Who needs coffee when you can inhale your caffeine? Okay, it sounds weird to us, too. And now the FDA isn’t so sure that inhalable caffeine, sold in lipstick-sized canisters, is actually healthy.
FDA officials plan to investigate whether AeroShot, sold in a canister for a quick, 100-milligram hit of caffeine, is safe for consumers.
Because it is marketed as a dietary supplement, AeroShot did not require FDA review before hitting the U.S. market, going on sale last month in Massachusetts and New York. It is also available in France.
It was invented by Harvard biomedical engineering professor David Edwards, who claims it is safe and free of taurine and other common additives used to enhance the caffeine effect in energy drinks.