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October 31, 2011 at 8:00 AMComments: 9 Faves: 0

The Best Part of Waking Up - INHALABLE Caffeine?

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On the heels of last week “Swallowable Parfume” announcement comes an innovative new way to perk up in the morning, “AeroShot” is new product that will allow consumers to INHALE their caffeine.

Delivered in a little plastic inhaler, each AeroShot container dispenses three lime flavored puffs. Though in total these only provide about 100 mg of caffeine – the equivalent of a large cup of coffee – because they are dispensed as powder, they are instantly absorbed into the blood stream and acts much faster than your cup of joe.

Said journalist, Maia Szalavitz of her experience, "I got a dose of seriously sweet lime flavor and found my heart rate and mood lifted in that familiar, caffeinated way — but faster than with coffee"

Said creator, David Edwards, "Frequently, the first time people do it, they laugh…There's something funny about the act, how it happens in your mouth."

Also unlike your cup of joe, the little inhaler packs 100% of your recommended daily allowance of niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 – all known for their importance to brain functioning. And for the diet conscious, “AeroShot” owes it sweetness to stevia, an herb with 300x the sweetness of sugar, but no calories.

Though the thought of people inhaling their caffeine may seem a little IFFY to some of us, because caffeine is a legal substance in foods, AeroShot did not require FDA approval and will be sold as an “energy supplement” at a cost of $2.99 per inhaler, available for all ages to purchase next January.

What's YOUR take on this?

Is inhalable caffeine a good idea?

Would you pick up an AeroShot next January?

SOURCE: http://healthland.time.com/2011/10/25/what-weve-all-been-waiting-for-zero-calorie-inhalable-caffeine/?iid=WBeditorspicks

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9 Comments

  • It's kind of neat, but I'm not so sure about this, especially with the fact that is almost instantly absorbed into the blood stream. I certainly wouldn't want my daughter using it. I worry about the risk of overdose with these things.

  • Wow, interesting idea. Not so sure if I'm sold on it either, Erin. It's much faster than brewing coffee in the morning. But there is something about the act of drinking coffee that is comforting. It's not just about getting caffeine. This inhaler takes away that ritual of brewing and sipping coffee. I see how it could be great for being on-the-go. But most workplaces have coffee in the office anyway. I'd be interested to see the supplement facts to see just how much niacin, vitamin b6 and vitamin b12 it has in it. If it's way more than the recommended percent daily value...is it really that safe for you?

  • I am with you Bri. I like being able to relax and sip my coffee.

  • There's no real comfort involved in breathing in your morning caffeine. I guess there are some people that don't like the taste of coffee though.

  • I agree with all of you. A big part of drinking coffee, for me, is the ritual of it, especially when I use a French press. Grinding up the beans, putting them in the press, pouring in the hot water, waiting for it to steep, pouring it in a mug, mixing in some creamer and watching the color change...drinking it is only a small part of why I enjoy it, and I, for one, don't really care about the caffeine. So this little device, while interesting (and needing further study), is not for me.

  • cant....wait...til...january....

  • Inhaled stimulants, really? This is just a new price ticket on an old concept made so popular by our drug cartel friends. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, eh?

  • I hope they are in vending machines

  • Sprouty - That was my thought exactly...sounds very close to a banned substance.

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