Too much salt kills. But we need salt to survive. It’s all about balance.
Coffee, chocolate, morphine and cocaine all have one thing in common. Their active ingredients — the things that makes them work as they do — are all parts of a chemical family called the alkaloids.
Platinum is symbol of prestige, wealth and success, and the basis of one of the most successful anticancer drugs of the last 50 years. Not bad for a metal that at one point was thought to be a nuisance.