Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

How vitamins become ineffective in just one week
About the author: 
WDDTY Team

Vitamins may not be giving you the health-giving qualities you think - and it's all down to how, and where, you store them in your home

Vitamins may not be giving you the health-giving qualities you think - and it's all down to how, and where, you store them in your home. Most people store their vitamins in cupboards in bathrooms and kitchens, and that's the very worst place to keep them, says a researcher at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Vitamin C can lose its effectiveness within a week of being stored in humid conditions, even if the bottle lids are screwed on tight. The vitamin, along with the B vitamins and other dietary supplements, quickly dissolve in the high humidity of a kitchen or bathroom in a process called deliquescence, says Prof Lisa Mauer. The same goes for children's vitamins; after a short time stored in one of the rooms, they become nothing more than "candy with a high sugar content," she says. (Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, February 17, 2010: doi: 10.1021/jf903342f).

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved