nutrition can often give you a better price and deliver the products straight to your door.  And if you’re happy to buy expired supplements, you can get them cheaper still.

All the products for sale on our website have been tested by gym enthusiasts prior to being marketed, so you can be sure your getting the real deal.  And don’t forget to check out our clothing and accessories section for more great deals which will enhance your gym training and fitness experience.

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