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!
Ingredients Per Individual Serving Packet:
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, zinc ascorbate) 1000 mg
Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride)(Vit. B1) 0.38 mg
Riboflavin (as riboflavin-5'-phosphate) (Vit. B2) 0.43 mg
Niacin (Vit. B3) 4 mg
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 10 mg
Folate (Vit. B9) 167 mg DFE (100 mcg folic acid)
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) 25 mcg
Pantothenic Acid (as calcium Pantothenate) (Vit. B5) 2.5 mg
Calcium (as calcium carbonate, monobasic calcium phosphate, tribasic calcium phosphate, calcium panthothenate) 50 mg
Phosphorus (as monobasic potassium phosphate, monobasic calcium phosphate, monobasic sodium phosphate, tribasic calcium phosphate) 38 mg
Magnesium (as magnesium hydroxide and magnesium carbonate) 60 mg
Zinc (as zinc ascorbate) 2 mg
Manganese (as manganese gluconate) 0.5 mg
Chromium (as chromium picolinate) 10 mcg
Sodium (as sodium bicarbonate and monobasic sodium phosphate) 65 mg
Potassium (as potassium bicarbonate, potassium carbonate, monobasic potassium phosphate) 200 mg
Other Ingredients: See Supplement Facts in Images for details on each flavor
Dosage: Ages 14 and up, one (1) packet daily. Tear packet across and downward from corner slit. Place contents in glass and add 4 to 6 oz, of water, stir. For lighter flavor, mix with more water. Do not exceed suggested use.
Cautions: Store at room temperature. Protect from moisture.
Serving Size: 1 packet
Servings Per Container: 30
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.
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.