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First this. Starting next month, Wrigley's will introduce a caffeine chewing gum. $3.00 a pack. Eight pieces, each containing 40 miligrams of caffeine. It may not be pill form, but it's certainly not the way we're used to consuming caffeine. Speaking of which, we already have pill form being sold in drug stores around the country.
Now this. Resveratrol, a common compound found in red wine, is known to fight cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But to cure cancer, you'd need to drink 100 glasses a day and if you're doing that, you have all sorts of other problems going on. In fact, you'd probably only last one day because of alcohol poisoning.
David Sinclair has been researching this and if all goes according to plan, there might be a red wine pill one day. Not only does resveratrol mop up free radicals, but it activates our body's genetic defenses against aging and diseases. They say it's more effective than any anti oxidant. Not exactly a "Fountain of Youth" pill, but you get the idea. So far the studies are small, but they have gone from mice to humans and things so far look promising.
Now this. There is a product out there used by our military apparently. It's called "Emergence Eat." They are pills. Each pill is said to contain enough nutrients and vitamins to constitute about a half a meal for a person on a 2,000 calorie a day diet. Your stomach may not feel satisfied, but you notice the difference in your energy levels.
Those with the company says besides the military, such pills might be used in national emergency situations.
Other things come in pill forms as well, most nutrients for the body.
I don't see it happening in my lifetime because it all still so Sicence Fiction to me, but who knows, maybe we deplete the planet of its natural resources one day,l we'll be down to eating pills for dinner. Since nothing is impossible I'd have to say my conclusion is fact.