Wake up and smell the colon! We all know coffee ☕️ helps us poop, but we still don't know exactly why. A 1990 study published in gastroenterology journal Gut (yes, our new favorite mag!) showed that coffee produced a "gastrocolonic response" -- aka 💩 -- in some people. However, we still don't know what exactly in coffee is sending us running for the bathroom 🚽. Could it be: 1. Caffeine (unclear because decaf can also get your bowels moving) or 2. Gastrin? Coffee stimulates the release of this stomach hormone, which tells you when you're hungry and also gets those bowels going, or 3. Something else? Coffee acts on the stomach lining and small intestine. We don't know for sure, all we do know is, we sure do like our morning coffee and poop! P.S. You'll find that colon mug at our print-on-demand shop and that cuddly colon plush here.
OMG Squee! Best-selling author Samantha Irby wearing our colon face mask! Irby’s most recent book, “Wow, No Thank You” is currently #1 on the National Indie Bestseller list! If you need belly laughs, Irby delivers essays "with lavish and hilarious scorn," says the New York Times Review of Books. I have been peeing my pants laughing reading her first book, "We are Never Meeting In Real Life" and can't wait to dig into "Meaty" and "New Year, Same Trash." Do yourself a favor and grab one of her books ASAP, especially if you struggle, as Irby does, with epic intestinal battles. You may die laughing, though, so sorry if that happens.
Should I stay or should I go? Don't intestine your luck and just go already! Holding your poop is never ever a good idea. When you don't unleash the feces, poop can reabsorb into your body and this leads to stool hardening, constipation and possibly hemorrhoids. Our happy stuffed intestine plush will help remind you to grab life by the toilet seat and just go already. So if you gotta go, go now.
Hooray! NEW sock styles are here and we’ve got the perfect pair for you: uterus + ovary socks, brain + dopamine socks, pancreas + insulin socks, kidney socks, and colon socks! Each pair is emblazoned with happy organs and dorky slogan to keep you smiling on your feet during long shifts. Uterus and Ovary socks say "Ova Achiever" in the toe and "Womb Service" for all you gyno geeks out there. Brain socks read "All You Need is Lobe" on the toe and "Bring on the Brains" on the back -- features stylized dopamine molecule for improved pleasure and concentration. Colon socks emblazoned with "You Move Me" on the front and "Head Over Bowels for You." Pancreas socks read "Party in My Pancreas" on the toe and "Insulin for the Win" on the back of the ankle -- features stylized insulin amino acid chain design. Kidney socks say, "When Urine Love" on the front and "Let's Get Renal" on the back for our nephrology nerds. Great last-minute gifts for all your nerd merch needs. Super soft bamboo viscose sport crew socks with slight compression. If you have bought our socks before, these are a bit thicker and more cushiony than our previous socks. One size fits most women 6-11/men 5-9. Made in the USA. Only at iheartguts.com!