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I've tried this a few times before and was wondering if this would be a good thing to drink a few times a week. I don't take any vitamins except B12, but I kinda like the Emergen'C packets and was wondering if anyone uses them.
 

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I take a full spectrum C and B vitamins every day. the water soluable vits are the most important to get every day-- the oil ones we have reserves of that could last a bit, and if we get too much they might be toxic.<br><br><br><br>
I've never heard of that emergen'C. I would think that any old C vit would do and might cost less. Fancy Packaging and advertising make up most of the cost of food and suppliments. If you compare ingredients, you usually find out it is the same as the cheap stuff.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Gita</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I take a full spectrum C and B vitamins every day. the water soluable vits are the most important to get every day-- the oil ones we have reserves of that could last a bit, and if we get too much they might be toxic.<br><br><br><br>
I've never heard of that emergen'C. I would think that any old C vit would do and might cost less. Fancy Packaging and advertising make up most of the cost of food and suppliments. If you compare ingredients, you usually find out it is the same as the cheap stuff.</div>
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This is what I'm talking about:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.mothernature.com/shop/detail.cfm/sku/40088/S/99616" target="_blank">http://www.mothernature.com/shop/det.../40088/S/99616</a>
 

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Mmmmm I can eat Emergen-C like candy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br>
I don't see the harm in having some every week. Just be careful of how much you have in one sitting, too much vitamin C could give you diarrhea! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:">
 

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$12.99 for 36-pack seems kind of expensive. I think what Gita is saying is you could probably get the same vitamins and minerals much more cheaply by simply buying a bottle of veggie-safe one-a-day multi-vitamins and taking them instead.
 

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You can find it cheaper if you look in the right places. I think we've gotten it as low as 7 bucks in places
 

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Ah, I see <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I just love Emergen-C, it's funner for me than regular vitamins <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bow:">
 

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Of course, at Whole Foods, you can get a huge bottle of veggie-safe one-a-day multis for less than my vitamins. I want to say it's something like 100 pills for less than $10. And I think it has more different vitamins and minerals than the Emergen-C. The only reason I don't get it it that it doesn't have enough magnesium to suit me (I need extra or I get headaches). so I would consider Emergen-C a good solution for people who have trouble with pills, but otherwise, I'd just go with a cheaper pill.
 

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I used to sell supplements in a former lifetime. I can tell you that all Vitamin C's are NOT the same.<br><br><br><br>
Most of what you find on the marketplace does you little or NO good by the time you get to buy it, much less consume the whole bottle (or all the packets). (Cheap ingredients lose their efficacy while still sitting in the warehouse in most cases.)<br><br><br><br>
If you really want a good vitamin C, then you should look for brands that contain the following ingredients: calcium ascorbate, potassium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate, and zinc ascorbate<br><br><br><br>
Also some rutin and quercetin in with this stuff is good for an extra immune system boost if you can find it.<br><br><br><br>
Source Naturals Wellness C-1000 has most of these ingredients. HOWEVER, they recently added a sticker on their top saying it contains "dairy". A call to the company indicated that this may be from contamination b/c they run this down the same line as other stuff. Since I'm allergic, I can no longer take this. You can find this online or at many HFS.<br><br><br><br>
Usana's Poly C is what I take now and have taken in the past. It's doubtful if you can find this at any local stores b/c this is sold strictly through distributer channels. Try looking for it at online stores and ebay and from the company directly.<br><br><br><br>
I'm not sure who else contains these ingredients as I haven't yet found any other brands carried locally that have the ascorbate mix.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, it's the ascorbates that last a long time on the shelf, cost a tad more but... you get what you pay for. You can find the above brands for b/t $12-14/bucks for a bottle, depending on size. Both brands are close in price when you equate out cost per dosage.<br><br><br><br>
HTH
 

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The Emergen'C are my vitamin of choice, just because they're yummy and I take the cranberry ones because I get UTI's pretty easily - added bonus.<br><br><br><br>
My dad was warning me though not to go to crazy with them because they contain potassium (my dad is a physician). My understanding is the potassium regulates your heart, and so too much or too little can be dangerous. Each packet has (I believe) 6% of the RDA. The directions for use are to take 2 or more packets per day - I'd stick with no more than 2!
 
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