A customer recently emailed these questions regarding the proper storage of Seagate supplements in their home:
Why do the products say cool dry place but “do not refrigerate”? I live in the south where the only cool, dry place is the refrigerator. It is very humid and warm most of the year, so I have been storing opened freeze dried carrots and olive leaf pills in the door of the refrigerator. How does this affect the quality of the product? Thank you for your help. Belinda
This is a question that we receive at lease once a week, not only about the Olive Leaf Extract capsule bottles, but also regarding the storage of any and all of our supplement bottles. Below is Seagate’s response to this question:
Hi Belinda. A cabinet would be preferable. The range of heat within your home will not affect these products unless the bottles are left out in direct sunlight. The reason we recommend not using a refrigerator is because when you take the bottle out of a cold refrigerator and open the bottle cap, there will be a tendency for the moisture in the air to begin condensing inside the bottle, the cap and even on the capsules unless the bottle is immediately sealed.
Any moisture accumulating in the bottle, even if it were just one single drop, will allow bacteria to grow and also cause the capsules to become sticky.
Seagate freeze-dries all of our supplement raw materials, which is sufficient protection from deterioration. We advise customers to make sure to tighten the bottle caps after each use and to store the bottles in a cool, dry place, not in direct sunlight (and not in a refrigerator).
Seagate Customer Service