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Is Inhaled Ammonia Neurotoxic?


#1

Not sure if this is the same stuff that powerlifters use, thought it might be worth sharing in case it was.
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/09566160010372608


#2

(…well this may explain why we powerlifters think [wrong word?] powerlifting is a good idea…)


#3

Yeah, studies like this don’t bode well for the meat-head stereotype


#4

I’ve never used ammonia caps before, but it’s funny that you posted this today because I just put an order, and added a couple of packs because they’re cheap and I want to give them a go…it just kills off the weakest brain cells, right?


#5

I feel like anyone who drinks and is worried about ammonia is probably a little confused, haha.


#6

This isn’t talking about small amounts of ammonium carbonate - this is referring to large scale exposure to ammonia released into the air. Breathing it for minutes (or even hours, as I think they mentioned) is a completely different situation to sniffing a bit before a big lift. I doubt there are any problems with it.


#7

Yeah, the paper did go into the lengthy exposure times, but also the ppm.
My thoughts are that directly snorting something would cause a fairly high ppm, which could exceed a threshold level that the body is capable of dealing with. Nothing to base that off of.
Like the great Adam Steiner once said “Information is ammunition.”


#8

YOLO


#9

I don’t really care.

I love snaps.

LOVE 'EM!

I’ll clean the kitchen just to smell the ammonia. TWICE!!!

Seriously, which is more dangerous, imploding your head honking a snap or crawling under 600 pounds and getting that hip crease below the knee top?