Because germs are on the go, too

By Mir
September 17, 2006
Category Hot Hot Hot!

Have you tried Airborne? There are people who claim there’s nothing at all magical about it; it’s just a lot of vitamin C and zinc and other stuff that doesn’t matter. Me, I’ve used it several times and I do believe it does as it claims (shortening the severity and duration of the common cold). Whether it does so via its magical mix of ingredients or because I’m gullible, well, does it matter?

Sign up to receive a free sample of Airborne On-the-Go and see for yourself. (I always thought their motto should be “If you can’t live in a bubble, at least you can use Airborne.” I have no idea why they’re not using that.)


  1. The kids in college dorms swear by Airborne!

  2. i think it’s worth using. it shortened my recent cold.

  3. Thanks for posting this! I love Airborne (just tried it last week for the first time) and I love free samples!

  4. It may “just be zinc and Vitamin C” but those two things are good for shortening the common cold, so…..

  5. I’ve been sucking down Airborne the last two days and my cold is not getting nearly as bad as I expected it to. Thanks for the tip on the freebie!

  6. I’ve been using Airborne for the last week while everyone around me has the cold from hell that hangs on. My mom has had this cold for three weeks and I’m almost over it in one. Airborne rocks!

  7. thanks oh beautiful mir–

    Thank You, your free sample will be delivered shortly.

  8. Airborne contains SPLENDA which is not clear on its packaging, which I have severe problems with (bowel – if you must know, pretty Mir). I took one before boarding a flight and was quite miserable.

    (SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener contains sucralose (SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener), the no calorie sweetener made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar, with no unpleasant aftertaste.)

    From the airborne packaging info on their site: Other Ingredients: Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sorbitol, Potassium Bicarbonate, Natural & Artificial Orange Flavor, Mineral Oil, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium.

    Guess I could use the airborne GUMMIS as they contain sugar…But it doesn’t look like there is an option to request those as a freebie.

  9. I am going to try this and see how it compares with another product that I found called ‘Cold Snap.’ It sounds like it does the same kind of thing. (Boosts your immune system) I found it at my local organic health food store.


  10. I am so against this, and any product that plays games with their ingrdient labels. Too many products in the past that have had “Proprietary Blends” have been known to vary so greatly from pill to pill the contents that it is very disheartening… if not outright unsafe.

    If they can’t tell you EXACTLY how much of each ingredient (particularly when it is products of questionable value such as “natural extracts”) then I pass on the product.

    It is also always worthwhile to use particularly strong caution and “grain of salt” mentality when considering products that contain the disclaimer:

    “A Dietary Supplement
    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

    The product endorsement by Kevin Costner does nothing to instill my trust in the product either… but that is purely an anecdotal/personal preference thing.

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