Review: PepPod: a natural alternative to Emergen-C.

Via Lindsey Block
on May 19, 2010
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PepPod vs. Emergen-C

My vote: I choose PepPod, a more natural body boost that boosts energy, focus and immunity. PepPod gives my worse side, the I-kinda-just-got-out-of-college-lazy-“adult” excuse, some serious help in the morning.  PepPod is my morning pick-me-up, making up for any drinking I might have done the night before, right before my all day coffee binge. It feels good to start my day with my necessary vitamins.

More than just Vitamin C, Power Powder blends real levels of Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Electrolytes and Flavonoids into one convenient packet that users mix with water. A Naturally sweetened, Green Tea’d and Ginseng’d alternative to the usual health boost lineup. Real Ingredients, Real Results. PepPod provides a powerful energy source without the typical energy drink crash. Power Powder naturally boosts the immune system, enhances energy levels, and improves focus.  Simply add to water and enjoy.

I was given the Power Powder to review. I’ve actually long been a secret Emergen-C fiend, and didn’t believe anything could compare. But, not only does PepPod taste better than Emergen-C, it actually dissolves, leaving no messy residue in the glass and ensuring I’ve ingested my fill of vitamins for the day.  I’m also sold on “natural,” though I’d prefer “organic,” because I don’t have a clue what’s really in Emergen-C.

So how do they compare? According to PedPod…

Way to Improve: Why the individually wrapped, non recycled, not recyclable “convenient” packets? I have not once in my few years of drinking energy supplement powder ever drank it outside the comfort of my own home. Not to mention, isn’t the concept of “On-the-Go” devoid of any mindfulness? I’d suggest (if it doesn’t already exist) serving PepPod in a bulk tin to where I can then serve myself a tablespoon every morning. I’m pretty sure I can handle measuring out the specified amount and then there would be so much less waste, right?


About Lindsey Block

Lindsey Block spends her weekdays as part of the Elephant Journal crew and her weekends hiking or picnicking at the park with a book. She's been a vegetarian for most of her adult life and delights in cooking up a new recipe (even though she really just wants to make tacos). She currently lives in Southern California.


8 Responses to “Review: PepPod: a natural alternative to Emergen-C.”

  1. But what's the cost comparison like? Emergen-C is fairly inexpensive.

  2. Good question. I looked around online a bit but couldn't find the exact price of PepPod. I think it's around $10 for a 10 pack which is significantly more than Emergen-C (around $8 for a 30 pack).

  3. Great! But, I can not do Ginseng. Don't know how many people out there can't do it either, but when I take Ginseng, my ovaries swell!! So I guess I can't try the pea pod. Also, I already think Emergen-C is pricey so I am not going to spend more for another product. I think I will eat Organic Kale!!

  4. LeeAnn says:

    lindsey, have you tried nuun or their all natural product U?

  5. I have not yet. Sounds and looks tasty!
    ~ Lindsey

  6. Mary says:

    We keep Emergen-C at the dojo so when someone overdoes a workout, they can re-gain some strength. I'll have to try the PepPod (whole Foods I assume?). I'd think they could make the little packets biodegradeable. I carry them when I travel and hiking so I like the convenience of the packets, but I don't like the waste.

  7. FrankT says:

    Well of course you chose PepPod, they’re a sponsor. Boo!

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