Electronic cigarettes are marketed as a healthier alternative to analog cigarettes and they can deliver delicious flavor and great throat hit but without the chemicals and carcinogens of actual smoking. But the opponents of ecigs often claim that these devices are not as harmless as vapers think because many of the components of eliquids don’t have any real health benefits. Here is where one company wants to stand out from the crowd and to put all of these fears to rest by creating the world’s first ecigarette with antioxidants. The Massachusetts-based company manufactures E-Cigarettes in China and manufactures E-Liquids in the United States that are used in electronic smoking devices. iPloom is a pioneer in extracting tobacco flavor and nicotine from “All Natural” Whole Leaf tobacco.

AntioxidantsEcigarette liquid usually contains propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin, nicotine and various food flavorings, but iPloom thought it would be a good idea to add antioxidants to the cocktail. iPloom has filed a patent hat includes a method and equipment for a liquid tobacco solution extracted from real plants, with added Polyphenols and Epigallocatechins Gallate , that are powerful antioxidants, which deliver amazing health benefits to those puffing on the company’s product.

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. In turn, these radicals can start chain reactions. When the chain reaction occurs in a cell, it can cause damage or death to the cell. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions. Antioxidants are widely used in dietary supplements and have been investigated for the prevention of diseases such as cancer, coronary heart disease and even altitude sickness.

EGCG has been found by scientific studies with potent properties to fight cancer.  It is a natural compound that is naturally found in green tea and it can help repair the damage that smoking has caused to the lungs. Polyphenols are also well known antioxidants found in many plants, fruits, berries and grapes. They have a regenerative effect on the human body and are renowned for their cancer fighting properties.

An electronic cigarette with antioxidants is quite a good idea but we need to take into consideration the fact that health claims associated with ecigs are a bit of a mine field. Ecigarette companies are forbidden for the moment to make such claims about their products and adding regenerative, cancer fighting compounds to the list of ingredients is only going to make anti-smoking enthusiast even fiercer. Also, iPloom is not a very well known company and this may only be a media stunt in order to draw some attention and maybe potential customers.