New Drink Smart C+ Banks on Vitamin C

With a number of ready-to-drink juices around, from tea-based concoctions to natural fruit juices, consumers are faced with a lot of choices like C2 Green Tea, Yin Yang Cooling Tea, Minute Maid Pulpy, and the new Smart C+.

This could be confusing sometimes, but it could also be good since there are more options.

But Smart C+ health drink, a newcomer, focuses on providing one particular aspect – Vitamin C. A box of Smart C+ was sent to our house a few days ago and so I tried it.

Smart C+ Juice Drink

Smart C+ Juice Drink

Vitamin C

Mind-breaking school work, stressful jobs, intense sports, late night parties, and the toxins such activities produce is what SmartC wanted to address with its high content of Vitamin C. Just like me who wear multiple hats as a college instructor, online PR consultant, and professional blogger, 24 hours a day is lacking. With a few hours of sleep amidst all that, I certainly need a good dose of Vitamin C. Add to that Smart C+ as well. πŸ™‚

Read the Label

But I’m not the type of person who easily submits to advertisements and gives the nod. Read the label. A quick read reveals its “Vitamin C 320%“. It means that each 500ml bottle contains 500mg of Vitamin C or more than three times the recommended daily allowance (RDA)- I believe that’s more than enough. πŸ™‚

SmartC+: Reading the Label

SmartC+: Reading the Label

The Science Behind

We all know that Vitamin C can protect the body and help the immune system recover with the provision of anti-oxidants. But going a little deeper into the biological and chemistry side of things, a low vitamin C in the body means weaker collagen. Collagen provides our cells with strength, flexibility, and resilience to bind tissues, skin, muscles, and other areas. Vitamin C then helps the body to produce and maintain the needed collagen to assist cells recover from it’s daily and usual functions.

Smart C+ Flavors: Lemon Squeeze, Orange Crush, & Pomelo Grapefruit

Smart C+ Flavors: Lemon Squeeze, Orange Crush, & Pomelo Grapefruit

Other nutrition facts include 110kilo energy calories. Those on a wight-monitoring frenzy would be happy about the zero fat (both saturated and trans fat) content as well. Oishi’s Smart C+ has natural fruit juice and no preservatives added, no artificial coloring, and no artificial sweeteners.

3 Flavors

Smart C+ natural juice drink comes in three flavors: Lemon Squeeze, Orange Crush, and Pomelo Grapefruit. The Lemon Squeeze flavor is indeed on the citrus side. But if you prefer something fruity, choose  the Pomelo Grapefruit flavor. This is also my favorite among the three.

The Orange Crush flavor is somewhere between the two. πŸ™‚ Best when served chilled, the 500ml bottles in the photos are good for two glass servings each. Check out www.keepupwithsmartc.com for more details about Smart C+. They’re also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/oishi.smartc.

Check out this Smart C+ TVC video in YouTube:

So don’t just take in the overly-sweet juices just because it tastes delicious. Ask your self if it’s actually beneficial or will it just overload you with sugar. Be ‘smart‘ with what you put in your body, consider and try Smart C+, I did. πŸ™‚