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Can you pay for antioxidants with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for antioxidants with an HSA? You may also be wondering if this item is eligible or ineligible for use with your HSA funds, or if it qualifies for reimbursement.

No, unfortunately you can't use your HSA to pay for antioxidants. In fact, if you do pay for antioxidants with you HSA, you may be subject to a penalty.

More details about antioxidants

Antioxidants are compounds that prevent oxidation. While many supplements claim to be or contain antioxidants, evidence is scant that they prevent disease or are otherwise beneficial to human health.


Please note that it's always best to check with your HSA administrator or health insurance provider to confirm if you can pay for antioxidants with your HSA card before making any purchases.

A good rule of thumb is that if your doctor diagnosed you with a specific medical condition or ordered a treatment, product, or prescription specifically for you, your HSA should cover it. Sometimes your HSA will even cover items that it normally wouldn't if you have a letter of medical necessity signed by your doctor. Again, you should check with your HSA administrator before any purchase if you have any questions about an item being eligible or ineligible.