Saturday, 10 October 2020

Grapefruit Is One of the Weirdest Fruits on the Planet

quote [ But in the presence of grapefruit, without those cytochrome P450s, you’re not getting 10 percent of that drug. You’re getting 100 percent. You’re overdosing. ]

These grapefruit warnings are on medication here, but the article is pretty entertaining. Well ok, maybe trying a bit too hard to be funny.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+6 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:43pmGMT]

Comments

snowfox said @ 11:57pm GMT on 10th Oct [Score:2]
I don't think I was ever warned about an OD. They'd tell you it would make the drug not work. I assumed grapefruit inhibited medications. Now I wonder if there are people deliberately splitting up pills and taking them with grapefruit to afford their medications.

And also how I can use this information to get high. Of course.
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:14pm GMT on 12th Oct
I heard smoking grapefruit peels gets you high.
perezoso said[1] @ 3:43am GMT on 11th Oct [Score:2]
"The United States produces more grapefruit than any other country, from Florida and now California as well..." Wrong...

If you know squat about grapefruit, you know that the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and Mexico produces what's regarded as the best grapefruit in the world. And if you've tasted them, you know they blow Florida and California grapefruit away.

2020 production in Texas (which excludes the sizeable production just across the river in Tamaulipas) is higher than Florida, and a lot higher than California.

https://www.nass.usda.gov/Charts_and_Maps/Citrus_Fruits/gftmap.php
zarathustra said @ 4:24am GMT on 11th Oct [Score:2]
Pretty sure Carambola does the same thing ( as well as fucking with your kidneys). Though it is not as common at your regular grocery store.
Paracetamol said @ 12:12pm GMT on 11th Oct [Score:1 Informative]
You're right! There is a whole wikipedia rabbit hole about these.
zarathustra said @ 1:53am GMT on 12th Oct
I must have read it there back when I had a bout of kidney stone and the pain burned it in to my memory.
blacksun said @ 1:54am GMT on 11th Oct
I think I'm gonna have to try it with a low dose of viagra and uh... see what happens.
snowfox said[1] @ 3:17am GMT on 11th Oct
I sent this article to a friend with the prediction he'd die with a boner, a bottle of viagra in one hand and a grapefruit in the other. He didn't say I was wrong.
Headlessfriar said @ 3:37am GMT on 11th Oct

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