This looks interesting.
I was so startled, for a second, and then I remembered that my cat was named after the element and not the other way around.
Interesting article. =)
That makes me curious about how much bromine is in Soylent, I would assume there should be plenty?
But after googling a little and coming across this site http://www.acu-cell.com/br.html I noticed that bromine/bromide could be used to treat hyperthyroidism… which got me to remember some posts a while ago where people mentioned thyroid problems on soylent… could this be related? I also recall some of these people later mentioning the problem had gone away again… but still makes me think
Is there a list of amino acids in Soylent? I’m wondering if and how much of L-Arginine it has.
I don’t think I’d want this in Soylent. I certainly do not want an underactive thyroid.
this world health organization report seems to suggest bromide is in sodium chloride? if i’m reading it correctly?
From what I read, it depends on the amount of Bromine? not enough/none is bad for the thyroid… and too much is toxic and harms the thyroid?
hmm but further readings have sites saying it’s harmful to the thyroid… science is hard guess it really comes down to how much?
Heres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr4wL3YADCc heres a video about the news about bromine being essential from the research team that actually discovered it.
Bromine is in the same family as Iodine, and Iodine is a critical component in T3 and T4 (thyroid hormones) Bromine, being one row higher in the Periodic Table, has a higher electronegativity than Iodine (translation: it takes precedence in chemical bonds over Iodine) and can therefore displace Iodine from those hormones, leading to reduced thyroid function if you have too much Bromine/not enough Iodine. This makes sense why it can treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) but can also harm your thyroid (make it underactive, e.g. hypothyroidism).
At least that’s how I understand it.