How do I use it?
Open the packaging, remove the silicone tip from the mouthpiece, and inhale from that end. Breath in and out naturally. 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.
5-10 puffs is approximately 500 mcg of B12 (>8,000% Daily Value) and there are 28 such servings in each vaporizer (28 x 500).
When it runs out, throw it away – you’ll know it’s out because no more vapor will come out and the LED will no longer light up.
Does it work?
The inhalation science of B12 dates back 60+ years. During that time, it has been shown that B12 inhalation can be orders of magnitude more efficient than oral supplementation, and completely non-toxic. Read more about the science here.
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 B-12 over and above the evidence afforded by the clinical and hematological response previously described, urinary excretion studies were performed… Upon oral administration of B-12 at dosages as high as 10,000 mcgm B-12 activity in urine has been shown to be less than 0.05 millimicrograms/ml. After inhalation of only 200 mcgm of B-12 in saline, B-12 activity in the urine reached the level of 0.26 millimicrograms/ml and following inhalation of approximately 500 mcgm of B-12 in a lactose powder B-12 activity in the urine rose to 0.134 millimicrograms /ml. Direct pulmonary instillation of 100 micrograms of crystalline vitamin B-12 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 vape vitamins, is this a scam?
A couple of our competitors have been rightly called-out for selling products that contain vitamins that can’t be effectively vaporized. However, vitamin B12 is an ideal candidate for vaporizing, and the inhalation science goes back a half century.
Those studies found that inhaling B12 was both safe and very effective. We recommend reading the primary academic literature, like this one or any of the other sources listed at the bottom of our science page.
Can I take too much B12?
According to WebMD: “Even at high doses, vitamin B-12 seems fairly safe. Experts have not found a specific dose of vitamin B-12 that’s dangerous. No tolerable upper intake levels have been set.”
How long will it last?
Each vaporizer is designed to last 2-3 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 200 real world puffs.
How do I know when it’s out?
The LED light at the bottom of the vaporizer will stop lighting up, and no more vapor will be produced when inhaling.
What are the ingredients?
They are as simple and pure as it gets:
Vegetable Glycerin USP, Distilled Water, Organic Fruit Flavor Extract (Water, Organic Ethyl Alcohol, and Natural Flavors), Organic Vanilla Extract (Organic Vanilla Beans, Organic Ethyl Alcohol, Organic Cane Sugar), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
We NEVER use: Nicotine, Tobacco, Cannabinoids, Propylene Glycol, Diacetyl, or Acetyl Propionyl
Do you offer methyl B12 forms?
As of July 30th, 2017 we are starting to take names for our first batch of methylated B12 vapor. Sign up here
Where are the ingredients from?
All of the ingredients are sourced from American suppliers and the liquid is made in America.
What does it taste like? Does it have a flavor?
It has a subtle, organic citrus flavor.
Does our product contain Diacetyl or Acetyl Propionyl?
No. Our products do NOT contain Diacetyl, Acetyl Propionyl, Propylene Glycol, Nicotine, Tobacco, or Cannabinoids.
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 do date, produced no objective or subjective evidence of toxicity or sensitivity at the pulmonary site.”
You should not use VitaminVape if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients, cobalt, or nickel.
It is also worth noting that the long-term effects of vaporizing, in general, are not fully understood.
How to verify how well VitaminVape works for you?
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 Quest or Labcorp testing lab.
- 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 VITAMINVAPE.
- 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!
Where else can I buy VITAMINVAPE?
Can I order VITAMINVAPE outside of the USA?
Only to Canada, and shipping is an additional $10. Canadian buyers are responsible for all import duties and delivery risk. We will not refund lost packages sent to Canada.
Who shouldn’t use VITAMINVAPE?
Anyone with a sensitivity to any of the listed ingredients, cobalt, nickel, or vaporizing in general should NOT use VITAMINVAPE. Please consult your physician for any health-related questions.
Vegetable Glycerin USP, Distilled Water, Organic Fruit Flavor Extract (Water, Organic Ethyl Alcohol, and Natural Flavors)
How can I get in contact with VITAMINVAPE?
If you have any questions, want to provide feedback or just want to say “hello”, contact us at [email protected]