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Centrum Silver® Multivitamin-Multimineral Adults 50 Plus -- 220 Tablets


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Centrum Silver® Multivitamin-Multimineral Adults 50 Plus -- 220 Tablets

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Centrum Silver® Multivitamin-Multimineral Adults 50 Plus Description

  • Heart Health • Brain Health
  • Eye Health • Whole Body Health
  • Verified Non-GMO & Gluten Free

  • B-vitamins and lycopene help promote heart health
  • Zinc and B-vitamins help support normal brain function
  • Vitamins A, C, and E and Lutein support healthy eyes
  • This product is not intended to provide daily intake of lutein. Take with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.


Directions

Suggested Use: Adults: Take one (1) tablet daily with food. Not formulated for use in children. Do not exceed suggested use.
Free Of
Gluten and GMO's

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 220
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin A (40% as Beta-Carotene)750 mcg83%
Vitamin C60 mg67%
Vitamin D325 mcg (1000 IU)125%
Vitamin E22.5 mg150%
Vitamin K30 mcg25%
Thiamin1.5 mg125%
Riboflavin1.7 mg131%
Niacin20 mg125%
Vitamin B63 mg176%
Folate (400 mcg Folic Acid)667 mcg DFE167%
Vitamin B1225 mcg1,042%
Biotin30 mcg100%
Pantothenic Acid10 mg200%
Calcium220 mg17%
Phosphorus20 mg2%
Iodine150 mcg100%
Magnesium50 mg12%
Zinc11 mg100%
Selenium19 mcg35%
Copper0.5 mg56%
Manganese2.3 mg100%
Chromium50 mcg143%
Molybdenum45 mcg100%
Chloride72 mg3%
Potassium80 mg2%
Lutein250 mcg*
Lycopene300 mcg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, dibasic calcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, microcrystalline cellulose, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), maltodextrin, modified corn starch. corn starch, .Contains <2% of: Beta-carotene BHT (to preserve freshness), biotin, blue 2 lake, calcium pantothenate, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), chromium picolinate, copper sulfate, crospovidone, cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), folic acid, gelatin, hypromellose, lutein, lycopene, magnesium stearate, manganese sulfate, medium-chain triglycerides, niacinamide, phytonadione (vitamin K), polydextrose, potassium iodide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), red 40 lake, riboflavin (vitamin B2), silicon dioxide, sodium ascorbate (to retain freshness), sodium molybdate, sodium selenate, Talc, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), titanium dioxide, tocopherols (to retain freshness), vitamin A.
Warnings

As with any supplement, if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your doctor before use.

Important Information: long-term intake of high levels of Vitamin A (excluding that sourced from beta-carotene) may increase the risk of osteoporosis in adults. Do not take this product if taking other vitamin A supplements.

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Do Vitamins Expire?

When it comes to taking medications, vitamins and nutritional supplements, there can be a lot of rules—as in when to toss them, when to stop usage, and how much to take to better your health and stay safe.

Of course, you should always speak with your physician before taking a supplement to make sure there are no side effects or medical interactions with other prescriptions you might be taking; however, beyond that, you should also take note of expiration dates, as supplements, including vitamins, might actually have a date listed on the label.

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“Expiration dates demonstrate the viability and stability of the formula - the strength of the nutrients,” says Carolyn Dean, MD, ND. And while the FDA does not require manufacturers to put an expiration date on dietary supplement products, there might be a “best buy” date or a date of manufacture on the packaging. (Related reading: How does the FDA regulate supplements?)

It seems kind of strange though— vitamins are generally pretty safe, so do those expiration dates really matter? And is it OK to take expired vitamins? Here’s what you need to know.

Vitamins don’t truly expire, but become loss potent over time, says Dr. Robert Glatter, MD, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Northwell Health and attending emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital. “They typically have a shelf life of about two years. After that amount of time, they begin to break down or degrade,” he explains. So, taking “expired” vitamins might not give you the full effect you’re looking for.

Can you take expired vitamins?

Luckily, taking a vitamin after it expires shouldn’t lead to any harm. “As they break down, vitamins are not toxic in any sense and will not lead to any adverse consequences. But at the same time, they will also be less effective,” says Glatter.

It’s best to take vitamins before they expire, since they will lose their potency after the expiration date, but you don’t necessarily need to toss them ASAP if you have a brand new container sitting at home untouched. The two-year mark gives some wiggle room. If you’re super picky about vitamins and want to make sure you’re getting the maximum effect, then sure, toss them before those two years, but you can take them without fear.

Some vitamins have a longer shelf life than others

It’s hard to know for certain if some vitamins have different efficacy rates past their “best buy” dates. “It varies based on the stability testing of the product. These are special tests performed in a lab setting over a period of months and each formula has to be tested for its own unique qualities,” explains Dean.

However, there are some little tips to keep in mind when browsing your vitamin cabinet. Some vitamins will degrade faster, explains Glatter. “Vitamins A and D can also lose potency at a higher rate if exposed to continuous sunlight. And flax seed, probiotics, Vitamin E and fish oil should be refrigerated to extend their shelf life, since they are less stable at room temperature,” he says.

Not sure how to store supplements safely? In general, don’t store vitamins in a bathroom or kitchen cabinet, as there’s more heat and higher humidity. A linen closet or a drawer in your bedroom works much better. 

Plus, you might have a longer shelf life for vitamins that are in tablet form, rather than edibles. “Because vitamins in tablet form don’t absorb as much water or moisture as chewable or gummy forms, they will typically last longer,” says Glatter.

The takeaway on vitamin expiration dates

It really depends on how much you care about quality. “When you purchase a dietary supplement, you are purchasing targeted nutrition that is supplemental to the food you are already eating at your dining room table,” says Dean.

Holding the same high standards of quality, freshness, and absorption of nutrients that you hold for the food on your plate will make your vitamins the most effective they can be, too. Just think: if you wouldn’t serve your family stale bread or wilted vegetables, you may not want to serve them supplements that have expired or are more than two years from their manufacturing date.

 

Want more information and advice? Read these expert tips for taking vitamins and supplements.

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