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Puritan's Pride
Puritan's Pride NBTY Altered expire date, sells aged products to international buyers, no manufature date, old products, ineffective, fraud, Internet
24th of Mar, 2011 by User885382
Puritans Pride which is a company of NBTY sells old products to International buyers. They do several dirty things. one thing they do is that they hide the original date of expiry printed with a line of white paint which goes one end to the other of the label and print a new expire date over it. When you have a closer look in an angle to a light you can seen there is a distinctive contrast between the white color of the original label and the white color line that hides the actual date. Also if you just rub the two surfaces you can notice a difference in texture as well. A label that is not altered doesnt have these flaws. The lable does not mention the manufature date but only the expire date. However you can see a year mentioned under 'Carefully manufatured by' and I think this must be the manufacture year. In one product Zinc Gluconate 50 mg 100 tabs that I ordered had this alteration and the expire date was 04/2013 and the year mentioned under 'Carefully manufactured by' is 2007. I am amazed that Zinc gluconate has such a long life of 6 years. The other two products Ferrous Gluconate 28mg 100 tabs and Magnesium 250mg 100 tabs did not have such obvious alterations but The years mentioned under 'Carefully manufactured by' for Ferrous Gluconate and Magnesium was 2009 and 2008 and the expire dates were 10/2013 and 8/2013 respectively. I cant believe these products can be for 4 or 5 years without preservatives. A supplement should not be for more that 3 years otherwise its not going to be effective. I have tried these and I didnt sense any effect that there should be when taking them in such doses. I can tell this because I have used a local product for a while and I can know how its like taking 50mg of zinc within 30 minutes. International buyer be aware dont take claims like quality potency gauranteed from a company which is based in a country that does not regulate supplements by the state and allow self regulation for quality and potency. I dont recommend buying from them. They may sell you old products look for these clues and be aware. The following are numbers and codes mentioned on labels of the products that I recieved Ferrous Gluconate 28mg 100 tab
Item No 1200
Barcode 0 74312 11200 3
Other code 315407-01 EXP 10/13 Magnesium 250mg 100 tab
Item No5830
Barcode 0 74312 15830 8
other code 293733-06 EXP 08/13 Chelated Zinc 50 mg 100 tab
Barcode 0 74312 12060 2
other code 286104-03 EXP 04/13
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3799 days ago by Lavender2012
Thank you so much. It seems that they are doing this in USA as well. I've been buying from them for a year. Now I know why the vitamins took so long to start working. I've checked the meno-ease and the cod liver oil and they both had a manufacturer date was 2007 and 2008 but the expire date was 2014. There is no way those vitamins were good. I'm very angry right now. However I thank God for you. Be blessed.
3786 days ago by Anonymous
Just so you know. The 2007 that you saw listed under the "carefully manufactured by" is not the year the product was manufactured, it is actually the copyright year. The copyright year is just the year that that particular label was given a copyright.

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