I was doing a little reading about emergen-c and other products and saw that Vitamin C is very important to connective tissue. Since I have a connective tissue disorder, I think I will have to look into buying some, and see if I notice a difference. I seem to be low in a lot of vitamins and minerals, so perhaps it could help. I did come across this product in my search. I'm not sure if it's actually better or not, but it does say it contains trace minerals, which is something else I'm interested in, as well as more Vitamin C, Magnesium and B-12, all things I need more of.