Real food chewable vitamins, like GEM, are best enjoyed within six months of production, which can be found printed on the container.
How long can you take vitamins after the expiration date? Don’t fret too much, your supplements probably last longer than they’re given credit for. “Properly stored vitamins are likely safe past their expiration date for up to two years,” says Shanna Levine, MD, clinical instructor of medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
How can you tell if vitamins have gone bad? What are the side effects of taking an expired vitamin or supplement? It isn’t dangerous to take an expired vitamin, but it may be a waste of time — and money — if it has lost its potency. If the vitamin in question has an unusual odor or has changed color, you shouldn’t take it.