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Emergen-C is an effervescent, powdered drink mix vitamin supplement manufactured by Alacer Corp, now owned by Pfizer.

It contains, depending on the variety, 16 times the vitamin C, 4 times the vitamin B12, and 5 times the vitamin B6 of the USDA Reference Daily Intake based on a 2000 calorie diet. The efficacy of vitamin C megadoses as a cold remedy has not been firmly established in the scientific literature.[1]

Emergen-C is available in a variety of flavors. Some flavors also include additional supplements, such as calcium, glucosamine, quercetin, or lycopene.


In 2008 Emergen-C teamed up with surf artist Jay Alders to create art for the packaging of their new product/flavor, Emergen-C Blue, with 25 cents donated to Surfrider Foundation for each box sold.[2][3]

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  1. ^ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD000980.pub4/pdf/standard
  2. ^ "Emergen-C launches a new product to benefit Surfrider". Surfersvillage.com. 2009-02-03. Archived from the original on February 4, 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  3. ^ Emergen-C | Surfrider Foundation. Retrieved 2013 November 29.

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