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vitamin enhanced washing powder

all the vitamins and food supplements you might ever need contained in your washing powder
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just dissolves into the washing water in your machine and is laid down onto the surface fabric of your clothes.

next time you wear your clothes, all these lovely healthy vitamins and minerals will be absorbed through the skin. there will never be any need to ever worry about food supplements again.

wash baby clothes separately - their dosage is smaller.

po, Sep 05 2002


       Would different colours of clothing absorb different kinds of vitamins? "I'm feeling a little peeky today - time to wear that orange shirt."   

       Why not go just that little bit further and develop actual food that can be absorbed through the skin?
PeterSilly, Sep 05 2002

       you are probably right, silly. also different fabrics would affect absorption too. read the instructions on the box carefully.
po, Sep 05 2002

       If I correctly recall 30 year old biology lessons, vitamins cannot be absorbed through the skin (which also makes vitamin-enhanced skin cream a bit pointless). Nice thought though.
angel, Sep 05 2002

       Damn! I was getting excited over the prospect of an alcohol impregnated hat (alcohol isn't a vitamin?).
Jinbish, Sep 05 2002

       pretty sure that E can,so why not the others?
po, Sep 05 2002

       I like this - quite reminicent of the towel in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy where it was impregnated with food. This I'm guessing is more passive diffusion into the skin.
There is a down side - things may grow on your clothes like mould on bread and it'll look like tie dyed clothes are back in fashion. Not a prospect I'm looking forward to.
aphidman, Sep 05 2002

       You're probably right, [po]. I never really paid attention in class.
angel, Sep 05 2002

       You could certainly do this with the lysergics & various nonorganic compounds, on regular clothes. As for vitamins, we-ell, you'd need to find somewhere a little more ah absorbent, which is why this would work extremely well on buttfloss. Plus One, PO.
General Washington, Sep 05 2002

       ladies don't sweat -they glow   

       the water-based vitamins will dissolve in perspiration and be absorbed into the skin cells by osmosis.
po, Sep 05 2002

       I have a sneaking suspicion (and it's not often that my suspicions sneak) that a huge percentage of whatever was in the washing powder would be flushed down the drain in the rinse cycle. The remaining nutrients would be dried onto the cloth in the dryer.   

       In order to be absorbed into the skin, I'm figuring one would have to take the clothing out before the rinse cycle and wear immediately.
Cedar Park, Mar 01 2003

       DMSO might woik
thumbwax, Mar 01 2003

       At first I wasn't sure about this idea because of [CP]'s dissolving comment, but then realized this could be added after the rinse cycle or be added to dryer sheets. +
Worldgineer, Aug 22 2003

       someone just pointed out to me that the vermin under the building would benefit the most. but hey I still like it :)
po, Aug 22 2003


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