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Published:October 28th, 2011 14:49 EST
Inhaling Caffeine - A New Way to Take your Coffee?

Inhaling Caffeine - A New Way to Take your Coffee?

By Donna Cavanagh

So, you need a jolt of caffeine in the morning but can`t quite stomach the taste of coffee?  Or maybe, you just don`t have time to make a pot or stand in a long line at Starbucks to cough over $3 or more for  that caffeine fix?   Well, don`t worry; I have a product for you that will quell your caffeine desire without the need for a single coffee bean or even a mug.  So, without further ado, Caffeine " addicted public, meet AeroShot.

AeroShot is inhaled caffeine. It is sort of like an asthma inhaler only instead of  medicine to help you breathe, you get a shot of caffeine to get you going. AeroShot consists of a light, plastic inhaler that delivers that caffeine to your tongue. The  lime-flavored puffs of powdered caffeine are absorbed instantly.  Is this caffeine "dosage" enough to jump-start your day ?  Absolutely. Each capsule inhaler is equivalent to about 100 mg of caffeine  or a large cup of coffee.  And before anyone says how bad this is for you, let me cut you off right here and now and add this little fact: AeroShot also contains  100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamins B6,  B12 and niacin.  The only drawback I see is that it might not get the body "moving" in other ways  - a side effect of hot coffee that many people rely on in the morning.   

You might wonder: Who thinks up this stuff? Well, Harvard University people, of course.  Actually, a man named David Edwards who is a biomedical engineering professor is behind this idea.  He has experience in inhaled products as he is also the inventor of a no-cal chocolate inhaler called Le Whif.  Honestly, this man is my hero. If I could, I would make him a saint.  I tear up just thinking about the unbelievable good he has already done for this world giving us inhalable ( just made up that word; I hope it catches on) chocolate.  Millions of PMSing women would die for him. Oh yeah, I guess I should mention his real job is working on inhaled vaccines and medicines and important stuff like that, but truly with that background, it was only a short jump to caffeine and chocolate.

I give high kudos to Professor Edwards. Think about the effects of inhaled caffeine. No more commuter mugs which means no more people spilling hot coffee on themselves as they drive to work. The amount of cardboard and Styrofoam would be reduced greatly and with no need to hold any type of coffee cup, your hands are free to hold breakfast pastry.  I love breakfast pastry, but perhaps down the road, the professor could make a jelly doughnut inhaler which delivers the taste of the fattening food without the calories or sugar.  I would be the first to buy this product. In fact, if he needs guinea pigs in his lab for faux doughnuts, he can email me immediately.  I am willing to sacrifice myself for this worthwhile cause.