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It turns out grapefruit could be a secret killer. The recent article on the BBC has highlighted the potential death cocktail of mixing grapefruit with the following drugs:

  • Statins
  • Ciclosporin and immuno-suppresants (shit if you have HIV)
  • Entocort (shit if you have Crohn’s disease)
  • Cytotoxin medicine (shit if you have cancer)
  • Loads of blood pressure medicine

Source: NHS Direct list of affected drugs.

Apparently it is the furanocoumarins that prevent the body from breaking down the toxins, not unlike the enzyme required to ensure that DMT works properly.

Grapefruit mercaptan

I loved the quote: “the number of drugs that became dangerous with grapefruit was increasing rapidly“. Surely the number isn’t increasing, it is just that they are finding them out… Once again sloppy BBC journalism.

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