Girls, are you looking for the ULTIMATE BIKINI BODY? Guys, do you want to CUT THAT GUT for the beach? Well look no further, vendors on Taobao are selling parasitic worms for the ULTIMATE DETOX DIET.
Shanghai Daily reports that capsules of roundworm eggs and adult worms are being sold on Taobao. Eggs cost between 300 to 500 yuan, while adult worms go for 1,200.*
While roundworms will definitely cause their hosts to lose weight by consuming the contents of their stomach and intestines, doctors advise that people ‘don’t voluntarily invest themselves with parasites what the fuck is wrong with you?‘ (I’m paraphrasing).
Dr Liu Zhanju of Shanghai No.10 People’s Hospital warns that the worms could move from the intestine to the host’s liver, brain, eyes, and other organs. Also: gross.
*On investigation, the worm listings seem to have been deleted, because though you can buy most anything on Taobao, they apparently draw the line at selling parasitic consumables.