Caffeine part 3: Parkinson’s… and meth?

Caffeine part 3: Parkinson’s… and meth?

So in our previous caffeine articles, I went into detail on how caffeine works. Here and here are the first two posts. Today I will talk about how caffeine should not be taken with meth. A (not so) Fun fact: An extremely popular drug combo of Meth and Caffeine, called Ya-Ba, is prominent in Southeast Asia.  It, originally, was given to horses to provide them with a crippling addiction to meth, but also to help them when they were pulling…

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Vitamin C Part 3: Linus Pauling and the Kidney Stone

Vitamin C Part 3: Linus Pauling and the Kidney Stone

We have come to our conclusion for Vitamin C! So exciting! Weeeeee If you haven’t checked out the other parts, check them out here and here. Let’s begin with another fun fact on Vitamin C!  #funfactswithfettuccine   So, something interesting is that the quite a few animals synthesize enough Vitamin C within themselves.  Humans and a select few other animals are the only ones unable to produce Vitamin C within their bodies. This is because we lack a specific enzyme within…

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Vitamin C Part 2: Ain’t no party like a Vitamin C party

Vitamin C Part 2: Ain’t no party like a Vitamin C party

So I bet you all are wondering “Fettuccine, why are you writing about this? Why Vitamin C? Why don’t you write about more exciting stuff like diseases, French bulldogs or on-fire pandas?” Well, imaginary conversation… I uh… If you haven’t read the first part, here it is! In this post, I’m going to go ahead and explain how this wonderful little vitamin works in our bodies. Vitamin C is a water-soluble essential vitamin that requires regular intake to avoid deficiency.  Also…

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Vitamin C Part 1: Vitamin Sea

Vitamin C Part 1: Vitamin Sea

Arrr, scurvy, the plague O me ship. But, AVAST ye scurvy dogs. Vitamin C!  It be the anti-scurvy vitamin. Aye, me hartys! Me life was spared, to continue pillagin ‘n plunderin.  Davy Jones locker be not havin’ this ol’ salty sea-dog. Aye, yarr, and a yo-ho. Ahem. Anyway, I wanted to do this entire article in pirate-speak, but I decided against it.  If people want me to do an entire article in pirate-speak, however, then I totally will. I spent…

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Caffeine Part 2: Adenosine and me.

Caffeine Part 2: Adenosine and me.

Welcome back to another exciting article by yours truly! If you haven’t read the first part of my caffeine series, you can view it here. In this part, I will cover how this magnificent miracle supplement works. First, let me explain the role of Adenosine.  “I don’t give a crap about that, tell me about caffeine!” you say. Shut up and read damnit. Alrighty, let’s do the thing! Adenosine is a type of molecule that has multiple roles in the body,…

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Green Tea Extract, is it a miracle fat buster or complete garbage?

Green Tea Extract, is it a miracle fat buster or complete garbage?

When I began my research on green tea extract,  I expected to find the vast majority of research saying it’s crap.   But, as it appears, the research I have done shows promising results. I have been pleasantly surprised. Green tea extract is not a miracle fat loss pill that will cause you to lose 24.3 pounds in 10 minutes. However, some research supports it can aid in weight loss. Nothing extremely significant, and it also appears to highly depend…

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