Those of you who know what makes low fat ice cream smooth and soft drinks carcinogenic (carageenan and sodium benzoate, respectively) are clearly 'ingredients readers'. This affliction falls on many, including those suffering from allergies and the chemically minded like myself. Ever wondered what that elusive 2-bromo-2-chloro-pentane in shampoos is for - or why the pick-me-up drink in your hands has 'taurine' in? well so have I; and I'm none the wiser. Don't worry about it, is my advice - let them put amino acids in your conditioner and vegetable oil in your Sunny Delight. Puts hairs on your bones and meat on your chest.

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