Burning homeopathic herbs through the process of combustion is the oldest method known to man. Releasing the active ingredients of homeopathic herbs does not have to occur with combustion. Rather, vaporizing has the same effect as smoking, but does so, without burning or combusting. Vaporizing eliminates combustion by-products and unwanted odors.
By-products resulting from combustion include tar, ash, CO2, carbon monoxide and other gases & carcinogens, many of which are known to increase the likelihood of various cancers. In addition, because smoking is basically breathing in fire, your lungs and throat are subjected to high amounts of heat, which is damaging no matter what the substance is.
Combustion is also known to decrease and destroy a large percentage of the active ingredients contained in your homeopathic herbs. Studies have shown that 25-50% of the active ingredients contained in tobacco are destroyed by the act of combustion itself! So not only does smoking create many unhealthy and unwanted side effects, but a large percentage of the homeopathic herbs active ingredients are lost in the process. Smoking blocks taste and destroys the natural flavors of your homeopathic herbs.
In contrast, vaporizing warms your tobacco or any non toxic homeopathic herb to a temperature below the level of combustion. The resulting effect, volatizes the active ingredient's of your homeopathic herbs in the form of vapor. Since vaporizing does not use a flame or fire to ignite the material, none of the active ingredients are lost in the process. You're getting no smoke and more of the natural tastes and flavors of your substance. Using a Herbal Vaporizer has the same effect as smoking and is a healthy alternative to enjoying tobacco and homeopathic herbs.
Pure vapor contains little to no tar and is much cooler to inhale through your lungs than smoke. Pure vapor has practically no carcinogenic elements making it a healthier alternative to smoke!
The vapor itself is only slightly visible when exhaled and does not create a smell like smoking does. In fact, there are no odors at all contained in pure vapor. Also, because vapor contains no smoke, the natural tastes and flavors found in your tobacco and homeopathic herbs are abundantly present!
Smoking is the most primitive way known to man to inhale a substance. When one smokes, the substance is heated to very high temperatures, sometimes well exceeding 1200ºF. This temperature (which is much hotter than necessary for inhaling the flavor and essence of a plant) burns the material and causes it to be converted into smoke. This smoke can then be inhaled by the smoker in an attempt to obtain some of the benefits of the substance.
Although not without some benefits, smoking has substantial dangerous and hazardous side effects including the production of many carcinogenic and harsh byproducts such as smoke and tar. Simply put, smoking is the equivalent of driving a nail into a small piece of wood with a sledgehammer. There is a better solution.
Vaporizing (Air2 brand info)
Vaporization utilizes advanced digital microchip technology to heat up the material only to the temperature most effective for gently releasing the pure flavor and active elements. In this optimal condition there is no burning and there is no smoke, only pure vapor.
The air² VAPIR system utilizes a state-of-the-art convection technology to heat herbal matter. Hot air is blown through a disk implanted with herbal material such as tobacco and other plants commonly used in aromatherapy. The hot air induces the material to release its full flavor along with its active and volatile elements. This easy to inhale vapor cloud is achieved without burning of the material. Digital accuracy helps to insure that material is not wasted or over heated. The flavor and plant aroma are then inhaled through the outlet inhalation valve.
What about odour development? Are non-smokers bothered by vapor?
No. There is only a minimal development of odours compared to smoking. No bothersome smoke is created, and non-smokers are not subject to any adverse effects when sharing rooms with users. Only a few minutes after the application you will not notice any odour in the room.
How can I inhale optimally?
Vaporized herbs hardly irritate the respiratory tract in comparison to smoked or fumigated substances, but are not totally irritation-free in any case. The material used, the quality of the vaporizer and the inhalation technique are factors which play a decisive role. Inhale half of the volume of air that one could normally inhale. Hold your breath for a few seconds and exhale slowly. It is recommended to consciously concentrate on your respiration. After a certain individual acclimatization phase you will then find that the vapors can be inhaled optimally at the user's ease.
Because vaporization technology has yet to be FDA approved, we cannot assert claims that vaporized inhalation is safer or more healthful than smoking. At this time, we do not endorse or encourage the possibility that vaporization may be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any ailment or disease. Our Vaporizers are intended for flavor delivery and aromatherapy. Our products are not intended to administer medicinal or illegal products of any kind.