The Checkup: A New Way to Inhale Caffeine (Literally)

A new caffeine powder means a quicker jolt

If a cup of coffee doesn’t provide a quick enough pick-me-up for you, you’ll like this: A Harvard professor invented a caffeine inhaler of sorts, which dispenses puffs of lime-flavored caffeine powder for a faster-than-coffee jolt. It dissolves instantly on the tongue, where it’s absorbed into the blood stream. Here’s my favorite part: For an extra healthy kick, he souped up the stuff with a couple B vitamins because … well, why the heck not? The AeroShot is due to hit shelves in select cities in January, but it’ll be available online within the next several weeks.

Get more info (with a link to a free sample, if you’re interested) on Be Well Philly, along with the rest of your Wednesday health headlines.