Where you store your vitamins may determine their potency - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/11/10

Where you store your vitamins may determine their potency

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Where you store your vitamins may determine how effective they are.  That's according to a new study which shows high humidity levels, like those in bathrooms and kitchens can degrade the potency of vitamin C and other vitamins.  The effectiveness can be compromised fast, no matter how tight the lid is.

Researchers at Perdue University found vitamin C can break down within one week when high amounts of humidity and moisture seeps in as the bottle is opened and closed. The first sign a vitamin has deteriorated is brown spots, especially on children's vitamins.

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