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Among the protein extracts that were prepared from a variety of green plants and forage crops, those originating from the leaves of the tobacco plant, Nicotiana tabacum, according to Wildman, a leading protein chemist, had "properties which make them uniquely desirable as sources of edible leaf protein".
Tobacco was the only plant from which the Fraction-1-protein (F-1-p a single, large, homogenous protein that makes up half of the plant's soluble protein) could be obtained in pure, crystalline form. It has no taste or odor, is colorless and non-allergenic and exhibits an optimal amino acid composition which lowers cholesterol. Its functional characteristics (e.g. solubility, stability, foaming, gelling and emulsifying ability) are superior to those of egg white, casein and soy protein. In feeding experiments, tobacco F-1-p significantly exceeded casein, soy, corn and other cereal proteins in protein efficiency, i.e., the weight increment of growing rats per gram of protein ingested. All in all, tobacco F-1-p may be the best nutritional and functional food protein. It has also been recommended for a variety of medical uses (e.g., for kidney dialysis patients and as artificial milk for infants).
Maximum levels of nicotine were similar but, because of prolonged absorption, overall nicotine exposure was twice as large after single exposures to smokeless tobacco compared with cigarette smoking.
We studied gastric absorption o f nicotine and the effect o f oral nicotine, intravenous nicotine, and cigarette smoking on ion fluxes and potential difference in the human stomach.
Nicotine was well absorbed, mean 18.6 ± 3.4% in 15 min, on intragastric instillation at pH
9.8. Absorption was accompanied by side effects o f nausea and vomiting, and delay in
gastric emptying. Gastric absorption o f nicotine at p H 7.4 was less marked (mean
8.2 ± 2.9%), but was negligible at pH 1 (mean 3.3 ± 1.4%). Intragastric nicotine at pH
7.4 and 9.8 stimulated gastric acid output either during instillation (pH 9.8) or during
subsequent acid instillation (pH 7.4). Rapid cigarette smoking and intravenous nicotine
suppressed gastric acid output. Neither oral administration nor intravenous infusion o f 4
mg nicotine base per hour nor smoking 3-5 cigarettes per hour significantly altered the
gastric mucosal barrier as measured by gastric ionic fluxes and potential difference. In
conclusion, (1) the base nicotine (pKa8.5) is well absorbed from the human stomach at p H
9.8, but poorly absorbed at pH 1.0
originally posted by: PapagiorgioCZ
a reply to: dug88
Dont worry. You are not an insect. Some insect can eat potato leaves and the solanine doesnt kill them. You could kill your cat with chocolate or some harmless essential oil. There are aphids on mine Tobacco btw. It's young but it's already spicy. It's also their only food source, which is not my case either. They eat nothing but Tobacco juice without being poisoned - that's a disappointment if you ask me. I use to see some black gnats on mature plants too though. I think they get caught because the surface is sticky. They use to be on my Cannabis too. The surface is covered by trichomes on both of those plants These gnats dont suck liquid from leaves AFAIK. Their larvae eat the roots and the mature ones eat organic stuff from soil
Nicotine poisoning usually happens in two stages. Symptoms typically last an hour or two after a mild overdose and up to 24 hours for severe poisoning.
You'll get early symptoms within the first 15 minutes to an hour.
Feeling queasy or throwing up
Quick, heavy breathing
Higher blood pressure
Dizzy, off-balance, or confused
Late-phase symptoms are more like winding down. They happen 30 minutes to 4 hours later.
Lower blood pressure
Feeling weak, slow reflexes, or unable to control muscles
originally posted by: projectvxn
Spend some time on the CDC website.
Or go chew up some more cigars.
Ask smokers how many times they died. Everything is a poison depending on a dose.
I'm not saying it's all roses. It's a spice from nightshade family. Of course it's not a breakfast for kids but for smokers and adults. It's very good. When something is very good there's a addiction potential. Especially with dopamine boosters.