Anonymous said: Best blood substitutes?
Well, usually the goal with this is to trick your body for a time, so anything a bit thick or with a nice red color (or both. Both is good too) usually does it for me for a few hours. Like, it doesn’t really satisfy you much, but it does help. Berry smoothies are usually pretty good for this, or anything similar.
Also, anything with a slightly iron aftertaste is helpful. I can’t for the life of me remember off the top of my head, but there was a certain flavor of Fuze that had a nice iron flavor, and it helped quite a bit when I was in a pinch. I could check around for you if you’d like. But yea, just check around any store you have, read some labels, and test some out to see what works best for you. It won’t keep you happy for a super long period of time, but it’ll kill a sudden urge that you might not have the means to immediately satisfy with the real thing.
It’s also worth mentioning that consuming meats while they’re still a bit bloody can help a bit too. Like, it’s personally never done much for me, but I’ve heard that for some people it helps a bit. If nothing else, it’ll satisfy the urge to sink your teeth into something. So if you’re in a position to cook and are confident enough if your skills to do so, this is worth a shot.
The only thing I wouldn’t suggest would be stage blood. Honestly. I’ve heard of a lot of people doing this (hell, I did it a few times), but really, it isn’t a good idea. It’s pretty much the most awful tasting stuff on earth, and I’m fairly certain that consuming it is a bit unhealthy for your body. So yea. Don’t do this. Might be tempting, just because it’s a really nice color and texture, but no. It’s awful.
Basically, just experiment. Different things work for different people, but I would suggest starting off with these. It’s a bit of a platform, at least, and it’ll give you something to go off of. If you need anything else or need me to clarify something, let me know! <3