After which, I came home and promptly plopped myself onto the couch to watch the last half of Paris When it Sizzles. It's an old Audrey Hepburn movie, obviously I'm a huge fan. (I die for Breakfast at Tiffany's every time.) I am not, however, a huge fan of taking medication unless I absolutely have to. In an effort to prevent the increase of whatever virus I've picked up, I took a 24-hour cold pill that still hadn't worn off when I got home. So I couldn't take anything else. Nor did I really want to. But I did, however, get this lovely (and absolutely ironic) delivery in the mail.
Have you ever heard of AllYou? It's a magazine commonly found at the check-out in the grocery store. It primarily targets women, but they offer up free samples every day on their website. And since I'm human, I love getting freebies. I think you might, too. Man or woman! So a month ago, Emergen-C was the freebie. Ironic that this lovely little mailer came yesterday. The day I got sick. Right? Double ironic that a fellow trainer recommended I get my hands on some. You know, because of all the Vitamin C it can offer up. So, needless to say, I dove right into my 1,000mg of Vitamin C right quick. (Well, with a little hesitation. The word "fizzy" isn't a descriptor I commonly apply to my beverages of choice, and I was worried it would taste like chemicals. But I digress...) The pour:
The results were actually quite tasty. Not the slightest hint of chemical, and it was super cold which felt really good on my scratchy throat. Now, I realize that the benefits of taking Vitamin C are argued to be unproven, but it can't hurt me. According to WebMD, the highest recommended dosage is 2,000mg—which I am nowhere near with this 1,000mg packet. And even if it can't cure my cold, it will help my bones and muscles. So that's a bonus. As always, you should talk to your doctor before taking any vitamin- or mineral-based supplement. Only they can truly tell you if it's worth it. One thing I can tell you: Athenos Greek yogurt is not worth your money.
Perhaps the extra Vitamin C, too.
Question: Is there one ingredient you try to avoid at all costs? And what's your take on Vitamin C in relationship to the cure for the common cold? Believe in it, or do you turn to meds?