I've had people tell me to take it before flights, insisted that it would do me good. I listened, once. I mixed some lemon-flavored powder in a bottled of water. Very bad idea. Truthfully, it was GROSS. With a capital G-R-O-S-S.
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It sounds like that stuff would do about as much to prevent colds and protect you from germ invested places as a delicious concoction of green tea, Gatorade, and Flinstones vitamins. (I'd bet the resulting stomach sickness would be comparable though).
My one experience with Airborne was that it made me ill in the stomach, and, while I didn't get a cold, I'm not ready to attribute that to the half bottle of lemon powder water I drank. I have a serious problem with companies, especially those claiming that their product benefits your health, that lie to their customers. If people feel they've been wronged, I hoped they take advantage of the refund being offered.
Not quit sure if it really worked or it acted more of a placebo effect, but I've used it when others around me are getting sick and I want to boost my immune system. I didn't think it was "G-R-O-S-S", but it's not great. Recently I have been using natural supplements, such as
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