If you’re like most people, you probably take a multivitamin or some sort of supplementation in pill form. After all, most of us don’t eat perfectly all the time. But, if you’re like me, and tend to get nauseous from taking a supplement (even with a full meal and plenty of water), you know how miserable taking anything in pill form can be. That’s why when I saw a new type of inhalable vitamin in Popular Science magazine, I was kind of pumped. No more horse pills? Sign me up!
Now the new technology isn’t fully proven or studied by an independent source, but the manufacturer of LeWhif Vitamin says that eight “hits” of its Breathable Vitamins supplies 100 percent of the daily recommended amount of A, B1, B2, B3 and B5. Inhaling the vitamins — instead of digesting them — allows the vitamins to be delivered straight through the bloodstream and therefore in a more efficient and concentrated manner.
So just how do you inhale vitamins? The device looks a bit like a cross between an asthmatic inhaler and a lip stick tube. You breathe in it like you would an inhaler, and the vitamins are absorbed through the mouth. The key to properly “whiffing?” You have to breathe in gently, the manufacturer’s website says.
In each “Whif”, you get about eight puffs, and the vitamins come in three flavors: Antioxidant Green Tea, Age Smart Wine Tea (with resveratrol) and Hibiscus Tea. These vitamins are not available in the United States yet — the original company is in the U.K. — however, the price probably won’t be cheap when they do make it overseas. In the U.K., a three-day supply is going for about $8.
This isn’t LeWhif’s first inhalable product. Its breathable chocolate and coffee products are available in select stores in the United States and are marketed as a way to lose weight and fight cravings.
Would you try an inhalable vitamin?
November 5th, 2010