Science

Introduction to the Calming Herbs:

For centuries the eastern cultures have been smoking tea for the relaxation and calming effects that herbal teas such as lavender, chamomile and peppermint have on the body. The later discovered problem was that the smoke was having a negative impact on the lungs and cancelling out the positive qualities of the herbs. Therefore, we, Inhale Calm have innovated this ancient method by utilising water vapour to deliver the herbal ingredients via the lungs.

Lavender:

Research suggests that lavender may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. Some studies suggest that consuming lavender as a tea can help digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling. In addition to helping with digestive problems, lavender is used to help relieve pain from headaches, sprains, toothaches, and sores. It can also be used to prevent hair loss.

  • May help with anxiety 
  • Premenstrual tension
  • Increased sleep quality
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Stress relief
  • Pain reduction
  • Migraine headache relief

Chamomile:

Chamomile contains Chamazulene, an aromatic chemical compound that possesses anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Whether you're overworked or suffering from a cold, steep a hot cup of Chamomile tea, inhale its wonderful floral fragrance and then see your worries disappear as you sip this magical golden brew. The benefits of chamomile tea are in abundance. It is not only soothing and refreshing, but can also be beneficial for you in more than just one way.

  • Promotes relaxation and treats insomnia
  • Boosts immunity
  • Treats cold
  • Reduces muscle spasms and period pain
  • Soothes stomach ache
  • Treats cuts and wounds
  • Reduces Stress

Peppermint:

Peppermint oil is recommended for its anti-nausea benefits and soothing effects on the gastric lining and colon. It’s also valued for its cooling effects and helps to relieve sore muscles when used topically. In addition to this, peppermint essential oil displays antimicrobial properties, which is why it can be used to fight infections and even freshen your breath.

  • relieve muscle and joint pain
  • calming effects
  • provide sinus care and other respiratory benefits
  • provide seasonal allergy relief
  • increase energy and improve exercise performance
  • alleviate headaches
  • improve IBS symptoms
  • reduce nausea
  • improve colic symptoms
  • improve skin health

Passionflower:

Modern day herbalists recommend it as a powerful nervine tonic to treat stress, anxiety and to help calm the mind. Some people take passion flower for sleep problems (insomnia), adjustment disorder, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pain, fibromyalgia, relieving opioid withdrawal symptoms, reducing anxiety and nervousness before surgery, and heart failure.

  • helps with anxiety and depression
  • insomnia
  • anti-oxidant / anti inflammatory
  • lowers blood pressures
  • helps prevent stress
  • prevents muscle spasms

The Science Behind Vitamin B12:

Vitamin B12 is an extremely important part of your dietary intake.

Vitamin B12 is proven to help with preventing fatigue, regulating mood and energy production. 

Studies have already been undertaken showing that many vegans and vegetarians are also deficient in Vitamin B12.

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 [1].”

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, it’s very important you get enough vitamin B12 in your body.

Each Inhale Calm vaporiser has the equivalent of 20 x 1mg Vitamin B12 shots. 

Academic Literature on VitaminB12 Inhalation:

Peer-reviewed studies going back over half a century indicate that inhalation is an extremely effective way of absorbing vitamin B12 [4] [5] [6]. After only one dose they indicate immediate absorption [4]: 

There are a couple of key reasons that vitamin B12 works so well for inhalation. One reason is that your body only needs a small amount of vitamin B12 everyday [1], so you can inhale it in 10-20 puffs. That’s not true with a lot of other vitamins, like vitamin C, which would take thousands of puffs. Another reason is that vitamin B12 is NOT sensitive to the heat associated with vaporising [3].

Ultimately, however, the existing data speaks for itself when it comes to the efficacy of B12 inhalation. It is many times more efficient than pill absorption, and comparable only to injections (though injections are still the most efficient).

Several customers and many of us have measured our B12 levels using Inhale Calm and seen it work very effectively, but we are in the process of reinforcing these results with formal studies using Inhale Calm and will publish the results when available. We believe that given technological progress in inhalation since the studies were published, we should expect similar if not better results.

How to verify how well Inhale Calm works for you?

In order to verify its effectiveness for yourself, you can follow some simple steps below:

  1. Consult your Doctor. Buy vitamin B12 blood tests at your local pharmacy or online.
  2. Go without B12 supplementation for 1 week (get your Doctor’s permission first) to establish your baseline B12 levels.
  3. Get your first B12 blood test performed.
  4. Inhale 10 puffs of Inhale Calm.
  5. Wait 5 minutes.
  6. Get your second B12 blood test performed.
  7. Repeat 4-6 for as many days as you’d like.
  8. Plot the results on a chart and see how well it worked for you!

Sources:

[1]The National Institute of Health: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-Consumer/#h6

[2]The Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b12/evidence/hrb-20060243

[3]The University of Utah: http://healthcare.utah.edu/healthlibrary/related/doc.php?type=19&id=vitaminb-12

[4]N.K. Shinton & A.K. Singh, “Vitamin B12 Absorption by Inhalation,” Brit. J. Haemat. Vol. 13, p. 75 (1967).

[5]F.J. Smith, R.W. Monto, J.W. Rebuck, “B12 Inhalation Therapy in Pernicious Anemia,” Trans Am. Clin. Climatol. Assoc. Vol. 64, p. 27 (1953).

[6]R.W. Monto & J.W. Rebuck, “Nasal Instillation and Inhalation of Crystalline Vitamin B12 in Pernicious Anemia,” AMA Arch Intern Med. Vol. 93, p. 219 (1954).