Airborne Vitamin C Tablets

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by supersonic, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. I keep hearing rave reviews about this, but it looks like a branded Vitamin C tablet. Any reason people pay $8 for this instead of $2 for Vit-C? Is it a placebo? Anybody here taking this?

    Tell me everything!

  2. I use one of the Green Superfood powders in the AM. No need for Airborne.
  3. I'm not sure how much proof there is about anything boosting immunity. In fact I think airborne was fined several million and had to stop making unproven claims. Vitamin deficiencies are bad but if you're already getting everything you need I don't think there is any benefit from upping your daily intake of vitamin C from 100% to 1000%.

    I have some that stuff. It's more expensive than printer ink and taste even worse. I have my doubts about the whole green superfood fad.
  4. The Green Superfood powders usually include probiotics, which means that at least some of the immunity benefits do have a basis in science.

    "Probiotics. There are hundreds of different species of bacteria in your digestive tract, which do a bang-up job helping you digest your food. Now researchers, including some at Harvard Medical School, are finding evidence of a relationship between such “good” bacteria and the immune system. For instance, it is now known that certain bacteria in the gut influence the development of aspects of the immune system, such as correcting deficiencies and increasing the numbers of certain T cells. Precisely how the bacteria interact with the immune system components isn’t known. As more and more intriguing evidence comes in to support the link that intestinal bacteria bolster the immune system, it’s tempting to think that more good bacteria would be better. At least, this is what many marketers would like you to believe as they tout their probiotic products."
  5. Yeah a lot people studying gut bacteria these days. I caught an NPR segment about scientist feeding mice bacteria from our guts. In summary the mice who where feed the bacteria fought to survive in stress situation about twice as long as normal mice. Study showed that as long as the bacteria was in their gut their brain produced more GABA (happy chemical).
  6. Generally related to vitamin supplements…apparently there is widespread fraud in the herbal supplement business at major retailers.®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1
  7. Yeah I kind of figured this would happen eventually. I would have guess about 90% of all supplements are complete BS. Lets see. They work on the honor system and most of the ingredients come from China. What could possibly go wrong with that formula.
  8. Once upon a time, when I cared, I tried a multi vitamin for a couple of months, didn't feel any different at all but my wallet was lighter...

    Now, I am in my 30s, married, have a kid and so have stopped caring. I am going to die anyway so why not just enjoy life doing what I want to do and eating what I want to eat? I could spend the next 10 years eating health, doing loads of exercise and taking vitamins, not enjoy any of it and then be hit by a truck and die in my 40s. Sod that!
  9. Well a person can make an argument about the quality of life gained through better living. Sure you could let yourself go and drive around in one of those power scooters with an oxygen bottle on the back but that wouldn't be very much fun either.
  10. I started taking a Opti-Mens MV and Airborne in January when I became really sick. The supply is running out and it is definitely expensive, hence the thread. Given that lawsuit, if I stick with a multi-vitamin, I think I'll stick to Optimum Nutrition. I know their protein powder has been vetted by many sources to be to be over 90% accurate in the claims on the label.

    I think Bfun is right about Airborne. Taking 1000% probably is just a waste of money. The MV does turn my pee green, I started taking it at the height of illness, and thought I was gonna die for sure.
  11. I won't live that long, all my grandparents were gone in their 60s. I'm probably already half way to death.

    I should also point out that I have always been quite lucky with metabolism. I can eat quite a lot and not become a fat bastard. I won't pretend that I am still skin and bone like I was when I was 20 but I still comfortably fit into any Medium sized clothing.

    Can't the body only absorb so much of anything from a suplimeny anyway? They put me on Vitamin D a couple of years ago (working in IT I don't see a lot of sun) but even with my crazy low level the tablets were all about low dose over an extended period.
  12. LOL at the vitamin D and IT work. I did a blood test and that was the only thing I was deficient in. My wife's best friend is 35. Her mom and two aunts all died by 38 from stroke or heart problems. Hopefully she got her Dad's jeans.
  13. Why, were they a particularly fancy brand?
  14. No but they fit nice.