Our most recent batch of 170mg potassium iodate bottles has an "expiry date of July 2021. For this reason we will offer a deep discount. Keep in mind that the shelf life is much longer than this. see Question / Answer below.
Q. What is the shelf life of Potassium Iodate?
A. According to the manufacturer, the shelf life is “Theoretically Unlimited”. Note the fact that the sealed bottles are airtight. The shelf life can be extended by storing Ki03 in a refrigerator or freezer. When doing so, it is recommended to use some type of external, sealable storage bag.
Available in multiple quantities. Free shipping if you buy 5 or more
Our storage area is consistently between 65°- 68° Fahrenheit and is in a low humidity environment.
- Potassium Iodate (Ki03) is a superior form of Ki that will shield or block the thyroid and prevent it from absorbing radiocactive Iodine during a nuclear emergency
- Each factory-sealed bottle contains 60 fresh tablets of Potasium Iodate 170mg
- Exceptional shelf life due to extra molecule of oxygen in Iodate
- Unlike other blockers, this is NOT government surplus 130-mg tablets of Ki (potassium iodate)
- Medical Corps recommends that each family member should have at least one bottle in their kit
Take only if directed by authorities or if radioactive fallout is imminent
- Must be stored in a cool, dry place
- Shelf life of 8 years or longer if not exposed to excessive heat or high humidity environment
Is it safe to take KI tablets with an expired shelf-life?
Yes, potassium iodide tablets are inherently stable and do not lose their effectiveness over time. Manufacturers must label their products with a shelf-life to ensure that consumers purchase safe and useful products.
According to FDA guidance on Shelf-life Extension, studies over many years have confirmed that none of the components of KI tablets, including the active ingredient, has any significant potential for chemical degradation or interaction with other components or with components of the container closure system when stored according to labeled directions. To date, the only observed changes during stability (shelf-life) testing have been the failure of some batches of KI tablets to meet dissolution specifications. Some tablets tested required slightly longer than the specified time to achieve dissolution.Radioactive Iodine (I-131) can destroy the thyroid of humans and animals. Even small amounts of I-131 can cause cancer of the thyroid. By taking KiO3, the thyroid becomes saturated with "good iodine" and cannot absorb the "bad iodine" I-131.
" When taken properly, potassium iodide can saturate your thyroid with iodine, and prevent it from absorbing radioactive iodine. This in turn can prevent the increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with radiation exposure ".(source)