BOSTON (CBS) – It’s no secret that many Americans rely on caffeine to wake them up in the mornings or when the work day starts to drag on.
Whether you are a college student, or a sleep-deprived parent caffeine is king.
Coffee is the drink of choice for many, but there are all kinds of other products available. Many are loaded with sugar along with the caffeine.
Now, there’s a new way to get that added jolt by breathing it in.
“It’s a mix of caffeine and B vitamins that you puff into your mouth,” Breathable Foods CEO Tom Hadfield said.
The product is called Aeroshot.
Hadfield’s company came out with inhalable chocolate a few years ago.
The Aeroshot uses the same technology, which was developed by a Harvard professor. Each tube contains 100 milligrams of caffeine, which is about the same as a large cup of coffee.
Also, there are no calories and it just went on sale this week in Boston and New York.
The Aeroshot is a dietary supplement, so it is not regulated by the FDA, but the company said it’s completely safe.
Whether you breathe it or drink it, too much caffeine isn’t good for you.
Dr. Rick Donahue of Personal Health MD said there is no evidence that caffeine causes cancer or heart disease. However, he said if a person is stressed, it can add to that stress.
“Stress is a pro-inflammatory. It causes inflammation in the body and many of the diseases we look at and treat are related to inflammation,” Dr. Donahue said.
According to Dr. Donahue, like many things in life, caffeine is perfectly safe in moderation.
So, if you’re looking for a way to carry your caffeine around in your pocket, the Aeroshot might do the trick.