Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use it?
Open the packaging, remove the silicone tips and inhale from the end with two air holes. There is no button or anything else you need to do. Take 5-10 puffs whenever desired. There is no upper-limit on the amount of B12 you can have in any given day. There is 10mg of vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) in each inhaler which is the equivalent to 10 x 1mg vitamin B12 injections. When it runs out, throw it away or recycle it – you’ll know it’s out because you wont be able to inhale any of the vitamins.
How do I know when it’s out?
The LED light at the bottom of the inhaler will stop lighting up, and you won't be able to to inhale any of the vitamin formula.
Does it work?
The inhalation science of B12 dates back 60+ years. During that time, it has been shown that B12 inhalation can be a lot more efficient than oral supplementation, and completely non-toxic. It is also proven that diffusing herbal teas such as lavender, peppermint and chamomile promote a calming sensation.
But is inhalation really that much better than taking pills?
A direct quote from an academic, peer-reviewed paper on the subject tackles this question:
“To further evaluate the efficacy of pulmonary absorption of the inhaled B12 over and above the evidence afforded by the clinical and hematological response previously described, urinary excretion studies were performed. Upon oral administration of B12 at dosages as high as 10,000 mcg B-12 activity in urine has been shown to be less than 0.05 millimicrograms/ml. After inhalation of only 200 mcgm of B12 in saline, B-12 activity in the urine reached the level of 0.26 millimicrograms/ml and following inhalation of approximately 500 mcgm of B12 in a lactose powder B12 activity in the urine rose to 0.134 millimicrograms /ml. Direct pulmonary instillation of 100 micrograms of crystalline vitamin B12 by means of the bronchoscope resulted in a urinary excretion (9.76 millimicrograms/ml.) pattern equivalent to the intramuscular injection of 60-80 mcgm.”
These measurements imply that inhalation can be order(s) of magnitude more absorbent than pills.
Why is Vitamin B12 so important?
According to the National Institute of Health: “Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak.” The UK Vegan Society, the Vegetarian Resource Group, and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, among others, recommend that vegans either consistently eat B12-fortified foods or take a daily or weekly B12 supplement to meet the recommended intake. In other words, getting enough vitamin B12 is very important.
But I read on the Internet you can’t inhale vitamins?
A couple of our competitors have been rightly called-out for selling products that contain numerous vitamins that can’t be effectively diffused. The reason for this is the RDI (recommended daily intake) of these other vitamins is so high that you wouldn't receive an adequate dose of each vitamin. However, vitamin B12 is an ideal candidate for diffusing as the RDI is much smaller; the inhalation science goes back half a century. The studies found that inhaling B12 was both safe and very effective. We recommend reading the primary academic literature on our science page.
Can I take too much B12?
According to WedMD “Even at high doses, vitamin B-12 seems fairly safe. Experts have not found a specific dose of vitamin B12 that’s dangerous. No tolerable upper intake levels have been set.”
How long will it last?
Each inhaler is designed to last 3-4 weeks of daily use as directed. By industry standard, our atomizer has a rating of ‘700 puffs’ though no one we know has ever actually achieved 700 puffs. We estimate closer to 250 real world breaths.
What are the ingredients?
They are as simple and pure as it gets: Organic vegetable glycerin, deionized water, lavender, peppermint, chamomile, passionflower, fruit flavour extract, vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin). We NEVER use: nicotine, tobacco, propylene glycol, diacetyl, or acetyl propionyl
Is it safe?
According to the existing research on B12 inhalation:
“This simple form of therapy is not only effective, but safe and economical.”
“There was no evidence of irritation at the time of inhalation. I personally examined the patients’ chests periodically, and I was not able to determine abnormal signs in the lungs. In addition to the clinical examination, we obtained periodic roentgenograms of the chest and they showed no change.”
“Inhalation of crystalline B-12 in physiological saline or lactose powder has, to date, produced no objective or subjective evidence of toxicity or sensitivity at the pulmonary site.”
How can I verify how well Inhale Vitamins work for me?
In order to verify its effectiveness for yourself, you can follow some simple steps below:
- Consult your Doctor. Buy vitamin B12 blood tests at your local pharmacy.
- Go without B12 supplementation for 1 week (get your Doctor’s permission first) to establish your baseline B12 levels.
- Get your first B12 blood test performed.
- Inhale 20 puffs of Inhale Vitamins.
- Wait 5 minutes.
- Get your second B12 blood test performed.
- Repeat 4-6 for as many days as you’d like.
- Plot the results on a chart and see how well it worked for you!
Does vitamin B12 really give me energy?
Low B12 levels are often associated with fatigue. Taking B12 in those cases can be very beneficial for energy, but what about everyone else? Many swear by B12 as an energy aid, it is a primary ingredient in products like 5-Hour-Energy, but the science is unclear that B12 can be used as an energy aid for people who are not low on B12 to begin with. Customers that have lower B12 levels are the ones that should see the most energy benefit from using our products. Others may not see much of a difference at all.
Who shouldn’t use Inhale Vitamins?
Anyone with a sensitivity to any of the listed ingredients, cobalt, nickel, or vaporising in general should NOT use Inhale Vitamins. Please consult your doctor for any health-related questions.
Is this a one-time purchase or a monthly purchase?
By default, all purchases are one-time only. However, if you wish to subscribe and save money through automatic monthly shipments, you can do this please email us at email@example.com to organise.
We do not play cancellation games or use tricks to trap you into subscriptions. You can cancel at anytime and at no penalty.
Do your inhalers contain Vitamin E?
No, there is no Vitamin E products or Vitamin E Acetate in our inhalers.
How can I get in contact with Inhale Vitamins?
If you have any questions, want to provide feedback or just want to say “hello”, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org