ray peat said:Aspirin rapidly breaks down into acetic acid and salicylic acid (which is found in many fruits), and salicylic acid is protective to the stomach and intestine, and other organs.
does aspirin itself before getting broken down to these to substances has any therapeutic effect which is not attainable with salicylic acid?
Salicylic acid - Wikipedia
to me its like when you dissolve aspirin in water(the way ray recommends) it just same as expired aspirin.
or there is a difference that im not aware of?