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Can you pay for bitter orange with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for bitter orange 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 bitter orange. In fact, if you do pay for bitter orange with you HSA, you may be subject to a penalty.

More details about bitter orange

Bitter orange is a dietary supplement, usually sold in capsule form, used by some as a stimulant and appetite suppressant. Bitter orange has been linked to serious side effects and even death, so it's probably best not to take it.Bitter orange is also known as Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange, and marmalade orange.


Please note that it's always best to check with your HSA administrator or health insurance provider to confirm if you can pay for bitter orange 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.