Interesting Fact About: Pit Vipers
Did you know that some of our most popular prescription medication has been synthesized from snake venom? If you take an ACE Inhibitor for high blood pressure, thank a cobra.
If bitten by a pit viper, the venom will eventually suppress your cardiovascular system. While studying the effects of snake bites, scientists discovered that a component of the venom inhibits production of a chemical called renin. Renin is produced by your kidneys & makes your body increase your blood pressure.
Modern medicine has been able to synthesize the stuff from the venom & turn it into a safe, effective prescription drug to help people control a destructive & potentially deadly condition.
Nature is so cool.