Video: What Pills Look Like When They Dissolve in Your Body

Shaunacy Ferro

It’s easy to imagine how certain pills dissolve after you swallow them. Pressed powder pills sometimes start disintegrating the second they hit your tongue. But what about, say, a liquid gel?

Macro Room, a YouTube channel devoted to close-up images, shot this series of pill-dissolving images. The timelapse shows how Advil and other over-the-counter capsules slowly dissolve in liquid. The result is psychedelic, fascinating, and a little gross to imagine happening inside your body.

[h/t Boing Boing]

All images via YouTube