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 popular than chicken noodle soup when it comes to common cold cures? I didn't know that either, I heard it somewhere ... I think.
I always have this stuff in the house, at my desk, and sometimes in my purse. If you want an extra punch of nutrition, add it to orange juice. Whatever you do, do not add it to soda. I made that idiot mistake last year. I know, what was I thinking? Clearly I wasn't because I made a huge mess doing that at the office.
For colds or everyday use, Emergen-C is a fizzy drink mix-in with a mega-dose of vitamin C. Available at Kroger and Walgreens, it costs $12-$13 US / box in the reviewer's area. Pros: +Simple to use; just mix and drink +Mulitvitamin +No medicine head (no antihistamines or decongestants) +No prescription needed +Tastes less bitter than cold syrup Cons: -Taste not … more
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