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Caffeinated soap

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by atsai3, May 4, 2007.

  1. atsai3

    atsai3 10+ Year Member

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    Of potential interest to some on this forum...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18230175/

    Caffeinated soap perks up your shower
    Perfect gift for that smelly co-worker who sleeps in too much
    Updated: 8:27 a.m. PT April 20, 2007

    LONDON - Inventors have created a soap infused with caffeine which helps users wake up in the morning.

    The soap, called Shower Shock, supplies the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee per wash, with the stimulant absorbed naturally through the skin, manufacturers say.

    “Tired of waking up and having to wait for your morning java to brew? Are you one of those groggy early morning types that just needs the extra kick?” ask the makers, thinkgeek.com.

    Scented with peppermint oil, each bar is designed to provide a stimulant boost within five minutes for a clean buzz.

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    Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters.​
     
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  3. Midwest Medic

    Midwest Medic 7+ Year Member

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    I received some of this last Christmas as a joke gift and tried it once thinking what the heck....The soap smelled great, but that was about it. No caffeine rush :( coffee and diet pepsi are still my standbys.
     
  4. southerndoc

    southerndoc life is good Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    It's amazing how things like this will cause the public to buy it thinking it actually works. I'm not aware of caffeine being absorbed transdermally, but I could be wrong (nicotine can be absorbed this way).
     
  5. EUA

    EUA 5+ Year Member

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    If it actually worked, I would buy it in bulk.
     
  6. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    I tried it too...doesn't work...and I'm pretty susceptible to caffeine.
     
  7. BlackSails

    BlackSails 2+ Year Member

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    It could work, via pavlovian conditioning, if it smelt like coffee.
     
  8. atsai3

    atsai3 10+ Year Member

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    Haven't tried the soap yet.

    I do carry a tin of Penguin caffeinated mints in my white coat pocket. At 7mg caffeine per mint, about 3-4 mints gets you to a can of Coke. It doesn't feel as good as a cup of coffee, but for those days when rounding takes forever, they can come in handy.

    -AT.
     

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