A Canadian inventor, Philip Cressman, has developed a Nasal inhalation device, Sporthaler, to improve endurance, strength and speed in cycling, running and most field sports.
Inhaling menthol and other volatile stimulants has shown significant improvement to energy output. Researchers have often used menthol in mouth swish solutions as a simple but not an effective means of delivery. The best explanation for performance improvements is the stimulation of nasal TRPM-8 receptors sending signals to the cerebral cortex via trigeminal nerves providing the sensation of improved air flow. Research also indicates that menthol and cineole increase dopamine production similar to caffeine.
The concentration of TRPM-8 receptors located in the nasal passages react differently than receptors in the mouth. Inhaling vapors directly through the nose over a longer duration is more effective.
A nasal inhaler band will present TRPM-8 stimulants directly to the upper airway. This band is held comfortably under an athlete’s nose with elastic straps.
Absorbent replaceable fabric, is on top of a soft, flexible and impermeable skin sided layer. Two or three drops of concentrated menthol and eucalyptol can provide three to four hours of stimulation.
Wearing the SportHaler band encourages nasal breathing and does not interfere with talking, eating or other physical activities.
The inventor expects to provide a number of protype devices to interested researchers and will be launching a crowd funding project for initial sales through SportHaler.com
Philip Cressman CD MA Capt(R)
265 Shakespeare Dr.
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2T8