Inhalable caffeine offers new kind of jolt
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:55:02 GMT —
The smell and taste of a freshly brewed cup of joe in the morning can be soothing to the soul for some, but if you TMre tired of getting your daily dose of caffeine in the traditional liquid form, a new inhalable version may be just what you TMre looking for.
The AeroShots are single-cartridge caffeine inhalers. According to Time Magazine , the shots are light, plastic and shoot out lime-flavored puffs of powdered caffeine to the tongue, where they are instantly absorbed. Each inhaler contains three puffs, providing a total of 100 mg of caffeine " about as much as in a large cup of coffee.
The man behind the creation, Harvard biomedical engineering professor David Edwards, is no stranger to so-called innovative quick fixes. Edwards also created a no-calorie inhalable chocolate product called Le Whif in early 2008 as part of a culinary art experiment. "I have a background in developing inhaled drugs and vaccines and I was fascinated about bringing that idea to a new way of eating," says Edwards, according to Time. "That's how it began."
The inhalable caffeine is expected to debut in Boston and New York in early 2012.
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