TIL most soap is designed to remove bacteria, not kill it

For the cell wall. The same thing many many other antibiotics target.

Did you even read my post? It targets an enzyme humans don't have (enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase). Thats how it works, it doesn't just indiscriminately kill anything and it certainly doesn't kill human cells.

The only one saying anything in this topic is similar is you. Why don't you work on your reading comprehension and actually reply to the facts i've laid out so clearly for you? Its an antibiotic. Antibiotics have antimicrobial properties, they kill microbes.

Lastly, i'm not arguing the effectiveness or advocating its use, so if you'd like to return to the actual discussion that'd be great. No ones forcing anyone to use it as their only source of soap.

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