What's the Deal With Vitamin B12 Vaping?

A good replacement or a bad idea? Dr. Oz has the answer.

The Claim: A vape cartridge containing vitamin B12 gives you a "better buzz" and "natural energy."

Oz Says: Don't be fooled! I think that unless you're vaping as a means of quitting cigarette smoking, it's a bad idea. Adding vitamins doesn't turn it into a health move. In fact, the American Lung Association thinks you shouldn't vape at all; you really don't want to be putting particles into your system that haven't been tested. "The lining of the lung airways is easily irritated by foreign matter," says Norman Edelman, MD, a senior scientific adviser for the American Lung Association. That's why e-cigarettes have been known to cause mild bronchitis. What about the energy buzz? Sorry to put a damper on it, but unless you have a B12 deficiency, extra doses of this vitamin won't rev up your engines.

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The Verdict: Skip it.

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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