In 1978 Alacer Corp introduced Emergen-C, which is an effervescent powdered vitamin supplement drink mix. The mix is packed with B vitamins, antioxidants, electrolytes, and vitamin C. There are more than twenty flavors you can choose from including – super orange, raspberry, tangerine, tropical, lemon-lime, acai berry, etc. Here are five benefits of the powdered drink:
1. Vitamin C Benefits
Many of the Emergen-C packets contain 1,000 mg of Vitamin C, which in comparison with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is considered a “mega-dose.” The Department of Agriculture recommends between 60 mg to 90 mg a day, but because we are one of the few species that does not manufacture Vitamin C internally some believe we should ingest higher levels of Vitamin C to better our health.
Vitamin C has been proven to play a very important role in our immune system, cardiovascular system, antioxidant activity, connective tissue repair, and prevention to conditions such as cholestermia, gout, and scurvy.
2. Immune Boosting Benefits
The mix contains undetermined amounts of vitamin A, B, D, zinc, selenium, hibiscus extract, and elderberry. Many of these elements have immune boosting benefits as well, which makes this product effective at enhancing immune system function.
3. Heart Health
Emergen- C offers a product named Heart Health, which contains 1,000 mg of vitamin C as well as the plant sterol, folic acid, lycopene, and various multiple B vitamins. Lycopene is a strong anti-oxidant, which has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
4. Joint Health
Emergen-C has a formula called Joint Health, which contains 1,000 mg of vitamin C and 500 mg of glucosamine, as well as 400 mg of chondroitin. These natural supplements have been used to manage osteoarthritis symptoms. Evidence has shown that glucosamine helps manage pain and inflammation in the knees as well as helping stop the progression of osteoarthritis.
5. Various Types with Various Benefits
- Emergen-C began with their original formula, which is still their best seller. They have branched out to target specific health benefits such as their Emergen-C Immune + which supports your immune system with key nutrients.
- Emergen-Zzzz is a naturally fruity and delicious nightcap that helps promote sleep and relaxation. The vitamins and antioxidants in this formula strengthen your body while you are sleeping so you feel energized and restored when you wake up in the morning.
- Emergen-C Super Fruit helps supercharge your nutrition while it contains Vitamin C, zinc, and powerful antioxidants. The mix has natural real fruit flavors that help you enhance your energy naturally.
- Emergen-C Kidz mixes offer all of the same fun and fizzy mixes of the original Emergen-C but it is formulated for kids. Every box that is sold donates $.25 to Vitamin Angels, which helps provide lifesaving vitamins to one child for one whole year.
- ElectroMIX helps you rehydrate after a workout without all of the unnecessary artificial ingredients and sugars found in most sport drinks. ElectroMIX includes potassium, calcium, manganese, and magnesium.
- If you do not have water and a glass or water bottle, Emergen-C chewables are great to have on the go. This will help you support your immune system anytime as well as boost your energy!