They come in sleek, brightly coloured boxes, screaming “ENERGY” and “VITAMIN”. I slide the box open and out comes a cold, oval shaped metal tube in the same colour as the box it slid from.
One side of the tube has tiny holes, the other, a logo. With the caution of a person who’s never had a cigarette pass her lips, I bring it up to my mouth and inhale; it smells faintly like berries, reminding me of a Lip Smacker. As I inhale, the small logo on the other end lights up. On exhale, a white cloud of vapour escapes through my lips and nostrils.
I have just inhaled a combination of Vitamin B1, B2, B6 and B12.
Next, I try the yellow tube, with the word ENERGY printed on it. Inhale, exhale and Vitamin B12, Natural Arabica Caffeine and L-Theanine curse through my bloodstream.
I am in the words of Inhale Health™ “living the future”- a future in which we inhale nutrients, not toxins.
Inhale Health ™ is a new and innovative company, whose products have just lnded in South Africa. Inhale Health ™ has created inhalable nutrients, inhaled through one of their thin metal tubes.
These Inhalable Nutrients use “proprietary thermochemistry to heat liquid nutrient solutions and transition them to a vapor that is directly inhaled.” Their target nutrients enter the bloodstream immediately and users get to experience a faster and more efficient vitamin uptake than through pills and tablets.
Intrigued by this novel health apparatus and the idea that what appears to be a bad habit can actually become a good one, I approached the founder and CEO of Inhale Health™, Daniel Wolf Shapiro, armed with questions.
People forget that our bodies are built to inhale, and that we do so every moment of our lives.
Daniel Wolf Shapiro was quick to explain that inhalation is completely misunderstood. “People forget that our bodies are built to inhale, and that we do so every moment of our lives. Why is it then, that all the inhalable products in history deliver carcinogenic toxins?”
The inspiration behind Inhale Health™, he says, is “the biological truth that the respiratory system is a hyper-efficient, direct pathway to the bloodstream. Inhalation can and should be used for good”.
Inhale Health ™ believes that all products in all industries can and should serve the health and best interests of the people who use them. “Why build anything harmful for anyone ever? Askes Daniel, “Especially when the same delivery mechanism can be used to do so much good”
It’s a nice sentiment, but as someone who has never smoked has never had the desire to smoke and deems it one of the worst things you can do to your body, the idea of using a product, that requires you to inhale and then exhale a substance felt uncomfortable and unnatural. I struggled to see how a person, who strives to live a healthy life – the very market Inhale Health ™ was inserting themselves into, would find this something they’d actually want to use.
Why I asked Daniel, did you choose to design something healthy to mimic smoking, which is known to be unhealthy?
That design was in fact intentional. Inhale Health™, Daniel told me are obsessed with product design. From ingredients to packaging, to logos, no detail is overlooked.
Inhale Health ™ said Daniel has nothing to do with mimicking smoking. “We do hope to wake up the world to the truth that they can Inhale Health ™ rather than toxins. People really need to have this epiphany.”
For Daniel, the important idea to grasp is that inhalation itself is not unhealthy. It is an essential mechanism of the human body. “We use inhalation on a moment to moment basis to supply the bloodstream with oxygen. Our goal in time is to shift the collective consciousness regarding its associations with inhalation. We believe in a future where humanity inhales nutrients, not toxins. One day people will look back on smoking as a bygone relic of the past. The people of the future will rapidly deliver nutrients to their bodies through direct inhalation.”
Our goal in time is to shift the collective consciousness regarding its associations with inhalation. We believe in a future where humanity inhales nutrients, not toxins
Despite, Daniel’s insistence that it was not mimicking smoking; I wondered if Inhale Health ™ would be able to do what the makers of electric cigarettes hope to do – kerb smoking. While electric cigarettes still contain nicotine – unhealthy and addictive, Inhale Health ™, contains vitamins which are neither addictive nor unhealthy.
According to Daniel, Inhale Health ™ products have helped many people stop smoking due to the fact that they service the “oral fixation”. Inhale Health™ products were not designed to be smoking cessation tools, however, due to the form factor many have adopted them as such. This is something Inhale Health ™ is incredibly proud and inspired by – creating new healthy habits in people’s lives.
Rather, than something unhealthy, Inhale Health ™ is designed to be a healthy habit. None of the Vitamins used have a daily maximum, meaning you could use them as frequently as you wish to support peak vitamin levels.
Inhale Health ™ products come in four variants, of which three are available for sale in South Africa at Wellness warehouse and Faithful to Nature Shop the range here.
This line combines four b-complex vitamins: B1, B2, B6 and B12 (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine, and Cobalamin). Vitamins B1 and B2 support a healthy immune system and metabolism. B6 aids in neurotransmitter production and red blood cell longevity. B12 supports natural energy production by helping our bodies break down the foods we eat and convert them to sugars.
The ENERGY™ line comes in Electric Berry. This consists of a higher concentration of vitamin B12 combined with organic caffeine naturally sourced from Arabica coffee extract. The heightened levels of B12 coupled with rapidly delivered caffeine provide a heightened sense of alertness at a moment’s notice.
Each device contains 500 activations, which will last you between one week and one month, depending on your usage. When your device has reached the end of its lifecycle, it flashes to let you know it’s time to get a new one – no batteries or recharging needed.
Despite the fact that none of Inhale Health™ products contain any substances that have a legal age restriction, they are not on sale to anyone under 18 years of age as a self-enforced company policy. The ENERGY™ product which contains caffeine is not recommended when nursing or pregnant.
A few days into trying them out, the action became less awkward and more comfortable. It did however; leave my throat a bit irritated. There’s a faint whiff of the flavour, which is pleasant, but other than that they leave no smell. While physically I feel the same, using them was more “fun” than popping a few vitamins and oddly calming. It’s definitely a novel and exciting new way to add more nutrients to your body.
Want to try it for yourself? scroll the range below and click to purchase and enter our giveaway to win an Inhale Health ™ product!
Inhale Health™ GIVEAWAY!
UPDATE: This competition is now closed, congrats to our winners Robyn and Wayne!
Want to try them for yourself? We’re giving away one Inhale Health™ product to two lucky readers. To stand a chance of winning, comment below and tell us what two lines of Inhale Health™ are available in South Africa.
Competition closes Thursday, 8 June, 2017.
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