Boosting the Immune System

on Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Boosting the immune system" is a virtually meaningless claim, especially regarding vitamin C, echinacea, or Airborne. The immune system is a balanced system. Too little immunity, and disease or cancer can develop. Too much activity of the immune system, and autoimmune disease can develop.

Airborne says its pills "boost the immune system with seven herbal extracts and a proprietary blend of vitamins, electrolytes, amino acids and antioxidants."

Airborne Health, a Bonita Springs, Fla.-based herbal supplements firm, has agreed to pay $23.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought against the company for falsely claiming its vitamins prevented colds.

Have you purchsased Airborne? You can ask for refunds by writing to Airborne Class Action Settlement Administrator at PO Box 1897, Faribault, MN 55021-7152 or visit