Saturday Night

It is not unusual to spot people quaffing from cans on a Saturday night. Snails though ….Photo of snail on drinks can

Closer inspection shows the can contained L-Carnitine, this seems to be a substance used to increase energy and burn fat. I feel one should always be cautious of such things, if you want to know more about it, see here.


7 thoughts on “Saturday Night

  1. Well spotted. Such a unique shot of a snail, although I do think canned drinks might prove rather deadly for this small mollusk.

    L-Carnitine is a life-saver for many people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and similar health conditions. I tried it (as a supplement) for a month or so and was amazed at its efficacy, but too expensive on my frugal budget to keep up. I am deficient in Lysine (usually found in red meat). L-carnitine is synthesized in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. If you have a health disorder in which your body is deficient, L-Carnitene may be helpful. But certainly not as an energy drink for the general populace. L-carnitine is one of those things that should be left to a qualified Naturapathic practitioner to prescribe.

    I don’t think I’d ever try something in a can over-the-counter unless I knew exactly what each ingredient it contained. Red Bull must be one of the worst brands of canned drinks containing stimulants – Guarana – a herb used by the South American Indians for energy (in hunting?). Supposedly a can is the equivalent to 8 cups of black coffee (in terms of energy). No wonder we have hyperactive teenagers and young adults causing mayhem if they consume 2-3 cans of Red Bull. These drinks are full of sugar (or it’s many forms) too, and disastrous on tooth enamel, let alone contributing to obesity and Diabetes II.

    • You are absolutely right. Fit, healthy people able to eat a good diet shouldn’t need any extra supplements. It is a way to part people from their money. Conversely, if such things are beneficial to people with health problems they shouldn’t have to pay up front for them (I’m a big fan of the UK’s NHS). Goodness knows what it will do to the hapless snail. Hopefully all the rain will have diluted it to safe volumes for the snail!

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  3. Slugs and snails will go for beer. We trap them with out here and it actually works. Put a shallow container at the ground level, pour some beer in it and they will crawl right in.

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