I have an awful cold right now. Sinus congestion, runny nose, body aches, no energy and a sore throat. Everything I eat or drink makes my throat hurt more when I swallow and my stomach upset. I've tried Water, orange juice, sprite and koolade. They were all too heavy for my stomach and just made my throat ache with every swallow. I tried this and it's soothing to my stomach. It's making my body ache a little less. It's actually comforting a little. I'm not sure if it's the salt or the vitamins or a combination of everything but it is making me feel better. I love the flavor, too. It's very light but still tastes very good.