The caffeine business is booming, and there is no shortage of ways to get your fix. You can order coffee black, Americano, latte, cappuccino, espresso, or any other combination 16 obnoxious adjectives that only a hipster barista can decode. Not a fan of coffee? How about an Redbull, Amp, Bawls, Pimp Juice, Monster, Crunk, Rockstar, PowerThirst* or a good old Mountain Dew? If you don’t want to drink that much, try a 5-Hour Energy, Stacker 6-Hour Energy, Redline 7-Hour Energy, 8-HR Energy, Empower 9 Hour, or 10 Hour Power shot. You probably didn’t even know those last four existed did you? Well, they do. Now, you can add one more to the list, only this time it’s completely different. Thanks to AeroShot, you can literally just inhale caffeine.
Let’s just get your first question out of the way right now. No, it’s not cocaine. You don’t snort it off toilet seats or strippers’ asses. It is a powder though, so if you really need to feel like a degenerate, I’m sure you could do that. Instead, it comes in an a tube that you simply breathe from and get an instant caffeine injection. If anything, you might look like the fat kid who needs a hit of his inhaler just from walking out the front door.
The most obvious difference between this and the other energy products is that it’s not a liquid. AeroShot touts this to mean you can take it on airplanes, but I’ve never had a problem with that because it can simply go in your clear zip-lock liquid bag. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its usefulness though. Each shot contains 100 mg of caffeine, about the same as the coffee benchmark everyone seems to love, and that dosage though is spread throughout 4-6 puffs so you don’t have to take it all at once. In reality, it was only 3.5 puffs for me, but I consider myself an expert at breathing. I know you can technically not drink an entire 5-Hour Energy at once, but I’m not about to carry that bottle around in my pocket for a couple hours. Plus, I’ve never taken a half-shot in my life, and I’m not about to start now. The AeroShot didn’t have that same “taking a shot” feel to it though, so I had no problem throwing half of it back into my pocket.
As for the results, which I’m sure you care much more about than my blathering, it works, and it works quickly. I decided to first sample it before going to the gym. I cracked it open, took two breaths, and was met with a bitter powder coating in my mouth. The bitterness isn’t terrible, but it’s certainly noticeable. I suppose it’s like how Selson Blue tingles to let you know it’s working. I was more energetic within five minutes. Not bouncing off the walls hyper, but I was definitely looking to go do something.
I headed down to the gym and hopped on the treadmill. Mind you I’m fairly out of shape at the moment due to my diligent alcohol reporting for all of you, and I haven’t run more than 3 miles since early summer. A little over 50 minutes later, though, I had run six miles. I don’t know for sure if I was jacked up from the caffeine, or just trying to prove something to my fat self, but I certainly didn’t see it coming. After that there were a couple lovely ladies in the gym, so I hung around and did a little circuit training afterwards, too.
The next morning I finished off the tube and then washed it down with Dr. Pepper 10 because I’m manly like that. It wiped away any hint of being tired by the time I got out of my apartment. The bottom line is that it’s a difference maker. The instantaneous nature of the energy and the ability to easily keep more with me sets it apart from my typical fix. You can count me among AeroShot’s fans, and I’ll be anxiously awaiting for it to show up at the drug store in January. At that point, it’ll be time to test it out with alcohol. One giant rip of caffeine followed by a couple shots and we’ll see what happens.
*PowerThirst is not a real product, but I can’t think of caffeine without this video popping into my head though.
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