Alacer Emergen-C Vitamin C
Emergen-C is an energy booster widely used by athletes and people in all walks of life to provide nutritional support for a great variety of needs, such as starting the day, jogging, weight lifting, general stress, even to help ward off the late afternoon let-down! Emergen C is primarily an anti-oxidant that helps prevent infections, bruising, colds, flu, sinusitis, sore throats, blood clots, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, physical and mental stress, weak immune system, high cholesterol levels, liver toxicity and collagen formation with added vitamins, minerals and electrolytes.
Emergen-C fizzes in water to furnish 1,000 mg Vitamin C with 28 different mineral electrolytes plus B vitamins. A delicious invigorating drink with eight times as much potassium as Gatorade. Sweetened with fructose (except Lite and Lo-Cal) for quick energy with staying power!
Serving Size: 1 Packet
Servings Per Container: 30
Ingredients Per Individual Serving Packet:
Medicinal Ingredients Per Packet (8.7 g)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid, zinc ascorbate)1,000 mg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine hydrochloride)0.38 mg
Riboflavin (riboflavin 5’-phosphate sodium)0.43 mg
Niacin (nicotinic acid)4 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride)10 mg
Folate (folic acid)100 mcg
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)25 mcg
Pantothenic Acid (calcium d-pantothenate)2.5 mg
Calcium (calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate [monobasic, tribasic])50 mg
Phosphorus (potassium phosphate [monobasic], calcium phosphate [monobasic, tribasic] sodium phosphate [monobasic])38 mg
Magnesium (magnesium hydroxide, magnesium carbonate)60 mg
Zinc (zinc ascorbate)2 mg
Manganese (manganese gluconate)0.5 mg
Chromium (chromium picolinate)10 mcg
Potassium (potassium bicarbonate, potassium carbonate, potassium phosphate [monobasic])194 mg
(Adults): Take 1 packet 1 time per day. Place contents of packet in glass, add 4-6 oz (120-180 mL) of water and stir. Take with food a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products. Consult with a health care practitioner for use beyond 6 months.
Acacia gum, aspartic acid, citric acid, fructose, glycine, malic acid, maltodextrin, modified food starch, natural flavours, rebaudioside A, silica, sodium bicarbonate, tapioca, tartaric acid and trisodium citrate.
See product package for full product information.
Although the vitamin C is listed on the label as ascorbic acid, as soon as you add water to this product, the ascorbic acid is converted into mineral ascorbates, due to the presence of sodium bicarbonate. If you do research on the Internet, you'll see that a common recipe for vitamin C in ascorbate form is to take ascorbic acid, then add baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and water. So don't worry - even though the label says "ascorbic acid", as soon as you add water, all the ascorbic acid is converted to mineral ascorbates - a highly absorbable, non-irritating form of vitamin C.
Keep in mind that vitamin C transits through the body very quickly, so to increase absorption: drink one packet at a time and sip slowly. It can also have a bit of a diuretic effect, so best not to drink it before bed (or you may have to get up in the night to pee). Or if you have kids that might wet the bed, don't let them drink any within 3 to 4 hours of bedtime.