Guys, if the face of your significant other gets deformed everytime you give her a back-end blowout, or ladies, if your man doesn’t appreciate it when you surprise her with a good old-fashioned ‘Dutch Oven’ prank, this is your lucky day. A study has discovered that smelling farts helps a person’s cells to live!
Yes, you read that right — fart — that foul-smelled gas with a funny blurting sound that comes out of our glorious behinds. Letting them sink in your nose actually provides you with some health benefits.
Even though our minds cannot fathom how a university came to allotting their time in discovering this scientific fact, it still makes them awesome!
What the Study has Proven
A study, published in the Medicinal Chemistry Communications, journal tried to analyse the impact of the gas hydrogen sulfide — which our bodies produce in minimal amounts.
This is how Dr. Mark Wood, one of the researchers at the University of Exeter explains the results of the study:
“Although hydrogen sulfide is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases.”
This is Science explaining how your body benefits from your or other people’s stinky butt gas.
Here is another nerdy explanation from a Science guy, Prof. Matt Whiteman:
When cells become stressed by disease, they draw in enzymes to generate minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide (aka ass gas).
This keeps the mitochondria ticking over and allows cells to live. If this doesn’t happen, the cells die and lose the ability to regulate survival and control inflammation.
Quite surprising, this ‘hydrogen sulfide’ gas in farts can reduce the risk of several life-threatening illnesses. Some examples are cancer, stroke and heart attacks.
According to the study, the gas can also prevent arthritis and dementia in old age.
Doesn’t this sound awesome? Releasing some booty belch can improve your partner’s health! Of course, you have to make sure your sweetheart inhales every bit of it.
To this Whiteman added:
“We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the mitochondria.
Our results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with AP39, mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive.”
Well, there you go. This research sounds extra-interesting but of course being in its early stages, firm conclusions are still to be made.
However, we can still take advantage of it.
So the next time you’re letting off a booty bomb in bed with your partner, make sure you lift the covers and let the person take in what you have produced. It’s what you call ‘caring.’