Everyone has their favourite smoothie combo, but for personal trainer Tracy Kiss there’s one controversial ingredient she insists on having in hers every day – semen.
Let's just pause for a second in case you happen to be drinking a smoothie right now, or need to remove any cloudy-looking substances from your immediate vicinity.
The 29-year-old from Buckinghamshire in the UK adds a spoonful of semen into her smoothies, with a friend dropping off a tub three times a week.
“I know he’s healthy, doesn’t smoke, drink or do drugs and I made him have an STI check,” the qualified nutritional adviser tells The Sun. “Every batch tastes different, depending on what he’s been eating.”
Tracy swears the blend boosts her immunity and helps fight flu, with the single mum-of-two’s mix usually including semen, fruit, seeds, coconut or almond milk - although she also takes it on its own.
“What's in your body is so many vitamins and minerals, but people are often just put off by the thought of it. But actually I think it's far healthier than drinking cow's milk – an animal that was never designed for humans,” she told Vice.
“If you google what's in semen it's stuff like zinc, potassium, the microbes that you are probably deficient in anyway.”
Tracy shot to fame last year, when she posted a tutorial on how to apply a semen facial, with the social media star revealing it had helped with her rosacea.
“Semen builds babies, they come out very soft and have beautiful skin, and it leaves my skin nice and soft so I’m very happy to use this as a facial,”she says in the video. “It feels like a face pack that pulls the skin inwards, it feels so glossy to wipe it off.”
Just in case anyone out there is tempted to give this a go, experts say there’s no evidence to support semen having any health benefits.
“There’s no scientific evidence whatsoever that drinking sperm will stop flu. Plus, depending on where the semen comes from, you could be at risk of catching viruses including HIV and Ziku,”Dr Carol Cooper tells The Sun.
“Semen does contain a lot of zinc compared to other bodily fluids but not in comparison to a vitamin tablet or food.”