Product Type: Redoxon Vitamins & Minerals
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Tasty but are they really healthy?
Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C Orange
Member Name: AliceWonderland
Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C Orange
Advantages: Refreshing, handy to have in the cupboard.
Disadvantages: Artificial sweeteners are not good for you.
I love these effervescent vitamin C tablets. They are such a refreshing drink, and I find that the bubbles are really prickly, and will help to give you a bit of a kick-start, without being the sort of overpowering - tickle in the nose variety of bubbles that some carbonated drinks have.
I enjoy having one of these mineral drinks on a hot afternoon with a few ice blocks thrown in with the water while the tablet bubbles away. Do make sure, of course, that you let the tab dissolve properly before you start drinking, or you can end up with powdery bits in your mouth, which is not at all nice. Don't worry though, these do dissolve really thoroughly all on their own, without the need to stir or mix.
I don't just drink these in summer though, I also find them nice in the morning before heading out to work to help me wake up. Somehow, especially in winter when it's cold and a warm drink tends to make me feel sleepier, these help get me alert before I head out the door.
The taste is not as sweet as a fizzy drink like fanta, but is definitely a very sweet flavour. The slight tang of the orange does come through, as does the prickliness of the bubbles. The sweetness is a more artificial sort of taste (more on that in a moment), but not the pure saccharine taste of diet coke - I am not a fan of that at all so don't let that put you off.
You may be asking yourself why I am addressing the taste and refreshment value so much when this is supposed to be a vitamin drink, i.e. taken for health purposes. Well, the thing is that I really am not convinced of hte nutritional value of these, if I'm absolutely honest. I do like to think that drinking on of these is nowhere near the same as a fizzy drink and that it's somewhat healthy, but in my heart of hearts I don't really believe that this is true. I actually think that you would get more health benefits by drinking a glass of 100% orange juice, or even better making your own juice or a fruit smoothie in the morning.
Vitamin supplements are pretty hard for the body to absorb anyway, and I've heard that these effervescent tabs are particularly bad in that respect. Plus all the artificial sweeteners are not good for you and have even been linked to cancer in some studies.
In short, I like having a pack of these around the house for the times when I feel like a refreshing drink. Because you make it fresh each time, there's always just the right amount of bubbles, and it doesn't go flat like keeping a bottle of fizzy drink in the fridge would. But I do try not to over-do it with these and don't drink them everyday, because of the sweeteners.
All things in moderation.
Summary: Drink in moderation.
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