Product Type: Emergen-C Vitamins & Minerals
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Too high a price !
Emergen-C Vitamin C
Member Name: anwar7
Emergen-C Vitamin C
Advantages: Not sure there are any!
Disadvantages: Taste and high cost
In the last few months I have had what seems like a constant cold. As a result I have been feeling really tired and lacking in energy. A friend recommended I try a vitamin supplement to see if it helped as she firmly believed the product had helped her. I took a walk to my local health food store and discovered a vast array of vitamins on sale. However the one that was recommended to me was a vitamin supplement from Emergen. There were several flavours on offer and I opted for the acai berry flavour.
The box contains 24 sachets and cost me £15.99. This is far more than I would normally consider paying for a vitamin supplement,but I was tired of feeling under the weather! The sachets are designed to be added to water and taken as a drink. The recommended dose is that you take 1 sachet 2 to 4 times a day. I decided to try 2 drinks a day;1 in the morning and 1 in the evening.
On reading the information provided I see that each sachet provides just 25 calories although I was not impressed to see it also gives you 6 grams of sugar. Each sachet provides all the vitamin C you need for a day plus riboflavin,niacin.Vitamin B6 AND B12, folic acid plus electrolytes and minerals. In total one little sachet provides you with 7 B vitamins, Vitamin C and 24 nutrients. This all sounds really good to me! The drink is reported to help boost the immune system and speed up metabolic function giving an energy boost.
The drink is easy to make;simply add 1 sachet to a glass and add about 160ml of water. The drink is fizzy and a lovely dark shade of purple. I really wanted this drink to work and had high hopes! However it tastes absolutely awful! It is really sweet and has a strange artificial flavour that I cant describe. I can't stomach fizzy, dissoluble pain killers and this drink has the same effect on me. It actually makes me feel physically sick!
However having paid out my hard earned cash I decided to persevere in the hope I would at least start to feel more like myself. After a week I did start to feel a bit better and certainly had more energy. I stopped taking the drink and still continued to feel better. I am not convinced the drink did much for my health and I may have got better without enduring the revolting taste!
Overall I would not buy this supplement again as I feel I normally get all I need from my diet. However if you fancy trying it is is available from several internet sites.
Summary: vitamin supplement
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