Last week I tested out a very unusual product made by Inhale Health. The simplest way that I can explain it is as a healthy vape pen. But, it’s actually very different from e-cigarettes because it doesn’t have any nicotine or any of the harmful ingredients traditionally used in e-cigarettes, and it’s not addictive. It’s basically a device (they call it an inhaler) that uses e-cigarette technology to deliver micronutrients into your system through vapor, in a way that is quicker and more effective than if you would take them orally.
Here is a video diary of my experience with Inhale Health if you’re not in the mood to read:
Here is an excerpt from Inhale Health’s FAQ section:
Isn’t this an e-cigarette/vape?
While the delivery mechanism is similar, our products do not contain any nicotine, tobacco, propylene glycol, or other harmful ingredients. Additionally, our thermochemistry is comprised of unique, proprietary methods optimized to our formulated compounds.
Do these products contain toxic chemicals?
Our products contain USP grade active ingredients such as Vitamin B12, Caffeine, or Melatonin. These actives are suspended in an organic base of vegetable glycerin. None of our products contain known toxins.
Who can’t use this product?
The products are not recommended for persons under 18 years of age. Do not use this product if you have asthma or COPD. The products are not recommended for persons under the legal smoking age (state specific). We do not recommend women in pregnancy to use the product.
They offer three different types of inhalers: caffeine, melatonin, and b12 vitamin. In this post, I’ll telling you about my experience with the caffeine and melatonin. I basically did it as a one-week experiment where I would take the caffeine in the morning or early in the day (similar to the way that I would drink my coffee) and the melatonin – at night, right before I go to bed
I started my experiment with the caffeine inhaler on Monday morning instead of my morning coffee. I had to remove the packaging and breathe in for three seconds (the recommended daily serving is 10 three-second breaths). Each device comes precharged and has 40 servings, so about a month’s supply.
Using the inhaler felt pretty normal and even pleasant. I didn’t feel anything weird in my throat, it felt like air with a subtle orange flavor ( I got the sunburst orange flavor).
I was feeling okay, but didn’t really feel a major difference. I generally don’t feel very different after I have coffee either. The only way that I have noticed that caffeine impacts me is when I have it too late in the day and in those cases I struggle to fall asleep. Other than that, I don’t feel like drinking coffee gives me a ton of energy, so I would say the inhaler worked pretty much the same way.
After using the caffeine inhaler multiple times throughout the week, I realized that it’s not really doing much for me. I couldn’t really feel any major effects, but my husband was also taking it and he told me that he had a very different experience. He told me that the inhaler helped him feel more awake and alert, and gave him more energy. He also really enjoyed the taste and the overall sensation, but he said that he wouldn’t use it as his only source of caffeine because it wasn’t strong enough.
The melatonin worked completely differently for me – I could definitely feel it! I am someone who always has melatonin by their bedside, just in case. I don’t take it every single night, but it is definitely something that I reach to whenever I’m struggling to fall asleep
I’ve been using melatonin pills by now which have three milligrams of melatonin per pill and, honestly, most of the time, I can barely feel them. So, when I saw that the Inhale Health inhaler had only one milligram of melatonin per serving, I was very skeptical.
I also wasn’t sure if I’m going to like the taste. It was lavender flavor which I really like in the form of candles, room sprays, lotions, etc., but I hadn’t really had it in a drink or food. It ended up being very pleasant and tasted a little bit like herbal tea.
The serving size for the melatonin inhaler was 5-10 breaths and on my first night, I decided to go with five. Almost immediately after, I started feeling relaxed, but I wasn’t sure if I’m imagining it because I couldn’t believe it was working that quickly.
It took me about 30 minutes to start feeling very sleepy and I slept really well the whole night. That was my experience on the following nights, too.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the caffeine inhaler, but I can definitely see myself incorporating the melatonin into my routine. I don’t think it will be an every-night type of thing, but I’d use it in the same way that I use melatonin right now – just have it in my drawer and use it whenever I feel like I need some help falling asleep.
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