Is paying $5/liter for Fiji water not cutting it? Trying to come up with a more environmentally abhorrent, gauche hydration accessory? How would you feel about $1,000/liter, along with some iffy health benefits?
Gerolsteiner? H2O? What are you, a subprime borrower? The Gulfstream+Carbon Credit set are drinking deuterium oxide. Evian facial spray? Do you drive a hybrid or something? Only D2O facial spray will do.
That’s not all! Merely regioselectively deuterating say, guanine, may reduce its tendency to oxidize (assuming you don’t synthesize any purine de novo)
If you thought it was difficult to feed 6.7B people now, imagine how difficult it will be when I-Food becomes de rigeur. The investigators purport the primary kinetic isotope effect might have salubrious effects by inhibiting degradation of (say) purines to 8-oxopurines. Why not tritium?
Also, C4 plants like corn enrich themselves in heavy 13C relative to C3 plants like wheat. Cornfed American? You may already have won a prize – you’re 13C labeled! Have a soda and watch the health benefits pile on!
- Shchepinov, M., Rejuvenation Research March 1, 2007: 47-60.
- Demidov, V. Trends Biotech. (2007) 25:9 371.