Some people cannot function in the morning without a shot of caffeine to kick start their day, and though caffeine dependency isn't a good thing, the makers of a new product called Sprayable Energy, billed as "the world's first caffeine based topical energy spray" think there could be a market out there open to a new way of getting its fix.
The people behind Sprayable Energy claim that the product delivers just one active ingredient, caffeine, into your body by way of the topical application of a "colorless, odorless liquid." Each time you want a caffeine hit you spray the product onto your skin up to four times, where it will then gradually seep into your system.
The innovation behind Sprayable Energy is the delivery system, with the caffeine being made more soluble by pairing it with "a simple derivative of a naturally produced amino acid, tyrosine."
We've seen products with similar selling points before, with the AeroShot providing a hit of caffeine into the mouth similar to an asthma inhaler. The advantages both methods have is the removal of calories and coffee breath, and the time saved on making and drinking the caffeinated drink.
One bottle of Sprayable Energy (which contains around 160 sprays worth of liquid) costs US$15 through the Indiegogo campaign, with free shipping to anywhere inside the United States. The project had a goal of $15,000 but has already sailed well past that target.