How do I store the DIY HCG drops?
You should store your DIY HCG Diet drops away from microwaves and direct sunlight. A dark, cool place is ideal until you are ready to begin the HCG Diet. Once you start the HCG protocol, the DIY HCG drops do not require refrigeration, but you do want to avoid extreme temperature changes once the bottle is open. Women may keep then in a purse, but the car would not be optimum if temperatures are extreme. If you are going to be storing open bottles of DIY HCG between rounds, you may want to store them in the refrigerator. However, refrigeration is not necessary if you are going to be using them within about 1 month of opening.
Do the HCG Diet Drops have an expiration date?
Our DIY HCG has an expiration Month/Year printed on each label of approximately 4 years from the date the HCG is bottled. Theoretically, before opening, if our homeopathic HCG is kept in a cool place away from EMF (electromagnetic fields) it will last indefinitely. However, once the bottle is opened, it will inevitably be contaminated with saliva, air, etc. At this point, it will last at least for a full 40-day round with an estimated opened-bottle shelf life of 6 months. The homeopathic HCG drops may be kept at room temperature during a round. But they will last longer if refrigerated. Therefore, if you have an open bottle that will not be used for a while, you may want to refrigerate it, for example, during a planned break or the break between rounds of HCG.
Do these HCG drops need to be refrigerated?
This HCG does not have to be refrigerated because it is made in the homeopathic method and mixed with alcohol as part of its liquid medium. The alcohol acts as a preservative and keeps the HCG active and effective. If you are not going to use an open bottle of HCG drops for a few days or several weeks, you should place the bottle in the refrigerator to hold potency over longer periods.