By Marzella Sigai
Companies market these disposable vaporizers filled with supplements, like vitamin B12 and echinacea on social media as the cool new way to get your nutrients. There’s just one problem, they might not work at all.
Based on what Humberto Choi, MD, a pulmonologist with the Cleveland Clinic said that there is no evidence that inhaling vitamins through vaping has any benefit. In fact, the devices emit tiny chemical particles that are deposited into the far reaches of the lungs, which causes inflammation. It might lead to a cough or bronchitis.
In addition, here, why it might not work? Even though puffing things is an effective way to get stuff into your bloodstream, but it might not be the same when it comes to vitamins. The gastrointestinal tract is made to absorb nutrients but since lung do not function the same way, it is hard to know if inhaled vitamins will make it into your bloodstream.
The heat that these devices require to turn vitamin juice into vapor could also affect the safety of the ingredients. Take diacetyl, an organic flavoring in some e-cigarettes. When heated to the highest temperature, it is been linked to a condition that scars your lungs, causing you to dry-cough or feel short of breath.
You might want to change and get your nutrients the old-school way by eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. Right now, science is not sure whether vaping your vitamins is legit or even safe.