Airbone Review - Is it a Good Supplement to Prevent Cold?
We are sure that the airborne reviews would amuse you, if you are crazy about trying out various dietary supplements. Airborne, the name itself triggers umpteen curiosities within the user and it is considered as one of the most popular dietary supplements throughout the globe. Read through this review on airborne products to know about the pros and cons of using this product.
Airborne is a very unusual kind of dietary supplement, which is formulated with lots of herbal extracts, electrolytes, amino acids, antioxidants, synthetic vitamins, and lots of various other ingredients. The supplement was developed in 1990’s by Victoria Knight-McDowell and it is served as over-the-counter drug in many of the US retain stores. It is offered in tablet, powder, and chewable lozenge.
Its story of evolution is as interesting as its formulation. Victoria Knight –McDowell, taught at an elementary school in Carmel, California. She brewed some vitamin cocktails and herbal concoctions in 1990’s and started supplying it to the local stores. She developed a brand icon with Cartoonist Lloyd Dangle and started selling the product by the name of Airborne. By 2000, all big retailers in US, like Trader’s Joe, Rite Aid, and Wal-Mart started stocking Airborne.
In the beginning of 2000’s, the product was marketed as the dietary supplement to boost immunity of the body. However, this benefit still remains largely unestablished. The product manufacturer was fined by the Federal Trade Commission for selling the product through hype marketing and deceptive means. After that it has been subjected to a series of other lawsuits more or less of the same nature.
According to the Airborne website, the product is a special blend of ginger, zinc, and Echinacea, and 13 other herbs, minerals and vitamins. Each tablet of airborne serves about 5 calories. The product is known to contain vitamins like A, B, C, E, B2, and trace minerals of riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, manganese, selenium, potassium, and zinc. It is also equipped with herbal extracts of lonicera flower, maltodextrin, schizonepeta, Chinese vitex, ginger, Echinacea, and Isatis. Other than that it contains amino acids, and ingredients like citric acid, sorbitol, mineral oil, potassium bicarbonate, and sucralose.
Expected Benefits, Posology and Method of Administration
This product is often marketed as a potent cure for cold. The website states that everyone can take this product whenever they feel that their immune system has gone for a toss. The product was also marketed through Oprah Winfrey's Talk Show. It was shown that the best way to consume the product was by dissolving it in water and the dose should be repeated within an interval of 3 hours, but the consumption should be limited to three times a day.
The official website does not tell about any side effects other than a precautionary warning that some people may be sensitive towards some of the herbal extracts and vitamins used in the formulation.
The product is high in vitamin A, which may cause side effects like nausea, drowsiness, blurred visions, muscle pain, headache, and weakness. The patients with the history of kidney failure should stay away from the product because it may cause severe side effects by promoting oxalate deposits like bone and tissues, also it may abrupt the metabolism. High doses of vitamin E can produce diarrhea, double vision, and an overdose of magnesium can also cause similar side effects.
People should properly analyse its ingredients before buying this product, and if they are allergic to specific ingredients used in the formulation, then they should consult their doctor before taking it. This also goes true for people who are on certain medications.
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