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The Informant

The Informant
The identity of the informant can't be revealed. He works in the supplement industry and he's here to blow the whistle on supplement corruption!
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Those little packets in your supplement bottles are called Desiccant Packs!

Desiccant Packs

Q. I noticed this tiny pouch inside my fat burner with all the pills and saw one in my pre-workout powder too! I almost ate it once and wondered what the heck these things are and why are they in my supplements?

A. Great question! These little monsters are called Desiccant Packs and they come in a million different sizes and varieties, everything from the small rectangular white pouch to custom plastic tubes that resemble a tootsie roll. These little gems are actually amazing and should be used a lot more often in my opinion. What they do is they absorb all the moisture out of the product while in the jar. This is turn makes it so your finished pre-workout powder or BCAA powder is actually a powder when you go to use it and not a solid clump, which I am sure you’ve all seen at some point in your life. On top of keeping the powdered products free flowing, they also slow the degradation of the product, not quite extending the shelf life per-se but more keeping it at 99% or whatever for longer, therefore keeping your product in its original efficacy for a longer period of time. The three factors that speed the degradation of a product are Air, Light and you guessed it MOISTURE! Since the desiccant pouches or packs soak it all up it makes your product better for longer.

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