Friday, February 19, 2010

Have you had your Vitamin C today?

Hi ladies! I've been nursing a sick child for the past couple of days and low and behold I started to feel like I was coming down with a cold/flu. Whatever it is it's actually not as bad as it could be but I did feel very bad yesterday afternoon into the evening. Well, I started using this product called Emergen-C when I noticed my daughter getting sick because I was going to try and see if she would drink it as well but that was a fail. She noticed the fizz and was immediately turned off...LOL So, I purchased both the Orange flavor and the Acai berry flavor. I've tried the orange flavor before but I didn't like it so I decided to give the acai flavor a try and have the orange on hand for the little one. To my surprise, the acai flavor was actually not bad. I mean it's not like drinking a FANTA grape soda or anything like that but it was tolerable. So, for the past couple of days I've been taking my Emergen-C. All you do is open the packet, pour the Emergen-C powder into a cup and add 4-6oz of water. Then, take it to the head if you'd like ;-) I sip mine...HAHA...Anyway, I wanted to share my experiences as I think it will be of good use for you as we cannot maintain our hauteness without our health being in tip top shape. Right? So far so good for me. I haven't felt an extreme energy boost yet but it will come in due time as I did just start taking it. I take Emergen-C twice a day but the guy in the Vitamin Shoppe told me to take it more frequently when sick. I'm going to try to up my intake to 3-4 times a day if I feel worse later on today. Of course I will fill you in on my progress as I plan to take Emergen-C everyday from here on out. The box says to take it 2-4x a day. One packet mixed with 4-6oz of water.

What is Emergen-C do you ask? Well, it is a vitamin supplement drink consisting of 1,000mg of Vitamin C and other essential vitamins in the form of a powder sold as an energy booster. Emergen-C comes in many flavors including rasberry, lemon-lime, orange, tropical and my favorite acai berry flavor. You can purchase Emergen-C at your nearest convenience store such as Rite-Aid, Target, Walmart or The Vitamin Shoppe. When mixed with water it creates a fizz similar to soda as it contains carbon dioxide so it is reminiscent of drinking a soda without the loads of sugar that soda usually contains. Why is Emergen-C good for you? Well, it contains Electrolytes, 7 B Vitamins, and as I just mentioned more than the recommended daily value of Vitamin C which is extremely important for your overall health as Vitamin C contains L-absorbic acid; an essential nutrient that posses antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help prevent and repair free radical damage to our cells and also improve our immune systems by lowering the risk of cancer and infections. Emergen-C is believed to be all natural as they do not use any artificial coloring or flavoring but I shall look into this more because everything that is said to be natural is not totally 100% natural. Just wanted to put that out there. For more information on Vitamin C and it's benefits you can do a search on Vitamin C and check the official Emergen-C website for more details about this product.


  1. I've not used Emergen-C before, but I'm a stickler for Vitamin C tablets from Natures Made (the chewables). I even take maybe two twice a day when I start to feel the onset of a cold and the next morning or two I'm in great shape again.

  2. I've tried those and have them sitting up on the counter right don't taste too bad either.