If you walk into any GNC (or similar fitness and nutrition store) and you are anything like me, you are bound to be overwhelmed by the amount of product that there is to look at. This holds especially true when you don’t have any kind of fitness background whatsoever. My ‘MD’ is Dr. Google, who gives me all of the medical advice that I need when I can’t see a true physician right away. Now that I have GameNTrain, I have good people who will help me find the best product for the kind of results I am looking for.
If there is one product I can take credit for on my own, it is Alacer Corp.’s Emergen-C Dietary Supplement. Recommended to me from a friend who was appalled at my energy drink consumption, she scrapbooked (is that a true verb?) a large binder of things that would increase my mood and energy on a daily basis. In one of those pages were stored away two tiny packets of Emergen-C. Little did I know that those packets would change my life and thirst quenching habits forever.
Emergen-C is a dietary supplement that works in a number of ways. Given the amount of vitamins that are listed in them, there are plenty of benefits from mood boosting, to immune system support, to simply replenishing those vitamins and minerals that are lost on a day to day basis. Each packet (about 0.4 oz.) is a powdered substance that is mixed in with 4-6 ounces of water to create a flavored drink. The amount of water that is used will dilute or strengthen the taste as you add more or use less water, respectively. There are 11 normal formula flavors, three kids flavors, six specialty flavors (these target various conditions that will aid in ensuring a healthy body, such as Joint Health or Heart Health), three low calorie flavors, and two immune system plus flavors.
One of the things that is easy to notice when you start using dietary supplements is that most of them taste awful. It makes sense though, right? There’s no fillers, no preservatives, no anything awful for your body in these products, so they tend to be bitter, or have a rough aftertaste. I am happy to report that after having four flavors (Tangerine, Lemon Lime, Pomegranite, and Super Orange), they are some of the better tasting supplements that I have had. In fact, the latest one I have tried was Super Orange, and I can hardly taste the difference between that and a store bought orange drink (not to be confused with orange juice). They are slightly fizzy, which make it taste like a soda going down, but still sweet enough to feel refreshing.
The beauty of this product is the diversity of its application. Emergen-C can be used every day as a simple boost to the day, ensuring that you are getting most of the vitamins your body needs. There are many who skip breakfast during diets, or in their day to day routine, so substituting this product in is better than missing that key piece of nutrition each day. This product can also be used to boost your immune system during those times when a cold or flu sneaks up on you. It can be hard to keep down solids during these times, depriving your body of the nutrients it is now burning off at a rapid rate as you fight off the virus. When taken as an energy drink, the excess B vitamins are a healthy way to increase mood and boost overall energy levels without being unsafe. Ingredients like caffeine and yerba mate affect the way your body functions unnaturally, and can have detrimental effects if taken too often. Emergen-C can also be used as a replacement to the typical sports drinks that are on the market today, allowing for a replacement of the missing vitamins and minerals at a fraction of the calories or sugar intake.
In just one box of Emergen-C, I was a fan, and by the second box, I was a lifetime supporter. Emergen-C is a safe, delicious way to replace sodas and sports drinks, and still provide you with the nutrients you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Each box of 30 packets runs at about $15, which can fit into even the tightest budgets. If you’re interested, head on over to Emergen-C’s website, and sign up for their newsletter, or ask them for samples. They are keen on sending them out to ‘non-believers.’ Once you’ve done so, come on back and let us know what you think!