Aromatherapy – Is Vaping or Inhaling Your Vitamins Effective?

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Aromatherapy is a fascinating ancient alternative medicine that involves the use of volatile plant materials, also known as essential oils that can be aromatically inhaled.

VOOST™ premium e-liquid formulas include therapeutic-grade strategic essential oils to unlock the body’s own ability to change the way you feel. The potential health benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to relieve anxiety and depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, cure headaches, boost cognition, induce sleep, and strengthen the immune system. Explore the natural process of scent-evoked physiology effect with VOOST™ Fortified E-liquids.

What is vaping exactly?

Vaping is the act of inhaling vapor produced by any kind of e-cigarette or personal vaporizer.

E-cigarettes or vaporizers are portable battery-powered devices that heat a coil housed in an atomizer that transforms “e-liquid” (or e-juice) into vapor.

The e-liquid is a mixture of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, usually with water-soluble food flavorings.

Nicotine is optional and customizable.

Other than vaping being recognized as a safer and effective alternative to traditional smoking [1] [2], could inhalation be used as an effective therapeutic delivery system?

Some Facts About the Vape Industry

We all have heard of the term, vaping or know someone who has or used vaping devices. One in ten Americans use vaporizers, or e-cigarettes. Vaping or vaporization really started to become more mainstream in 2014, the year in which the Oxford Dictionary named "Vape" the Word of the Year. The vape industry is forecast to hit $43 Billion dollars by 2023, with expected growth an impressive CAGR of over 15% from 2017.

Inhalation Therapeutic Delivery Nothing New

When it comes to vaping or inhaling, nebulizing, aerosol delivery of medicinal or nutrient based therapies, it may surprise many to find out that the science of “vaping your vitamins” goes back over sixty years.

Though the, science is certainly not exhaustive or comprehensive in scope and body, the concept and method itself has certainly been proven out. [3]

One such study back in 1953 led by Dr. Janney Smith, demonstrated how B-12 Inhalation therapy in Pernicious Anemia resulted in adequate clinical hematological responses. [4]

In a three-month placebo-controlled pilot-study in 1999 led by Dr. Saeed M, Biesalski HK, the study reported successful Vitamin A supplementation by inhalation in a group of school children aged 2-5 years. [5]

There are several other scientific published studies dealing inhaling, nebulizing, or the aerosol delivery of other vitamins and antioxidants such as Vitamins C, D, E, N-Acetyl Cysteine, to name a few.

More recently, a California Biotech company named Inhale Health which offers a B-Complex disposable vaporizer, has conducted both lab-based controlled testing and an in-vivo human pilot study confirming the successful transition from of vitamins from liquid to aerosol, which are able to be immediately delivered to the bloodstream via the respiratory system.

 

VOOST™ Is Different

What Makes VOOST™ So Special?

VOOST™, created by Vita Elixirs Inc., uses only the finest and purest of ingredients and cGMP compliant manufacturing standards. Each VOOST™ E-Liquid flavor is uniquely hand crafted and engineered by their in-house chemist and team of mixologists in an ISO certified clean room. Their USA made liquids are intended as a vapable, but their e-nectars are so pure, they can even be taken sublingually. Guided by the latest inhalation wellness technologies, artisan craftsmanship, and highest industry standards, Vita Elixirs Inc., presents to the world, VOOST™ Fortified E-Liquids.

Aromatherapy

VOOST™ premium e-liquid formulas include therapeutic-grade strategic essential oils to unlock the body’s own ability to change the way you feel. Aromatherapy is a fascinating ancient alternative medicine that involves the use of volatile plant materials, also known as essential oils that can be aromatically inhaled. The potential health benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to relieve anxiety and depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, cure headaches, boost cognition, induce sleep, and strengthen the immune system. Explore the natural process of scent-evoked physiology effect with VOOST™ Fortified E-liquids.

Fortified

VOOST™ e-nectars are the first e-liquids of its kind in the world. Chemical free, PG free, organically flavored, their e-liquids are infused with flavor and activity specific proprietary USP grade 100% water soluble nutrients designed to encourage the body's own ability to create the change, function, and mood that you want.

The Science

The main difference between inhalation-based products and liquid or pill-based vitamin products is the delivery method. Normally when a vitamin is swallowed it passes through the digestive system in order for the stomach acids to break down the chemical structure of the pill, thus releasing the molecules of the vitamin. Inhalation is a direct pathway to the bloodstream, allowing micronutrients to be delivered through the respiratory system.

Inhaling vitamins skips the intestine and digestive system leaving means of absorption through only the mouth, nose, and lungs which has a much more immediate effect and a much more controlled experience for the user. You can stop as soon as you feel more alert or restful as opposed to drinks or pills which require waiting for them to take effect.

The Difference

There are several companies offering vitamin vaporization products.

VOOST™ Fortified E-Liquids use only 100% USP water soluble and high heat tolerant vitamins, amino acids and plant extracts which are perfectly suited for the vaporization inhalation delivery method. Nutrients are classified as either fat soluble or water soluble and the difference between  how they act under heat and within the body is very important. One benefit of water soluble vitamins is that they have a much shorter distance to travel during the absorption process, which is important when dealing with micro-nutrients.

Water soluble nutrients, like the ones found in VOOST™ E-Liquids, such as B-2, B-12, Grapeseed Extract and Beta Alanine typically have a higher heat and degradation tolerance, which bodes well for superior absorption and efficacy.

On the other hand, Vitamin C for example, has a relatively low heat tolerance and vaporization wouldn’t be an effective delivery method.  Under extreme heat Vitamin C degrades to the point of it's chemical structure changing which could possibly have negative health implications.

Fat soluble vitamins like vitamin A, D, E, CoQ10, are also not good candidates for vaporization as they don't mix well with water or e-liquids, and they can cause build up in the cartridge and compromise your device's performance.

Be wary of vape companies using fat-soluble vitamins in their product. Inhale and feel the difference today with VOOST™ Fortified E-Liquids.