How It Works?
CCL Sleep | Melatonin Inhaler
Our lungs have an enormous surface area (approximately 750 square feet) so they can quickly, effectively, and efficiently transfer oxygen from air into the blood. Many millennia ago, our human ancestors realized that their lungs could also be used to quickly transfer other compounds into the blood stream, including smoke from incense or dried leaves. We have since learned that inhaling toxic compounds in smoke formed from burning incense or dried leaves is not healthy. However, a non-combustion technology, metered dose inhalers (MDIs), were developed in the 20th century to safely deliver compounds to the lungs for rapid absorption into the blood. MDIs are commonly used today to deliver compounds to the lungs to relieve symptoms of asthma and COPD. Anesthetics are also often delivered to the bloodstream through the lungs. Recently, the FDA approved the inhalation of insulin powder as an alternative to insulin injections for the treatment of diabetes. Insulin is a very large protein, but it can still be quickly and safely absorbed through the lungs and into the bloodstream.
We realized that if insulin can be delivered safely to the bloodstream through the lungs, many other useful compounds could also be delivered to the bloodstream through the mouth and lungs using an MDI. Based on this insight, we have developed a line of innovative inhaled products that take advantage of the MDI technology. Our inhaler products enhance lifestyle by quickly, effectively, efficiently, and safely delivering active ingredients into the blood through the mouth and lungs. Our products provide results in 30 seconds. In addition, the mouth and lungs are so efficient that our inhaler products require much smaller doses of the active ingredients. Fast results with low doses makes them a safer alternative.
The traditional method of getting active ingredients into the blood is to swallow a pill or powder or consume a drink. Since ingested compounds must go through the slow process of digestion before the active ingredient can enter the blood stream, it takes much longer to feel the effects. Swallowing pills or consuming drinks can take 20 minutes or longer to start working. In addition, all ingested compounds pass through the liver before entering the bloodstream. This is called "first pass metabolism". The liver often removes much of the active ingredient. This is why digestion is inefficient, requiring much larger doses of the active ingredient before its affects are felt. An important disadvantage of the large doses of the active ingredient required with ingestion is that the active ingredient removed by the liver can cause permanent damage to the liver over time. This has been seen with acetaminophen pain relievers.
A typical energy drink for example, contains more than 200 milligrams of caffeine. This amount of caffeine causes a spike in the blood caffeine level of 3.5 milligrams per liter of blood after about 30-45 minutes. Our caffeine inhaler has only 2 milligrams of caffeine per breath resulting in a predicted blood caffeine peak of 1.5 milligrams per liter of blood after only 15-20 seconds. It also saves your body from having to process all the sugar, flavorings, and other garbage that typically come in energy drinks, coffee, and sodas.
Our inhalers are small and compact, meaning they're discrete. You can use them in a meeting, classroom, restaurant, hotel, airplane or anywhere you need fast results. They're also fun. Try one or all of them and enjoy the fast results for yourself.
Resources on rapidness of absorption of mouth lining vs. digestion: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11839447