In my quest to never get sick again, two commercial products I tried were Airborne and CVS Airshield (basically the store brand version of Airborne.) Those products can be summed up as fizzy tablets that contain vitamins, minerals, and herbs which will strengthen your immune system to keep you from getting sick.

Those tablets seemed like a great idea, and they really do seem to work for me. However, there were a couple problems. First, Airborne was expensive – $8 per tube! Second, both products contained sucralose, and I hate artificial sweeteners.

Then I found a product called Wellness Fizz, which solved both problems! Wellness Fizz is a similar effervescent tablet that supports the immune system with a combination of herbs, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Wellness Fizz is more natural (it contains stevia leaf extract for a sweetener) and can be found much cheaper ($3.77 per tube at VitaCost.com) than the other products I tried. Well, Airborne is only $5.74 at VitaCost, but still, Wellness Fizz is cheaper and better from a health standpoint.

The one complaint I’ve heard is that Wellness Fizz takes 5 minutes or more to dissolve in cold water, whereas Airborne only takes two minutes. That’s true!

Wellness Fizz takes a long time to dissolve! In warm water (recommended,) I let Wellness Fizz dissolve almost 5 minutes before I start drinking it. I gave up on using cold water. I swear sometimes the tablet won’t dissolve within 15 minutes in cold water!

Moving on…

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients in Wellness Fizz…

Starting with vitamins and minerals:

Vitamin A (as beta-carotene) 5,000 IU
Vitamin C (from ascorbic acid) 1 g
Zinc (as zinc gluconate) 12 mg
Vitamin E (as vitamin E succinate) 30 IU
Selenium (as sodium selenite) 40 mcg

Then the herbal extracts:

European Elder Berry Extract (5% flavonoids) 200 mg
Yin Chiao Extract Complex 170 mg
  (Forsythia Fruit, Japanese Honeysuckle Flower, Platycodon Root, Chinese Mint Aerial Parts, Lophatherum Stem and Leaf, Chinese Licorice Root and Rhizome, Schizonepeta Aerial Parts, Soy Bean, Burdock Fruit, and Phragmites Rhizome)
Echinacea purpurea Root Extract 100 mg
Elecampane Root Extract 20 mg
Boneset Aerial Parts Extract 30 mg
Horehound Aerial Parts Extract 30 mg
Isatis Root Extract 20 mg
Isatis Leaf Extract 20 mg

Finally, the other ingredients:

sodium bicarbonate and carbonate, tartaric acid, modified cellulose gum, citric acid, stevia leaf concentrate, natural black cherry flavor, black currant juice, and natural raspberry and peach flavor.

*Ingredients list for berry flavor.

This list definitely varies from Airborne. Airborne has a few more vitamins and minerals (i.e. magnesium and manganese,) but is not much different that way.

Mainly, the herbal ingredients vary. Common ingredients include Schizonepeta aerial parts, Forsythia fruit, Echinacea, and Isatis root. What is missing from Wellness Fizz that Airborne includes: Lonicera (flower), Ginger (dried rhizome), and Chinese Vitex (fruit).

But Wellness Fizz contains a couple other things that Airborne doesn’t: European Elder Berry Extract, Japanese Honeysuckle Flower, Platycodon Root, Chinese Mint Aerial Parts, Lophatherum Stem and Leaf, Chinese Licorice Root and Rhizome, Soy Bean, Burdock Fruit, Phragmites Rhizome, Elecampane Root Extract, Boneset Aerial Parts Extract, Horehound Aerial Parts Extract, and Isatis Leaf Extract.

Overall, Wellness Fizz looks good, having fairly similar ingredients to the more expensive Airborne. I’m not sure about the Lonicera and Chinese Vitex, but I would like to see a little ginger in Wellness Fizz.

Taste Test

Wellness Fizz comes in berry and tangerine flavors.

Berry – I must say, this was not very good. It’s not that the “berry” was poorly done, but that the whole experience sucked. After one taste, I was not looking forward to the 8 tubes of Wellness Fizz i ordered!

The texture is extra chalky, too. It’s not refreshing at all. So you get more of a chalky texture and taste than a berry taste. Like I said, the berry flavor isn’t bad, but the berry flavor was hidden behind a crappy chalky taste and texture!

Tangerine – I reluctantly tried this, and it tasted great! The texture wasn’t as great as Airborne, but it was better than the berry tablets! And it gets extra points for avoiding the sucralose taste.

Tangerine is way better than berry! I’ll never buy berry again, but tangerine is good, and goes very well with warm water. It makes for a soothing drink.

Overall, Wellness Fizz doesn’t have the refreshing taste of Airborne. (Not that Airborne is good, but it’s better than Wellness Fizz.) Wellness Fizz remains a bit chalky and is not particularly sweet. It’s an acquired taste, like I thought of Ola Loa when compared to Emergen-C.

My final verdict is…

The ingredients are good (i.e. no artificial sweeteners,) the price is great, and the tangerine flavor is actually good as well. Because of all that, I can deal with the extra time it takes to dissolve.

I would recommend this over Airborne and Airshield due to the ingredients, and I use it most of the time, but sometimes I still reach for Airborne. (Perhaps I just trust Airborne for some reason – maybe the Lonicera and Chinese Vitex are the magic ingredients, but I think it’s more of a subconscious thing due to their marketing.)

Official website: www.SourceNaturals.com

Buy online: www.VitaCost.com | www.Amazon.com


Product Review Details
Company: Wellness Fizz
Product: Wellness Fizz
Reviewed by: Coach Levi
My Rating: 4.0 out of 5
Date last updated: 2015-01-13
Obtained Product: Purchased at retailer.
CoachLevi.com Advertiser: No.

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2 Comments
  1. Have you tried black seed oil. If so, what have you found out about its immune boosting characteristics?

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