The Fuzz about Vitamin Water

These days, you cannot escape good nutrition.  Even beverage companies have introduced a fusion of thirst-quenching water and body-boosting vitamins and minerals to get you going through the day.  But is this vitamin water any good at all?

It is true that taking multivitamins provide some important nutrients to your body that regular diet does not supply; while water regulates every function of the body, as well as eliminates toxins and helps in transporting nutrients to different organs and tissues.  Combining the two, it can be logical to say that vitamin water is very much helpful to our bodies.

A 16-ounce bottle of vitamin water can provide anywhere from 50 to 100 percent of various nutrients.  Taking liquid vitamin supplements can be very helpful to those who cannot tolerate popping multivitamin capsules, as well as those who are trying to give up soda but desired a sweet drink as a transition.  Many vitamin water products contain half the calories and carbohydrates compared to an equal amount of soda.

However, let us look into the other side of the coin.  Compared to plain old tap water, vitamin water still contains calories.  A regular bottle of vitamin water also has the same amount of sugar and calories like a can of soda, while a lighter version contains crystalline fructose and other natural sweeteners, which would leave you craving for more sweets.

Moreover, vitamin water is more expensive than bottled water and even more costly than drinking a glass of tap water that you get for free.  Drinking a bottle of vitamin water a day would cost you about $400 a year, more than what you would spend in a year for a daily multivitamin.

Also, some nutrients may end up as excess to your body, which means it would only be excreted in the urine.  That is because most people get enough vitamins from their diet, making vitamin water an unnecessary health luxury.

So before buying a bottle of vitamin water, consider these pros and cons, but we recommend that filtered tap water is still the best option.