It seems that everywhere bottled water is sold, “Vitamin Water” is sold. Every day I see people buying it.
It annoys me that these drinks are sold as health in a bottle. They have names like “Energy”, “Calm”, “Power”, “Essential”, “Revive”, “Recoup” and “Focus” and their bottles boast of the amazing health benefits and wealth of vitamins contained in each bottle. I think a lot of people genuinely believe that by drinking this, they are nourishing their body with a supremely healthy product. This belief is highly encouraged by the marketing of these drinks, which is what I take issue with.
Instead of reaching for a “Revive” drink when feeling worn-out, I'm sure a hydrating drink of water, a healthy Paleo meal and a power nap would be far more reviving than the sugar crash that will come after drinking a bottle of “Revive”.
The ingredients contained in all of these Vitamin Water drinks are: –
Water, Fructose, Sucrose, Flavour, Food Acids (citric acid, mono-potassium phosphate), Vitamins (C, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, B6, B12), magnesium lactate & calcium lactate.
Depending on the flavour, these ingredients are also found too: –
Flavour (including D-Ribose), dragonfruit flavour (0.015%), Food Acids (di-potassium phosphate), Vitamins (E, A, Folate), Colour (Fruit Juice, Vegetable Juice, Beta-carotene), Caffeine, Lutein, Guaranna & Extracts of Apple, Blueberry, Pomegranate and Acai (0.026%)
What do you think about “vitamin” drinks? Is your low-energy solution a bottle of “energy”, or your method of concentrating a bottle of “focus”?