Do you drink Vitamin C cordials ?

Singapore
March 28, 2007 5:29am CST
A recent report stated that a famous brand of blackcurrant drink contained little or no trace of Vitamin C. Two NZ school girls did a science experiment to test the blackcurrant cordial against rival brands. They found that the blackcurrant drink contained a tiny amount of Vitamin C whereas another brand of orange juice contained four times more. Refer news at: http://education.guardian.co.uk/schoolsworldwide/story/0,,2043785,00.html What are your views on this ? Do you drink Vitamin C products ? Do Vitamin C products have any effect on your health ? Would you continue to consume Vitamin C ?
3 responses
• Singapore
28 Mar 07
My take is that Vitamin C is best taken from the natural fruits themselves, failing which I would get them from clinically extracted Vitamin C pills. I get my occasional dose from the GNC house brand (because they are the cheapest around lol) since I think it is reliable enough. I don't really believe those fortified drinks like the ones you mentioned. It is usually more glamor than substance. :P I am not sure if they affect my health though I do take them in the hope that they will make me healthier - since I do not take fruits or vegetables. When I first started taking, they *seem* to have an effect. Could be just my mind playing tricks.. I have no way of knowing. So anyway, I just take time from time to time when I feel a need to get healthy. :PP
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• Singapore
28 Mar 07
I agree with you that we should get our Vitamin C from natural fruits. Sometimes when I travelled overseas, I brought along Vitamin C tablets in case I am not able to find or eat enough fruits. I believe it should have beneficial effects on your health if you consume it moderately.
• Singapore
29 Mar 07
Sure hope so! ;-)
@scapula (760)
• Jordan
28 Mar 07
sometimes I drink these products when I need them , for example when i got flu ,or just feel little bit sick , But I prefer fresh orange juice , as you said , it contains alot of Vitamine C and good for health. On the other hand , the manufacture products ,seems to me they are not good as natural one.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
28 Mar 07
I saw this report. It was amazing that we have been deluded for so many years over this Blackcurrent drink. I don't take any extra vitamin C at all. I believe I eat enough good food, such as lots of green salad & veges, and occassionally drink orange juice, that my diet does not warrant any supplements. Vitamin C is important for your immune system. A lack of it can cause scurvy.
• Singapore
28 Mar 07
Yes, it's amazing that the product was marketed as having high Vitamin C content and the public was misled into buying it. From your response, you certainly do not need extra Vitamin C supplements as your diet is good and healthy.