Is vitaminwater good for you?

- Asks Valerie from California

A rainbow of flavors. [Credit: Glaceau Vitamin Water]
By | Posted December 3, 2007
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Let’s face it – water is so dull. But vitaminwater, with its kaleidoscopic pinks, peaches and violets, is like Vegas in a bottle! Vitaminwater’s shimmering hues even seduced rapper 50 Cent, the inspiration for amethyst-tinged Formula 50. But aside from using star power and flashy colors, vitaminwater’s parent company, Glaceau (owned by Coca-Cola), markets the drink by emphasizing its nutritional value. Is there any science behind the marketing though?

A vitamin-fortified drink may sound like a swell idea, but there are two caveats to keep in mind. First, most Americans aren’t vitamin-deficient, according to Marion Nestle, a nutrition professor at New York University. A government survey in 1999 showed that the median American adult man or woman already consumes more than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6 and B12, and three-quarters of the RDA of vitamins C, B9 and A (including carotenes). In fact, vitamin E is the only surveyed vitamin Americans consume at less than half of the RDA – but it’s found in only a third of vitaminwater drinks.

If you want to drink your additional vitamin E, there’s a second caveat: your body may not absorb it. To understand why, it’s important to know that vitamins can be divided into two groups: water-soluble and fat-soluble. Vitamin C and the B complex group are water-soluble and can easily enter the bloodstream with water. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble. That means they can only enter the bloodstream to carry out their functions if they are dissolved in dietary fat, like that found in a meal. An Italian study published by the American Heart Association in 2001 showed that subjects who took vitamin E for two weeks on an empty stomach increased their vitamin E concentration in blood little or not at all, compared to an 84 percent increase in subjects who took the vitamin E supplement during dinner. So unless you prefer vitaminwater to wine with your meal, vitamins A and E will pass largely unused into your city’s septic system.

Even if you were to absorb all the vitamins, vitaminwater might have trouble living up to its image as a salubrious alternative to sugary soft drinks: Each bottle of vitaminwater contains 32.5 grams, or two heaping tablespoons, of crystalline fructose. Fructose is a simple sugar that sweetens many fruits, although the crystalline fructose in vitaminwater is produced from cornstarch, not fruit, by crystallizing the fructose in fructose-enriched corn syrups. As one would expect, nobody needs these extra sugars, according to Nestle, the NYU nutritionist. One research team has even indicated that the intense sweetness of sugary drinks may be addictive.

“The way that vitaminwater is marketed and positioned it’s made to look more healthful than other sugary beverages, but it’s not – it’s still just a soft drink,” said Margo G. Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. “It has this aura of healthfulness that is not deserved. Adding vitamins and minerals to junk food doesn’t make it healthy.”

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  1. While I agree with Wootan’s claim that “adding vitamins and minerals to junk food doesn’t make it healthy,” I believe there’s another aspect to the discussion around vitaminwater worth considering. The full line of vitaminwater flavors contain around 13 grams of sugar per 8 oz. serving; your average can of soda contains more than twice that amount. The cornstarch-derived fructose found in Glaceau’s products may not be ultimately any better for you than the pure corn syrup used in the parent company’s flagship soda, but the fact that you’re getting less than half the dose in a full bottle of vitaminwater makes choosing between the two a little easier, don’t you think? Sure, filtered water is always the healthiest option, but as far as soft drinks go, I believe there are degrees of unhealthfulness…

    ND, December 3, 2007 at 1:37 pm
  2. complimenti, articolo molto utile e ben informato.

    gilda, December 3, 2007 at 2:02 pm
  3. Another thing to keep in mind that is not mentioned in the article is the amount of calories in a bottle of Vitamin Water. At 50 calories per serving, a standard 20 oz. bottle (2.5 servings) weights in at 125 calories. Not much better than the calories in a can of regular soda!

    AT, December 4, 2007 at 10:24 am
  4. I work for a small company called owater, which we started because we were looking for a water beverage that wasn’t loaded with fake sweeteners, fructose and artificial coloring — something refreshing like water, purposeful like a sports drink, but still healthy. We couldn’t find one, so we started making it. owater is just water, electrolytes and natural fruit essence.

    I continue to be amazed at the number of vitamin water-like products that we compete with on the shelves: products positioned to be healthier, more functional choices when the reality is they are high in calories and loaded with sugar and other junk. AT’s comment is interesting: I don’t think people are aware of how much sugar, calories and other junk they are drinking in some beverages, which I think is unfortunate for a population facing epidemics of obesity and diabetes.

    AM, December 11, 2007 at 7:16 pm
  5. i love vitamin water and the energy drinks.
    i heard that they give you cancer….
    not promising that i know they do… but i dont think they do.

    i like the fact that you can have a drink that has vitamins and not just plain… and plus it has lots of taste that is delicious

    hendricks girl, January 8, 2008 at 1:27 pm
  6. AT, thats very misleading. You’re comparing a 20 bottle of water to a 12 ounce can of soda. If you do the proper comparison, you’ll find that the vitamin water is exactly half the calories of soda…125 calories for the water vs. 250 calories for the soda. Was that on purpose?

    GC, January 8, 2008 at 7:28 pm
  7. Well the point of the matter is that – vitamin water is a great subsistute for soda, sugar/caffine/energy drink NOT water.

    Oh so devi0us, January 24, 2008 at 12:17 am
  8. One people seem to continue to over look when dogging on how many calories there in these water is that there are a lot of athletes whos goal in to maintain their wieght and sometimes even as body mass. I do a lot of cardio in my workout and burn more calories than i would like to sometimes so having the extra calories i easily burn away in a work is actually really great.

    they do also taste great so having that as apposed to a soda is better that just water.

    AW, January 30, 2008 at 1:54 pm
  9. Vitamin water still will never be able to measure up to just swallowing a real vitamin with a nice cold glass of water.

    And as for myself, I’d rather spend the calories on a Coke than on this nastywatered down stuff.

    hay, January 30, 2008 at 7:49 pm
  10. is vitamin really healthy i say its not and my sister says it is

    tyler, February 4, 2008 at 8:49 pm
  11. okay, okay.. ,my kids are suddenly freaking out because they heard in school that Vitamin water gives you cancer! What is up with that?? No one knows what causes cancer, but now they aren’t drinking vit water and have gone back to juice!! I prefer them drinking vit water. Anyone shed some light on this sudden burst of info that is flooding the school. Thanks

    Trude, February 7, 2008 at 10:27 am
  12. I’ve been checking the ingredients of every Vitamin Water mixture, and all of them have 13g of sugar(a couple of them only have 8g of sugar), which contradicts this articles figures of 34g per bottle. Has Vitamin Water decreased their sugar content recently?

    DiegoL, February 11, 2008 at 1:27 pm
  13. me encante vitamin water!!!

    Brieanna, February 11, 2008 at 2:43 pm
  14. Hi Diego,

    It should be 13g of sugar per serving, and there are 2.5 servings per bottle. That’s where the number 32.5 grams comes from.
    Thanks for reading!

    Best
    Christopher

    Christopher Intagliata, February 11, 2008 at 4:46 pm
  15. Bella la frase “is like Vegas in a bottle!” che hai usato!Hai ragione ,spesso secondo me le vitamine contenute in quei “minestroni” colorati sono una grande cavolata, meglio i metodi sani (es. una spremuta di arancia e tanta verdura!)

    Elena, February 12, 2008 at 8:41 am
  16. Imagine if someone figured out how to add vitamins to water without making it taste so horrible that they had to add all that sugar…

    RB, February 12, 2008 at 6:29 pm
  17. My major beef is that the word “water” is in the name of the product. Once it has been saturated with high-fructose corn syrup, it is no longer “water”, it is “sugar water”.

    BTW, the best drinking water in the world comes right out of the taps of our major cities. I know firsthand that the water of Baltimore and Philadelphia is excellent. That Americans buy so much of their drinking water in bottles is a testament to redundancy and waste.

    Having drinkable water come out of the taps is a luxury more than half of the world population can only dream about having, and yet we take it for granted.

    PhilaDLJ, February 13, 2008 at 6:05 pm
  18. GC, I think you’re the one who’s being misleading here! I don’t know about you, but I have yet to see someone who is drinking only 8 oz of a Vitamin Water bottle (about 1/3rd of the bottle). Judging from the postings here, most people are not doing the math that shows that each bottle (what most people are assuming is a single serving) contains a lot more of the calories and sugar than the label specifies. All I’m saying is that from a caloric standpoint, 1 bottle of Vitamin Water is not much better than 1 can of soda.

    AT, February 14, 2008 at 12:14 pm
  19. @AT – But no one drinks a can of soda anymore, they drink 20oz bottles.

    Despite the fact that a bottle of vitamin water has a lot of empty calories in it, I would still rather drink it than a bottle of soda. I am curious, however, how crystaline fructose compares health-wise to sweeteners used in soda.

    MrE

    MrE, February 16, 2008 at 3:13 pm
  20. Also, I would rather drink a vitamin water with vitamin B and sugar than an energy drink or a soda for a pick-me-up.

    MrE, February 16, 2008 at 3:16 pm
  21. Concerning the cancer stuff…

    I heard that it’s because Vitamin water contains gluecene, which is a vitamin substrate that is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

    I don’t know how much gluecene one would have to consume for the risk to be significantly elevated, so I would take that with a grain of salt. On the other hand, I wouldn’t exclusively drink Vitamin water for the rest of my life.

    Allison, February 18, 2008 at 12:59 pm
  22. its deffinatly healthier because water doesnt have all the vitamins that vitamin water has. adn the commercial that compares water and viatmin water is an idiot because you can tell by teh color that it isnt pure water. just think about it. and your body needs sugar and vitamins and everythinggg.

    sasha, February 23, 2008 at 6:15 pm
  23. 50 cent has made millions off of this drink which actually should be called “Cancer Sugar Water”, the Rich get richer from the ignorance of others,
    Keep making them rich \\\\\\\\\\\\\

    Bodi, February 26, 2008 at 1:32 am
  24. Has anyone else noticed that it contains Crystalline Fructose which broken down is:Arsenic, Chloride,Glucose,Heavy metals (as Pb)
    Hydroxymethylfurfural,Lead…Has anyone else gotten stomach aches after drinking this stuff? I have and have also read about others who have also had stomach aches from this.

    Lish, February 28, 2008 at 12:58 pm
  25. Has anyone stopped using thier cell phones due to cancer rumors? I believe just about anything we touch these days can give you cancer…. It’s amazing that the human race didn’t die off eons ago when we just took and ate, drank, and used whatever we could get our hands on… Amazing that we fumbled along this long, until we had all of this (in my opinion) apparently frivolous science telling us to sit in a padded room quietly with our hands folded… I believe there are even cases of eboli and parasites through tap water! Imagine the HORROR if we all started drinking that too! Come on people… get realistic. a water based product with some additives is not going to kill you… That budweiser and Marlboro Red at 8 am will kill you.

    DCwhat, February 28, 2008 at 4:51 pm
  26. Why cant these companies just use good ole plain sugar to sweeten drinks? i mean, why put all these strange chemicals into our bods, when what we want is a sweet taste, just use SUGAR!!!

    yote, February 28, 2008 at 9:28 pm
  27. VITAMIN WATER IS THE BEST DRINK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SODA IS BETTER BUT THIS STUFF IS GOOD AND GOOD FOR U ILOVE VITAMIN WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kol, March 2, 2008 at 5:05 pm
  28. Love Vitamin Water!
    I drink the “Energy” and “Charge” variants.
    I think they’re better than drinking coffee, monster, red bull, amp’d, or any other jittery energy drinks…
    Don’t hate on Vitamin Water when there are a lot more worse drinks out there.

    ke koa, March 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm
  29. I love it! Glaceau Vitamin Water is the only water I drink. It is totally awesome!

    Kelsey, March 7, 2008 at 2:39 pm
  30. I just love Alex , my girlfriend! I love her more than vitamin water!

    oolala, March 7, 2008 at 2:42 pm
  31. ok people, it really only is a drink. just a drink. if you don’t like it, don’t buy it. simple as that and every drink does have additives, so its not really a surprise here. And I agree with what DCwhat says, pretty much everything can give you cancer now a days… so if you fear it, don’t drink it.

    BTW: VITAMIN WATER FLIPPEN RULES! :D

    converse02, March 10, 2008 at 1:26 pm
  32. Okay, Uh this is why i hate old ppl…yeah i’m only 15…so what?? anyways ppl always get their panties ina bunch over crap that doesn’t really matter. I LOVE vitaminwater, it DOESN’T taste like watered down anything, and a 20 oz can of pop has more clories than 125..besides vitmainwater is NOT a diet drink!! so who freakin cares how many calories,how much surgar or whatever else old ppl don’t get enough of and that’s why you’re all old hags and farts!! so if you’re a wussy and are afraid to drink vitaminwater, go smoke another ciggarette, and don’t buy it. simple as that….DUH
    GO VITAMIN WATER!!!
    Don’t hate cuz YOU aren’t the ones making millions off of it…lay off the hatorade ppl!!

    your mom, March 11, 2008 at 9:21 am
  33. u wuld have 2 do 320 push-ups or sit-ups to burn off one bottle of VITAMIN WATER

    kvck, March 13, 2008 at 11:46 am
  34. i absolutly love vw.
    i drink it almost every day.
    and i do not believe that it give you cancer.
    GOO VIT WATERR!!!

    ashleyyheartsvalentin (:, March 15, 2008 at 7:42 pm
  35. Vitamin Water is good.
    Gatorade is bad.
    zombies…
    gotta shot em in the head

    zombies, March 17, 2008 at 10:11 am
  36. pst that zobies kid is a homosexual

    Bugagawugawuga, March 17, 2008 at 10:15 am
  37. atleast im not a bunn

    zombies, March 17, 2008 at 10:16 am
  38. Bunn>icheniechichechienchhich

    Bugagawugawuga, March 17, 2008 at 10:18 am
  39. you play WoW get a life and stop getting off topic, this is about that Vitamin Water. and how apparently its bad for you.

    zombies, March 17, 2008 at 10:18 am
  40. Ur Vitamen water

    Bugagawugawuga, March 17, 2008 at 10:19 am
  41. punch

    zombies, March 17, 2008 at 10:19 am
  42. Shut up Ineich.

    John Hartman, March 18, 2008 at 12:12 pm
  43. Vitamin water GAVE ME CANCER!

    Joe Davies, March 18, 2008 at 12:13 pm
  44. Crystalline fructose is a better sugar than corn syrup because it’s more complex, and thus takes longer for your body to break down. As opposed to spiking and then crashing your blood sugar, it provides sustained energy.

    Comparing vitamin water to soda is like comparing an apple to a chocolate bar.

    Furthermore, ALL vitamin water products contain electrolytes. Until my city starts adding electrolytes to my drinking water, I think I’ll stick with vitamin water to keep me hydrated.

    Sean, March 21, 2008 at 2:47 am
  45. Well, lets get on the Vitamin Water….i like it i thought that it was healty but as i read all of this internet and heard this news crap i will have to stop buying them like i used to i am sorry that 50 cent iut losing his money but hey u cant have us americans dieing cause u r makin unhealty drinks…..but hey those of u addicts like me..i guess we will have to stop…..LOL

    ♥Taliyah!!

    Taliyah, March 22, 2008 at 12:24 am
  46. I’m just to going to add my two personal cents on this subject:

    -I will not drink anything with artificial sweetners.
    -I need to drink more water, but I’m not perfect, so I switch between a) regular water b)EmergenCs packet c) Vitamin Water, usually with meals
    - Yes, I like the water-downed taste of Vitamin Water. In fact, that’s how I describe it to friends who haven’t tried it yet.
    - 125 calories, no big deal. I don’t drink soda or Vitamin Water more than once a day, so I’m not going to fret about 125 little calories.

    Finally….Vitamin Water does sell a lower calorie version if your counting, still no sweetner, but less taste of course. Haven’t seen it at many stores though.

    ….and now I’m thirsty.

    Chandra, March 22, 2008 at 5:12 pm
  47. Fruit juice is still a better alternative over anything else.

    there’s no worry about water soluble vitamins, your body can secrete it off urine if you have excess amounts.

    practically all the vitamins you need you get it off fruits and veggies anyways. But if you want to be sure, then it might help drinking vitamin water to complement all the vitamins your body is lacking. (perhaps)

    on artificial sweeteners, so many posts and most are still inconclusive, like cellphones, you decide.

    your lifestyle still dictates your health. Exercise (even walks, which is vital) does play a key major role.

    On calories – Calories varies amongst different individuals, your lifestyle and body dictates how much you need.

    Hash, March 23, 2008 at 11:15 pm
  48. sheesh freak out people! i drink vitamin water because it tastes good and is refreshing when you want a little flavor. i like it better than pop because it has less calories and im not on a diet so i don’t care about the 125 calories. So what, there are people out there who are shocked when they find out that it really has 125 calories, its not a big deal. if you don’t like the idea of sugar and calories, don’t drink it. its as easy as that.

    Ray, March 26, 2008 at 7:03 pm
  49. I used to drink soda every day, sometimes multiple large cups a day… until recently when I have become more aware of what I am putting into my body. I tried Vitamin Water a while back, (while I was basically addicted to soda) and I thought it tasted like watered down crap. After slowing myself down on the soda consumption I have become discusted by the pure sweetness to the point where I cant drink most sodas. I decided to give Vitamin Water a try again and now I love it… it doesnt taste watered down at all. In fact, it’s almost sweeter than I would like it to be. What I am getting at is all you people who say Vitamin Water tastes too watered down, its only because you are so accustomed to the pure sweetness of the corn-syrup that is in the beverages that you drink so often and have come to expect every beverage to be like.

    bob, April 1, 2008 at 2:01 am
  50. vitamin water is gggreat.
    sure its not the healthiest but nothing is these days.
    Yes it is very vitamin filled.

    the vitamins are absorbed better and faster then aner og y other flavored wat

    Michelle, April 1, 2008 at 4:40 pm
  51. I love Vit Water. My favorite is all of them! Who cares about all of the rumors? after all they are JUST rumors. Vit water is yummy. im tired of soda. it is way too sugary. so is the diet. Yuk! To all you haterz… go eat sum McDonalds. you know you want sum. Peace out 916 love!!

    Dawn O'Brien, April 2, 2008 at 6:33 pm
  52. Alright people…keep your eyes open for Basix. The first REAL vitamin enriched WATER. Water and vitamins that’s it. Zero calories, zero carbs, zero sugar and 50% of your RDI in 6 complex B vitamins. Did I mention it tastes like water? Enough said.

    RB, April 6, 2008 at 9:31 pm
  53. I tell you one thing. “Revive” Vitamin water is good for a hangover.

    Dan A Mull, April 7, 2008 at 12:18 pm
  54. who gives a crap
    its a drink
    with vitamins

    would you rather drink water with no flavor or water with flavor and vitamins and some calories?

    125 calories isnt a lot, it can easily be part of two meals since its not that small..

    Loss Angel Less, April 9, 2008 at 11:46 pm
  55. It’s a drink thats taste great and a great alternative to many drinks out there. I drink maybe one a day and if they would come down on the price or make 12,20, etc. packs.. I’d buy them over the 12 packs of sierra mist in my fridge =D.

    KT, April 11, 2008 at 8:01 pm
  56. To the person who does all that cardio. Basic sugars are realy never good for you get your calories somewhere else even if your burning them off.

    JoeJock, April 15, 2008 at 5:05 pm
  57. I didn’t read through all the responses, so forgive me if this has already been mentioned, but vitamin water is made with distilled water. Distilled water will actually soak up vitamins and minerals as it travels through the system. Essentially, vitamin water takes more vitamins than it gives, AND robs you of minerals.

    They should have made it with mineral water instead.

    Jedi Master, April 16, 2008 at 3:27 pm
  58. I got a 20 pack at Costco for around $16. So $0.80 per bottle…not bad

    sam, April 16, 2008 at 7:38 pm
  59. There is only one flavor of vitaminwater I’ve grown to love, and that’s formula 50.

    I do find Vitaminwater just a bit too sweet for my own liking, but I’ve found a potion. I take an empty vitaminwater bottle, fill it to about 1/2 and then replace the other 1/2 of the bottle with plain water.

    I still get the great taste, but I’m cutting the sugar in 1/2, and one bottle last me two to three days by splitting it down.

    Tony, April 29, 2008 at 8:39 pm
  60. I laugh at people who want to put Vitamin Water down. People really like to target it for being a “waste of money” because people think everyone is a yuppie who thinks they are getting some new age rainforest seeds in their drink. This is just marketing, it doesn’t mean we buy into it. I mean, does anyone actually think Wendy’s is waaaaay better than fastfood? No. It IS fastfood. But I still like it.

    Here’s a newsflash: People drink it for the taste. I drink everything I like for the taste, and fortunately I hate the taste of pop (soda). I absolutely can’t stand most beverages sold here in the US because almost everything you get at a restaurant or machine is pop! Ironically people say vitamin water is “watered down”, but to me it tastes just right, instead, most other drinks taste “sugared up”.

    Outside of the the taste, it IS “healthy”, at least for what most people value. I laugh at people who bring up calories, almost any other beverage you purchase will have just as many calories as vitamin water, if not more! The only ones that don’t are obviously water, and other really bad fake sugar type drinks.

    Just for some proof, here, my favorite drinks all in front of me… Vitamin water, 2% Milk and, Lemonade. The standard serving below is 8oz or 240ml, why you would compare unequal servings is beyond me… anyways…

    VW
    Calories – 50
    Fat – 0g
    Sugars – 13g

    Lemonade
    Calories – 120
    Fat – 0g
    Sugars – 28g

    2% Milk
    Calories – 130
    Fat – 5g
    Sugars – 12g

    Oh, and here’s coke

    Coke
    Calories – 97
    Fat – 0g
    Sugars – 26g

    Interesting, the all-mighty and healthy milk that had quite the ad-campaign back when has the most calories! I certainly don’t care, I need them, but people are afraid of the calories in pop when they will drink milk? Hmm. Oh and my favorite, people who say fruit drinks are the healthiest. Anyone who has looked a label on a fruit drink can tell you that they defeat even soft drinks in the sugar category. Interesting how the Lemonade beats even Coke! Unless we’re talking squeezed straight from the fruit which is completely unrealistic.

    So Vitamin water is looking the best even without the mention of vitamins… which there most definitely are. And trying to argue that vitamins are bad for you is just silly.

    Moral of the story: drink what tastes good, unless you’re fat because you overeat, then have fun with only water to drink.

    Hans, April 30, 2008 at 3:31 am
  61. Im still confused after reading all this stuff.
    I just want to know. Does your body get the vitamins in the drink or not? If yes, then wich flavor best suits someone?

    faste5000g, May 7, 2008 at 6:49 am
  62. you guys are all idiots if you like it drink it, if you dont then jus stfu and quit hating and tryin to find something wrong with an amazing drink. If its good enough for LeBron James it good enough for me.

    Ballabewry, May 8, 2008 at 8:43 am
  63. Vitamin Water is the best vitamin enhanced beverage. I like it better than pop, and I am ten. Don’t be a hater.

    MultiV, May 11, 2008 at 10:39 pm
  64. Common sense dictates, read the label. If you don’t like what you see there, then don’t drink it. I personally have no issues with it. It tastes good, isn’t carbonated, I don’t mind processed sugar in it. Of all things, if it will make me hungry…awesome! Granted I haven’t had an increase in appetite at all. Although if you’re looking to lose weight, sorry, but straight water for you. And some rigorous exercise.

    No one should really be surprised it has calories, anything that is more than just plain water will have calories. Sad fact of life. Quite honestly, you shouldn’t depend on a single drink product for all of your vitamin needs. I drink vitamin water, but also a multi-vitamin during a meal. Not to mention a (for the most part)balanced diet of the various food groups will keep your body in better condition.

    Be more aware of what YOUR body needs and eat/drink accordingly. No one is the same, but no one drink will help you solve all your nutritional needs.

    Fox, May 13, 2008 at 1:29 am
  65. Vitamin water is awesome! Its good and good for you. You have to try it before you say that you hate it. Plus they have cool names.

    MultiV, May 14, 2008 at 11:04 pm
  66. i dont like you. your mean. get a life. vitamin water is yummy but its bad for ur health and ur “hooters” once you drink it you will banish and die.

    CHARLIE, May 15, 2008 at 2:51 pm
  67. i like u and vitamin water

    CHARLIE, May 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm
  68. your mean i dont like you. meanny! i dont want breast cancer! and im sure a human person wouldnt want it either. soo yeah! get a life.

    bobby, May 15, 2008 at 2:57 pm
  69. Vitamin water is good for you, because if you don’t take vitamins than you increase the risk of serious disease. And your skin will get all gross. Don’t listen to the people who say that vitamin water is bad for you.

    MultiV, May 15, 2008 at 11:06 pm
  70. Water is dull? That is a sad reflection on society, that a substance needed to LIVE can be considered dull. People have been drinking non-flavored water since the beginning of time, and people used to ONLY drink non-flavored water. They made it.

    Vitamin Water? Better than soda healthwise? Absolutely. Its just processed water though, just like a soda.

    The added vitamins? Umm, shouldn’t you be getting those vitamins already from things you SHOULD BE EATING ANYWAY? You know, like fruits and veggies? Stick to eating healthily, drink vitamin water/soda as a treat, and keep the McD as a treat.

    rediede, May 18, 2008 at 5:34 pm
  71. To whoever pointed out that Vitamin Water had fewer calories than 2% milk did per serving:

    Calories aren’t the only determinant of health. You need to look at a LOT more than just the caloric content before deciding what to eat/drink. It’s about maximizing the nutritional benefit for the calories, but still using calories to indulge. A high-calorie, nutrient dense food is better than a low-calorie, nutrient-lacking food as long as it is consumed in moderation.

    rediede, May 18, 2008 at 5:37 pm
  72. I recently quit Diet Coke, because of all the problems Aspartame can give you. I needed a caffeine substitute so I drank small amounts of Mountain Dew, but that was even worse! The High Fructose Corn Syrup was hard on my body and I gained five pounds. :\

    So I looked for a lower-sugar alternative. Fruit juices may be “more natural” but even with no sugar added, they are VERY high in sugar; just one juice box has half your daily intake of sugar!!

    Vitamin Water is a great alternative for someone who wants a little bit of flavor in their drink. Who drinks only 8oz of their bottle? Hm, well, I do! Actually I drink probably about 1/3 of the bottle at a time, in the morning at work, sometimes a few sips in the evening. Now, all the rest of my intake is just water, plain and simple water. My body is a lot more healthy for it.

    The other day my hubby and I poked our heads into a store to get a couple of drinks. My Vitamin Water had about 32g of sugar in the entire bottle… his Mountain Dew Code Red had about 74g of sugar in the 20oz bottle!! More than double what’s in a VW bottle, and almost double what one’s daily intake should be!!

    For someone working to wean themself off of sugary drinks, Vitamin Water is a great alternative. It doesn’t taste watered down if you haven’t been drinking sodas for a week; in fact, it tastes sweet enough to stop drinking after 8oz because your body simply doesn’t need all that sugar.

    CS, May 19, 2008 at 8:47 am
  73. You all should keep your eyes out for Basix.

    Basix is pure, great tasting water that’s been enriched with essential vitamins.

    This is water. No sugars. No artificial coloring or flavors. It’s just water – except it has half the daily dose of 6 complex B vitamins.

    Check it out:

    http://www.basixvitaminwater.com/

    AM, May 23, 2008 at 1:49 pm
  74. Bottom line is, Coke is marketing VW as a good, healthy alternative to their base product which is SODA. In reality it is neither good for you or healthy!!

    Calvin, May 27, 2008 at 9:53 am
  75. You can just eat healthy things, but I think that fruits and veggies are kinda gross so I just stick to Vitamin water to keep me Hydrated and healthy.

    MultiV, May 27, 2008 at 11:05 am
  76. THIS IS INFORMATIONAL .
    BUT I MUST ADMIT I AM LITERATLY ADDICTED 2 VITAMIN WATER. IT SEEMS LIKE I CANT GO 2 LONG WITH OUT IT. I DRINK ABOUT 1-2 BOTTLES A DAYY ! THEY MAY SAY ITS BAD BUT I CANT STOP NOW.

    -SORRY .

    ADDICTED, May 28, 2008 at 12:29 am
  77. Its okay if you are addicted, I’m addicted too, I drink an average of 1 and a half vitamin waters a day. You just have to find a favorite flavor and you’re hooked.

    MultiV, May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm
  78. The important part was already said. Read comment #24 again, this product contains lead, arsenic, chloride etc. They market it as healthy but fail to mention those ingredients, which would be on the label if they were being honest. There seems to be little or no reason for them to use this particular type of hfcs (crystalline fructose) that has all these poisonous chemicals in it. That being said I still have two cases of VW left, and I do like it, but it should at least make a person think twice or look for better alternatives.

    master, June 1, 2008 at 2:48 am
  79. I am so the number 1 VW fan, I probably drank 100 VW in my life. But whoever says VW is bad is false. Because it has all the vitamins in it as fruit and vegetables.

    MultiV, June 1, 2008 at 2:00 pm
  80. I am not surprised in the least that this stuff doesn’t equal what is advertised.. Luckily, I found Perfect Water.. The cleanest, most nutritionally awarding water available. Also, the only bottled water on the market that offers a 100% money back guarantee!
    http://www.perfectwater-and-more.com

    Lori Taube, June 2, 2008 at 8:43 pm
  81. Alcohol will kill u and yet the govt alows u to drink it. If u drink alcohol don’t worry bout drinking vit water, the alcohol will get u sooner or later or the xanex,percocets,vics,whatever u find in the med cabinet. Get a life!

    notbrainwashed, June 5, 2008 at 7:27 pm
  82. Vitamin water may just be another “soft drink” but they have their place. Such as when you wake up the morning after a blackout and see a vitamin water on your night stand and are glad that you were smart enough to drink one and that you don’t have a hangover.

    Jeff, June 9, 2008 at 11:22 am
  83. I started drinking the Strawberry Kiwi VW several months ago while trying to get off tea and soda. I drink 2-3 a day. I HAD very long thick hair, and it was normal for me to lose some hair everyday, however I’ve noticed a dramatic increase. I can only attribute it to this, because I haven’t changed anything else. Has anyone else who considers themself a heavy VW drinker experienced the same thing?? I’m REALLY starting to worry.

    Cheryl, June 9, 2008 at 8:26 pm
  84. Did anyone hear about the lady from New Mexico that died from drinking Vitamin Water because it has Anti-freeze in it. That is an outrage. I will never drink Vitamin Water ever again.

    Henry Ogilsby, June 10, 2008 at 8:32 pm
  85. In response to Henry Ogilsby’s comment, after reading your comment I did some research and found an article in which in fact does state that a lady from New Mexico died SUPPOSEDLY from drinking Vitamin Water but it also states that the woman’s brother DENIES the allegations stating that….

    “Honestly, I don’t think the water did this to her,” Christian Lopez said of his sister, Paula, who died at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. “We don’t know what killed her.”

    and his response to the e-mails being sent stating that antifreeze was found in her system and refridgerator he states that…

    “That e-mail is wrong,” Christian Lopez said Thursday. “We didn’t find anything in her refrigerator. There’s not even a criminal investigation on her.”

    So let’s not jump to conclusions just yet.

    Jackson E., June 10, 2008 at 9:04 pm
  86. At the store, I call this stuff sugar water, hehe.

    They are watered down some, but I like them. You should still have plenty of regular water throughout the day.

    KP, June 11, 2008 at 5:48 am
  87. Has anyone else noticed that it contains Crystalline Fructose which broken down is:Arsenic, Chloride,Glucose,Heavy metals (as Pb)
    Hydroxymethylfurfural,Lead…Has anyone else gotten stomach aches after drinking this stuff? I have and have also read about others who have also had stomach aches from this.

    What is in your medicine the you chug down like a fool. Lead, Arsenic, Glucose, and other heavy metals. Do think for a second regular water doesnt have this in it. IF it doesnt, it ain’t real.

    Sushi, June 11, 2008 at 11:07 pm
  88. Hey sushi, I’ve had the stomach aches if I drink vitamin water without any food as well. As far as that cancer thing, I can’t find that gluecene on the label anywhere. Furthurmore, I’ve spoken with a couple of specialists and they say not everyone’s body reacts the same way to certain additives as others. Do any of you remember that thing about diet soda causing cancer? I think the ingredient was called phenylalanene, basically artificial sugar.

    I bet there’s a lot of people that don’t drink vitamin water because it could cause cancer, drink diet coke. Or for that matter may be drinking or eating something that has these supposed “cancer causing” ingredients as well. Whey protien mixes perhaps? So by the studies, your screwed either way. Be afraid!!!!

    D-VO, June 12, 2008 at 10:54 pm
  89. i think that everyone have the liberty of consume what ever they want so dont make such a problem of this.i they want to drink it so let them do it.

    sean, June 13, 2008 at 12:38 pm
  90. i think that we have to informe more about that product and then make the conclusions about it.

    lorain, June 13, 2008 at 12:40 pm
  91. i havent drink that water but all my friends does and they say that it helps them when they need energy.

    lorain, June 13, 2008 at 12:40 pm
  92. i would like to recomend vitamin water, i has help me a lot. now i have a los of energy to go to the gym and play sports

    ernesto, June 13, 2008 at 12:47 pm
  93. I practice baseball everyday for my school’s team, 1/3 prefer gatorade, another 1/3 prefer propel, and the other 1/3 prefer vitamin water… i’m in the vitamin water section, not only is it good but it helps me last longer out on the field and during conditioning.

    Dbaer, June 13, 2008 at 1:32 pm
  94. Yeah there’s always a myth out there saying something will give you cancer or something has poison in it, I say don’t believe it till you see it. I’m on the track team and a bunch of us drink that during conditioning season to keep us hydrated, it works fine and I’ve never had any problems from it.

    Jenna K, June 13, 2008 at 1:55 pm
  95. I always drink VITAMINWATER is just delicios, it has water with nutrients that helps your body, mind and keeps you ENERGETIC all day long

    Frederick R., June 13, 2008 at 11:44 pm
  96. yeah men, i think that is the principal reason why people should trying vitaminwater, it keeps you energetic… it works!

    Frederick R., June 13, 2008 at 11:53 pm
  97. hey what is this

    klein spencer, June 13, 2008 at 11:58 pm
  98. @kck, post #33 (I know, way up there)…

    You only have to do x amount of sit-ups or push-ups if every calroie you consume sticks with you. And, in that case, FFS, you must be NEED the excercise if breathing and reaching for the remote is all the excercise you get.

    I personally drink a lot of vitamin water when I’m at raves. Revive is also great after a heavy night of drinking — helps hydrate me and the potassium intake helps significantly. Definitely better than anything I’ve tried before…even gatorade! Oh, and XXX is great for maintaining a healthy urinary tract. Antioxidants are really sort of cool!

    J-Mac, June 15, 2008 at 1:14 am
  99. hahaha

    nmiosdhfkj, June 18, 2008 at 7:56 pm
  100. Vitamin Water is so good! “Revive” really is perfect for a hangover. Every made a mimosa with a generous splash of “Energy”? Also very tasty, helps prevent a hangover altogether.

    Water sucks – Vitamin Water rules

    Jill, June 19, 2008 at 11:13 pm
  101. Viatamin water is just flavored water. If I wanted to have some vitamins it would be cheaper to but a 1 aday multiviatmin. I was in Myrtle Beach this weekend and these guys handed me this stuff while I was out. This stuff was coined Detox. I was like yeah right good marketing. I was drinking pretty heavy and knew that I was going to have a hangover this morning so I took the stuff and I can’t believe it but I feel really good.

    This stuff is called Function, I looked it up and actual Physicians developed these drinks.

    I found this one called Light Weight that only has 5 calories per serving and it is supposed to help burn calories.

    Chris, June 21, 2008 at 7:07 pm
  102. I love the people who say how much exercise you would need to do to burn off a certain amount of calories.

    320 push-ups for 125 calories? So I guess that cheeseburger you had for lunch is going to require some herculean display of strength to burn off.

    Compared to the other high-calorie, high-fat, high-sugar junk many people put into their bodies, Vitamin Water’s impact is trivial.

    As for the cancer scare, try not to be so gullible. Apples cause cancer – there, now that I’ve said it, it must be true. Be sure to spread the word.

    Eric, June 24, 2008 at 12:48 pm
  103. vitamin water is great and a whole lot better than drinking soda snapple or gatorade. the only reason why VW is getting a bad rap is because gatorade is losing their athletes and market share to VW. lebron james and shaq recently signed on, and there are more to come obviously. this does not make quaker oats happy! they have had a stronghold on the market for so long, it kills them that they can’t compete. no one out there is going to compete with VW because they don’t want to spend the money for natual cane when a new drink they would need to charge 1.89 for could very well flop. VW is untouchable right now, and the only solution for the competition is dragging it through the mud by paying off their advertising clients to say VW isn’t healthy. there was a recent article in mens health (a huge gatorade client) that compared VW to a 2000 calorie milk shake. yeah ok !

    jonny, June 25, 2008 at 7:54 pm
  104. I was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. Doctors at Johns Hopkins have made tests linking my cancer to its cause. It’s Vitaminwater. I drank approximately 20 bottles a day for two years. If anyone else knows anyone who may have got cancer from this drink, please contact me. Thanks, and god bless.

    Albert Nesbitt, June 28, 2008 at 5:32 pm
  105. I stopped drinking tap water years ago. It sucks. Now I only drink VW. I’m still obese, but the ladies seem to dig me more. Who knows?

    Quimby the Fat, June 28, 2008 at 5:38 pm
  106. Vitamin Water tastes like crap.

    Screw the health concerns, it tastes horrible. Where the hell is my Coca Cola?

    Mark, June 28, 2008 at 8:21 pm
  107. Vitamin H-Two-O rocks my world. I drink between 12 and 15 bottles a day. I wouldn’t drink regular bottled water if you put a gun to my head, and started going all gangsta on me.

    Skillet, June 30, 2008 at 11:02 am
  108. Sex gives you cancer as does Vitamin Water. True Story.

    lol, July 1, 2008 at 11:56 am
  109. Albert, sorry to hear about your cancer. Everyone here in France knows that Vitamin Water will cause cancer, that’s why no one in Europe will drink it.

    Why are Americans ready to believe anything that CocaCola (the owner of VitaminWater) tells them?

    Jacques the Frenchman, July 6, 2008 at 7:14 pm
  110. Albert, my sister recently passed away from cancer that her doctors at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston believe to be caused by VitaminWater. The stuff is very dangerous. We’re potentially looking at a generation of school-age kids who will get cancer from drinking this product. It’s all about the money for Coke.

    Leigh, July 7, 2008 at 6:32 pm
  111. Hey #14…. I love vitamin water, but i have to correct you on the whole 13g of sugar thing. yea thats what the bottle says, but the serving size is 2.5, so if you drink a whole 20fl oz bottle of v-water, it will come out to 32.5g of sugar. So your wrong, not the author of this article. Maybe paying attention in health class as a kid might have helped Christopher. Cheers :)
    Your Welcome,
    Chid

    Chid?, July 8, 2008 at 2:30 am
  112. oh….my bad. I meant #12 not #14. #14 and i are on the same page….actually the exact same page. But i still want to make #12 feel good about his Health class failure…
    Jesus loves you,
    Chid

    Chid?, July 8, 2008 at 2:39 am
  113. And by saying #12 i mean Diego, not Christopher. Diego needs help, Christopher knows what he is talkin about.

    Chid?, July 8, 2008 at 2:42 am
  114. Vitamin water is yummy :)

    sure it’s not the healthiest thing in the world but it’s better than drinking a soda or energy drink. Vitamin water gives you the energy you need and the vitamins you want. Though you shouldn’t stop taking actual vitamins and drinking normal water vitamin water is a great substitute for soda.

    Vitamin water owns!

    johnenne, July 10, 2008 at 12:55 am
  115. Why doesn’t adding vitamins and minerals to junk food make it better? Ok, I will agree, it’s not health food. But you cannot blame marketers for doing their job. Still, McDonald’s is not pumping vitamins and minerals into their food. Is it not ultimately good that there are forms of junk food for the junk food nation that are not 100% poison? We will not as a nation, any time soon, pick up the asparagus torch and burn down the omnivore junk food system. We should embrace products that appeal to the junk food palette, while still providing at least some nutrition. Sure vitamin water is junk food, but it is also a damn good cure for a hangover.

    S fitz lod, July 10, 2008 at 4:44 am
  116. ok listen,
    if vitamin water gave you cancer wouldnt they stop selling it??
    and theres noo way it has as many calories and all that junk as a can of soda!

    like tht 15 year old girl said, if you believe it does all this bad stuff, get over it and stop buying it! sitting here telling people why you dont like/want it does abslutley nothing, except waste your time!

    vitamin water [:, July 12, 2008 at 3:59 am
  117. Honestly. Its a drink people. Yes its falsely advertised as healthful and nutritious but what isnt these days? Coke Zero? Diet coke? “Light” drink mixes? I mean the only reason we have to stamp a diet label on everything these days is because America is fat and lazy.
    VitWatr is just another thing to add to your list of “things to never let my children touch because it will give them cancer and they will die”. I dont care, ive got to die at some point. I rather die eating a pastry and drinking a beer than while running on my tredmill and eating flavorless granola bits.
    I dont live off of one single food or drink item, therefore chances are the arsenic in v-water and the nutrasweat in diet coke wont cause the cancer that will ultimately kill me. if your ignorant enough to think your going to die of natural causes then i should send Chuck Norris to kick your lame ass. This is EARTH people, not UTOPIA. We’re all going to die of something, and it wont be old age.
    so drink up, stay active, wear a breathing app when outdoors or in china, and be fucking happy.

    DNP, July 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm
  118. Exactly DNP, most of you are blindly saying what you think without doing ANY research about this…seriously people…get informed!

    There are many bad things in this for you but here is some simple logic…

    1) Vitamin Water is better for you than it is bad for you and when used with moderation and good judgement it is great for you.

    2) “Time is Money” So what is cheaper for you is bad for you and could potentially shorten your life span…but it is saving you time by being cheaper and I would rather have more time as a young person and die earlier when I am well aged.

    3)YOU are going to die! Just because Vitamin Water may have some bad qualities doesn’t mean it will kill you, there are many worse and more intense things that you consume that are death-threatening.

    S to the AM, July 15, 2008 at 9:08 am
  119. Yes, I will die someday. I just don’t wanna die with stomach cancer caused by the VitaminWater I drink.

    I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I wanna die with a hot hooker riding me as I snort an 8-ball.

    Thomas, July 16, 2008 at 7:31 pm
  120. I yam hungry
    De price (cost?) of a veetameen wata Kan fid me and my gay broda for two loongg weex.
    Plis, Plis stop hatin each oda ova wata
    insted send money to afrikka.

    african child, August 1, 2008 at 2:37 am
  121. Vitamin Water is defenitely not healthy — but I still drink it. I just love the thought that I am getting all these vitamins with just a drink. Try the Green Tea — It’s the best.

    Joseph, August 21, 2008 at 7:27 am
  122. Vitamin Water has killed two family members. My sister and my step-mother both got stomach cancer from drinking the stuff. Now, I know they drank A LOT of it (like 15-20 bottles a day), but I wish they were still alive. My sister was only 20 years old.

    Couch Potato, August 31, 2008 at 4:50 pm
  123. This is a confusing subject. Anyone should be able to agree. Now I dont know all that much about what ingredients in Vitamin Water are bad for you, but it probably has that same effect as other elements in this world, for instance, Chlorine, its in our drinking water, but not enough to kill you or to sicken you. And you most dont drink enough water to have that much of it in them.
    I guess the same goes for Vitamin Water. They put a small amount of this stuff in there to make the smallest difference. I am sorry for your loss couch potato but drinking 15-20 bottles of this stuff a day probably isnt the best thing for you, thats a lot of those possibly harmful substances building up to make a bigger impact on you body. Like i said there is a little bit of chlorine in our water, but drinking that much would be like drinking a cap-full of bleach every day (thats a rough guess, dont give me any insults) If you do that every day its not going to be a pleasant outcome. But drinking some Vitamin Water here and there once in awhile, like you should with soda, you wont have enough of the bad stuff in your system to hurt you, and it will pass right though you. The same exact thing goes for soda, dont drink it like crazy, it dehydrates you and doesnt help your body or teeth any. Just drink it now and then as a little treat. I think that is what smart people do, because they know what it will do to you, and soda companies dont tell you this information because thay are taking your money and soon you get addicted and you have the power to get more, which helps them put some cash in their pockets and allows them more advertising. Now Im not ripping any of the great soda companies or water companies, because i love Vitamin Water or a can of pop now and then, i use to drink it alot, but as soon as i found out it wears away your teeth and dehydrates you, i limited myself, and water is always the majority of what you should drink. Vitamin Water is very enjoyable, and the vitmins may be good for you, but dont drink huge quantities of it. All it does is hurt you in the long run. But i think everyone should try it and enjoy it, its very tasty :)
    And i like the little stories on the wrappers so i like to collect them :)

    That one guy, September 6, 2008 at 2:37 pm
  124. And plus people, ask an accurate scientist what is on our tap water nowadays, there is soo much crap in it, its wayy worse than putting some vitamins into some filtered water. And when i mean accurate, i mean dont go asking someone who doesnt know what they are talking about, alll they do is start rumors that spread and create a pointless cause and make people pay attention to a pointless subject. If you are super paranoid or superstitious, get a charcoal water filter, theres a bunch of good ones out there, and start filtering your tap, it saves money and they are proven that they take most of the crap in our tap water. Dont whine or cause contraversies that say “OHHH, VITAMIN WATER WILL KILL YOU! LETS GO BOYCOT COCACOLA AND SHUT THEM DOWN!” dont do that.. pointless. Drink water, especially if you wonder why you are overweight and you drink 12 cans of soda evryday, even if it is diet. Dont be dumb, and dont be annoying by whining. No one likes that.

    That one guy, September 6, 2008 at 2:54 pm
  125. Dont dumb down to people like that. It just proves you werent as intelligent and observant as people thought you were.

    Now for you people who are reading this, dont put me down because im giving my third comment already, i think my advice should help people out there who dont know what they are doing. And personally, i like debating :)
    If you disagree, i respect you for that, but be sure you know what you are saying before you go yelling at someone. Thanks.

    That one guy, September 6, 2008 at 2:58 pm
  126. Tap water? Thats really healthy? Have you ever seen rusted pipes? Clean pipes? Do you know if your pipes are clean? It’s might absolutely be safe sure. But are you sure it’s clean? It’s metal you know.

    Wanna go lick some metal?

    tripdragon, September 6, 2008 at 5:51 pm
  127. i was addicted to vitamin water until recently i found out i was supporting a drug dealer 50 cent the rapper is the one that produced vitamin water

    raymond, September 8, 2008 at 2:04 pm
  128. if im not correct on my conclusion please someone tell me because i love vitamin water

    raymond, September 8, 2008 at 2:06 pm
  129. I didn’t realize it but Vitaminwater can contain caffine.

    The Energy Tropical Citrus flavor of Vitaminwater contains caffeine (42mg per bottle).

    Limit your intake to 200-300 mg of caffeine per day.

    Mike, September 8, 2008 at 10:19 pm
  130. My name is Dr. Larold Barnaby Jones, and I work in the Medical Oncology Department at the We Gots Us Hella Much Cancer Institute for the cancerly impaired.

    In the course of my studies here at the W.G.U.H.M.C.I , I have come across a total of 7 million different patients afflicted with the Cancer Virus. It is my strong belief that Vitamin Water HELLA causes hella much cancer 4ever.

    When I began this study, I was 4 years old, and I had started consuming as many as 38 bottles of Vitamin Water daily. Today, I am a gigantic lump of cancer, with one arm, and a mouth, and eyes, and a tongue.

    I love vitamin water, and I advocate the consumption of this delicious cancer causing drink. I have even gone as far as to change the shower system in my house to pump out pure vitamin water, available in every vitamin water flavor. It is delicious, and it cleans the body perfectly.

    Vitamin Water 4ever dog.

    -Dr. Larold Barnaby Jones.

    Dr. Larold Barnaby Jones, September 11, 2008 at 3:26 am
  131. Ok you can’t compare Vitamin Water to anything really. Its its own drink. To be flavored it has to have sugar ! if there was no sugar it would not sell. if they could make it taste good and as healthy as it is now they would do it ! there not “trying” to make anyone drink an unhealthy drink. It’s the persons choice to drink it by the way. I personally love it its not too sugary and its not all that watered down. right in between the lines. AND FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT CALORIES . well, thats your own fault.
    stop eating so much. or eat healthy. maybe then you won’t have a problem with Vitamin water. I exercise and play sports. I weight lift. so therefore i can consume almost anything i want. + a fast metabolism which is a help. I understand some people have slow metabolisms but you can always WORKOUT. you dont have to stay on the couch and watch TV or play XBOX360.

    Frankie, September 12, 2008 at 3:54 pm
  132. I drink vitamine water cause I just simply like it. Cancerous or not.. I dont care. You only live once. Just live your feekin live as if it were your last wierdo!! who’s to say that all the other things that you eat or drink isnt’t the the contrubutor to giving you cancer or maybe its just in your genepool have cancer. There is no scientific evidence that Vitamin water causes cancer. Just like the cell phones– that is all a myth.

    Potus, September 14, 2008 at 2:37 pm
  133. My mom was just diagnosed with stomach cancer. Her doctor, a respected oncologist and researcher, believes it to be related to the consumption of VitaminWater. Studies in Europe have shown that VitaminWater stays in your system much longer than other liquids–including water, soda, coffee, and alcoholic beverages. It has, therefore, the potential to change cells, which is what it has been documented to do.

    The bottom-line; this drink is big money-maker for Coke, and they could give a rat’s behind how many people, like my mom, are now on chemo.

    Sutop, September 14, 2008 at 3:44 pm
  134. I stopped drinking vitamin water because the advice of a fit trainer. My gut increased in size so I went back on the vitamin water. I figure if I live ’till 75 or 80, that’s enough.

    Rob, September 15, 2008 at 11:49 am
  135. I LOVE VITAMIN WATER!!

    you can have it once in awhile. it has 50 calories sooo once in awhile is okay. I don’t drink energy drinks because my mom said their bad for you but I wouldn’t mind trying it :D

    anyone agrees?

    becca, September 17, 2008 at 1:34 pm
  136. I LUV VITAMIN WATER!

    I love the dragonfruit one I don’t like energy. it taste weird duhhh its citrus LOL rofl

    becca, September 17, 2008 at 1:35 pm
  137. My friend gaiadin, deitron, and zakadin challenged me to a vitamin water drinkoff. We got vitaminized and were able to fly several miles before the power up wore off. We very nearly broke our power ring collection record. Kudos vitamin water.

    Bajuba, September 19, 2008 at 12:59 pm
  138. Natrually, since the the drink does a have actuall vitamins in the drink, of course it will stay in your system longer. It would be the same as taking vitamin pills or medication. Why drink it or take a pill if you it just flushes through you. If that were the case What would be the purpose of taking the vitamine or medication. It would not serve its purspose. I have not found any such evidence of a European studie that vitamin water causes cancer. You would have to drink them excessively as in the example in one of the postings of a person who drank 15 bottles a day.. Thats just obsessive an overkill. That is a definate OCD symptom.

    Get real. Anything and everything that you eat and drink has the same potential of killing you. Maybe not cancer but some other life changing illness or trauma.

    Potus, September 27, 2008 at 3:08 pm
  139. While I do enjoy vitamin water now and again, vitamin water doesn’t actually provide you with really any of the vitamins that you need daily. Vitamins are either water soluble or fat soluble, and most of them are absorbed into your body through foods that you eat.
    Although it would be false advertising to say that a product has vitamins when it doesn’t, this product just simply goes right through you. The vitamins in this drink are not absorbed in your body fat, they leave your body when you pee. It serves no nutritional purpose whatsoever. Its really just a gimmick, a good sell.

    I’m not really sure about the cancer aspect, but I’m pretty sure that over comsumption of anything will kill you/give you cancer/whatever… ever hear the saying “too much of a good thing….”?

    Or better yet, “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is”?? A tasty water packed full of vitamins and minerals….yea, sounds a little too good to be true. If this water really could supply your body with almost enough nutrients for the day, you’d be able to clear out most of all foods in your diet….and you wouldn’t do that,right?
    My best advice, limit the waters…don’t depend on them for actual nutrition….eat colorful fruits and vegetables…exercise….hydrate….take a daily multi vitamin.

    Btw, what’s with everyone saying this stuff is “watered down”?? Isn’t it marketed as water…?

    That’s all.

    monroe, October 1, 2008 at 6:08 pm
  140. To whoever recommended Basix, thank you. I found some at a nutrition store in Scottsdale called Hi-Health. I am hooked, best water I’ve ever had.

    jw, October 10, 2008 at 12:29 am
  141. VITAMIN WATER IS SOOOOO BAD FOR YOU IT WAS LISTED NUMBER ONE ON THE WORST ENERGY DRINKS. DO NOT DRINK IT.

    person, October 10, 2008 at 10:06 pm
  142. Vitamin water advertises based on how much less sugar it has than ProPel, but it is still packed with sweeteners. Yeesh.

    A friend of mine hooked me up with these little twist tubes that you add to 16oz of water. less than 25% of the sweetener in a Vitamin Water. I believe they are organic/natural as well.

    http://dblumenthal1.qhealthbeauty.com/search/default.aspx?Ntt=twist%20tube

    Hope this helps.

    TeamB, October 13, 2008 at 12:34 pm
  143. i luv the focus(kiwi-strawberry) kind it iz deliciouz!! :)
    to bad it iz bad for meeh!!!

    Veronica, October 25, 2008 at 11:53 pm
  144. i love vitamin water!!!

    Lucky, October 25, 2008 at 11:55 pm
  145. I think that vitamin water is good for you.
    It has lots of healthy vitamins and its not just
    dull water. VITAMIN WATER, DRINK IT!!!!!

    Nick, October 26, 2008 at 10:09 am
  146. HolyMoly! VitaminWater gives me CANCER?!
    OhMyGod! I’m gonna die.
    Wow, I should definately stop drinking it. xP

    =], October 30, 2008 at 12:30 pm
  147. OOOO…i left a coment hahahah

    No but what about the you know how i can be dead and why………………jesus

    me, November 4, 2008 at 7:57 pm
  148. ok sooo anyways i’ve read most of these comments but my question is:
    Is Vitamin Water really bad for you???!!
    i drink a bottle like everyday and i wont stop until i hear it from a doctor or a health person

    babyee, November 5, 2008 at 8:21 pm
  149. i love viatim water. my favoriote kind is triple x which will look like XXX on the can. and i cant rememer the name of the other one i think it is like blueberry or rasberry something like that. whoever inviented viatimin water is awesome. ilyyy

    courtney, November 17, 2008 at 4:35 pm
  150. guys… this is a retard3d thread. seriously.90% of posts are “OMF ILY VW. I DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR CALORIES YOU JUST TASTE SO GR8″
    This is suposedly a disscussion on the practicality of this product. not “omg” “my and my girlfriends love vitamen water” “This product tadtes sooo gud ppl. you should try it.” “i’ve heard it could give you cancer, but i don’t believe something that tastes this good could give you caner.”

    Now. Allow me to clarify some things.
    Crystaline Fructose IS Corn syrup. they are the SAME thing. This is the artificial sweeter, a form of sugar. No fruit extracts, corn syrup. This contains small amounts of Arsenic and Lead, among other heavy metals.For those who do not know what heavy metals are… I’m not going to explain.
    Vitamin water contains roughly roughly half the sugar of soft drinks. It is very expensive for “water”. As in very expensive. For those who want to use it as a sports drink, there is no bottles larger than 20oz (560ml) around. The most economical way to buy it is well… in 24 bottle boxes for $48US. None of you have addressed the point of fat soluable vitamins. -.-
    ZZzzz
    Yes it tastes good. GJ for noticing that. Its also related to cancer, diabetes. There are studies that have shown that an increasing amount of young adults are suffering strokes related to the excessive amounts of Crystaline Fructose in sports drinks. So yes ignorance is bliss. If you look at courtneys post, 149, you will see my point…. period. In my expirence the majority of ppl who drink VS are chicks my age, 16, who are like, OMG my prich parents buy me VW every day. It tastes sooo goood and the XXX flavour has sexy blurbs, which made me buy it.

    matt pwn, November 19, 2008 at 11:29 am
  151. guys… this is a retard3d thread. seriously.90% of posts are “OMF ILY VW. I DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR CALORIES YOU JUST TASTE SO GR8″
    This is suposedly a disscussion on the practicality of this product. not “omg” “my and my girlfriends love vitamen water” “This product tadtes sooo gud ppl. you should try it.” “i’ve heard it could give you cancer, but i don’t believe something that tastes this good could give you caner.”

    Now. Allow me to clarify some things.
    Crystaline Fructose IS Corn syrup. they are the SAME thing. This is the artificial sweeter, a form of sugar. No fruit extracts, corn syrup. This contains small amounts of Arsenic and Lead, among other heavy metals.For those who do not know what heavy metals are… I’m not going to explain.
    Vitamin water contains roughly roughly half the sugar of soft drinks. It is very expensive for “water”. As in very expensive. For those who want to use it as a sports drink, there is no bottles larger than 20oz (560ml) around. The most economical way to buy it is well… in 24 bottle boxes for $48US. None of you have addressed the point of fat soluable vitamins. -.-
    ZZzzz
    Yes it tastes good. GJ for noticing that. Its also related to cancer, diabetes. There are studies that have shown that an increasing amount of young adults are suffering strokes related to the excessive amounts of Crystaline Fructose in sports drinks. So yes ignorance is bliss. If you look at courtneys post, 149, you will see my point…. period. In my expirence the majority of ppl who drink VS are chicks my age, 16, who are like, OMG my prich parents buy me VW every day. It tastes sooo goood and the XXX flavour has sexy blurbs, which made me buy it.

    Zzz

    Matt G, November 19, 2008 at 11:30 am
  152. Ok so I’ve also heard that deodorant causes cancer. Does that mean you are going to stop wearing it? I hope not because if so God help those around you.
    And coke makes my stomach hurt…. vitamin water just feels lighter on my stomach than coke.

    I Love IT! Energy and Power~

    KB, November 19, 2008 at 3:35 pm
  153. Well, regardless of whether Vitamin Water is good for you or not, after reading many of these entries, I can see why some parents kill their young.

    Cheshire Cat, December 2, 2008 at 1:46 pm
  154. One of Vitamin Water’s main ingredients, crystalline fructose, contains heavy metals including arsenic and lead. Nutrition experts have warned that these metals are toxic to the human body. [7]

    emily, December 4, 2008 at 12:45 am
  155. i kniow this isnt goin to be anythuing about the article but props to the author and some of tyou commenters.. if anyone would like to help me i;m writing an article over this artile please post some more info bout any other links that could help! thanks!

    jrne2010, December 4, 2008 at 10:52 am
  156. I love vitamin water. I find it a better alternative to soda. They don’t have that much caffiene in them. Calories smalories. What the hell is a calorie and why have they just now started killing people. And why be surprised that a coca cola product has arsenic and other poisons in it. Coca cola started as a “miracle tonic” that had cocaine in it (and if you ask me still does). They protested coca cola in india because it had pesticides. People who replace regular water for vitamin water are crazy. It looks and tastes like water down kool aid. Would you replace water with kool aid. If you would than expect to have health problems. Us americans are very wierd. Drink it if you dig it but please drink water as well

    TruckerfrmHouston, December 4, 2008 at 1:46 pm
  157. I drink it because it tastes good. It could have zero vitamins and not advertised like it is and I’d still drink it. Can’t be arsed about if it’s healthy or not, most things consumed aren’t anyways. People really can do a lot worse than Vitamin Water.

    bj, December 16, 2008 at 9:17 pm
  158. People need to stop asking if it’s “bad for you,” and asking “how does it compare to everything else.” Sure, it’s not water, but you can’t compare any drink out there to water. But vitamin water, compared to soda and other high-content sugary drinks, is the better choice. Sure, it has the sugar, but overall, the sugar and calorie content is less when compared. So that’s the real debate. There is no problem in drinking it, I actually drink it now instead of soda when possible, but it should be treated like soda. Drank every once in a while, NOT a substitute for real water, Vitamin Water is perfectly fine. And the flavors are amazing, but I’d advise everyone against the Green Tea… it’s gross. :] Please reply, I’d like to know what others thought of this comment. Thanks!

    JSG, December 18, 2008 at 7:13 pm
  159. i like Vitamin Water, but after finding out its has so much sugar. i cant drink it i like having teeths (and yes i use the words teeths with inthuasim) i just need to keep drinking only water…

    igotjdpergant, December 26, 2008 at 9:09 pm
  160. I used to drink Vitamin Water, but this thread, as well as reading the sugar content, has made me fear it. It apparently makes you illiterate with prolonged use and prone to voluntary mental degradation.

    No More Vitamin Water, January 13, 2009 at 6:02 pm
  161. no mor vitamnn watr u dunt kno whut u talkin bout neways. i luv viteaman water it da best!!! LOOL!! like it s not pop buit vitameins and stuff like r soooooo cool bcuz its not like tap water OMFGROFL!
    lik sooo whut if i only 15?! like OMG who like cares just drink it or sumfin geeez ppl liten up it the best drink evr made!

    Vitamin Water… it’s what plants crave!

    15yr0ldhautay, January 15, 2009 at 1:49 pm
  162. vitamin water is %100 horrible
    it’s a monster in a dazzling wrapped bottle
    it killed my father and raped my wife
    it also burned my house and stole my land
    then it broke my legs and left me for dead
    stop drinking vitamin water
    because it will find you
    and it will kill you

    PS: Vitamin water is good!

    akldsfjkl, January 19, 2009 at 1:32 am
  163. hey 15yr0ldhautay down to about “Vitamin Water… it’s what plants crave!” were you like talking a different like language like? because if you weren’t you better be foriegn or something and if you’re not foriegn either you are luckly as hell you were born in the US as a citizen because your enire mockery of the english language is horrible

    oh and to stay on topic vitamin water is good

    wtf 15yr guy say???, January 19, 2009 at 1:38 am
  164. I LOVE VITAMIN WATER! ACTUALLY IM DRINKIN POWER-C RIGHT NOW!
    SO WHY R U GNA WASTE YOUR TIME IF YOU DONT LIKE IT DONT DRINK AND DONT COME ON THIS WEBSITE AND HATE!
    MMMMMM… POWER-C IS GREAT!

    HEATHER, January 21, 2009 at 11:00 am
  165. Ok lets compare vitamin water to a type of food….. if you dont like the food are you gonna eat it? No! so why come on this website and talk crap about this drink….. Come on now ppl! Get serious! nobody is making you drink this so why waste the time and come on here if you dont like it! Do you think for one minute that what you say thats negative about this drink is gna change billions of other who love the drink? I think if you dont like the vitamine water then you should get out of this website and go to one that you do like! cause nobody care about calories and Taurine and sugar! Cause if people really cared about that stuff then they wouldnt have made the drink people wouldnt be spendin there money on it and it wouldnt be a popular drink! SO THERE YOU HAVE IT! EVERYONE LOVES VITAMIN WATER

    AND AS OF ME I LOVE THE POWER-C WHOEVER THOUGHT OF THAT ONE IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HEATHER, January 21, 2009 at 11:41 am
  166. Such passionate responses…regarding Vitamin Water…

    Humans are weird, non?

    Elley, January 23, 2009 at 2:52 am
  167. Haha.. Well Vitamin Water is pretty great alternative to water and regular soda.
    Just as long as you can burn off all the calories.
    It’s really tasty, my favorite flavor is XXX (:
    That, and Power-C!

    Sabrina!, January 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm
  168. Vitamin water is great!! The poster way above me, your mom, you are 15 and need to learn how to spell…seriously.

    just me, February 16, 2009 at 1:50 pm
  169. i love the pink vitamin water the bessssst:)))) wooooopshhhhhhhhh!

    jackieeeee, February 19, 2009 at 3:35 pm
  170. VitaminWater is the reason why women’s rights should be revoked. The vast majority of fools buying this over-priced, sugar-flavoured “water” are women.

    Newsflash: eating fruit is cheaper.

    Lester, March 9, 2009 at 7:01 am
  171. Vitamin water is great for you, there’s truly nothing bad about it. 99% of the food we eat has quite a lot of sugar in it anyway, you need sugar and you shouldn’t restrict all of it. Let’s take the brand XXX for example,3g of sugar per serving. That’s not even a teaspoon of sugar. In vitamin water, the sugar included is healthier than High Fructose Corn Syrup and regular sugar. Everyone should stop complaining about the sugar and enjoy it, it has a good amount of vitamins that can be absorbed if you eat the right food along with it. It is a WAY better alternative than pop and is just another step to solve the United States obesity problem. The only problem vitamin water is, is the type of brand you buy, such as the Kiwi flavored one, that’s a little higher in sugar. Just find a healthier vitamin water, drink it down, and live life knowing you didn’t drink a soda and have energy.

    Mimi, March 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm
  172. BRAND EQUITY BABY!!!

    TAKE MARKETING CLASS + NUTRITION CLASS!! THEN YOU WILL KNOW WHY THIS SHIT IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU. SUCKERS. GO TO COLLEGE! LEARN A THING OR TWO. IDIOTS! HAHAHAHA.

    COLLEGE STUDENT, March 11, 2009 at 2:44 pm
  173. “it should be treated like soda. Drank every once in a while, NOT a substitute for real water”

    QFT.

    The best, of course, would be to drink regular water and eat varied colors of fruits and vegetables.

    But I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, they put out a new series on the shelf recently, named Vitamin Water 10, which claim to have only 10 calories per serving.

    Alan, March 13, 2009 at 12:28 am
  174. It’s just a drink, there is more crap in most of the food you eat daily. You only have one God givin life,DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Y’all need a life. Jesus Loves You.

    Slash, March 14, 2009 at 6:29 pm
  175. Why is regular water so uncool? Why, because it’s not marketed by large corporation!

    This is fantastic. The power of advertising. I love it. Not the drinks, I’m a water and juice person myself.

    And to the parent who is upset about her children switching from Vitaminwater to juice… are you flippin serious?
    That’s like telling them it’s not acceptable to choose eating potatoes over potato chips.
    The two belong in different categories, and that’s okay. As long as people understand the line.
    Vitaminwater is no different from other sports drinks, and you wouldnt give your kid Gatorade to wash down his pancakes would you?

    LikeWoah, March 18, 2009 at 2:10 am
  176. OH FOR GOD”S SAKE!!!!!! Why does everyone think that this crap is even acceptable! Just plain water 100% fruit juice, milk an occasionalglass of wine or whisky. Eat right to begin with and you won’t crave all this colored vitamien crap!!!! Haven’t had a soft drind in 35 years and would never touch that colored stuff they call vitamen water. This is why our country is full of obese people!!!!

    Chef Betty Brain, March 31, 2009 at 10:33 pm
  177. By the way I being a country girl have never found great onadulerated water DULL! On the contrary, I can’t wait to have my first glass of crisp clear water every morning when I first wake up!

    Chef Betty Brain, March 31, 2009 at 10:39 pm
  178. I love vitamin water. I have one every weekday with my lunch while I’m at work, only I freeze mine for about 4 hours (after drinking it down about an inch in the bottle) then let it thaw until it’s not quite slushy, but still frozen. I then squeeze the bottle (with the lid on) to break up the ice or I’ll use a plastic spoon to do it. It’s a treat that I look forward to having! I love all the flavor! Has anyone tried the new flavor “Sync” Berry-Cherry? Delicious!!! Viva La Vitamin Water! BTW, my husbands asks me if I own stock in Vitamin Water because I buy so much of it. *lol*

    Vette, April 2, 2009 at 9:45 am
  179. Sorry for the typos: *flavors and *husband (I only have one) *lol*

    Vette, April 2, 2009 at 9:48 am
  180. People would benefit more from drinking milk, 100% juices, and consuming proper amounts of fruits and vegetables than consuming Vitamin Water, but, because this is not an ideal world, it is highly unlikely that this will ever happen.

    The new 10 Calorie Vitamin Water is an entirely new issue.
    It not only contains fructose and erythritol, but it also contains stevia extracts. Stevia is a debatable natural sweetener derived from the Stevia plant, which is native to South America. In its concentrated form, stevia extracts taste hundreds of times sweeter than table sugar and don’t cause tooth decay, but that doesn’t make them better.
    Stevia has been shown to cause damage to the reproductive organs among other adverse effects.

    Case in point being:

    Analyze before you metabolize.
    Make sure you know exactly what you’re going to be putting into your body before you proceed.

    Jenny, April 2, 2009 at 7:21 pm
  181. i go on and off between vitaminwater energy and amp. if you ask me theyre both very good and give you some kind of a boost. i drink both on the poker table

    pokerfan702, April 3, 2009 at 12:06 am
  182. I love the vitamin water flavor XXX, but I started drinking it right before prom and what do you know i gained ten pounds…Apparently electrolytes make you retain water? This issue should be addressed.

    Alex, April 21, 2009 at 12:40 pm
  183. I know vitamin water is good for you but there are some that are not.For example the grape brand isn’t really good for your body it has to much sugar. That is why is you should buy the new brand
    Vitamin water light.

    Mariah, April 21, 2009 at 7:28 pm
  184. Glaceau created smartwater as well for the regular water drinkers out there, except smartwater also has three electrolytes in it and is vapor distilled! This gives it a step up from tap water.

    Vitaminwater seems to also be recognizing our concerns of calories out there as well, and came out with that new vitaminwater10 stuff. I’m sure everyone’s seen the commercials already with mothernature in it. Anyways 10 cals per serving, so that’s 25 calories per its 20 oz bottle, which is way better than before! Yay vitaminwater-and it comes in my fav flavor stilll energy for only 10 cals.

    energy, April 28, 2009 at 11:59 pm
  185. The problem here is that foods are not really healthy or unhealthy. It is diets that are healthy or unhealthy. The degree to which foods are individually healthy is relative to other potential sources. Pretty much everything edible contributes something useful. Even wings and pizza provide useful and necessary diet components. They are just poor sources in comparison to other potential sources.

    The question worth asking should be: How do we measure the healthiness of individual foods? Is it with respect to the best possible sources (not as health as …) or worst possible sources (healthier than …). Or should we just stop calling foods binary terms like healthy or unhealthy and use some sort of healthiness scale.

    Dashing Leech, May 13, 2009 at 10:05 am
  186. people avoid calories too much its called exercise plus id take 1000 natural calories over a “low calorie” or “0 calorie” artificial sweetener anyday

    steve, May 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm
  187. To Lish… WOHOO I’m Drinking Arsenic. Who gives a fuck? It’s fucking better then that Pepsi and Coca-Cola shit.

    XXX and Power-C is where it’s at.

    Although I make exceptions for the Energy Drink Crunk!!!

    :D

    Glow Worm, May 15, 2009 at 9:10 pm
  188. Oh, and Apple seeds have Arsenic, but it’s such a small dose. It’ll kill you if you eat around 20,000 of them, You’l probably need to drink alot of Vitamin Water for the same effect, and even then you’ll end up pissing it out.

    Glow Worm, May 15, 2009 at 9:14 pm
  189. people are dumb.. they think ’cause it says water it’ll be good for you. they don’t do the research. let’s just rename it vitamin soft drink.

    mehh, May 23, 2009 at 7:49 am
  190. I too like at least one variety of vitaminwater, Essential – Orange Orange. I find it a bit better if I add one teaspoon of Aspartame sweetener. Adds no calories but makes it more palatable for me. I don’t drink it on a regular basis but it beats plain water on taste.

    Thomas Elliott, May 28, 2009 at 9:27 pm
  191. JUST DRINK WATER AND POP SOME VITAMINS DAILY… I TRIED VITAMIN WATER AND I LOVE IT THE TASTE IS GREAT FOR WHAT IT IS..BUT… I DID MY RESEARCH AND I’M CONVINCED THAT ALL THAT SUGAR IS NOT GOING TO HELP ME LOSE THIS BELLY FAT. SO..I’M GOING TO FINISH UP THE 5 BOTTLES I HAVE IN MY FRIDGE AND GO BACK TO BASIC WATER. IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED VITAMINWATER..GOOD RITTENS…

    tati, May 30, 2009 at 4:52 am
  192. sean, do you even know what electrolytesw are?

    joe, June 9, 2009 at 7:09 am
  193. Vitamin water is a great soft drink indeed, but….

    What really irritates me is the fact they try to make it look healthy!

    Their health claims – on bottles and on the website – are, at least, not responsible.

    Any dietary supplements with such claims would be banned by FDA.

    Be well,
    Meir

    Vitamin_Water_Bad, June 18, 2009 at 3:18 am
  194. I read an interesting article on VitaminWater’s branding and marketing today. It’s nice to finally see someone challenge Gatorade. I definitely agree that both are pretty much sugar water though :)

    http://onthebutton.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/vitamin-water/

    tim, June 18, 2009 at 3:41 pm
  195. it’s no worse for you than gatorade. regardless of whether or not it’s good for you, the brand is awesome! i found a cool review of vitaminwater here: http://onthebutton.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/vitamin-water/ some branding experts give vitamin water a tip of the hat. thought it would be interesting.

    john bryant, June 18, 2009 at 11:38 pm
  196. Wow, all the sugar haters. This stuff is just what you need when you are dealing with a bad hangover. A night of drinking depletes your b-vitamins and electrolyte (sugar) levels. Water alone won’t fix that.

    Galt, June 26, 2009 at 4:07 pm
  197. 87–Vitamin water gives me stomach aches, too, which really bums me out because I love the taste and the fact that it has fewer calories than soda. I refuse to drink anything with artificial sweetener, so I thought VW was perfect. My favorite flavor was Be Relaxed, but then I noticed episodes of gastrointestinal distress after drinking it. I seem to tolerate Dragonfruit much better–but i am curious as to why the stomach aches??? I am sure they were caused by the Be Relaxed Vitamin Water.

    Violetta, July 12, 2009 at 11:53 pm
  198. US Gov related Sports association was endorsing Gatorade for some reason since many years ago. So…I used to buy Gatorade all the time, but didn’t like the fact that is just water w/color and corn syrup.(nothing but CAPRI SUN) I discontinued buying it. Then these days, I buy Vitamine water since kids explains that it works better for them for their match or training when they drinks it. I try not to buy same flavor all the time, and mix it up. Since this is not natural drinks, I’ll continue to investigate if this is safe and won’t give any future problem for kids.

    sports mom, July 13, 2009 at 7:05 pm
  199. I love Vitamin Water, I just got done drinking my 3rd one. I’ve been drinking it for quite a while now, it doesn’t give you cancer.

    salina connelly, July 15, 2009 at 8:29 pm
  200. On the ingredients list, it says it contains “reverse osmosis water, cane sugar… colour” (I have the ‘Energy’ one right now, so it lists citric acid, natural flavour, guarana seed extract [for flavour]; also has 50 mg of caffiene).

    I live in Canada; some reason, I see a difference in the ingredients listed here and on my bottle, which spells “flavour” instead of the absence of ‘u’.

    Calories/591mL: 120

    I love this disdained substance regardless.

    Lucy, August 3, 2009 at 1:24 pm
  201. Damn you people. You don’t understand that if you don’t like a product that is marketed, don’t buy it! And also, there are no arsenic, lead or any other of that stuff. Besides, people shouldn’t be worrying about this stupid stuff when there are bigger problems in the world, like alcohol and smoking, air and water pollution, and stuff like poverty and world hunger. So shut your big fat mouths and do something productive for a change.

    nintendofan, August 13, 2009 at 7:21 pm
  202. Also, with out calories we would die. The exact definition of “calorie” is heat energy that is used in the human body as(as it is) energy!!!! So if you’ve got no calories, well, you won’t gain or lose fat, but you will stay the way you are and you won’t be able to get out of bed and you will die the slowest recorded death in history, simply by not eating!

    nintendofan, August 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm
  203. Vitamin water is nothing but sugar and water it contains No juice what so ever and it has artificial sweeteners and sugars and it contains 150 calories and 33 grams of sugar which is MORE then soda. They are good marketers calling them “energy” and “pure” yet they are far from either Im sorry but i wouldnt drink this crap. I would rather drink water or if you are craving somthing sweet add some lemon or lime to your water or add some stevia its awsome you should google it if you dont know what it is.

    okay, September 1, 2009 at 4:56 am
  204. @okay: Did you read any other comments here? Have looked at Coke’s ingredients? It’s simple math.

    20oz. bottle of Coke:
    - calories: 239
    - sugar: 66.5g

    20oz. bottle of Vitamin Water:
    - calories: 125
    - sugar: 32.5g

    Pretty obvious which has more sugar & calories. And regardless of how valuable any individual finds the vitamins in VW to be, they just plain ain’t there in Coke and the like.

    VW certainly isn’t the healthiest drink ever, but given it’s comparatively low sugar and the addition of vitamins, I wouldn’t call it “crap”.

    Just some dude, September 1, 2009 at 6:13 pm
  205. soda has less sugar and calories than vitamin water? youre dumb. here try this test.

    take 2 guys, have 1 drink soda all day and the other drink vitamin water all day. measure their weight and body fat %. make them eat the exact same meals a day.

    “The Institute of Medicine advises that men consume roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day and women consume 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.”

    3 liters is 101 ounces. so lets have those 2 guys drink their respective drink with a cap of 101 ounces a day.

    let them keep doing that for a week, lets see who ends up being fatter and unhealthier in the end.

    its insane that there are some people who are too dumb to even think soda is better than vitamin water

    ross, September 10, 2009 at 11:14 am
  206. #

    Imagine if someone figured out how to add vitamins to water without making it taste so horrible that they had to add all that sugar…
    RB, February 12, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    god did and called it toamtoe juice

    postit, October 7, 2009 at 12:43 am
  207. vitamine water sucks it has caffeine which stunts your growth

    sfsdf, October 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm
  208. To comment number 60 up there, 8 oz is equivalent to 240 ml. An ounce is roughly 30 ml. 8 x 30 = 240.

    18 months later, just sayin’.

    LC, October 21, 2009 at 11:09 pm
  209. I’m amazed at the amount of illiterate youth these days. You’re all morons, and the future of our planet is in dire straits indeed should we have to depend on the likes of you for the growth of society.

    Go youth!!

    Old school guy, October 30, 2009 at 6:35 am
  210. I’m a U.S. Marine, and I drink this stuff because the taste isn’t as intense as Gatorade, it’s not carbonated, and it (XXX specifically) has 250% RDA of Vitamin C… for a 2,000 calorie diet. In the feild we consume more than 4,000 calories a day and still run dry on nutrients sometimes. While I agree that any normal sedentary person shouldn’t be drinking this kind of stuff in excess, I love it in between gallons of real water.

    Jim, November 5, 2009 at 7:32 am
  211. I cannot believe how stupid the comments are out here on Vitamin Water

    Here is their label

    Serving size: 8 fl oz, Servings per container: 2.5;
    Amount per serving: Calories: 50;
    Total fat: 0g, Sodium: 0mg;
    Total carbohydrates: 13g;
    Sugar: 13g;
    Protein: 0g;
    Vitamin C: 100%;
    Vitamin B3: 10%;
    Vitamin B6: 10%;
    Vitamin B12: 10%;
    Vitamin B5: 10%

    Now maybe you can learn how to read a label. This contains 2.5 servings per 8 oz. Multiple ALL ingredients by 2.5. WHY? Since you cannot read, there are 2 and one half COMPLETE servings in ONE 8 oz bottle.

    So sugar is NOT 13 g but 13 * 2.5 or ~33g
    Calories are 50*2.5 or 125 calories

    BTW, 8 oz Coke = 27g – lower than Vitamin Water, and only 100 calories.

    For Pete’s sake, math and reading skills are really pathetic in this country.

    pathetic, November 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm
  212. vitamn water is composed of red blood cells and cow urine. I drink it daily despite my massive heart attacks due to the vitamins in this “holy” water. me and my 46 kids LOVE boogers and sweaty socks for brunch
    suck it dry
    -Billy Bushmaster

    Billy Bushmaster, November 12, 2009 at 2:39 pm
  213. ok i found this site looking to see if vt water is actualy good for you? im looking at it now and no one realy has an awnser. in my opoion if you drink it and it conitans vitamns its good for you.weather your getting a mass amount or not. i only drink it cuz im sick of everything els out there but it being good is just a plus. as far as the calories are concernd not every one wants low cal stuff. personaly i belive that it is good not the best but good. well water is proly the best for you but if your moving around all the time and sweating like i do when skateing and snowboarding you want the electolights that it provides the vitamsn are just a plus.

    pyro, November 17, 2009 at 11:41 pm
  214. Many seem to be concerned with calorie counting and sugar measuring. Pure sugar is healthier and less fattening than artificial sweeteners because your body can digest it. As one person said above, calories can be burned. Diets should be evaluated on content, nutrition, and common sense, not calories. I am appalled that diets actually cut out fruits or veggies to avoid the natural sugar content. It’s a fallacy to think that our bodies can easier digest man-made artificial chemical components better than straight natural fibrous and digestable foods. Also, anyone looking to lose weight, try adding between 1 apple or up to a pound of apples a day to your routine diet. Also add a few liters of water a day to your normal diet. When I did this, I lost 40 pounds of fat in about a month, without changing the rest of my diet. That’s a little rapid, but all that weight was just built-up toxic undigestable preservatives, fat and ten pounds water weight. Sodium, preservatives and other chemical compounds that do not grow out of the ground generally cannot be digested properly by our natural enzymes contained in our body, which are excellent at digesting natural foods sans preservatives and artificial ingredients.

    jey, November 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm
  215. Also, consider sodium content when doing drink comparisons. Soda, energy drinks, and sports drinks have astounding amounts of sodium which cause water retention/bloating in addition to other undesirable long-term symptoms. Other key factors to include are the addition of other ingredients. Drinks and snacks laiden with monosodiumglutamate(MSG), preservatives and names that sound like they belong on a shampoo bottle do not mesh well with our organic bodies which are made of the same materials as other life on earth, not yellow #5 and the array of other man-made chemical compounds. In studying the chemical makeup of ingredients, one can see how nature’s finest foods break down into what our bodies need to regenerate and function.

    jey, November 18, 2009 at 4:31 pm
  216. He is a beverage…holy cow, it tastes good, it quenches your thirst. It has calories….wow, it is a beverage with some sugar and some calories, I think I am in shock!!
    You drink it because you like it, like you would a glass of sweet tea or lemonade.
    It has a little nutrition, okay, good, like enriched white bread. I do not think anyone eats enriched white bread because of its health benefits, but because they like how it tastes!
    You know, sometimes we eat things and drink things because we simply LIKE THEM!

    texasbirdgirl, December 10, 2009 at 5:45 pm
  217. Okay? It’s a drink with calories. Oh my god, I think I might die! Give me a break. If you are against calories and carbs or whatever, drink water and live your boring as hell life. :) I’ll be enjoying my life with a bottle of VITAMIN WATER!

    Marissa, December 13, 2009 at 2:03 am
  218. I’m not sure what vitamin water everyone else is drinking but, the one I have only has 10 calories per serving at 2.5 servings, so 25 calories total. So what’s the verdict on this crystalline fructose stuff?

    scuba steve, January 7, 2010 at 9:58 am
  219. I personally love vitamin water (lemonade!). The lemonade kind has 120 calories per bottle, which some complain is too high. Though if you think about it, it’s actually not that bad at all. One tropicana orange juice box contains 120 calories and it’s not nearly as much liquid as a whole bottle of vitamin water. Other juice boxes usually contain at least 100 calories and that’s for 120 ml only. Where as with vitamin water, your getting to drink a WHOLE bottle which is like 500 and something ML for the same amount of calories or less even. Plus along with that, you are getting nutritional value (vitamins). I wouldn’t use it as a replacement of water obviously, but when you’re wanting something healthy with a bit more flavour then water, I’d opt for this… yum.

    Chelsea, January 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm
  220. To clarify a point… Vitamin Water isn’t 50 cent’s product.Smart water, a sister product of VW is his product.

    shannon, January 31, 2010 at 3:48 am
  221. I’ve seen alot of very valid points in this thread, and I’ve seen alot of BS… BUT, based on my research on the ingredients, there ARE some risks involved. However, I highly doubt that it would have any serious effects unless taken in MASS quanities. Our bodies composition is all different, as far as VW causing headaches, stomach aches, ect, I guess it’s how your body components reacts to certain chemicals or ingredients involved. I enjoy a VW every now and then, so, I would just say it’s just about as ‘dangerous’ as any other drink out there. Feel me?

    Wynter, February 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm
  222. to pathetic, post #211. Maybe you need to learn how to read a nutrition label. There are 20 oz. in a bottle of vitamin water. 8oz per serving x 2.5 servings per bottle = 20oz. By the way, there are less calories in an 8oz. serving of VW than an 8oz. serving of Coke.

    E Berg, February 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm
  223. ‘A poor man’s filler’ is all you are left with re additives (vitamins etc.) in water etc.. No wonder there are wars in the world..such passion and no thought processes…Article: understanding there is a MATRIX involved with natural products (something natural therapists know)..i.e. regarding additives and pills (medication) in nature (salicylate-rich willow bark) there is no damage as the matrix includes a ‘quencher’ but if you isolate and chemically synthesizes the active ingredient and call it say ‘pain relief’ then you may get haemorrhage in the stomach”… i.e. Natural “oranges, vitamin C is part of a MATRIX involving many beneficial phytochemicals (for example, cyanidin-3-glucoside, flavanones and carotenoids)..But how they are interacting is still anyone’s guess”.
    Italian researchers in the Division of Human Nutrition at the University of Milan, Italy (Guarnieri S, Riso P, et al., British Journal of Nutrition). http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=37

    electrolife, March 6, 2010 at 11:40 pm
  224. All bottled drinks containing sugar (i.e. Vitamin water)and sports drinks dentists warn leave a legacy of tooth decay and therefore a very large hidden cost, thousand of dollars…no one wants a ‘gummy’ or’ rotten teeth’ smile.. very ugly; tooth erosion, teeth discolouration, structural weakness and tooth sensitivity are the visible side effects. Have a ‘water chaser’ after sipping a bottled ‘sugar water’ could help minimize damage; better still have a sip from unique ‘ChiH20’ – get real! essential water…http://www.chih20water.com (follow link for science and info).

    electrolife, March 7, 2010 at 12:44 am
  225. Just another crappy drink from another crappy
    big multinational company who only care about big
    time profit and couldn’t care less about anyone’s health!!
    Does anyone out there actually drink just plain water (not from
    a bottle) I know I do and I don’t need this junk in my body!!!

    jayee, April 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm
  226. I have read all of the posts here and can not believe everyone is in such an uproar. If you want to drink VW go for it, personally, it helped me kick the addiction I had to soda for about 8 months. I had soda running through my veins since I was 8 yrs old (if not younger). But to say that tap water is best…um….you might want to take a sample of it to your local health department, and have them test it but don’t tell them that you got it from your tap water that you drink everyday. I bet they will tell you to close your pool down because it has too much chlorine in it. I’ll take my chances with VW and not on tap.
    And as for making rich people richer…….your buying filtration systems for your faucets and homes. Duh, your spending hundreds of $$$$$. who’s getting richer there? YOU? If so, let me know cuz I will go that route.
    Everything we do makes rich people richer. Use the bathroom, rich dude gets richer. make dinner, Lots of rich people get richer. Here’s a good one, drink tap water….guess what, the rich get richer AGAIN!!! Imagine that. The statement “We’re just making rich people richer” is just dumb. We all know we are making rich people richer because WE aren’t any richer.
    As for the taste…It tastes an heck of alot better than gatorade does. How about harping on their ingreidients and what it does to you. I have had no problems with VW but if I drink gatorade I get stomach aches that you would not believe.

    Have a wonderful day.

    SB, May 18, 2010 at 9:20 pm
  227. Vitamin water is my most favorite drink ever! It is fantastic with good vitamins for you. It doesn’t give Cancer if it did it wouldn’t be on the market. Just because the economy is bad doesn’t mean the FDA is! And if it did give cancer I would probably have it…and I don’t!

    AA, June 5, 2010 at 8:05 am
  228. Screw vitamin water, mountain dew is the best drink ever.

    Lolfail, June 6, 2010 at 8:33 pm
  229. Face it; AT is the one being misleading here by comparing a 20 oz drink to a 12 oz drink and leaving out the fact that one has vitamins and minierals while the other is completely devoid of either.

    If you’re going to compare the two different sized drinks then you need to break it down to a per oz comparison.

    Vit. Water: 50 calories * 2.5 servings = 125 calories for 20 oz drink.
    Mt. Dew: 170 calories * 1 serving = 170 calories for 12 oz drink

    Vit. Water: 125 calories / 20 oz = 6.25 calories per oz
    Mt. Dew: 170 calories / 12 oz = 14.16 calories per oz

    Is it really that hard? You tell me which has more calories… ND was right; it’s more than twice as many. It’s largely a moot point anymore now that they have a product line out now with hardly any calories.

    Mt. Dew has no vitamins and minerals while Vit. Water his packed with them (especially the Multi-V falvor)

    I still prefer Mt. Dew. Sweet…. green…. necter…. =)

    duder, June 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm
  230. Simple as this: it’s not truly good for you, but certainly not bad for you – I just drink it because they taste good and aren’t cloying and sugary like a lot of stuff on the market.

    Calories, calories, calories. Too vague a thing to worry about so much. Complex carbs, simple carbs? Calories from fat, or protein? You can’t just say it has calories and that’s bad. Shut up about the calories already.

    Lazarus, June 17, 2010 at 12:29 am
  231. Hey!
    My dad is going for a bike “journey” tomorrow and it’s a lot of miles. My mum bought him Isostar and 2 Vitamin Waters: the lemon one and the potassium one.
    What do you think it’s better for him to take on his journey, besides water and fruit, of course, and why?
    Please, answer quick. Thank you

    Sofia, June 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm
  232. VITAMIN WATER IS THE SEX.
    all ya’ll mad uptight & this is yo mama talkin DEAL.

    yo mama, June 23, 2010 at 5:21 am
  233. It’s amazing how much extremism there is and how the media works off people’s extremist nature. Is sugar bad for you? Not at all. Is 300 grams of sugar a day bad for you? Certainly. But guess what? A can of soda or a Vitamin Water a day isn’t going to put anyone in the hospital or make anyone’s butt as big and disgusting as a Kardashian sisters’. I think for a workout drink Vitamin Water is excellent since the sodium and potassium are much needed electrolytes lost through sweat. The low sugar content also makes it both palatable and helps with glycogen levels. Interesting how Christopher Intagliata sets up a straw man by referring to Margo G. Wootan’s comments. Wootan NEVER directly commented on Vitamin Water but rather made a general claim regarding adding vitamins to junk food. So a hot dog with vitamins isn’t healthful but what the hell does that have to do with a sports drink? Mr. Intagliata go back to J school, you write like a child.

    Brad, June 24, 2010 at 5:02 am
  234. Vitamin water is good 4 u or as they say =^$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dalia Mahmoud, July 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm
  235. ok whats the need for the dig at the Kardashain sisters? They are beautiful and embrace their curves which is inspirational for young women all over the world.

    italiano92, July 7, 2010 at 1:19 pm
  236. Just like anything else in this world, there are pros and cons. If you over use something, it is going to be, without a doubt, hazardous. For the people drinking 20 bottles of Vitamin Water a day, you are obviously going to have health problems.
    However, this does not excuse CocaCola for putting harmful chemicals into drink. Not only are these vitamins in ratio to chemicals minimal, but this horrid company is giving this illusion and false hope that you are drinking something healthy.
    Whether or not this drink is good for you or not seems to be irrelevant, because people will still consume it, no matter how outrageous the stats are going to be. The problem with this drink is the moral point. That being if you are going to put cancer in a bottle, at least give fair warning.

    Juliee, August 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm
  237. I love Vitamin Water. It gives me a feeling of hydration, and seems to keep me alert during a long work day, but does not keep me up at night. To me, tastes better than soda as well

    Nicole M, August 19, 2010 at 6:57 pm
  238. I used to drink Vitamin Water Muli V because I liked the lemony flavor. Then it occurred to me – Duh, I can add lemon to my own water. For those drinking Vitamin Water because it tastes better than regular water, try adding a squeeze of lemon, a sprig of mint, or a few slices of cucumber to regular or filtered tap water. It is easy. After seeing the movie Thirst http://www.thirstthemovie.org/index.html and learning about all the plastic in the Pacific Garbage Patch, I stopped drinking Vitamin Water and bottled water in general.

    Amy, August 21, 2010 at 10:59 am
  239. “No consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking Vitaminwater was a healthy beverage”. -Coca-Cola

    This is the oral argument Coke lawyers offered after being sued for mislabeling the drink as healthy. So I don’t think it’s necessary or appropriate to dance around the question you pose, Mr. Intagliata. NO, it is not good for you.

    Brad at #233, junk food has to do with a sport drink because “sport drinks” are junk food. The real truth is there’s no such thing as a “sport drink”- it was a term made up by soda companies to generate a new consumer base for non-carbonated soft drinks. I guess we’d all like to think people should know how to read the fine print in labels effectively- God knows that’s the only way we ever get any semblance of the truth these days. HELLO. Read Coke’s argument. They are essentially calling any one of you that defended the healthiness of Vitaminwater STUPID. They market one thing and legally claim the opposite? WHAT???? People are so GD ignorant and Coke laps it up.

    http://themoderatevoice.com/82165/coca-cola-no-consumer-could-reasonably-think-vitaminwater-is-healthy/

    BB, September 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm
  240. I think Vitamin Water is the derivative of good marketing: making us believe it’s a great alternative to a healthier lifestyle, but it really isn’t. Drinks like Swing Juice are more beneficial, but because of good marketing, Vitamin water drowns the healthier alternatives out. I’d rather go for something that taste good and is healthier: Swing Juice.

    Jon, October 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm
  241. I think that drinks like Swing Juice are healthier and better for you, and not to mention it taste 1000x better than your water with vitamins crap. Good Marketing is all it is: something appealing that causes all us to act like zombies and go out and buy. I don’t deal with Vitamin water at all, especially since I found out about Swing Juice. Do yourself a favor and find something better than Vitamin Water, because it’s a Coke product.

    Kenneth, October 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm
  242. I LOVE MY VITAMIN WATER! it always makes me feel better after drinking it. It is refreshing and hydrating! IT HAS NO CAFFIENE, and i would hardly drink any water anyway!

    It is better than drinking multiple amounts of cola or lemonade! Its definately good to have some vitamins rather than none! It is a hell of alot lower in sugars than other drinks!

    Now cmon people VITAMIN WATER WONT MAKE YOU FAT! YOU MAKE YOU FAT!!!

    EVERYTHING IS GOOD IN MODERATION AND A LITTLE SUGAR IN YOUR DIET IS HEALTHY IT GIVES YOU ENERGY!!!

    so i think you should all get a life enjoy a VITAMIN WATER but please think about the environment and RECYCLE your empty bottle!!!
    (a little trick i do is re-fill the bottle with water from the tap and put them in the fridge the flavour left in the bottle infuses your water for like the next 10 re-fills)

    RECYCLE PLEASE PEOPLE SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND STOP Being so childish bickering about something so pathetic!

    Katherine-Bette, October 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm
  243. All y’all saying “Butbutbut 20 oz. vs. 12!!” need to tell us right now – do you ever JUST drink 12 ounces of a bottle of Vitamin Water? No, you drink the whole bottle. Case closed, now shut up already – Vitamin Water is nothing but water with sugar in it. Have a nice glass of WATER from the FILTER on the TAP. It costs about 6/10ths of a cent per glass.

    Forge, October 20, 2010 at 4:36 pm
  244. Hi it was mentioned that it is better to “take” vitamins with water.
    Another waste of money if your intention is to improve or maintain your health.
    We are blessed with a bounty of naturally occurring foods from which if eaten in a balanced way provide all requirements needed by the body.
    Boring I know but it had to be said.

    sharonia, November 5, 2010 at 11:58 pm
  245. I am a huge water connoisseur and never have drank much of anything else until I tried the glaceau vitamin water. I really like it, but do not consume the whole bottle when drinking it. I want to know though if it is bad for me while i am taking comedian, and will it make my blood thicker being it has some vitamin K in it? I can not get an answer from all the searches about this, and hope I can find out something from here. I am very good about taking my med on time, and not eating anything with a lot of Vitamin K, green veggies etc, and or, drink anything with green tea.. I am just wanting to be sure this is OK to drink, because by left leg swells when my blood gets thick, and sense I have been drinking it I have had a bit of puffiness in my feet and ankle and want to know if it could be the Vitamin Water. If anyone can give me an answer I would appreciate it.. Thank you

    Cindy, November 22, 2010 at 11:36 pm
  246. The zero water should be fine. I am diabetic and use it as a substitute for juice or soda. See this published article I came across

    http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/2010/03/post_29.html

    stacy, February 8, 2011 at 10:08 am
  247. Ohh my goodness!
    This is new to me, I mean I guess thats just the teenager in me.
    See vitamins and water, holy! We’ve got a match!! Alsoo, they are amazing! My favorite one is “Dragon Fruit” … and the last part of this article is so true..I’m addicted to the Dragon Fruit water, I crave it all the time, and when I can I buy it. I finally got curious and desided to do some research, turns out they aren’t what I thought they were..imposter!! I mean, I looked at the label, and seen the sugar and thought, well if thats the only thing “bad” in this.. why not? Now, it’s a once in a while thing.. finding something else to drink is in my best interest.

    Mallary, February 12, 2011 at 8:55 am
  248. I hate vitamin water. My friend was killed in the great vitamin water war of 05. Godamned dragonfruit got him right between the eyes. Also I heard once some guy was killed by a vitamin water vending machine when it crushed him to death. He was angry because it ate his change and began to shake it vigorously. On the bright side as it fell some vitamin water leaked out and he was able to absorb some of the vitamin b through his wounds easing his pain before dying an awful death. Did you know you could also drown in vitamin water? Doesn’t really matter what flavor you just need a lot of it. Except xxx… if you try to drown yourself in that it will actually fill your lungs and allow you to swim freely under water like ed harris in that movie the abyss. But causing cancer? Hah that’s retarted!

    thetruthiness, February 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm
  249. I ended up here because my friend made the ridiculous claim to me that vitamin water causes cancer. Being experienced in te chemistry of sugars, I knew that wasn’t the case but wanted to find something to prove it. I ended up here, and after reading the comments I see that the vitamin water causes cancer idea is an urban legend that has taken hold.

    I don’t even drink any sweetened beverages, but I can’t stand it when people are too stupid to research things. Food science is just another topic where the general public doesn’t know its ass from a hole in the ground.

    Crystalline fructose currently has no link to cancer. Most of the other ingredients are vitamins. Think about it, the myth states that it causes cancer. But which ingredient is it supposedly? Why couldn’t they just remove that ingredient? If they don’t remove it, wouldn’t they be sued?

    The corn syrup vs sugar debate is a serious one though. Sucrose (table sugar) is made up of glucose and fructose that must be separated by your body. But why am I trying to explain this, it is something everyone should have learned in school.

    YOU ARE ALL TOO FUCKING STUPID TO UNDERSTAND ANYTHING SCIENTIFIC, AND THE SOONER YOU LEARN THAT THE BETTER OFF YOU WILL BE

    James, March 11, 2011 at 8:58 pm
  250. Everyone is talking about how much sugar is in vitamim water but if it bothers you then why not get the SUGARFREE Zero calorie vitamin water. It’s good!

    JAB, March 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm
  251. Is Vitamin water healthier than soda?
    Let’s consider a fave flavor of mine – energy – which is loaded with B-vitamins as well as beta carotene (for color)!

    B vitamins are water soluble and beneficial for (at least)the following reasons:
    Support and increase the rate of metabolism
    Maintain healthy skin and muscle tone
    Enhance immune and nervous system function
    Promote cell growth and division, including that of the red blood cells that help prevent anemia
    Reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer

    Being water soluble, they need water to be absorbed by the body, not fat as mentioned in this “article”….does vitamin water contain enough water to make this happen? Pretty sure it does!

    On to the cancer issue…

    Beta carotene is a naturally occurring compound found in veggies like carrots & sweet potatoes that is used to color energy flavor Vitamin water. Sure sounds healthier than “yellow #5″ to me :) Studies show the intake of beta carotene in cigarette smokers will increase the risk of lung cancer…but the beta carotene does not cause the cancer, it allows the cigarettes to cause cancer quicker due to its ability to promote cell growth in the body (see above)… so, no smoke, no worries, mates!

    On to the sugar debate:
    20 oz. classic coke: 65g sugars (from corn syrup), 233 calories
    20 oz. vitamin water (energy): 33g sugars (from fructose), 125 cal, 100 RDA vitamins B3, B5, B6 & B12, & 250% RDA Vitamin C

    Half the sugar & at least 100% RDA of 6 water soluble vitamins means yes, kids, it’s better for you than coke…so drink up & enjoy yourself!

    Steve H, March 15, 2011 at 10:14 pm
  252. I think that vitamin water is very good tasting but i dont think that this is to healthy for you. WEll i guess it depends on the person and their body type. i say this because me i drink vitamin water thinking that it is very good for you, But no its not that healthy for me because i had gained some extra pounds for drinking this drink. i drink the XXX flavored one.. it’s acai,blueberry,and pomegranate. the nutriton facts about this one is it contains 2.5 servings in one container the calories is 50 and the sugers are 13. this drink seems pretty healthy to me.. i anit going to lie i love vitamin water i drink the XXX flavored one all the time. im drinking one right now.im just saying people shouldnt judge the drink untill they know everything about their body and whats good for them. then they shouldnt blame the drink if its not healthy for them because they knew what was healthy for them and they drank it.

    Azysalyn, April 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm
  253. Guys

    You know what,this is exactly the problem with people,because their minds are not as creative,all of sudden now they are scientist in bio – medical.Some one came up with creative idea of VW, and he did not promise any miracles,all he said the main ingredients he is really promoting is water content and vitamins,so if it has sugar this and sugar that F**** what? How many of us drinks freaken beer and wine that has god knows what in there that’s harmful? what about all these energy drinks that will kill straight with caffeine and people buys them like crazy.Just stop wara wara critics and buy what suits finish and klaar.

    gaylord, July 1, 2011 at 5:53 am
  254. 1. No, there isn’t any actual science behind their marketing themes. Vitamin Water is marketed to seem like it is good for you. This isn’t true, as the drink is filled with corn syrup and the vitamin’s it contains we don’t need and probably won’t ingest.

    2. The scientific evidence behind the Italian study is strong because it tested the how people ingested vitamin E on an empty stomach vs. with a meal.

    3. No, I don’t believe someone could really become addicted to Vitamin Water unless they had a record of becoming easily addicted to things.

    Jacqueline Menton, September 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm
  255. Vitamin water doesn’t have the vitamins you need until you eat food with it, which is what most people do anyway, so I don’t see why they would include that in their argument.

    Also, people don’t necessarily get addicted to the drink the way that they would to a drug addiction because it’s more of a “Oh, I want a vitamin water” rather than “I need a vitamin water.”

    Other sports drinks are worse in my opinion than vitamin water, but either way it doesn’t matter what you drink, as long as it’s satisfying to you and keeps you hydrated.

    Marc, September 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm
  256. I was told by my “cooking on a budget” teacher, to not spend $2.00 on a bottle of vitamin water, but to add a little juice from a real fruit (if anyone remembers what that is), to water, in a washable bottle. I take it that meant that the vitamins in that home-made beverage were sufficient. I tend to be low on iron only, as I am a menstrual age woman. I don’t worry about ALL vitamins and minerals if I don’t have to, just as I am not going to worry that Larry King is going to chop my head off in the middle of the night!

    susan, November 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm
  257. i heard you can die from it

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  259. The main problem I have with Vitamin water is how it is advertised. As a society we generally realise the health issues that can arise from drinking soda, energy drinks, etc. However, vitamin water is being portrayed as a healthy alternative. The fact that they use the term “water” in the title is misleading. As is the term “vitamin”. Considering most of the vitamins are artificial and will not be absorbed by the body there is no benefit in that. Also a high sugar content is troubling. Is it better then soda. Probably. Is it better then water. No. Vitamin water is essentially water with a lot of sugar dumped in. So save your money and pour about 2 tablespoons of sugar in a glass of water for the same effect.
    Cheers

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