More and more companies are offering a different method of taking your vitamins – vaping. That’s right, now you can buy vaporizers that let you inhale your vitamins, essential oils and herbal supplements. But experts are a little skeptical about how beneficial it actually is for your health.
The speculation mostly comes from the fact that there’s hardly enough research to back up the benefits of taking herbal and other natural supplements orally in the first place, let alone vaping. “There would be no purpose in taking vitamins and supplements through inhalation if they didn’t have the same effect as taking them through an oral route,” points out Dr. Adam LAckey of the Staten Island University Hospital. “We really don’t know what the long-term effects of vaping is going to be.”
On top of that, reports have shown that heating vape liquid to create vapor can produce new chemicals that weren’t originally in the liquid. So at the end of the day, you don’t really know what you're vaping… or if it’s really healthy. Instead, Lackey recommends using food to get your vitamins, since the digestive system’s “sole purpose” is to “break down, absorb and metabolize vitamins and nutrients.”