ALB's Nature Journal

Aloha! Welcome to ALB's Nature Journal. I hope that this site will become useful for both you and I. Throughout the spring 2006 semester, I hope to become excited and intreged about the world of science. I look forward to this class sparking an interest in this field and help me to learn new fun and enjoyable ways of teaching science.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Airborne.....


A new health substance on today's market......Airborne. My parents take it before they go on trips and others take it when they feel a cold coming on. Recently Wal-Mart had a whole shelf full of these Airborne pills. What are they, do they work, what are they for? I've heard of them before but what are the facts?

Airborne was developed by an elementary school teacher (what a coincidence) who was sick of catching colds in class and on airplanes. Victoria Knight-McDowell, along with a team of health professionals spent over five years developing this product. Airborne is made up of seven herbs (each with a specific function in Eastern medicine), a patented extraction process, combined with amino acids, anti-oxidants and electrolytes. As an effervescent (to escape as bubbles), Airborne is delivered to the system immediately.

To date, there are no known bacterial, viral, or fungal "resistance" to complex herbal formulas. Each herb has many complex plant alkaloids making it too much for the "sick bugs" to process, rather they adapt. Certain health experts say that traditional herbal medicines may soon be our only weapon against bacteria, which most are currently cured by antibiotics but are becoming resistant.

You can purchase Airborne at Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, and a few other stores that we don't have in Hawaii. Currently it is the No. 1 cold and flu remedy at Drugstore.com.

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