De-caking your supplements

on

Dear friends,

I am sharing something practical this week with all of you. Not sure if you guys who use supplements have ever encountered this problem but I will always have supplements, especially pre-workout turning into a solid cake! This happens when supplements absorb too much moisture. Usually, I will start to have crumbs forming when my supplement is almost finishing up. This does not usually bother me as the supplement is going to finish up anyway.

However, recently I bought one supplement and to my surprise,  the whole tub is one giant cake! I tried to scoop the supplement for about a week and it got more frustrating as I felt I am as though scooping ice cream from a frozen ice cream tub.

I googled to read up what other people do with such problem. I read online that they put the supplement cakes into a food processor and blend the supplement into powder again.

IMG_4099

Although the supplement is blended into powder, I felt there is already moisture in the supplement and I thought a way to remove the moisture from the supplement would be using a dehydrator. I made small aluminium foil trays and spread the supplement out. Midway through the dehydrating process, I break up the powder as they start to stick together under the heat. It’s easy to break them up at this point as compared to the caking form.

IMG_4100

After dehydrating, my supplement did not crumb up until it was used up! (not perfect, but at least there are no huge crumbs forming)

IMG_4105

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s