This stuff is great for many ailments-general pick-me-up, help for chasing away a cold, even good for excessive partying. These are the many flavors it comes in-Original lemon lime,tropical, tangerine,orange, cranberry, raspberry, cola, coffee, lite(no sweetener), with msm, with glucosamine & chondroitin, & lo-cal(with nasty nutra-sweet) plus strawberry for kids.
The main concern if taking regularly & not using the lite is sugar from the fructose sweetener. The high vit c is a debated issue, but we only absorb around 200mg at a time at best, so the other 800mg is flushed out of the system anyway. b vitamins are water soluble, so we just piss out any extra, & the minerals are in small qty. For anyone wanting smaller doses, the nutrients are halved in the kids & coffee formulas.
The company that makes Emergen-C also makes a bunch of other stuff, including Electro-Mix, a powdered electrolite that you mix in water. This was very helpful while I was in labor. There is more info on their products on their website www.alacer.com
You can buy through the site too, but if you can purchase locally it will probably be cheaper. They look to be charging full retail prices on their website.