Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NASA and Dept of Defense To The Rescue


NASA and Dept of Defense To The Rescue.......of smokers and vapers?


In the early 2000's, Premier Micronutrient Corporation was asked by NASA to develop a formula to address problems astronauts were experiencing with their lungs as a result of being subjected to radiation. The LungShield products are specifically derived from these formulations.

A brand like LungShield could have revolutionary impact on the e-cigarette industry.


“LungShield is introduced to the smoking world as the first strategy to incorporate a micronutrient-enhanced liquid base formulation into electronic cigarettes to mitigate potential adverse health effects. LungShield was developed to help reduce potentially injurious effects of chemicals in the vapor,” said Haase.

Wellness expert Janet Brooks was asked about her view of healthy alternative e-cigarette products hitting the market. "I understand and support new and innovative methods and technology to move wellness to a new paradigm of prevention."


Brooks is the Founder of Dallas-based Fortitude Health and Wellness. Fortitude works with veterans on smoking cessation and disease risk reduction initiatives and was one of the first organizations to receive LungShield e-liquids for personal vaping use.


Patented Micronutrient Formulation Tested with NASA and Department of Defense, Licensed to E-Cigarette Industry


What are the ANTZ going to say when smokers and vapers are buying their vaping/smoking paraphernalia at Whole Foods and other like-minded markets? Soon what is deemed to be politically "incorrect" will become just the opposite. That's how the pendulum swings.


The thought gives me great pleasure. That day couldn't come soon enough.



29 comments:

  1. wow! Sounds interesting indeed!

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  2. I can see the future headlines now:

    "After conducting several cohort epidemiological studies, researchers discover strange anomaly: Sitting next to smokers/vapers has protective effect(s)."

    "In Vivo and In Vitro Studies show that those who partake in the 21st century version of "smoking" outlive their counterparts."

    Hehe...Awesome!

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  3. Radiation from smoking

    The U.S. national annual background dose for humans is approximately 360 mrem. A mrem, or millirem, is a standard measure of radiation dose. Examples of radiation doses from common medical procedures are:

    Chest x-ray (14 x 17 inch area) - 15 mrem

    Dental x-ray (3 inch diameter area) - 300 mrem

    Spinal x-ray (14 x 17 inch area) - 300 mrem

    Thyroid uptake study – 28,000 mrem to the thyroid

    Thyroid oblation - 18,000,000 mrem to the thyroid

    Average Annual Total
    361 mrem/year

    Tobacco (If You Smoke, Add ~ 280 mrem)

    Not quite 1 dental xray for a whole years smoking ehh!

    or

    Thyroid oblation - 18,000,000 mrem to the thyroid /shrinking the thyroid

    Tobacco (If You Smoke, Add ~ 280 mrem)

    18,000,000 / 280 = roughly 64,000 years of equivalent years of smoking!

    http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/rp/f...

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    1. "Tobacco (If You Smoke, Add ~ 280 mrem)"

      If you smoke how much?

      What about radiation exposure from nuclear meltdowns?

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    2. ..and keep in mind that we are talking specifically about the lungs here...

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    3. Red at a mere 280 mrem's it really doesn't matter.

      If it was 280/1 pack a day or 560.2 pack a day or 840/3 pack a day smoker. The cumulative effect is where they were going with it. That was written before all the Junk science came out. They have sence pulled that piece down after I started using it from the state health dept website it was on!

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  4. "LungShield was developed to help reduce potentially injurious effects of chemicals in the vapor".
    The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.

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    1. No one is disputing that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, but you seem to be implying that ALL e-cigarettes are 100% safe and 100% irritant free. Not true at all.

      Nice analogy though.

      I am pro e-cig btw, but I am also pro truth.

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    2. Anything is potentially something. Anything is "potentially injurious". And LungShield reduces the risks of anything regardless of the dose, lol. This claim is stupid.
      And, yes, I strongly believe that the e-cig is without risk for healthy adults. Risk below a certain level is equivalent to safe. (I am sitting in front of my PC and feel safe despite of the remote possibility that a meteor may hit the house). Some risks are negligible.

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    3. Some people have had inflammatory responses/reactions from certain e-juices/e-cigs. Many people tolerate e-cigs quite well, but there are those who DO NOT. What have you to say about them? Don't they also deserve to have access to a harm reduction device? You don't believe that there's any room for improvement at all?

      Personally, I like the idea of vitamins or anti-inflammatory agents in an e-liquid. I'm kind of a health advocate in that way. Even if, as you say, there are NO (doubtful) risks for anyone from e-cigarettes, ingesting anti-inflammatory agents can be protective in other ways. For instance, I used to hike in and around the hills and mountains of smoggy Los Angeles. I would have loved to have had a product like this available (if in fact it does what it says) to take with me on a long hike on a particularly smoggy day....lol. If and when it becomes available, I will try it. It's MY choice.

      As an aside, lots of cool medical discoveries have been the result of NASA (light therapy, etc..) research, hence, I happen to think that the possibility of inhaling something that can be good for you to be quite exciting.

      "I strongly believe that the e-cig is without risk for healthy adults."

      That's a rather strong statement to make. Even e-cig advocates with medical degrees don't say that. A hell of a lot risky for many people is not the same thing as saying no risk for any and every healthy adult.

      NOTHING is without risk, not even eating, so we agree on that. That's why we eventually die...all of us. I would however, like to live longer if possible. I like to see science push boundaries, and apparently so does NASA.

      With that said, I am for your right to vape, smoke, eat, or chew whatever you want. I am also against vaping/smoking bans.

      Cheers-

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    4. A wellknown prof believes this product is bs. And I fully agree.

      If you believe e.g. in antoxidants then take a multivitamine pill. There is no need to mess around with e-liquids. Why should healthy adults with a regular diet need vitamins or anti-inflammatory agents take these via e-liquid?

      Do you remember when the industry added vitamins to each and every product? It is easy to overdose vitamins. And vitamins can cause severe illnesses.

      To the rest of your questions: People who do not tolerate e-cigs quite well should stop vaping. The wonder product won´t help them. And NASA products may be quite exciting but this doesn´t matter.

      And I would fight for your right to test it when it becomes available, it is your choice. :)

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    5. First of all, let me just say that I'm on your side. I believe that e-cigs are a valid THR tool.

      "Why should healthy adults with a regular diet need vitamins or anti-inflammatory agents take these via e-liquid? "

      Why not? What does it matter how someone consumes an anti-oxidant or vitamin?

      "It is easy to overdose vitamins. And vitamins can cause severe illnesses."

      That is true. You can also overdose on water. The solution would be to take less vitamin pills in this scenario, right? It could also have the added benefit of being cost effective this way. Less money spent = more money in your pocket.

      "People who do not tolerate e-cigs quite well should stop vaping."

      So no one should invent an e-cigarette that could help MORE smokers quit smoking, and thus live healthier lives? I have known quite a few smokers that cannot tolerate e-cigarettes in their present form, and guess what? They're still SMOKING. They deserve something palatable that agrees with them.

      I am happy for all of the vapers that e-cigs have helped and I hope that they continue to evolve so that more people will make the switch. I am lucky to have found something that suits me, but not everyone has. The market should continue to offer up as many reduced risk choices as possible. That's progress.

      Your professor friend may be correct with regards to this particular product., but who knows, maybe NASA and the DOD are right. I certainly have no idea, but I do like the IDEA:-)



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  5. You are fond of new ideas and I am too. The idea to use aerosols for the application of medicaments is very old and this old idea is rediscovered now. There is at least one company trying to use e-cigs for this purpose. The "invention" is restricted to "vapeable" additives (no salts, only soluble chemicals).

    Btw there is no cost benefit with LungShield. The introductory price (!) is 35 Dollars for two bottles, a rip-off. Vitamine pills are cheaper.

    Yes, smokers deserve something palatable that agrees with them. Give them snus if they can´t stand e-cigs.

    If you want to reduce risks (I don´t) then the idea to vape micronutrients might not be a good one. Any extra additive has its own risks and ... the list of micronutrients is long, looh it uo, please.

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    1. $35 is not a rip off if it works for someone and they like it. It's up to the consumer to decide.

      Not everyone can do smokeless tobacco either. I'm all for it, but many smokers just don't care for it.

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  6. Please correct my typos, thanks. There was no way back to editing. Nice discussion btw. :)

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  7. And one more comment: Did you see the picture at lungshield.net? It shows a cig-alike with the brand name "LUNGSHIELD" and a shield with a pair of lungs on it. LUNGSHIELD is sold in Nigeria and the brand will retail in other African nations in the near future.

    According to european law LUNGSHIELD is a pharma product because it makes health claims. No way out.

    I am waiting for the launch in good old Europe. ;)

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  8. First look at how long PMC has been in business, along with the level of studies they have done. Next, think about the ulterior motives, of which I find none. Finally, do some research on how our digestive system works (Eastern Research of course, as most know the downfalls of Western Medicine although beneficial at times) and you will find that after we digest our food, majority if not all of the nutrients are delivered through the lungs. This is bypassing the digestive process and delivering nutrients to the lungs, which inherently will absorb. These particular nutrients, according to years of studies by PMC, have been proven to reduce oxidative stress and protect the body from radiation... I personally would rather smoke an E-Liquid that has the possibility of improving lung function, while still delivering nicotine (if I so choose nicotine), as long as the quality of the liquid and flavor are par or superior to others.

    PS My teachers "said" a lot of things...like Christopher Columbus discovered America...

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    1. "Finally, do some research on how our digestive system works (Eastern Research of course, as most know the downfalls of Western Medicine although beneficial at times) and you will find that after we digest our food, majority if not all of the nutrients are delivered through the lungs."

      That is interesting. I'm going to have to read up on that.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. It is not important how long PMC has been in business. And their "ulterior motives" are business. And I don´t need Eastern or Western research to refuse the idea of adding micronutrients to my e-liquid recipe. I mistrust wonder-drugs in general and try to keep my liquid pure. Btw, "the majority of the nutrients are delivered through the lungs" is certainly wrong. We eat micronutrients. Look it up, Wiki is all you need.

      The idea to "protect the body from radiation" by inhaling micronutrients is bs, prove me wrong.

      Question: Are you employed by PMC?

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    3. Wow! It seems that this is an upsetting idea to some people. I don't see why.

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    4. "I don´t need Eastern or Western research to refuse the idea.."

      Well, that is your choice.

      I am curious though...If research exists that indeed proves this idea to be plausible, you would still be against it? Why?

      As an aside, I have a nicotine-free e-juice with melatonin/vit c/echinacea that I often use at night before bed and let me tell you, it works. In ten-15 minutes I'm totally clunked out, even after a stressful day. You can chalk it up to placebo effect, of course, but I don't think so. My personal experience tells me that vitamins/anti-oxidants can and do work when inhaled.

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    5. You are curious, fine. All I see is a company trying to make a fortune out of an unnecessary product. E-liquids are safe. Micronutrients can´t make them "safer".

      The company talks vague about "potential adverse health effects" and "helping to reduce potentially injurious effects of chemicals in the vapor”. What kind of adverse effects? What kind of chemicals? They promise to protect you against everything and that is nonsense. What is meant? Protection against PG and VG, lol? Or tiny metal particles (of the wire)? How should micronutrients be able to eliminate metal particles?

      On the other hand there are millions of vapers wanting "safe products" (whatever that means). Will they believe in advertising or ask for facts?

      Again, all I see is a company trying to make a fortune out of an unnecessary product. OK, I will wait for more details but I don´t think this will change my opinion regarding micronutritients.

      Will the new wonderdrug be vitamin C? Or B11? Or some ppm of selen? Or a vitamin cocktail? I can´t wait to get the answer ...



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    6. Who are you?

      Yes, for the umpteenth time, e-cigarettes are a hell of a lot safer than smoking. However, that does not mean that there cannot be "some" inflammation in "some" people who are either allergic/sensitive to PG or VG, etc... Some people get a sore throat from vaping e-juice for example. Now that doesn't mean that said users will develop some disease down the road (How the hell would I know?) due to vaping (and it certainly doesn't mean that the FDA shouldn't embrace e-cigs), but it does mean that there are those people who find vaping e-juice irritating. Why not make it better for those people so that they too can make the switch over from smoking?

      I feel like I'm asking you the same question(s) over and over again...OY.

      Why don't you contact the company yourself and ask them for access to their research/sources? Not that that would matter, because you mentioned earlier that you are not interested in research. I'm confused.

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    7. I am Phoenix and you know me. ;)
      And a discussion of "some" inflammation in "some" people won´t take us any further. Back to work. ;)

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    8. Yes, I know who you are now. I'm sorry that you don't approve of the subject matter...:-)

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    9. In hindsight, what I meant to say was that I know what your other pseudonym is. You could be Stanton Glantz for all that I know..probably not, but who knows...it's the internet after all.

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  9. What is almost always missing when the Zealots try to scare people to death is 'timescales'. For example, after what period of time would impurities in e-cig liquids affect the human body? The probability is that everyone would be a hundred years dead before any affect would become apparent - if ever.
    Also, it amuses me to think about how long it would take for the Zealots to be sure that Lungshield is 'safe'!

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    1. "Also, it amuses me to think about how long it would take for the Zealots to be sure that Lungshield is 'safe'!

      LOL...I'm thinking in perpetuity....

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