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Lithium: Mood stabilizer in early sodas

Lithium: Mood stabilizer in early sodas
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bargainbin


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It's so delightfully fizzy!

SkekTek


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Based on the early 7-up concoction where lithium was added. Old name- bib-label lithiated lemon lime soda.

Mellows the mood...

4Se7ens


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SkekTek wrote:Based on the early 7-up concoction where lithium was added. Old name- bib-label lithiated lemon lime soda.

Mellows the mood...


Really? ...wow! I'd only heard of the coca leaves in the namesake cola, as I assume most people have before, but lithium in 7-up is a new one to me. Anyone know of any other sodas that started out spiked with now illicit substances? Dr. Pepper seems a likely candidate.

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JonSnow


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4Se7ens wrote:Really? ...wow! I'd only heard of the coca leaves in the namesake cola, as I assume most people have before, but lithium in 7-up is a new one to me. Anyone know of any other sodas that started out spiked with now illicit substances? Dr. Pepper seems a likely candidate.



Yeah, Radithor was radium spike bottled water that doctors used to prescribe to people before they found out it made them rot to death.

4Se7ens


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I never realized that the invention of soda fountain drinks was used mainly as a vehicle for drug delivery in a more palatable manner. I found a short article that talks about the rise of the soda fountain, the effect of prohibition, and how most soda drinks contained caffeine and cocaine, among other drugs. Click here for a short read if interested.

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4Se7ens


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JonSnow wrote:Yeah, Radithor was radium spike bottled water that doctors used to prescribe to people before they found out it made them rot to death.


The name "heroin" was coined by Bayer in the late 1800's (from the greek for hero) and touted as a cure for rampantly increasing morphine addiction. That was before it was discovered that heroin would metabolize into morphine once it reached the bloodstream. I really love leaning about stuff like this. Especially the bizarre, like radium consumption. The benefits we enjoy as a whole through the trials and errors of past generations, and the ways future generations will benefit from the trials and errors we are living through in our own lives. Historians might scoff at us in the not-so-distant future for having a microwave oven in every home and a cell phone in every pocket. Ok, ok... sorry for rambling. I'll stop... I swear.

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4Se7ens


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I lied... sort of. Picture post. Not a Bayer product, but it included heroin. Link to the website is here.

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SydneyB


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JonSnow wrote:Yeah, Radithor was radium spike bottled water that doctors used to prescribe to people before they found out it made them rot to death.

Radio active bottled water?? Wow!

phedglin


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Groooooovy!

SkekTek


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SydneyB wrote:Radio active bottled water?? Wow!


That's cool... someone ought to do that. I ought to do that . But yes, a lot of people put stuff in beverages as "tonics" over the years. The invention of soda water at the turn of the century made them more palatable.

Thanks for the votes folks! I sincerely appreciate it... Now, if I can find a 90 year old bottle of 7-up, I'd be set.

SydneyB


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SkekTek wrote:

Thanks for the votes folks! I sincerely appreciate it... Now, if I can find a 90 year old bottle of 7-up, I'd be set.


Heh! Share..? ;)

SkekTek


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SydneyB wrote:Heh! Share..? ;)


If I can find one, I'll definitely share

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SkekTek


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Thanks folks for voting for this. I am very proud of it.

rinor81


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4Se7ens wrote:I never realized that the invention of soda fountain drinks was used mainly as a vehicle for drug delivery in a more palatable manner. I found a short article that talks about the rise of the soda fountain, the effect of prohibition, and how most soda drinks contained caffeine and cocaine, among other drugs. Click here for a short read if interested.


That is interesting, but now I'm thinking of a Soda Fountain for myself and found the history of it and the various advantages of it as well here, if you're interested: Home Soda Maker.

Have a good day.

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