All Customer Reviews for EcoDrink Vitamin and Mineral Daily


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RNmom
by Teri

I think this product is fantastic!!! I have 2 kids, one of which will not take the gummy/chewable vitamins; she is the one who truly needs it! My kids & I really like this product. We like the flavor! I use one packet for both of the kids and add a lot of water and ice. I will drink it with one packet in the sports bottle. Otherwise, we only drink milk and water.
I believe you need to try someting & form your own opinion. Some people may be bothered with the sucralose. Although it has a small amount of Sucralose in it, I am happy that I am getting the vitamins and minerals into my children that they really need right now. Artificial sweeteners are in an amazing amount of food products & supplements because it is less expensive than products like Stevia. If you were drinking several packets a day then maybe there should be more of a concern. However, most people are drinking 1/2 - 1 packet a day so the amount of Sucralose is minimal.
All the products I have found that are similar to this one have some amount of artificial sweeteners in it. Come on people!! There will always be something to complain about. My family eats really basic, real foods. So Im not going to worry about the small amount Sucralose this product has that my famiy is exposed to a couple times a week.
Try it! Form your own opinion! Its a decent supplement alternative.


Smells like rotten eggs
by Kim

After sitting for a short time in any water bottle it smells like rotten eggs. I tried refrigerating it with no luck. Wondering if it is safe to drink with that odd smell.


Dental Assistant
by Dani

LOVE this vitamin drink. Taste pretty darn good and I am able to get my water intake and a vitamin dose. I would and do reccomend this to everyone.


should have read reviews before purchasing
by morocco361@yahoo,com

box looked enticing..wayy too sweet. needs to be diluted quite a bit. sorry i wasted $20.00 will finish box but will not purchase again. concept is good. a product should taste good without manipulating it. havent given enough of a chance to see how it makes me feel but there are so many other products availabe.


Why all the fuss about Splenda??
by Bobby R

My wife and I purchased this product after tasting it at Sam's Club. I am not in the least bit concerned about Splenda. The National Cancer Institute, which loves to say just about anything can cause cancer, has said this is perfectly safe. I love the taste and it seems to be a great way to take vitamins. All this garbage about Splenda is pure speculation with absolutely no scientific back up. C'mon people! With all the junk they put in virtually everything we consume....you are going to fret over a little Splenda in a vitamin drink?? Really?


legal assistant
by Patricia Cummings

Why do you include a plastic bottle in every box and not just sell the product? Makes me not want to buy the product again as I don't need a new bottle each time. Also, Stevia would be better - I have read bad reviews on Sucralose.


Doesn't need the sucralose
by Dori

I like this product, just recently tried it and felt instant results that I never have after using any other vitamin supplement. My only concern is the sucralose and may not buy it again. Please drop the sucralose, this is excessively sweet anyway and less would be better.


ITS A MOVEMENT
by SWEET NANCY 120

HEY IAM SO EXCITED ABOUT TAKING THIS VITAMIN DRINK YES I HAVE MORE ENERGY AND MY SWELLING HAS LEFTED THE BUILDING THE ANKLES ARE SAYING WHO'S ON BOARD I REALLY LIKE THEM,IAM TELLING ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT IT LETS SHOUT IT TO THE W O R L D.....................ECODRINK ITS THE WAVE OF ALL OF OUR FUTURE LETS DRINK UP AMERICA.....THANK U TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEHIND THE MAKING OF THIS AWESOME MULTIVITAMIN


mom
by Nellie

In a week and a half I have noticed my food cravings which have been high for a long time have settled down to normal. My husband said his muscle cramping is better. However we too use 32oz of h2o instead of the 16oz. It is stil too sweet. I agree it would be better without the sucralose.


Senior Citizen
by judy

I love your product. Would like to buy more, however, Costco does not carry it. Was this a temporary sales promotion? Was your product pulled from shelves? Please help me locate who distributes your product. I enjoy the feeling of more energy and not headaches from sweet n low or whatever some of the other artificial sweetners. Hope to hear from someone.


Eco Drink for me
by Raymond Wiseman

I have been taking the daily vitamin drink for about 6 weeks and absloutely love it. I am 30 yrs old and was starting to feel my age. Eco drink helps me feel my best all day long.


Process Improvement Manager
by Bonnie Messinger

I'm so disappointed that you added Sucralose! Gives me a headache every time. If you could replace the Sucralose with Stevia alone and make the packets available alone (reduce plastic consumption), I would substitute all my vitamin purchases with this one.


Mom, medical assistant
by Alicia

I have mixed feelings about this product. I was with my mother when she bought it and I was skeptical then, however, even though the label said sucralose (I use splenda, and sugar free drinks so I am well aware of the hype) I was attracted to the high amounts of Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium added to the drink. I also like that there is no sodium. Gatorade has WAY too much sodium for my tastes. My children work out every day very hard, in tumbling and cheer, and I work out several times a week in martial arts, so I figured I'd give it a shot. We have used this product for a week now, and my children love it. I think it tastes like hummingbird feed, but if you use two packets to a large pitcher of iced water, it isn't so bad. I prefer water. I will say this, my children have had fewer legs cramps (which I attribute to the high amounts of Potassium) then in previous weeks, they are staying well hydrated if I give them a bottle of ecodrink, and the rest of the workout they drink water. They are staying regular (no irregular bm's here, and no constipation) <-- I know, that sound gross, but it's important I think. I broke it down, and the same volume in Gatorade is about 2.00 difference, so I'm not losing anything. So there is my review, hope you find it helpful =)


Completely sold on this product
by Louie D.

I came across this product in a nighborhood Costco Club Store. Here in North Dallas TX area.

Im a boader line Diabetic and have high blood pressure. i have had 8 TIA's and had other heart related illness. Which resulted in heart surgery in may of 2006. So i have to be careful what I take.

Ive had other medical issues, including 24 surgeries in my life. And over my life have take several diffrent products to help improve my health and lifestyle.

After listening to the young man dimo-ing this product. And having a sample. I bought the product and got immediate results.

It has actually helped lowered my blood pressure, Given me more energy.And improved my overall health and life style.

I had my annual physical a short two weeks after starting this product. Not only lowering my blood pressure, my annual physical showed dramatic improvement overall.
It also improved blood circulation which helps with an embarassing ED issue that 50% of men my age are faced with. And yes I have found after drinking this product is has helped overall circulation in which has helped improved correcting my ED issues.
Dont know why? Dont care at this point. Just know when i miss my drink I feel and my wife sees the diffrence in me.
I'm sold on this product. Its improved my life and made dramatic improvements in my health.

And as far as how to take it?
I only use this product once a day.
3 ice cubes from the freezer, water to the line, shown on the bottle that comes with product.
And ONLY HALF a packet. Yes only half a packet, to the bottle and only once a day.

Id be happy to speak up for this product and even do a commercial.
Thank you for introducing me to this product.

My son, sometimes will ask me for a quick pick me up and take a daily dose when heading for the gym or a very busy day at work.
Feel free to contact me at your leisure.


EcoDrink Vitamin and Mineral Energy
by Tahmin

its amazing! love it. Thanks.


Scout Leader
by Scout Leader

Fact: This product has Sucralose and Stevia as it's sweeteners
Fact: Stevia is a natural sweetener
Fact: Sucralose is an artifical sweetener
Fact: Sucralose is NOT sugar, it is a chlorinated sugar molecule and is not processed by the body the same way sugar is because of the change in the molecule.

Opinion: It is pretty sweet tasting made as directed, but tastes fine at half strength (ie: half a packet in 15-16 oz water), but seems a pretty expensive way to get your vitamins. HOWEVER, at half strength it seems a healthier and convenient alternative to a can of brand name diet soda at similar price point.


Great Drink
by Mercy

i just bought this from Costco and have been drinking this for 3 days now. Was a little concern on how this was SUPER sweet.
I read the reviews and some people are not understanding what Sucralose is. I did some research on my own (no I don't work for EcoDrink) , I just googled Sucralose. And please people, DO a thorough research on the product before you write your FALSE review! Other people count on the reviews to help them out... SHAME!

So here it is:

All About Sucralose
Welcome to the sucralose.org Web site - designed to provide you with accurate information about the no-calorie sweetener, sucralose, also known as Splenda®. This site is provided by The Calorie Control Council – a non-profit association established in 1966 that seeks to provide consumers with an objective channel of scientific-based communications about low- calorie foods and drinks.

Sucralose.org is designed to be an educational resource where we provide science-based information about sucralose – a low-calorie sweetener that is becoming increasingly popular with consumers looking for reduced-calorie foods and drinks.

What is Sucralose?

Sucralose (also known as Splenda®) is a no-calorie sweetener used worldwide in more than 4,000 foods and drinks. With obesity increasingly common, many dietary guidelines are recommending that consumers choose foods and beverages that moderate their intake of sugars. Products sweetened with sucralose can help consumers achieve this goal, by reducing the amount of added sugar and calories in the diet.

Sucralose is helpful for people who enjoy sweet foods but are trying to reduce the number of calories that they consume or the amount of sugar in their diet. It is also an ideal sweetener for people with diabetes.

Millions of consumers around the world have been enjoying products sweetened with sucralose since it was first introduced into the marketplace over 15 years ago. Recognized medical experts support the safety of sucralose based upon the extensive body of scientific evidence.


Sucralose: is an artificial sweetener. The majority of ingested sucralose is not broken down by the body and therefore it is non-caloric.[3] In the European Union, it is also known under the E number (additive code) E955. Sucralose is approximately 600 times as sweet as sucrose (table sugar),[4] twice as sweet as saccharin, and 3.3 times as sweet as aspartame. It is stable under heat and over a broad range of pH conditions. Therefore, it can be used in baking or in products that require a longer shelf life. The commercial success of sucralose-based products stems from its favorable comparison to other low-calorie sweeteners in terms of taste, stability, and safety.[5] Common brand names of sucralose-based sweeteners are Splenda, Sukrana, SucraPlus, Candys, Cukren and Nevella.


Product uses

Sucralose can be found in more than 4,500 food and beverage products. It is used because it is a no-calorie sweetener, does not promote dental cavities,[11] is safe for consumption by diabetics,[12] and does not affect insulin levels.




Energy is great
by Charlotte

I add more water to thin it out because it is very sweet. It would have gotten 5 stars, but the person doing the demo at [...] said that it was sweetened with "Stevia, an all natural sweetener" (his words, folks). I fount out later, however, that it is sweetened with sucralose (artificial sweetener) BUT, the benefits outweigh that bit of misconduct by a long shot. It absorbs well and I stopped taking it for a couple of days and felt like I was dragging. Checked my symptoms through a couple of sources...vitamin deficiency. You don't know what you got till its gone. Pill form vitamins upset my stomach so I'll stick with EcoDrink Daily.


Awesome
by Jean

This product is great if you are trying to reduce sugar intake...Diabetics and people who are interested in minimizing insulin production and maximizing energy!!! NO SUGAR! NO INSULIN SPIKES! So many vitamins. Best healthy drink!


Educated
by Flex

I was a bit conserned for my diabetic family member and kids regarding the red light upon SUCRALOSE.
After reading the Ingredients I thought Splenda was what many have identified as Sucralose. Infact it is not. Splender is processed with Dextrose, Maltodextrin, and sucralose.
The only ingredients that is use for the sweet taste of Eco-Drink is Stevia and Sucralose no other items and both are natural.
We enjoy the product and have learned that we can dilute it one packet up to 64oz. allowing the body to absorb it throughout the day as the sales rep suggested.


ms
by michelle

Can't really rate the product because I just bought it two days ago. Like everyone else though I was told at costco that it was made with stevia, only to find out that it was made with sucralose. I try to stay away from artificial sweetners and was very upset to have purchased it under false promises. This is obviously ok with the company or it wouldn't keep happening. Shame, shame...


LIARS
by Jill

They false advertize BAD. Its says on the box "NO SUGAR", but it has sucralose, which is infact SUGAR!!!


Diahrrea?
by Eric Schloer

We started giving our overweight 18 year old this about two weeks ago to see if it might increase his energy levels in school and daily activities. He seemed fined until the past couple of days when a fairly severe case of the runs has occurred. Now we are wondering is it has any connection to this product?


Splenda filled - too sweet - dissapointed
by Mom of 3 boys

Starting using the drink after a raving review from a demostration at Costco - I thought I had finally found a great source for a healthy drink for my family. Then looked again at the label and found it had Sucralose - (splenda). So very dissapointed. It is not all natural. Bummer - will not use again


mom of 3 boys
by Brenda = so sad

Starting using the drink after a raving review from a demostration at Costco - I thought I had finally found a great source for a healthy drink for my family. Then looked again at the label and found it had Sucralose - (splenda). So very dissapointed. It is not all natural. Bummer - will not use again.


Mr
by Keenan

I bought this product after trying a sample, and after six days of drinking it I broke out in hives on my back and feet. They're bright re and they itch, not to say this will happen to everyone but it happened to me. It bothers me becasue it really taste good.


Mrs
by Deborah

This stuff is great. Easy to take and tastes great.


Penny Pinching Mom
by Mackenzie Comer

When I bought this product the salesman told me to use one packet per gallon of water to cost $1.00/gallon. When I mixed one packet of mix with one gallon, it was terrible tasting. So, I added another, still terrible. Then one more to be able to stand it. So, I would say between three and four per gallon. I thought that was a bit expensive. I have looked for a coupon and havent been able to find one.


Sad Realization
by Linda

I, too just found out this contains Sucrlose (Splenda). I must have only looked at the Comparison chart on the back where it said Stevia and looked no further. Sucralose is listed in the fine print of other ingredients. There is more of Splenda that Stevia in the product. Very sad indeed - it is going back to COSTCO


Mom
by Coy

I bought this drink from Costco last Saturday (1/5/11). They have this sample event & thought why not try it. It really taste good. So I bought 1 box for $19.99. My husband said it taste good, he'll buy one more box for him. Since it's pretty now to us, will see how if affect our immune system. It does not have any after taste, a refreshing drink.


GREAT TASTE
by NINA

Great product! I purchased it at Costco and I really enjoy it. It’s a great way of consuming all your daily vitamins in a refreshing drink.


Shirley
by Healthy :)

Been taking for 4 months and we have not gotten sick since we started drinking this. Great product!


Mom
by Cathy

We just started Ecodrink for my 16 year old, primarily for the electrolytes, as she has been having some vasa vagal/seizure episodes. She has been taking Juice Plus capsules up until now. Anybody know whether she can take both safely?


Consumer
by Johnny G

I was very excited to find this product at Costco in Austin, Tx. the other day. They were passing out small samples. Both Orange & Berry flavor were GREAT!!!
Way too sweet for me . No problem...I just added more water. Great! included Stevia...good!!! Then I discovered it also contained SUCRALOSE AKA "SPLENDA" another artificial sweetner. Very sad to have learned this. I use NO artificial sweetners. Study side effects of ASPERTAME .I realize this product does not contain ASPERTAME yet No artificial sweetners for me!!! Regarding ASPERTAME...Take a look at the DVD "Sweet Misery- A posioned World" or google Aspertame side effects. It's in all the chewing gum out there along with lot's of other products. Sorry but due to SUCRALOSE (Splenda) in the product.....It's going back to Costco..Doggone shame. I'm going to call the company today & express my opinion. Too Bad


good replacement for other energy drinks.
by Lisa S

This is a nice replacement for the energy drinks my husband has been drinking. A doctor referred to the ones he was drinking as A Heart Attack in a Can. I found these being sampled at Costco and bought two boxes for my family. I like them a lot and hope they help my family get more vitamins in an enjoyable drink. My 11 year old loves the bottle that came in the box.


Eco Friendly
by P Combs

I do like this product but the cap leaks and I'm not fond of the square bottle, round bottles are easier to carry and most holders for hiking etc are made for round bottles.



Ms
by carolynn kiel

I have nerve damage from a surgery. It causes the lower leg and foot to cramp at night, hour after hour. I tried everyting, heating pad, BeCalm powder,quinine pills, foot vibrator, soak in hot water, mustard(in the middle of the night, UGH)pickle juice, electrolite tablets in bottle of water, medical pot, stretching, soap under the sheets!!! and NOTHING WORKED. then a friend gave me your product and said to try one. NO cramps that night!! I started on EcoDrink every evening, and absolutly no cramps in the last 10 nights, I call it the miracle drink. Sincerely Carolynn Kiel


Ms.
by JC

I love the product as I also purchased at Costco, but would now like to be able to purchase just the packets, especially the orange flavored. Will not purchase again if I have to buy a bottle each time.


StrongBOB
by Bob S.

I am not sure where you got your info Linda but this came from their website. I even give it to my kids because of that very reason. This should be in everyone's frig.
Healthy = No Sugar, No Calories, No Sodium, No Carbs, NO CAFFEINE
Value = Less expensive than ready to drink vitamin beverages
Environmentally conscious
5 times the vitamins and minerals of the competition
Good for your body, Good for the environment!



yes
by Linda

This product contains 100 mg of caffeine, about as much as a strong cup of coffee, or two diet cokes, and more than a Red Bull. It did make me have lots of energy, and I'm sure the caffeine is not the only source, but users should be aware of this. I enjoyed it, and will continue to us it.


Sucralos
by Jason

This product is sweetended with both sucralose and stevia. Sucralose is an artificial sweetener. It's the ingredient that makes Splenda sweet.


Unhappy customer
by Steven

This product is a big waste of money! It's not worth Twenty dollars and I'll never get it again.


Relief
by Virginia Seebrat

I've taken a multi-vitamin for years but for the last year and a half have fought a loosing battle against painful muscle cramps basically all over. I've had two physicals and although I have some health issues (RA) all lab work comes back OK. I had about accepted that it was just something I would have to live with and my doctor had started recommending tonic water, pickle juice, and other gross remedies. My oldest son asked me to try your drink and see if it might help, and after a week my cramps are totally gone. I can't tell the future but I intend to keep doing what works and right now, Ecodrink is working for me. Thank you!


Costco Member / Shopper
by Steve M.

I'm on a very resticted diet No White Sugar - Flour - and no diet sweetners in soda either via Dr. Daniel G. Amen's diet but the new sweetner "Stevia" is allowed but it very hard to buy as a stand alone product adn it's almost impossible to find as teh key sweetner in any beverage or drink product till I found "EcoDrink" I mix it with my home filtered water. No cans or bottle to leg home from Costco adn No return to "Recycle botle and Can refund outlets" This drink tastes great, convieniant - no return deposit / returns ..has "Stevia" as it sweetner
which is not inexpensive by any means and hard to get. provides vit and minerals -easy to make and most important it Just tastes GOOD Yea i know there are 1000's of products like this on the market today with White Sugar - artifical sweetners - corn sweetners and but this (1) Eco Drink is teh only one I'm buying for Me ....
Steve M.


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by Gemma B.

I think this product is great. I take a lot of supplements every day and it gets hard swallowing pill after pill. I like that I can drink this and get my daily vitamins. Plus, it tastes good.


This is a very good product
by Lisa Owens

I bought this at Costco as well. $19.99 for 30 packets and an Eco Drink bottle. This is not an energy drink, it is a vitamin and mineral supplement drink. You get all of the necessary daily vitamins and minerals. The taste is great.


EcoDrink Vitamin and Mineral Daily
by Johnson

Purchases drink from Costco last week, and really like it and the taste. I have had more energy without experiencing the surge relapse at the end of the day.
Use it when I work out at the gym. I am now motivated to actually go to the gym because of the extra energy I have at the end of my work day



Ecodrink
by Rob Doug

Ok so i bought some of this from costco a week ago... Paid for 20 packages for $20. About a dollar a piece... The taste is ok but it kinda does have a distinctive aftertaste. My only concerns are, the salesman in the green polo told me that it would give me energy. THIS PRODUCT GAVE ME NO ENERGY!!! I looked in the ingredients and I wasn't able to find anything for energy other than 10mg of green tea... Whats the deal? Also looking back now I think I should have bought the centrum pack instead. The guy made it sound so good but now that i actually have it, its really not worth the money to me. I'd rather stick to my 200 pack centrum vitamins for $13 than pay $1 a piece for this stuff. One thing I did like though was the bottle until it broke.(my fault though, threw a 65 pound box on it by accident)


Mr.
by Tim

My whole family has been taking EcoDrink for about 8 months. The kids love it and I swear that they have been healthier this year than the past few. My wife and I also feel really good after taking it. Good deal on it at Costco


A great supplement
by Andy

I and have been using Ecodrink daily for 3 months and have not had a single cold since. Its fast and convienient and gives a great boost to your immune system. Best vitamine drink I have found on the market.


Been drinking it... awesome
by Tabs

I have tried all the energy drinks out there. This one is good for my diet. I've lost 25 lbs. by adding this drink in my diet supplement. It keeps me going while working out in the gym...


Allergic Reaction
by Maria

I just bought mine from Costco on Sunday, drank it on Monday, and I have been breaking out with allergic reactions

What ingredient is doing this to me???


Tastes really good!
by Laird

Bought it at Costco in Irvine. Packed with vitamins and minerals. It's the most powerful vitamin drink that I have found on the market. Great price also.


Rip, pour, shake, and drink.
by LM

So convenient, and environmentally friendly. Doesn't taste like chemicals either.




17 Customer Opinions



Buyer
by Barbie

The product is a good product for getting vitamins for those that need it. The downside is that it is sweet and contains sucralose which is an artificial sweetner. Adding this to a product that is supposed to be healthy is false advertising.


I love it
by Dee

I must say that me and my two sons love this vitamin water. Even though it does have sucalose in it and stevia, its still good for you. I use a half a pack per bottle or I use 4 packets in a gallon. I don't think its expensive. SOme people always find something to complain about. If it was soda or juice packed with sugar or no vitamins in it, some people would love it. Drink 2 bottles of it a day, a half packet per bottle, which really equals one bottle (by the box instructions) you're getting your water and vitamins.


Old Lady
by Jeanette G

As a person with high blood pressure taking medication and watching my diet (low sodium intake) I bought this product because dont have sodium- is been 3 days since I started to used it and I love it. Feel good and my ankles are not swollen. It is very sweet so I only use have of the package. My husband is diabetic and he is using too and doesn't bother his sugar intake at all. He loves it because is sweet and he loves sweets. lol!


Mr
by Jr Evan

A friend gave 2 packets so, I did some research about it and decided not to take. There is nothing like Moringa from Zija International. www.zijamoringaforlife.com



consumer
by cindy hino

I tried a small sample cup of this ecodrink vitamin supplement. It tasted fine in the small amout. I was excited to hear about all the great things it does. So I bought it. The first day I had a very hard time drinking it all, the taste is BAD, and the taste stayed with me all day. I decided to try adding some tang to see if I could get the entire amount down, I was only able to drink about 1/2.


great!
by Macy

It is a little sweet, but if you mix it up half strength its good. (I mixed it up in the water bottle, then squeezed half into a cup and diluted that with water, then saved the rest to do the same for dinner.)
Yes, it does contain splenda, which is really too bad with all of the controversial info on it. But I left the store knowing that, and I am not going to give it a bad review because of something that is clearly listed in the ingredients, I could have not bought it, but I did.
the only reason I give it 4.5 stars is because it is way too sweet for me, but diluting it helps.
It gives me energy, it seems to be helping with my acne and helping me lose weight. I think it may be a bit of an appetite suppressant because I am not hungry all day after I eat this with breakfast.
I also take a multivitamin every morning with this ( since the packets don't contain iron, there really isnt anything in there that i could overdose on).
all in all it makes me feel great, the orange packets taste like tang (yum!), they help me get vitamins that I am missing out on since I am dieting, its really a good product.


Did not read the fine print!
by Brian Ellsworth

I also bought this from Costco after a demonstration. I will let my email to the company argue a point. Sorry for the length!

Hello,

I tried to contact you this morning and found that I only put one n in the address and it goes to Juice Plus which is a sgnutrition.com. She is getting lots of emails intended for you because she contacted me. I happen to know juice plus and think it is a good product. Here is my comment after 2 packets.



I tried and listened to a person at Costco. The drink she was sampling had to be watered down dramatically because it tasted fine and I know some about vitamins in liquid form. My father has 17 years of college in medicine and I have grown up with a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and so forth. I am still learning. My experience was less than satisfying. I also read some reviews online and many were introduced to your product at Costco and had similar comments to mine.



I mixed it according to your instructions with 16 oz of water. I actually got nauseous. It is sickeningly sweet with an artificial sweetener. Two things: I have no idea why you would make it that sweet in the first place. I decided to dilute it today and drank the first with ice and 25 oz of water and it was tolerable but still too sweet. The second issue is that I assume by drinking 50oz you might not reap the benefits as much since much would simply pass through the kidneys unabsorbed. I have been told in my research that the volume of water or liquid that one consumes with a product like this has an impact on its' effectiveness.



I think I will return this product simply because of the artificial sweetener. Why in the world would you voluntarily put that much of an artificial sweetener in your product? Secondly, what is your research on the effectiveness if it is diluted in the way I mentioned. I am sure you have data on both. I have included one article (there are many) that calls splenda a "poisonous chlorocarbon." Thanks,

Brian Ellsworth





Bowen, M.D., A physician, biochemist, and survivor of aspartame poisoning warns about yet another synthetic sweetener, Splenda.

Hawaii, May 8, 2005 -- The chemical sucralose, marketed as "Splenda", has replaced aspartame as the #1 artificial sweetener in foods and beverages. Aspartame has been forced out by increasing public awareness that it is both a neurotoxin and an underlying cause of chronic illness worldwide. Dr. James Bowen, Researcher and biochemist, reports:

"Splenda/sucralose is simply chlorinated sugar; a chlorocarbon. Common chlorocarbons include carbon tetrachloride, trichlorethelene and methylene chloride, all deadly. Chlorine is nature's Doberman attack dog, a highly excitable, ferocious atomic element employed as a biocide in bleach, disinfectants, insecticide, WWI poison gas and hydrochloric acid.

"Sucralose is a molecule of sugar chemically manipulated to surrender three hydroxyl groups (hydrogen + oxygen) and replace them with three chlorine atoms. Natural sugar is a hydrocarbon built around 12 carbon atoms. When turned into Splenda it becomes a chlorocarbon, in the family of Chlorodane, Lindane and DDT.

"It is logical to ask why table salt, which also contains chlorine, is safe while Splenda/sucralose is toxic? Because salt isn't a chlorocarbon. When molecular chemistry binds sodium to chlorine to make salt carbon isn't included. Sucralose and salt are as different as oil and water.

"Unlike sodium chloride, chlorocarbons are never nutritionally compatible with our metabolic processes and are wholly incompatible with normal human metabolic functioning. When chlorine is chemically reacted into carbon-structured organic compounds to make chlorocarbons, the carbon and chlorine atoms bind to each other by mutually sharing electrons in their outer shells. This arrangement adversely affects human metabolism because our mitochondrial and cellular enzyme systems are designed to completely utilize organic molecules containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and other compatible nutritional elements.

"By this process chlorocarbons such as sucralose deliver chlorine directly into our cells through normal metabolization. This makes them effective insecticides and preservatives. Preservatives must kill anything alive to prevent bacterial decomposition."

Dr. Bowen believes ingested chlorocarbon damage continues with the formation of other toxins: "Any chlorocarbons not directly excreted from the body intact can cause immense damage to the processes of human metabolism and, eventually, our internal organs. The liver is a detoxification organ which deals with ingested poisons. Chlorocarbons damage the hepatocytes, the liver's metabolic cells, and destroy them.

In test animals Splenda produced swollen livers, as do all chlorocarbon poisons, and also calcified the kidneys of test animals in toxicity studies. The brain and nervous system are highly subject to metabolic toxicities and solvency damages by these chemicals. Their high solvency attacks the human nervous system and many other body systems including genetics and the immune function. Thus, chlorocarbon poisoning can cause cancer, birth defects, and immune system destruction. These are well known effects of Dioxin and PCBs which are known deadly chlorocarbons."

Dr. Bowen continues: "Just like aspartame, which achieved marketplace approval by the Food and Drug Administration when animal studies clearly demonstrated its toxicity, sucralose also failed in clinical trials with animals. Aspartame created brain tumors in rats. Sucralose has been found to shrink thymus glands (the biological seat of immunity) and produce liver inflammation in rats and mice.

"In the coming months we can expect to see a river of media hype expounding the virtues of Splenda/sucralose. We should not be fooled again into accepting the safety of a toxic chemical on the blessing of the FDA and saturation advertising. In terms of potential long-term human toxicity we should regard sucralose with its chemical cousin DDT, the insecticide now outlawed because of its horrendous long term toxicities at even minute trace levels in human, avian, and mammalian tissues.

"Synthetic chemical sweeteners are generally unsafe for human consumption. This toxin was given the chemical name "sucralose" which is a play on the technical name of natural sugar, sucrose. One is not the other. One is food, the other is toxic; don't be deceived."

Dr. Bowen also calls attention to another seldom recognized and deadly permanent effect of these chemicals: "Aspartame, sold as NutraSweet, Equal, E951, Canderel, Benevia and under other names, is a hypersensitization agent which causes Polychemical Sensitivity syndrome. Chlorocarbons strongly induce uncurable hypersensitivity diseases which are now becoming rampant." (James Bowen, M.D.)

Doctor Bowen has spent 20 years researching artificial sweeteners after his use of aspartame resulted in being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. Dr Bowen's intention is to warn the world of the toxicity of tabletop poisons like aspartame, Splenda and Neotame.

For more information on aspartame and Splenda click on the Aspartame Information List on http://www.wnho.net. Dr. Bowen can be seen in the movie "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World." For the movie call 1-818-349-8822 or email cori@soundandfuryproductions.com See how aspartame was approved by clicking on http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/Rumsfeld2.html and visit http://www.wnho.net/sweet_misery_movie.htm for more information on the movie

Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame

Aspartame and brain tumors cases





Waste of money.
by Rick Johnson

Sample person in Costco in Federal Way promised 4-6 hours of energy, however when I looked at the label it said "safe for kids 4-12" when I questioned the rep, he started spinning my question. He also said "it was all natural with stev...ia" really? Why is sucralose ahead in the ingredient list? Again stated "that was what he was told". Your better off spending your money on a 500 ct. of Costco multi vitamin for $13 then spending $19.99 on a 30 day supply. My favorite quote he said was "with Eco drink you retain 95% of the vitamins...you really need to train your people to quit hawking this product as a cure all. I'll stick with cofee and my multi vitamin. Great scam you guys pulled on me. Sucralose isn't good for you!!


Thanks Johnny G - Hate artifical sweetners
by brenda

Starting using the drink after a raving review from a demonstration at Costco - I thought I had finally found a great source for a healthy drink for my family. Then looked again at the label and found it had Sucralose - (splenda). So very disappointing. It is not all natural. Bummer - will not use again


Consumer
by Tyler

I love this product! No hassle with pills, and it tastes great! The only reason I give it only 3 stars is because it contains splenda. Bummer.


backpacker
by joe christaldi

I was backpacking in Washington State on the Wonderland trail when a fellow hiker introduced me to eco drink. he gave me ten packets and I added 1 pack to approx. 3 liters of water. it made the water taste great and gave me the much needed good stuff. eco drink is a must for any backpacker or hiker. I love this stuff =========


bummer they used splenda
by SB

Hi, I was looking for a good daily vitamin in a liquid form.....saw this at Costco...I bought it. Then I realized it uses Splenda . I will be taking this back as well. Glad Costco has a good return policy.


Ms
by Stephie

To the person, Ms by JC who says she wants to just buy the packets. You can return the unused bottles for 6 packets. There is an address included in each box that you buy at Costco.
Just a thought!

I love this product! I mix it with one lemon and it's the best!


Housewife
by Dorinda Monson

I have tried many products for leg pains, including shots into my knees and back. I thought this product was better tasting by far. When exercising this is a better chopice of fluids for me. I was skeptical at first, but have become a customer. I purchased my kit at Costco


could have been great!
by vivian presley

I just started the Eco drinks recently and noticed right away the sugar substitute taste. I did more research and found the sucralose (splenda) ingredient. I stopped drinking the stuff right away. I liked the rest of the ingredient, but splenda is a chemical I chose not to put in my body.


This a very good Vitamin
by Rose m

I have bought two of the Eco drinks now at costco, I LOVE It my kids love also . It gives me every thing i need in a vitamins. Its not a ENERGY Drink !!!


Mrs
by Vicki L. Vertrees

Husband bought these from Costco and not bad and love the convenience.