Science

How Aspirin And Ibuprofen Actually Work Inside Your Body

Poppin’ pills is a sorta magical, sorta scientific method in feeling better. When you get hurt? Pop pills. When you can’t sleep? Pop pills. When you want to get high? Pop pills. But how do those tiny little capsules actually work? This video explains how aspirin and ibuprofen makes your body feel less pain.

The key to understanding how aspirin and ibuprofen work to relieve pain is to understand how our body reacts to pain in the first place. The video does a great job in simplifying all that science mumbo jumbo and pretty much puts it like this: aspirin and ibuprofen literally block certain enzymes from reacting with an acid that cause pain and other bad stuff from going on. It’s science, but it’s magic. Watch and learn. [YouTube via Neatorama]

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