According to a new British study, passing gas may help you live longer and, in a surprise twist, smelling gas might prevent dementia.
Researchers found that when you pass wind, you’re helping yourself out by lowering your risk of cancer, heart attacks, and strokes.
And, the main ingredient in it is hydrogen sulfate. Researchers believe Inhaling it actually causes your brain to grow stronger and protects your brain from dementia.
When cells become stressed by disease they try to draw in enzymes to generate their own minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide.
The chemical helps to preserve mitochondria, which drive energy production in blood vessel cells and regulate inflammation, and without it the cell can switch off and die.
Researchers have come up with a new compound named AP39 to assist the body in producing just the right amount of hydrogen sulfide that it needs.
Professor Matt Whiteman from University of Exeter’s medical school said: “When cells become stressed by disease, they draw in enzymes to generate minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide.
“This keeps the mitochondria ticking over and allows cells to live. If this doesn’t happen, the cells die and lose the ability to regulate survival and control inflammation.
“We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the mitochondria.
“Our results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with AP39, mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive.”