When we watched the advertisements on television, it is convincing that the owners want us to buy the Vitamin Water product as it is told that the Vitamin Water is “healthy and excellent.” As I research more about Vitamin Water, it has brought to many facts, if the advertisements are questionably to be true or not in what they product speaker says.
Within our eyes we see that as an excellent answer to maintaining us pleased even though retaining our bodies wholesome. In fact, the producers see it as fantastic strategy to fool us into getting their item, whilst they are laughing all of their “strategy” to the financial institution. They understand that sugar is addictive. They are smart only in this world to know that we willl carry on to occur again for more in Vitamin Water. Are we addicted to sugar?
You will discover hazardous implications to our poor routines. Sugar can basically elevate our blood sugar amounts, which could result in diabetes, depression, panic attacks, mood swings, and weight problems. This is another proves that vitamin water is unhealthy.
On common, we eat of vitamin water at the least 21 tablespoons of sugar per each day without having even acknowledging it. Vitamin Water contains 13g of sugar per serving. It does contain vitamins and minerals, but if you’re looking for ”natural” this would not be it.
I checked the label, and felt so suspicious about the first ingredient after water, crystalline fructose, that I couldn’t bring myself to buy it and drink it.
Because it’s called “Vitamin Water” and is sold as a health drink, everyone assumes it is great. Ingredients listed on the labels revealed that vitamin water drinks do not provide all the necessary vitamins. Specifically, none of the drinks I purchased had vitamins D, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin) and B7 (biotin). Why would Glaceau “skip” these vitamins, and not include them in its vitaminwater? Why would they forego an opportunity to provide a “complete vitamin water”?
Vitamin water has no intention of providing you with the daily requirement of vitamins because it was not designed for that. It is just another soft drink.
- Speaking of sugar…….
- All vitamin water drinks which I purchased included crystalline fructose. Would you like to know what this is?..If you go to the Glaceau website, you can learn that crystalline fructose is “a high quality, natural sweetener that is the same as found in fruits and vegetables”.Did you notice the “same as” part? It turns out that crystalline fructose is not derived from fruits or vegetables, as it may sound. In fact, it is derived from a high fructose corn syrup.
Provided on the Sugar Association website:“Crystalline fructose is produced by allowing the fructose to crystallize from a fructose-enriched corn syrup. The term ‘crystalline fructose’ is listed in the ingredient statements of foods and beverages using this corn sweetener. It is important to understand that the ‘crystalline fructose’ listed as an ingredient comes from cornstarch, not fruit.”
- On bottle labels of vitamin water you can find the slogan: “the inside is natural. the outside is plastic.” The intention of the slogan is to encourage recycling – but the claim has been made: the vitamin water is natural.If the FDA will indeed determine that HFCS (and its derivatives) cannot be called natural, then Glaceau (and many other firms) will need to change their labels. Some folks already think this statement is not accurate.
Naturally, or not, each bottle of vitamin water contains 32.5 grams of sugar. This is almost 7 teaspoons of sugar, A can of Coke has 39 grams, Sprite – 38 grams.
- On the Glaceau website we read the following question in the FAQ section, there is a question: “Is there a limit to the amount of Vitaminwater I can consume in a day?”
And the answer is: “It is virtually impossible to drink too much Vitaminwater. Vitaminwater carefully formulated to deliver functionality safely. the risk is that drinking vitaminwater can be habit forming and it’s a very difficult addiction to break!”This is the complete answer.First, I hoped that they were just joking about the addiction.
Second, it looks like a responsible answer would have something more. What about those 32.5 grams of sugar and 125 calories per bottle? On the Coca Cola website, for example, we can find the following statement: “Remember that some beverages contain calories that count toward your daily caloric intake.” This is a responsible approach.
I would suggest Coca Cola (now a parent company of Glaceau) review vitamin water marketing materials, to make them more trustworthy.
- You probably saw a statement on each dietary supplement product that said that the claims made about this product were not verified by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). This is because most of dietary supplements marketing materials talk about health benefits. There might also be statements that a particular supplement is not intended to prevent or cure any disease, or something like that.The reason for these warnings is to distinguish dietary supplements from medications, and to let customers know about this.Vitamin water is not a medicine. It is not a dietary supplement either. It is a soft drink, and soft drinks usually do not have any health related claims on labels… But vitamin water does? Questionable….
- “this combination of zinc and fortifying vitamins can help…keep you healthy” (label of “defense” vitamin water)
- “it’s got potassium and b vitamins to help you recover and feel refreshed” (label of “revive” drink)
- “vitaminwater power-c is specially formulated with nutrients that enable the body to exert physical power by contributing to structural integrity of the musculoskeletal system, and by supporting optimal generation and utilization of energy from food.” (Glaceau website)
- “vitaminwater balance is specially formulated with bioactive components that contribute to an active lifestyle by promoting healthy, pain-free functioning of joints, structural integrity of joints and bones, and optimal generation and utilization of energy from food.” (Glaceau website)
- “vitaminwater rescue is specially formulated to support optimal metabolic function with antioxidants that may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and vitamins necessary for the generation and utilization of energy from food.” (Glaceau website)
Vitamin water is being camouflaged as a dietary supplement – without any warnings which any dietary supplement must have!
Great marketing move, no doubt.
Glaceau, where Vitamin Water is the company from, marketers know what they do, but maybe they have just been lucky that no one has sued them so far.
- Let’s summarize:
- Vitamin water is a novel, sophisticated, tasty soft drink, with no artificial colors and preservatives.
- It does not replace multivitamin and mineral supplements, as it does not contain all necessary vitamins and minerals.
- It contains substantial amount of sugars, which you should consider while drinking it.
- It is disguised as a dietary supplement with health related claims – but it is not a supplement – it is a soft drink.