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#20 - sourbewwy ONLINE (08/27/2013) [-]
Can someone explain the putting sugar on a wound to me?
User avatar #127 to #20 - elitejerkz ONLINE (08/27/2013) [-]
It doesn't work, it isn't a fact.
Much like majority of these fun 'facts'.
#24 to #20 - cyuas (08/27/2013) [-]
In my limited knowledge of the world, I would guess that the extra energy directly on the spot helps to encourage cellular repair? Then again, I am spouting this out my ass.
#25 to #24 - sourbewwy ONLINE (08/27/2013) [-]
Atleast you put effort in to responding to me
Atleast you put effort in to responding to me
#40 to #25 - AnonymousDonor (08/27/2013) [-]
yeah im pretty sure he's got it covered   
   
but if you want a response with more big words, i think what's going on in pain is the nerve cell repairing itself, and since glucose (or in the case of cane sugar, sucrose, which is basically glucose x2) is being put directly on the area instead of taken from within the body, i'd guess that the pain is so fleeting that it's practically non-existent   
   
here's another hulk gif for ya    
[or would you prefer a twerk gif? i have those too ]
yeah im pretty sure he's got it covered

but if you want a response with more big words, i think what's going on in pain is the nerve cell repairing itself, and since glucose (or in the case of cane sugar, sucrose, which is basically glucose x2) is being put directly on the area instead of taken from within the body, i'd guess that the pain is so fleeting that it's practically non-existent

here's another hulk gif for ya
[or would you prefer a twerk gif? i have those too ]
User avatar #114 to #40 - edgecutter (08/27/2013) [-]
Emm, but doesn't the glucose have to be converted into ATP first?
(Adenosine Tri-phosphate)
#145 to #114 - AnonymousDonor (08/27/2013) [-]
well yeah
but that process takes place so quickly in your cells' mitochondria that, i imagine, it would still be pretty instantaneous

i mean im a physical chemist not a biologist, so don't take my word verbatim, but just think of how much sugar you're dumping on there

say you grab enough to coat the cut in at least a layer (maybe 1/8 a teaspoon?)
let's say that's...~0.5 grams sucrose - at 342.3 g/mol, that's 1.76*10^21 molecules of glucose, each roughly ~1nm in size swarming up on cells that are on the order of ~0.1mm tops

which basically means you're dumping a ridiculous amount (~1.8*10^14 times as large as any single cell) all at once in a tiny area
and such a high concentration will push the glycolysis reactions heavily toward product formation [le chatelier's principle] and the rate of the glucose -> ATP will skyrocket

TL;DR it just goes really fast
#41 to #40 - sourbewwy ONLINE (08/27/2013) [-]
Thanks! DID YOU SAY TWERK GIFS
Thanks! DID YOU SAY TWERK GIFS
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