Alcobot Delivery System has a handled glass bottle with a lid having a suitable precise-sized central hole for tightly fitting through it the two required straws.
Pour in the Alcobot Delivery System bottle, a minimum of 100 mL commonly consumed beverage ethyl alcohol with approximately 40% v/v concentration. Beverage alcohol with higher concentrations of even up to 70% could provide an enhanced benefit.
Close the bottle with the tight-fitting lid and insert the 2 straws in the centre-of-lid hole. Insert one straw so as to submerge within the layer of filled alcohol whilst the bottom of the other straw should be such placed so as to remain much above the liquid layer.
Suck air from the straw hanging above the liquid layer by shallow breaths for over 30 seconds. The outside air will enter from the ‘other’ straw placed below the level of beverage alcohol and this will be evident by bubbling of the liquid. The alcohol-laced air, and not alcohol per se, will be breathed in (inhalation) through the mouth.
Subsequently after each inhalation, stop sucking process and breathe out (exhale) the air from the nose. This will facilitate cleansing and provide a sterilizer-like effect in not only the mouth but also the nostril passages.
BASIS OF ACTION
The covering of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, is by a double-layer of fats. Alcohol can dissolve this fat enveloping the virus and thereby resulting in deactivation and loss of infectivity.
It has been demonstrated that inhalation of beverage alcohol-laced air via the mouth for only 30 seconds is sufficient to deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus and other cold viruses in throat and nose and sinuses. Even 30-40% concentrate beverage alcohol has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing the viral load.
Interestingly, the viruses remain latent or dormant for 3-7 days in mouth and nose before causing the infection. Timely mouth inhalation of alcohol-laced air could ward off the infection and hence it could be especially advantageous to breathe in alcohol-laced air over 30 seconds with Alcobot Delivery System after each, especially close, interaction with suspect individuals, or following having visited crowded areas.
ALCOHOL-LACED AIR TRAVEL
Only shallow breaths is required since the respiratory viruses, including nCoV-2019, resides in the upper airway passages. Shallow breathing in will minimize contact of beverage alcohol-laced air with lungs to possibly only 10 to 35%.
Once the air-laced ethyl alcohol enters the lungs the outcomes are:
- Some enters the lung cell.
- Much less passes into the blood.
- Most is removed via the exhaled air – nose (since mouth is required to be closed whilst breathing out the air as per procedure explained).
It must be remembered here that when beverage alcohol is consumed whatever enters into the blood is excreted by lungs in the normal course. Hence, breath alcohol analyzing is done to estimate the blood concentration in routine drink and drive checks.
Overall, the immediate safety concerns for inhaled beverage alcohol-laced air may be relatively minor, if any. In a study wherein 803 participants from Australia, Denmark & England inhaled alcohol mist from balloon, 45.7% complained of being feeling a bit drunk / very drunk but, of these, 51.3% reported the side effect to last for less than 5 minutes.
When ethyl alcohol enters lower respiratory passages, via the alcohol-laced air breathed in via shallow mouth breathing, most of it is inactivated by an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase present in lungs itself.
Breath tests can detect alcohol consumption for about 24 hours after the person consumes drinks. However, when inhaled via mouth as alcohol-laced air, the ethyl alcohol is likely to be quickly removed in the exhaled air significantly within 15 minutes when taken over recommended 30 seconds once daily. However, as an ample precaution, driving soon after mouth inhalation of alcohol-laced air need to be avoided.