Keep It Down

An interesting post on Healthbolt describes what drinking Coca Cola does for/to you:

Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? It’s because it gets you high. They took the cocaine out almost a hundred years ago. You know why? It was redundant.

* In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
* 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)
* 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dialate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
* 45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

7 Responses to “Keep It Down”

  • Leo Says:

    And only 50p a hit. I’m so down.

  • Graham Says:

    ‘Smack in a can’

  • Kieron Gillen Says:

    I read that and wince at some of the science, specifically how he’s leaning it. “This is the way heroin works”. Almost every fucking thing that causes pleasure works with dopamine production, but *obviously* you choose heroin to make it sleazier.


  • Rossignol Says:

    Tasty heroin.

  • TheDood Says:

    I read that African police use the Coca-Cola gel (the form in which it’s transported internationally) to clean blood from the roads. While my dad was in the merchant navy, in between having sex with whores, he would transport coke gel. If there was a leak it could eat through the steel containers and even the ship itself if left for long enough. Much like rhino piss, apparently.

  • Pete W Says:

    I gather the problem with heroin is that it’s so moreish… :-)

  • goz Says:

    Diet heroin: All of the pleasure with none of the sugary guilt.