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I heard its a great source of calcium and helps up energy. Has anyone ever tried it? Good/bad????

Wed. Feb 20, 4:38pm

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It's good in moderation

I read once that the vitamin supplements in things like emergen C can be great. While an overload of vitamin C is not a bad thing, your body will excrete the extra vitamins it does not use, an overdose of some of the other vitamins can be very bad and can build up in your system.
My advice is no more than one a day if you are not feeling well but not more than a couple times a week on average.
If you are taking a complete multivitamin you shouldn't need emergen C.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 4:54 PM

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EmergenC does not have ANY calcium

FYI. Lots of other vitamins, though. And 25 calories. I drink if if I think I'm coming down with something. Otherwise, I leave it to my multi (Women's 1 a day)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 5:40 PM

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Over time I've noticed it upsets my stomach if I take it regularly. I prefer a multi.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 6:50 PM

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If you go overboard the extra vit C will cause kidney stones

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 6:59 PM

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love emergen c. Tastes great, the kids love it. Got a nice mix of minerals in addition to Vitamin C. Only drawback is that it is not all natural.

Friday, February 11, 2011, 6:19 PM

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