Airborne Health, Inc - Helps protect against colds? NO !

Airborne dietary supplement - Complaint
Review by Huck on 2012-11-14
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- According to the official website, Airborne contains "...a special blend of zinc, ginger, Echinacea and 13 other vitamins, minerals and herbs".

Class action lawsuits and settlements

The former makers of Airborne had been accused by the FTC of using false advertising in its marketing and making unproven claims that it could help ward off harmful bacteria and germs and help prevent the flu and the common cold.

A class action lawsuit was filed against the former owners of Airborne Health, Inc. (and other defendants) alleging that Airborne falsely advertised certain therapeutic properties, including the ability to cure or prevent the common cold, when marketing products under the Airborne brand name. Defendants denied any wrongdoing or illegal conduct but have agreed to settle the litigation.

Common sense should tell you that this product is nothing short of a sucker bet.
Even though the above court action took place in 1998, do you REALLY think that anything has been improved in the product to make it functional?!

Other than avoiding cold and wet environments and people who spray your face with sneezes & coughs, NOTHING is going to help you avoid colds and there is certainly no cure for the common cold [other than drinks liquids and...etc, etc, etc. as doctors have stated for eons.
Comments:6 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-11-15
Posted by T on 2012-11-14:
Yes, common sense says any product with such claims is nonsense. End of story.
Posted by madconsumer on 2012-11-14:
the cdc says the only way to prevent the spread of cold and flu germs is "hand washing for 20 seconds or more". and also, do not touch your eyes, mouth, or nose.
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-11-14:
I once got fooled by taking a similar product called Zicam what garbage.
Posted by Easttex on 2012-11-15:
A 2011 systematic meta analysis of studies conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration indicates that zinc lozenges definitively shorten the duration and severity of cold symptoms. So you know, Zicam is a zinc lozenge.
Posted by onlooker on 2012-11-15:
People I know use this when flying. They say it helps them. Perhaps it is the extra water they drink. Maybe it is the placebo effect. Either way they still like / liked it.
Zinc helped out a couple of times - so I am not going to dismiss zicam or the gel.
Posted by Huck on 2012-11-15:
Thanks, ppl.....Keep those cards & letters coming!

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