We are all familiar with the old adage “A little bit of what you fancy does you good!”

Children are well known for picking their noses and then disgustingly often eating the results.

Well it turns out that they are right!

Mucus from the nose and other body linings contains proteins which have a protective effect on many tissues and organs including teeth.

Companies are now researching harvesting these proteins by making artificial mucus  to use in products such as toothpastes and facial treatments.

So get ready for your new slimy toothpaste and other health products.

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