Efficacy is the tendency of the body to process a substance to create a perceivable effect. Absorption of substances taken orally is approximately 30% within a 30-45 minute window. In contrast, the absorption of active ingredients which are inhaled is approximately 90% in less than ten seconds.
Whether it’s ingestion, injection, or inhalation, a given substance can take several routes to produce these effects. In the end, the target for these substances is the bloodstream, where they are carried to the brain and the rest of the body.
Substances taken orally must pass through the stomach and go through the process of digestion before they can be absorbed into the bloodstream. This process is both unreliable and inconsistent.
Inhalation is a consistent, reliable, and nearly instantaneous method. Recent breakthroughs in personal diffuser technology make inhalation efficient and convenient. We can finally get the most out of botanicals by utilizing electronics and proper formulations.
This means we can ensure the active ingredients stay within a temperature range that will not alter the ingredients we are trying to deliver. Since we know that the structure of the active ingredients doesn’t change when diffused, we can apply existing knowledge about substances that have traditionally been taken via ingestion.
Each botanical we use is on the FDA’s regulated list of herbal supplements, so studies have been done that show they are generally considered safe.
Botanical aromatherapy is a very effective and convenient way to deliver remedies. Natural, trusted botanicals coupled with cutting edge technology create a great llife tool that can be used by people from all walks of life without fear of side effects or abuse.