faqs

Have an Emergen-C question? Browse through our frequently asked questions for answers to the most commonly asked Emergen-C questions.

What is the best way to mix up a packet of Emergen-C?

We like ours not too fizzy and not too flat. We put the powder in a glass, add four to six ounces of water, let it fizz up, let it fizz down, and then drink it up. Some folks like to put the powder in a glass, add water, stir, and then drink it down.

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Is Emergen-C available in recyclable or bulk packaging?

Our Emergen-C vitamin drink mix is moisture-sensitive and effervescent, so individual airtight packages are necessary to keep the powder dry inside. Consequently, we are not able to offer bulk packaging. All Emergen-C boxes are recyclable, however.

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What efforts are you making to help our environment?

We reduced the size of our boxes by 6%, which results in less manufacturing, less shipping, and less paper waste. They are also printed using bio-renewable, solvent-free, vegetable-based inks to help keep chemicals out of the environment, and they are 100% recyclable. To top it all off, our new smaller boxes are FSC certified.

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How much Sodium is there in Emergen-C? And is it a safe amount?

Emergen-C is dietary supplement that is both low in sodium and can fit as part of a healthy everyday diet. Sodium levels vary by formula and range between 30 mg to 110 mg, or 1% to 5% of recommended daily value. Most Emergen-C formulas are between 60 mg to 70 mg, or approximately 3% of recommended daily value.

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Are your products manufactured in the U.S.A.?

Yes. All of our Emergen-C products are manufactured in our Carlisle, PA facilities.

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Can I take Emergen-C while pregnant or nursing?

As with all supplements, we recommend that you consult your health professional before use.

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Can I take Emergen-C with my medications?

As with all supplements, please consult with your health professional before taking Emergen-C with medications.

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Is the fructose in Emergen-C from high fructose corn syrup?

No, we use purified fructose.

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Do your products contain MSG?

No, our products do not contain MSG.

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Are your products free of GMO?

We cannot guarantee that all our raw materials are sourced from non-GMO ingredients and do not currently have this requirement in place for our vendors.

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Are your products free of Gluten?

All EMC products are gluten free. We adhere to the FDA’s regulation for a gluten free claim. Our products have been tested by an independent third party laboratory that has verified our products to be under 20 parts per millions of gluten and therefore meeting the definition of gluten free. 

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Is aspartic acid the same as aspartame?

No, aspartame is a chemically formed sugar substitute that bonds L-phenylalanine to aspartic acid. On the other hand, the aspartic acid which we use in Emergen-C, is an amino acid readily found in foods such as fish, legumes, dairy, whole grains, eggs, meats, nuts, and seeds. We use this pure L-Aspartic Acid which has the same structure as that found in foods.

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Do you use artificial dyes to color Emergen-C?

No, we use natural-sourced ingredients to color Emergen-C, such as vegetable and/or fruit juice concentrates, natural beets, etc.

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Do you have an Emergen-C product for children?

Yes, we have Emergen-C Kidz® which comes in three great-tasting, kid-tested flavors: Grape, Fruit Punch, and Orange. These are similar to our adult Emergen-C formulas except with vitamin and mineral levels more appropriate for children ages 4-13.

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How many vitamins and minerals are in each serving of Emergen-C Chewables?

The short answer: a lot! The long answer: each serving of Chewables contains 1,000 mg of vitamin C, 30 IU of vitamin E, 2 mg of vitamin B6, 150 mcg of biotin, and 5 mg of the mineral zinc, and 60 mg sodium. The Immune+ Chewables contain all of that plus 600 IU of Vitamin D.

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Can you take it with water?

Sure can, but if you don’t have any water handy, don’t worry about it. Chewables are designed to be chewed—so no water necessary.

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Can I take them with Emergen-Zzzz?

Yes, as long as both products are taken as directed.

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Are the Emergen-C Chewables Gluten Free?

Absolutely.

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Where can I buy Emergen-C Chewables?

Emergen-C Chewables can be found in the vitamin aisle of any major retailer or online at Amazon.com.

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How is this different from any other vitamin C tablet?

Emergen-C Chewables have two times more vitamin C per chew than the leading immune support chewable and contain other nutrients to help you be at your best. Not to mention they’re tangy and delicious.

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What are Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies?

Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies help support your immune system with 500 mg of Vitamin C per serving, plus Vitamin D & Zinc.* Learn more about Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies here.

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Where can I find Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies?

You can find Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies in major retailers nationwide and online (including Amazon). Click here to find a store near you!

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What/How many flavors are Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies?

Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies are available in a Super Orange and Raspberry.

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Do Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies contain artificial sweeteners?

Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies are made with natural fruit flavors and no artificial sweeteners.

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Can I buy Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies online?

Yes, you can! Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies are available many major online retailers (including Amazon). Visit our Store Locator for the full list!

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What are the benefits of taking Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies?

Emergen-C Immune+®—a yummy gummy vitamin! Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies provide delicious daily immune support with Vitamin C, plus Vitamin D and Zinc.*

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Where can I find the supplement facts for Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies?

The supplement facts for Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies can be found on the Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies Page. Simply select the product that you’re looking for, and then click on ‘Ingredients List.’

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What are the ingredients in Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies?

A full list of ingredients for Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies can be found on the Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies Page. Simply select the flavor that you’re looking for, and then click the ‘Ingredient List’ button.

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Are Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies gluten free?

Yes, this formulation has been tested and meets the Food and Drug Administration’s definition for “gluten free.”

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Can Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies be taken with other Emergen-C® products?

Yes, they can be taken with one of the following: Emergen-Zzzz, Energy+ or Hydration+.

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Are Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies GMO-free?

We cannot guarantee that all our raw materials are sourced from non-GMO ingredients and do not currently have this requirement in place for our vendors for this product.

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How does Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies differ from other Emergen-C® products?

Emergen-C Immune+® Gummies are a yummy gummy vitamin from Emergen-C®! Emergen-C® Immune+ Gummies help support your immune system with Vitamin C and are made with natural fruit flavors.* No water needed!

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How does Emergen-Zzzz help promote asleep?

Emergen-Zzzz has melatonin that naturally promotes sleep by reducing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep.

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What is melatonin?

Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland in the brain that is linked to sleep and wake cycles. Your body produces high levels of melatonin when it’s dark and low levels when it’s light.

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Who can take Emergen-Zzzz?

Emergen-Zzzz is formulated for ages 19 and up.

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How often can I take Emergen-Zzzz?

Emergen-Zzzz is for occasional use. It should not be taken for more than 14 days (one pack per day), otherwise check with your physician.

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Are there side effects?

Please consult your healthcare professional for any concerns before taking Emergen-C.

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Can I drive?

Nope. You should not drive or operate heavy-duty machinery after taking melatonin.

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Can I take Emergen-Zzzz on the same day I take any other Emergen-C?

Definitely. Emergen-Zzzz and Emergen-C can be taken the same day, as long as you take both as directed!

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What is Emergen-C® Hydration+™?

Emergen-C® Hydration+™ has key electrolytes to replenish you and vitamin C to fortify you, plus, it has as much potassium as a banana** and 75% lower sugar than the leading sports drink. Learn more about Emergen-C® Hydration+™ here.

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Where can I find Emergen-C® Hydration+™?

Emergen-C® Hydration+™ is available at Rite Aid and other major retailers (including Amazon). Click here to find a store near you!

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What flavors is Emergen-C® Hydration+™ available in?

Emergen-C® Hydration+™ is available in three delicious flavors: Lemon-Lime Twist, Raspberry Splash, and Orange Spritz with Glucosamine.

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Does Emergen-C® Hydration+™ contain artificial sweeteners?

Emergen-C® Hydration+™ is made with natural fruit flavors and no artificial sweeteners.

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Can I buy Emergen-C® Hydration+™ online?

Yes, you can! Emergen-C® Hydration+™ is available online at many major retailers (including Amazon). Visit our Store Locator for the full list!

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What are the benefits of taking Emergen-C® Hydration+™?

Emergen-C® Hydration+™ is a smart way to hydrate with key electrolytes to replenish you and vitamin C to fortify you. It has as much potassium as a banana** and 75% lower sugar than the leading sports drink. Plus, it is non-GMO and gluten-free. Learn more about our Non-GMO Standard.

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Where can I find the nutrition facts for Hydration+™?

The nutrition facts for Emergen-C® Hydration+™ can be found on the Emergen-C® Hydration+™ Page. Simply select the flavor that you’re looking for, and then click the ‘Ingredient List’ button.

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What are the ingredients in Emergen-C® Hydration+™?

A full list of ingredients for Emergen-C® Hydration+™ can be found on the Emergen-C® Hydration+™ Page and click the “ingredient list” button.

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Is Emergen-C® Hydration+™ gluten free?

Yes, this formulation has been tested and meets the Food and Drug Administration’s definition for “gluten free.”

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Will this product give me energy?

This product does not provide a significant source of energy (calories). Emergen-C® Hydration+™ formulas contain 30 calories.

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What are electrolytes?

Electrolytes support hydration, but can be lost through sweating during exercise. They must be replaced by drinking fluids that contain electrolytes.

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Why are electrolytes good for me?

Electrolytes affect how your body functions in many ways, including the amount of water in your body, the acidity of your blood (pH), your muscle function, and other important processes. You lose electrolytes when you sweat. They must be replaced by drinking fluids that contain electrolytes.

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Can Emergen-C® Hydration+™ be taken with other Emergen-C® formulas?

Yes, Emergen-C® Hydration+™ can be paired with your daily Emergen-C®.

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Is Emergen-C® Hydration+™ GMO-free?

We have verified that Emergen-C® Hydration+™ is made with ingredients that are not genetically engineered (non-GMO). Learn more about our Non-GMO Standard.

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How do the ingredients in Emergen-C® Hydration+™ differ from other Emergen-C® products?

Emergen-C® Hydration+™ is a sports drink mix that’s formulated specifically for hydration with key electrolytes you need, including as much potassium as a banana.**

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What is Emergen-C® Energy+?

Emergen-C® Energy+ is energy the way you want it* by enjoying one or two packets at a time. This formula has natural caffeine from green tea to focus your mind*, plus 7 B vitamins and vitamin C to fortify you.* Even more, Emergen-C® Energy+ is bursting with natural, real fruit flavors. Learn more about Emergen-C® Energy+ here.

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Where can I find Emergen-C® Energy+?

You can find Emergen-C® Energy+ in major retailers nationwide and online (including Amazon). Click here to find a store near you!

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How many flavors of Emergen-C® Energy+ are there?

Emergen-C® Energy+ is available in three delicious fizzy flavors: Mango-Peach, Blueberry-Acai, and Lemon-Lime.

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Does Emergen-C® Energy+ contain artificial sweeteners?

Emergen-C® Energy+ is made with natural fruit flavors and no artificial sweeteners.

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Can I buy Emergen-C® Energy+ online?

Yes, you can! Emergen-C® Energy+ is available at many major online retailers (including Amazon). Visit our Store Locator for the full list!

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Can Emergen-C® Energy+ be taken with other Emergen-C® formulas?

Yes, Emergen-C® Energy+ can be taken with other Emergen-C® products.§

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Where can I find the supplement facts for Emergen-C® Energy+?

The supplement facts for Emergen-C® Energy+ can be found on the Emergen-C® Energy+ Page. Simply select the flavor that you’re looking for, and then click the ‘Ingredient List’ button.

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What are the ingredients in Emergen-C® Energy+?

A full list of ingredients for Emergen-C® Energy+ can be found on the Emergen-C® Energy+ Page. Simply select the flavor that you’re looking for, and then click the ‘Ingredient List’ button.

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Is Emergen-C® Energy+ gluten free?

Yes, this formulation has been tested and meets the Food and Drug Administration’s definition for “gluten free.”

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Is Emergen-C® Energy+ safe for kids to drink?

Emergen-C® Energy+ is formulated for individuals ages 14 and up. Please see labeling instructions and use as directed.

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Are there side effects?

Emergen-C® Energy+ contains caffeine. Please consult your healthcare professional for any concerns before taking Emergen-C®.

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How much caffeine is in Energy+, and where does it come from?

Emergen-C® Energy+ contains 50 mg of natural caffeine from green tea per stick pack.

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Is Emergen-C® Energy+ GMO-free?

We cannot guarantee that all our raw materials are sourced from non-GMO ingredients and do not currently have this requirement in place for our vendors for this product.

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How do the ingredients in Emergen-C® Energy+ differ from other Emergen-C® products?

Emergen-C® Energy+ is the only Emergen-C® product that’s formulated specifically with natural caffeine from green tea.

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What is Emergen-C® Replenisher™?

Emergen-C® Replenisher™ is an electrolyte replenishment beverage mix. It is formulated with key electrolytes to replenish you and Vitamin C to fortify you, plus it’s made with natural fruit flavors for a delicious way to fuel hydration on the road to recovering lost electrolytes. Learn more about Emergen-C® Replenisher™ here.

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Where can I find Emergen-C® Replenisher™?

Emergen-C® Replenisher™ is available at Rite Aid and other major retailers (including Amazon). Click here to find a store near you!

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What flavors is Emergen-C® Replenisher™ available in?

Emergen-C® Replenisher™ is available in two delicious flavors: Lemon-Lime and Raspberry.

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Does Emergen-C® Replenisher™ contain artificial sweeteners?

Emergen-C® Replenisher™ is made with natural fruit flavors and no artificial sweeteners.

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Can I buy Emergen-C® Replenisher™ online?

Yes, you can! Emergen-C® Replenisher™ is available online at many major retailers (including Amazon). Visit our Store Locator for the full list!

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What are the benefits of taking Emergen-C® Replenisher™?

Emergen-C® Replenisher™ is a smart way to replace fluids and lost electrolytes. Every packet has key electrolytes and fortifying Vitamin C. Plus, it is non-GMO and gluten-free. For more information on our Non-GMO standard, please visit non-gmo-standard.

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Where can I find the nutrition facts for Replenisher?

The nutrition facts for Emergen-C® Replenisher™ can be found on the Emergen-C® Replenisher™ Page. Simply select the flavor that you’re looking for, and then click the ‘Ingredient List’ button.

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What are the ingredients in Emergen-C® Replenisher™?

A full list of ingredients for Emergen-C® Replenisher™ can be found on the Emergen-C® Replenisher™ Page and click the “ingredient list” button.

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Is Emergen-C® Replenisher™ gluten-free?

Yes, this formulation has been tested and meets the Food and Drug Administration’s definition for “gluten free.”

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Can Emergen-C® Replenisher™ be taken with other Emergen-C® products?

Yes, Emergen-C® Replenisher™ can be taken with one of the following: Emergen-C Original Formula, Immune+, Emergen-Zzzz, or Energy+.

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