All New miniVAP from Hermes Medical has a Multitude of Uses

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Slide4less Inc and Hermes Medical have introduced a new multi-use hot air vaporizer that represents the pinnacle of technology in the field. "One of the biggest health factors with smoking or incensing is that smoke contains harmful carcinogenic tar. The miniVAP not only removes most of the tar and smoke, it also transfers more of the active ingredients," said Steve Steinberg, president of Slide4less Inc.

Slide4less Inc and Hermes Medical have introduced a new multi-use hot air vaporizer that represents the pinnacle of technology in the field. "One of the biggest health factors with smoking or incensing is that smoke contains harmful carcinogenic tar. The miniVAP not only removes most of the tar and smoke, it also transfers more of the active ingredients," said Steve Steinberg, president of Slide4less Inc.

"Because the smoke particulates are largely nonexistent, and only virtually transparent vapor remains, first time users often are perplexed by this system," said Steinberg.

A vaporizer is a hot air machine that maintains very precise control of temperature and airflow to create a precisely calibrated vaporization of material. Mr Steinberg said that "The primary requirement of a vaporizer is the capacity to maintain the temperature of a hot air stream just above the point of vaporization in order to obtain an optimum level of both efficiency and flavor or aroma, along with minimized production of harmful substances." Other important factors are the greatest level of safety for the user and ease of operation.

Mr Romar from Slide4less Inc says that, "The machine inevitably assumes a constant flow of the desired temperature and ensures that the air flow remains constant, and volumetric flow fluctuations are ruled out with careful design. This functions so effectively that electronic controls can be dispensed with," he continued.

Steinberg also said, "It holds a temperature range of +-1.5°, the best in the industry. The miniVAP is designed like many vapeorizers to heat material from temperatures of 266° to 446° F where medically active vapors are produced, but below the threshold of combustion where smoke is formed. We find consistently that vapors from the miniVAP have always been found to consist overwhelmingly of the major active components, whereas combusted smoke contains over 100 other additional chemicals, including several toxins that are common in smoke. One intriguing, underlying question that helps fuel development of vaporizers is whether the respiratory hazards of smoke are primarily due to toxic byproducts of combustion, not the active ingredients in the material vaporized. The early studies suggests that many of the respiratory hazards of smoking, for example, can be eliminated with the miniVAP."

Mr Romar added that, "The miniVAP removes many potentially addictive compounds from smoke and it is potentially a bridge to curtailing smoking in much the same way that a nicotine patch is used as part of a "stepping-stone" approach to quitting smoking. However, note that the current version of the miniVAP is a consumer product. The miniVAP is not a medical device and is not FDA approved. We plan on applying for FDA approval on a very similar device that we plan on targeting to several medical markets. We recommend that users consult your physician before using the miniVAP for any therapeutic purpose."

Mr Steinberg says that the miniVAP can be used for vaporizing herbal alternatives such as sage leaves (salvia officinalis), hops cones (humulus lupulus), and the flowers of chamomile (matriarca chamomilla). Vaporizing thyme herb (thymus vulgaris), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and eucalyptus (eucalyptus globules) leaves, and lavender (lavendula angustifolia) flowers, also works well, according to the company's test results. Mr Steinberg says, "The miniVAP may reduce harmful toxins from smoke, as well as reduce potential toxins from a wide variety of other medicinal and herbal substances. However only recently have studies analyzed the gas phase of the vapor for a wide range of toxins from various types of plants. Research is therefore only in its fundamental stages."

The miniVAP is effective for much more than simple herbs. The device shows potential as an alternative for transfer of not only plant materials but also a wide range of medicinal compounds. Mr Steinberg says, "Gas has long been accepted as an effective means for transfer of several kinds of medicinal compounds. The miniVAP provides the most basic and inexpensive way for accurately turning compounds into gas. More advanced methods of heat control and density control over the vaporized materials are on the horizon."

Steinberg said, "The miniVAP is also excellent for releasing aroma's and aromatic flavoring from spices, plant materials, or tinctures. This is the most advanced aromatherapy design ever produced and as such the miniVAP releases the pure aromatic essence of the spice or other essential oils or plant materials or tinctures which can potentially be used for a wide variety of aromatherapy applications. If you want the best heat control, this is it."

Mr Romar added that, "Other applications for the miniVAP range from flavoring foods to creating aroma's for ambiance or air freshening. The unique feature of the miniVAP in these applications is the purity of vapor transferred. Material is never burned, it is vaporized, and other devices can't produce the same level of purity. Therefore, the miniVAP represents a more sound and healthy way to approach these applications."

Mr Steinberg finished by saying that "The miniVAP uses a basic principal of heating and blowing air to create vapor, but takes the precision of heat control to a level previously unknown. The basic technique mastered by the miniVAP allows for a wide range of potential applications."

For more information about the all new miniVAP, contact Darren Romar or Steve Steinberg at 1-800-659-8731 or 1-510-414-8429. Visit http://www.vaporizeit.com for information about wholesale accounts and distribution.

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