Some of us have strange habits that most people will never understand. Nonetheless, have you heard of people eating something that most think is not edible?
Recently, a TikTok user shared that she was addicted to eating soap powder, the one thing that most of us think is potentially fatal to put in our stomach.
In the 4-second video, the user shares that she has been eating soap powder for the past 11 years. She explained that she first pick up the habit when she took a sniff at it.
Since then, she has been unable to forget the soapy grasp.
“I don’t know but I’ve been addicted to soap powder. I first took a smell of its fragrance and it caused me to want to eat it,” she said, adding that she has no idea why she find it so delicious.
“Don’t know how to explain this but I kid you not… it tastes damn nice.”
The user also asked netizens for help in breaking free from her abnormal addiction.
She then uploaded another video that showed herself chewing a laundry detergent pod and claiming how delicious it was.
The video has since gone viral online, with many expressing disbelief that the user is able to survive from eating soap.
A netizen also poke fun at the user and asked if bubbles come out when she fart.
On the other hand, many netizens share that they did something similar but think that it wasn’t as delicious as she described.
Several netizens advised the user to seek medical attention as she might be suffering from a condition known as Pica disorder.
What is Pica disorder?
According to health and wellness portal Healthline, Pica disorder is form of eating disorder where one “compulsively eat items that have no nutritional value”.
A person with pica might eat relatively harmless items, such as ice. Or they might eat potentially dangerous items, likes flakes of dried paint or pieces of metal.
However, there is no single cause of pica but experts believe that the unusual cravings may be a sign that your body is trying to replenish low nutrient levels. Some believed that it is a certain mental health condition.