We can't get over how hilarious it is that we're bringing you news about poop in capsule form, that you swallow, that came from a healthy person's butt and is also probably pretty stinky if you crack it open.
POOP PILLS, you guys! They're REAL!
And beyond how f***ing funny it is, it'll actually save a lot of lives! Though, the only side effect from it is pret-ty major: you'll be the person who swallowed other peoples' poops!
The only problem is, instead of getting an enema or nasal tube (which are fast), you'll have to down 34 pills of poopy in 15 minutes.
Mainly, this is aimed at the thousands of people suffering from Clostridium difficile, AKA "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff." Which sounds like a rap name. Anyway, it's a species of spore-forming bacterium that can cause antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). It can also kill you.
In Canada, a clinical trial had 32 patients successfully treated with the poop pills, which had donated fecal matter, which would hopefully mean there'd be a Poop Mobile someday like the Blood Mobile for donations. It could be shaped like a turd!
What's most interesting is that even though they had to take that massive amount of pills in 15 minutes, and NOT ONE PERSON THREW UP, even at the idea of what they were swallowing (pills filled with poop, you guys).
Here's what one researcher said:
”Many people might find the idea of fecal transplantation off-putting, but those with recurrent infection are thankful to have a treatment that works.”
Honestly, on a serious note, about 250k people have this bullshizz a year, and it kills 14k of them. So we're ALL FOR poop pills, and you should be too!
Also, it'll help those out there with a very very specific fetish, which is wanting to take poop pills (we assume if someone can think of it, it's a fetish).
[Image via AP Images.]
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