Back in the day when my daughter was in kindergarten, she was sick over fifteen times from the beginning of school year in August to end of November to her birthday.
The sickness would range from a mild cold to full blown strep throat.
I already knew, when kids start school that they have to build up their immunity system to be able to fight off colds & such. But this just seemed like a bit to many times for a kid to get sick.
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I always felt like my daughter had a good immunity system. She didn’t get sick much when she was younger but then again she was at home with me 24/7, with the exception of 6 months in a pre-school at age 2.
The funny thing is, when my daughter was younger, I recall I would be the one that would catch a cold quicker than anyone else in the house. That was until I started taking Emergen-C Super Orange about a year before my daughter started school.
I would take it once a week in the warmer months and usually twice a week in the cooler months. It didn’t really dawn on me until about the 4th time of taking my daughter to see the doctor for yet another sinus infection that during that 4 month period of time that I hadn’t been sick myself once.
This got me thinking…. Why can’t I give the Super Orange to my daughter?
On our annual visit to see my daughters doctor for a check-up, I brought in one of the packets to show her what I had been taking. I told her I had been taking it for over a year now (given how many times my daughter had been sick in the past 4 month) and I hadn’t been sick myself. Maybe I’m on to something here?
One of things I was concerned about was it says for ages 12 and up on the packaging. So I asked her doctor, “Why can’t I give her 1/2 of the packet?” The doctor looked over the ingredients and said “it’s basically a big does of vitamin C, I don’t see why not.”
One of things I was concerned about was it says for ages 12 and up on the packaging.
Thus began our weekly regiment of taking Emergen-C Super Orange for my daughter. She is now 13 years old and we still do a weekly dose of the supplement. I can say for the last 8 years, she maybe gets sick once or twice a year and usually gets over it pretty quick.
The Emergeny-C offers several other flavors beside the Super Orange, but we have found it to be our favorite.
The Emergen-C also contains:
- 10 mg of vitamin B-6 (500 percent of your RDA)
- 25 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin B-12 (417 percent of your RDA)
- 100 mcg of vitamin B-9 (25 percent of your RDA)
- 0.5 mcg of manganese (25 percent of your RDA)
- 2 mg of zinc (13 percent of your RDA)
The ingredients are said to:
- Vitamin C can help boost immunity. It may also help create collagen to support healthy skin.
- Vitamin B-6 may help metabolize red blood cells and fats, as well as help support a healthy nervous system.
- Vitamin B-12 may help create red blood cells, which move oxygen around the body. It may also help metabolize food to create energy.
- Folic acid helps support amino acid production.
- Manganese helps support your overall immune system, as well as strengthen your skin and bones.
- Zinc also helps boost immunity.
Have you tried Emergeny-C supplement?
Comment below and tell about your experience or if you have other immunity boosters that have worked for you, we would love to hear about them.