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My Mom loves products that boost her immunity. She works at an elementary school and if she ever feels like she is getting a cold she starts guzzling an immunity drink like her life depends on it. I have tried to tell her that simple hand washing and not touching her face along with a good diet in the first place will help her avoid getting sick, but she swears that these vitamin packs ward off illness. I on the other hand am chronically sick with immune system issues that plague me. I have been experimenting lately with vitamin D to see if I am less tired - I am not - and have been reading about turmeric and its effects.
Anyway, I have a team of extremely smart neurologists, immunologists, and rheumatologists who all believe that medicine is the best medicine, but they also have all told me at one time or another that the placebo effect is very real. None of these well trained and highly educated physicians are prescribing me vitamins like echinacea or zinc, but all of them agree that if it makes me feel better then it is a great thing.
Now, this drink has absolutely not made me feel any better. It has not cured me in any sense of the word at all. I am just starting to try out a trial of turmeric and I thought this would be a good and tasty way to get some extra vitamins along with that. I also take an additional dose of Vitamin D everyday.
I mixed this drink according to the package instructions, with 12 ounces of water. It does tend to settle at the bottom of the glass, so I swirl it around every few drinks to make sure I'm not left with a lot of mix at the bottom of my cup. It does have one carb in it, which I am counting very seriously and will be testing my blood ketones thoroughly this week to confirm it does not have more carbs. So far, so good though. The orange taste at first is not particularly pleasant, but at least for me, it grew on me. I did not mind it.
So far I've had three packets and I have not gotten sick yet. I also have not left the house since March, so I guess there is that to take into consideration.
As we grapple with the pandemic and descend into flu season, this would seem the ideal lifeblood product to ingest daily while having a boatload more of it at the ready, as ImmunityAid delivers an elite arsenal of defense system-boosting vitamins and herbs, and without the investment required to buy each separately.
Here long-standing go-to Vitamin C is joined by Vitamins A and D3, and the same Zinc so common in medicinal lozenges designed to ward off illness. Flowering immunity-strengthening plant Echinacea is paired with Astragalus from the Chinese medicine side and Turmeric from the Ayurvedic medicine side. With no systems-weakening sugar used to achieve its bright orange flavor, this is a carefully curated beverage that's as much a preemptive strike as it is a preventative.
But does it work? Paradoxically, we may only know if we don't get sick. A great weapon in the war to stay healthy, and a stellar value at this low price point. - (Was this review of use to you? If so, let me know by clicking "Helpful." Cheers!)
I didn't have high hope for this, but was pleasantly surprised. It has a nice orangey flavor that tastes natural, and it's sweet but too much so. Stevia is my usual go-to sweetener, and the other ingredients are natural, as well, and I can pronounce all of them. In addition to the basic list of vitamins, my main reason for using this drink mix is for the zinc, echinacea, and other immune system boosters. It mixes with either still or carbonated water, but seems to mix more easily in noncarbonated water. I'd say that this would be a very good substitute at breakfast for orange juice (unless you are squeezing fresh oranges). There's nothing I don't like about this product; one just needs to learn its limitations.
I'm a sucker for oranges flavored drinks, and the LIFEAID IMMUNITYAID GO has a lot more nutritional value than the other drinks I usually use. I really like the flavor and like that there are some potential health benefits to it too. I haven't been sick since I have received this, so I cant speak to whether it helps you get over a cold quickly. My one complaint is that it takes a little effort to get it to completely dissolve into water. One thing of note, do not mix it with Seltzer unless you want an explosion of bubbles and an overflowing glass!
This drink mix has a good orange taste. It is not overly sweet and is not sour. There is no obvious artificial sweetener taste. I did not notice any aftertaste. Some of the drink mix tried to separate out as the drink sat for a while, so if you plan to sip it over time, it might be best used in a bottle with a lid that can be shaken as needed.
Use caution if you have a history of oxalate kidney stones or other health conditions sensitive to large doses of Vitamin C. This drink has a very large dose of it!
I follow the mixing directions of the drink mix. Not all of the mix will mix and it does leave residue. The taste of it tastes like a really sweet orange and smells like oranges. We haven’t been sick or feeling sick but its nice to give your immune system a boost if possible. So, I have no idea if this product actually works. My other half takes EmergenC before and says this product is very similar.
09/26/2020 I was skeptical as usually vitamin packed beverages taste a lot like medicine, but this one is actually pretty good. Sweetness is just right for me, and the fact that we are increasing immune system defenses is great.