Vampires are feared everywhere, but the Balkan region has been especially haunted. Garlic has been regarded as an effective prophylactic against vampires. We wanted to explore this alleged effect experimentally. Owing to the lack of vampires, we used leeches instead. In strictly standardized research surroundings, the leeches were to attach themselves to either a hand smeared with garlic or to a clean hand. The garlic-smeared hand was preferred in two out of three cases (95% confidence interval 50.4% to 80.4%). When they preferred the garlic the leeches used only 14.9 seconds to attach themselves, compared with 44.9 seconds when going to the non-garlic hand (p < 0.05). The traditional belief that garlic has prophylactic properties is probably wrong. The reverse may in fact be true. This study indicates that garlic possibly attracts vampires. Therefore to avoid a Balkan-like development in Norway, restrictions on the use of garlic should be considered.
Fenugreek is a product sometimes processed into breads, and sometimes supplemented. It can make urine and sweat smell of maple syrup. It also appears to be a libido enhancer, anti-diabetic and is pretty healthy; many people like the maple syrup urine aspect of it, conversation starter.
I supplement Vitamin D because thanks to my work schedule (and especially this time of year) there's entire weeks where I don't even see the sun through a window.
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And it's been proven that you don't need to! Save your money for cigarettes.
posted by Brocktoon
Supplemental vitamin D is associated with a wide range of benefits, such as increasing Cognition, immune health, bone health, boosting well-being, reducing the risks of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis, and even increasing Testosterone levels in deficient populations.
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If there's only one supplement you're taking for your health and your diet is decent, it should probably be Vitamin D. I highly recommend taking Vitamin D instead of a multivitamin most of the time.
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