Do you throw away desiccant packets?

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  1. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    I order vitamins and a pre-workout supplement online, and in both containers, there are desiccant packets which are supposed to absorb moisture, within the container/bottle. Are these necessary to keep in the bottle for the duration of using the product? Do you keep them or throw them away?
     
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  3. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Minimum reasonable action would be to keep them with the items they came with. The desiccant will continue to do its job for a good while after you open the bottle the first time.

    You can reactivate them by heating them in an oven. Dries them out and makes them absorbent again.
     
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  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I keep them in. Sometimes if there are two of them, I'll throw one out.
     
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  7. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks, guys.

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    I guess it’s not that big of a deal keeping it in the container but if it’s in a powder supplement (think superfood powder for smoothies) it is annoying to scoop around it. ​
     
  8. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    I always keep them.
    You can also just lay them in sunlight on hot sunny day to "reactivate" them.
    If you have trouble with condensation/moisture in you car...throw a bunch of them in an old sock/pantyhose and use them to "dehumidify" you autos interior. Cuts down on ice forming on the inside of your windshield in the winter - lessens the need to use the defroster!

    Re-Use, Re-Purpose, Re-Cycle!!!
     
  9. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    i eat some once (a granule or 2)
    the packet had broken open from poor sealing of the packet.

    how long does a container last ?

    i would not want them to be placed into a powder container.
    only pills and large tablets
     
  10. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Usually, the containers provide a 30-day supply.
     
  11. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know about you, but since the sixties I've been tossing all my desiccant packets into the Aral Sea. What could go wrong?

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  12. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    one helluva sense of humor dad
     
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  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I asked a pharmacist once if they still put cotton in pill bottles. He said he tries to avoid it. If I'd known you were going to start this discussion years later I would have asked him why.
     
  14. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    lol
     
  15. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    The cotton is there to stop the pills from banging around and disintegrating during shipping. There's no real reason to keep it once the bottle has been bought - unless perhaps you plan to carry it around in a purse and don't want it rattling all the time.
     
  16. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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  17. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    No, It's just for storage until eventual sale.

    You can also remove that tag on your mattress.
     
  18. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    A bag of rice is cheaper and easier to find.
     
  19. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Don't listen to him! A relative removed the tag on her pillow and less than forty years later she was dead! Take heed of this warning.
     
  20. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    We don't tag our mattress or pillow

    Both are hopeless at the game

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  21. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    i have wondered if lining the bottom of your wardrobe with several kilos would prevent mold build up or simply create a collection point for water as it acted more like a condensation exchange point
     
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  22. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Lol!

    I believe one can be arrested if it’s removed in the store before purchase! (That’s actually true so be careful out there)
     
  23. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    will full damage Vs mister-minor-majour-public-up-ya-privates ?
    usa corptocrocy rich money law protections Vs poor children with no shoes being forced to watch elitists fashion shows have animal blood thrown on them from 'state funded animal unemployment money for animals'... communist attack zombies...

    damn you crop rotation for making leather which has caused global suffering of baby animals
    (how do i correct that grammar on my plastic slave labour made laptop computer powered by coal fired electricity while i burn carbon for my latte ?)
    asks the 15 year old in a 25 year old body
     

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