Must I throw out my vitamins by their expiration date?
Betty Kovacs, MS, RD
The expiration date on vitamins is there for a reason. The date lets you know when the vitamins will no longer be effective. You should not take them past the expiration date. If you find that your vitamins are expiring before you are able to finish them, you would be better off buying them in smaller quantities. You want to get all of the vitamins and minerals from your supplement, so take them as instructed before they lose their effectiveness.