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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:11 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I have this book, called "Intoxicating Minds" and it's all about how drugs work in the brain and body. Well, it mentions that long ago, the ancient Incas would chew coca leaves for energy, and to make their mouths more alkaline so to improve absorption, they would put ash or lime juice into their mouths before they chewed the leaves.

What do you guys think about this? Should one of us try a little lime juice to see how that works? LOL No, seriously, what do you think? Obviously, the idea here it to make the mouth more alkaline, which increases the absorption ability of the mouth. I'd be willing to swish some lime juice before I took my tablet, maybe especially if it had some sugar in it, haha. I bet it would make the aftertaste a little less bitter.... just a thought.

What do you guys have to say? And I'm also wondering, if limes, why not lemons? Is there a difference, or is it that they didn't have access to lemons maybe?

Lemonade, anyone?? :)


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I say why not give it a try! I don’t know if it would work help or make it less affective but it cant hurt to at least try. And with how expensive this medication is if there was a way to get better absorption and maybe allow patients to lower their dose is a good thing. But if you are going to try it just make sure you have a lil extra medication just incase for some crazy reason it works against this theory.

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