7-up, a popular soda, once…

7-up, a popular soda, once contained Lithium. The popular beverage once contained the mood stabilizing drug, which is still widely used today in treatment of mood disorders. Lithium (#4 on the Periodic table) has a molecular mass of “7” and is a mood stabilizer for schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder – essentially “Up” your mood. Thus the brand name “7-UP.” The drug was removed from the formulation in 1950.



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