Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Week)   Need another way to get your daily dose of caffeine? How about in a new topical body spray?   (theweek.com ) divider line
    More: Strange, doses, nicotine patches, Indiegogo, caffeine  
•       •       •

507 clicks; posted to Geek » on 23 Aug 2013 at 8:37 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



7 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-08-23 10:37:43 AM  
Topical application of caffeine does not give you the jolt you'd be looking for. It has interesting effects on your skin, subdermal triglycerides, and "cottage cheese" but ... yeah. No buzz effect.
 
2013-08-23 11:30:37 AM  

unlikely: Topical application of caffeine does not give you the jolt you'd be looking for. It has interesting effects on your skin, subdermal triglycerides, and "cottage cheese" but ... yeah. No buzz effect.


this. i've tried mixing it with DMSO and such.
 
2013-08-23 12:56:11 PM  

utah dude: this. i've tried mixing it with DMSO and such.


Even if you mix it with MSM (Methyl sulfonomethane, I think?) it still doesn't work the same way.
 
2013-08-23 02:32:28 PM  

unlikely: utah dude: this. i've tried mixing it with DMSO and such.

Even if you mix it with MSM (Methyl sulfonomethane, I think?) it still doesn't work the same way.


yah it's pretty lame. works for cellulite. that's about it.

/formulations chemist
//slashy
 
2013-08-23 02:52:34 PM  
I remember hearing somewhere (on csi or law and order or whatever) that "pure" caffeine is extremely dangerous and easily absorbed through the skin, to the point where if you were to throw a cup of it in someones face or whatever they'd have a heart attack almost instantly. Is that BS, chemist farkers?
 
2013-08-23 03:17:34 PM  

Baron Krelve: Is that BS, chemist farkers?


Pure caffeine is a crystal, which can mean a fine powder, but not a liquid. You'd need to dissolve it in water or some non-oily non-alcohol to get a liquid you could throw. In that form, it would be annoying, and if you get it in your eyes it'd probably sting, but there's no "absorb through the skin" effect. Absorption through the skin requires a carrier (The DMSO or MSM mentioned above) that will carry it across membranes, and those will only let it attack cellulite and glycerides. And only really slowly.

If you throw a cup of the powder in someone's face it might lead to them inhaling some, I guess. Which might have a serious effect. But I kind of doubt it. I've inhaled a cloud of pure caffeine powder accidentally, and it didn't have more than a few minutes effect. I guess it would also sting your eyes, probably, but because you just got a powder in your eyes, not any weird chemical thing.

 Throw a cup in my face and I'll likely just be mad at you for wasting it.
 
2013-08-24 03:54:10 AM  

unlikely: Baron Krelve: Is that BS, chemist farkers?

Pure caffeine is a crystal, which can mean a fine powder, but not a liquid. You'd need to dissolve it in water or some non-oily non-alcohol to get a liquid you could throw. In that form, it would be annoying, and if you get it in your eyes it'd probably sting, but there's no "absorb through the skin" effect. Absorption through the skin requires a carrier (The DMSO or MSM mentioned above) that will carry it across membranes, and those will only let it attack cellulite and glycerides. And only really slowly.

If you throw a cup of the powder in someone's face it might lead to them inhaling some, I guess. Which might have a serious effect. But I kind of doubt it. I've inhaled a cloud of pure caffeine powder accidentally, and it didn't have more than a few minutes effect. I guess it would also sting your eyes, probably, but because you just got a powder in your eyes, not any weird chemical thing.

 Throw a cup in my face and I'll likely just be mad at you for wasting it.




Blah, blah, blah.

i.cdn.turner.com
 
Displayed 7 of 7 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report