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Flatulence shown to play a role in regulating your brain and behavior via /r/science


Who knew that [Flatulence has been] shown to play a role in regulating your brain and behavior

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I find it astounding that flatulence actually aids in normal brain function. Flatulence or farting filled with various naturally produced chemicals acts just like neurotransmitters. 

These gasotransmitters, which include nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, methane, and ammonia, have a dual purpose in your intestines. They not only serve as an energy source for the bacteria living in your gut, but they also can regulate the function of your brain, immune system, and cardiovascular system. For example, research has shown that nitric oxide produced by a person’s micro biota can, once transferred to the bloodstream, act as a neurotransmitter in the brain. Mice that are deficient in the enzyme responsible for producing this gas show increases in motor and sexual activity as well as long-term depression.

Submitted July 27, 2016 at 12:36PM by rocketpupp via reddit http://ift.tt/2ar32ti

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