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Has anyone else been using that Airborne stuff when they get sick?

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Tenchiro, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    I am not sure if it really works or if it is just a placebo effect or something, but it does seem to make my colds go away sooner.

    Which suprises the hell out of me that it seems to work...
     
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  2. Meat Foot

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    My buddy just came up from Cali and had it with him, my parents use it, and my sibling uses it.....so 4 people can't be wrong, well 5 couting you. In all seriousness, sounds promising.
     
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  3. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Im a Pharmacist and we sell a lot of it. Everyone tells me it works. The combo of herbs and vitamins should help your body fight off foreign bacteria if you catch it early. It works and tastes better than Zicam, too. The chewy candies tast like crap.
     
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    Not to hijack, hear much about echinecia (sp.?) or zinc, or are they placebo?
     
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    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    I heard in a recent study that echinacea doesn't do what they though it did. Last I heard is that zinc does work, simply because it blocks the cell receptors that the cold virus would use to infect you.

    I am just suprised at how effective it really is. I usually have really horrible, long drawn out colds and the Airborne cuts them down to a matter of a day or two.
     
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    How about while one is brewing along nicely, I am a snot factory :mumble: , have been since Monday....stuff work for stuff that is brewing?
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    It'll make it go away quicker. (at least in my experience)
     
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    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Can't hurt, I am just now getting over one that came on Tuesday.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    Or I could drink myself silly, which is a fun alternative.
     
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    Where do you live? Is this a trick Question?
    i use it all the time and i think it works
     
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    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    I read the same thing about echinacea.

    Zicam is another one on the market but it tastes terrible and I have heard it can actually harm your taste buds.

    Stick with Airborne or Germ Defense (generic).
     
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    so is Airborne the actual name of it? Is it a spray like Zicam?That's what I usually use, but my body seems to hate it and trys to sneeze it all out.
     
  13. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Zicam has zinc in it I believe.

    If you are Zinc deficient, zinc itself (or things with zinc in them) will taste quite good. As soon as you have enough zinc in your system, it will taste awful.
     
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    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Yeah, it is just called Airborne.
     
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    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Germ Defense is the cheaper version. There are a few other cheaper versions but Airborne was the first.
     
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    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Really? I didnt know that. Where did you hear that?
     
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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Tidbit from biochemistry.
     
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    Ahhh, I never paid attention in biochem. I hated that class.