A terrific question was posted on Facebook regarding this week’s supplements post. I’m responding here so everyone can easily access the question and answer.
Kevin asked about taking vitamins by vapor/mist. I hadn’t heard of or seen this option yet, so I did some research. Here’s what I learned:
Currently a few companies offer small canisters that administer vitamins/minerals by mist. Think of an asthma inhaler but tubular and thinner—same process though, a quick pump sprays a fine mist into your mouth.
Clearly the main “pro” to these mists is “ease.” Misting is perfect for people who have difficulty swallowing pills. And, the little tubes are convenient for travel. Their sizing meets airlines standards for allowable liquid/spray carry-ons, so you could easily high vitamin-C dose while on the road if that’s a protocol that works for you.
Unfortunately, for me at least, the “cons” immediately outweigh the pros, even without trying any. The mists offer just one substance (e.g. B12, vitamin D), with 30 doses in one tube. That makes these products pricey (average price: $25). For the same amount (or much less) you can buy a month’s worth of a multivitamin, or a much larger supply of whatever one element you wish to take.
Thanks for asking Kevin, I always love researching new-to-me topics and reporting back!
Thanks for asking Kevin, I always love to research something new and report back!