I don't know if it's clever marketing or the power of vitamin C but I love this stuff. The packet of magical orange powder makes me think of Tang, which naturally makes me laugh (Tang is so ghetto.) Anyhow, you take the magical orange powder (also comes in other magical colors and flavors too) put it in a glass and add water. This vitamin C filled beverage gives you an energy boost and wards off nasty germs that can make you sick. Did you know that Emergen-C is more … more
Sep 30, 2009
Oct 25, 2009 01:54 AM UTC
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Emer'gen-C is a dietary supplement drink mix which is sold as an energy booster. It contains more than 1600% of the USDA recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, 416% of the recommended vitamin B12 daily value, and 500% of the recommended vitamin B6 value based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some flavors also add calcium or lycopene.
Emer'gen-C is used by some consumers as an attempt to fight off or avoid the common cold. But the belief that large doses of vitamin C can be effective against colds is not held by the medical establishment and the bulk of scientific trials conducted on it