This post became important because of the huge number of queries I received concerning the use of Alabukun and 7up or Alabukun and Lime for abortion or prevention of pregnancy. I did some digging by reading up on the components of Alabukun, Lime and the popular 7up drink. I also consulted with a Doctor friend to find out about the potency of this mixture.
Inquiries about this topic started pouring into my mail after doing a post in the lighthearted category of this blog which I titled ’10 new ways to commit abortion‘. In that post, I mentioned Alabukun and 7up as one of the things people take to avoid pregnancy. It became pertinent to then find out the veracity of the claim, hence this article.
The Alabukun and Lime mixture is believed to be best taken by a lady immediately after sex. It is said to be most potent at that time as it would wash away the sperm that must have been deposited in her by the man. How so? I don’t know. But let’s take a quick assessment of each of the components of this supposedly useful mixture for Abortion.
Alabukun is a powdered drug which contains Salt, Acetylsalicylic Acid, and Caffeine as active ingredients. According to Tabletwise, It is commonly prescribed for the treatment of the following problems:
- Prevention of blood clots
- Myocardial infarction
- Transluminal angioplasty
- Ischemic attack
- Back pain
- Pain killer
- Sore throat
- Periods pain
- Sprains and strains relief
- Rheumatic pain
- Muscular pains and aches
- Joint swelling and stiffness
- Feverish colds
- Apnea in premature newborns
Kindly take note of the last word in bold letters. In case you are wondering what APNEA means, it is a temporary cessation of breathing, especially during sleep.
Are we getting somewhere??
What makes up the 7up Drink?
7 Up is a brand of lemon-lime flavored, non-caffeinated soft drink. It is advertised as being sweetened with Splenda (sucralose); the formula has been re-tooled and listed the following ingredients: filtered carbonated water, natural flavors, citric acid, potassium citrate, potassium benzoate, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, calcium disodium EDTA.
Lime is a calcium containing inorganic material in which carbonates, oxides and hydroxides predominate. In the strict sense of the term, lime is calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide.
I am not a scientist, so I do not have all the explanation for how these components work together and what they can do to the body when mixed and taken, so I went to a Doctor friend (I have chosen not to mention his name) to ask if this mixture really works in preventing pregnancy or totally committing abortion of a growing fetus.
According to my friend, the mixture is a myth, as there is no confirmed scientific explanation to how it works. He however raised a hypothesis. In his exact words, “Alabukun likely contains non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that are potentially teratogenic (which is harmful to growing fetuses in the womb) and can cause abortion. 7up contributes to the matter by serving as a diluent and Lime as source of vitamin C for healing process.”
Going further, he explained that if the mixture has worked for anyone at all, it must be a case of luck. The success rate is largely unknown and the failure rate is unreported because when it fails, same girls use real abortion pills. Hence, you can’t really tell if it was the mixture that worked of the real abortion pills.
In all, what we can agree after our little finding is that the mixture of Alabukun and Lime or Alabukun and 7up is a myth! Ladies are encouraged to stop using it or believing in it.
Some people also ask the question ‘Can Dry Gin Abort Pregnancy?‘, permit me to also state (based on findings) that Dry Gin also has no components that can destroy a fetus. Taking it in hopes of it helping with abortion is just a waste of time. It may even cause more danger to the person taking it. In that case, instead of losing just the pregnancy, the carrier may be in grave danger.
GLOWVILLE says NO TO ABORTION.
Stay away from pre-marital sex if you really want to avoid drama. But if you must have sex that could lead to unwanted pregnancy, please use protection. If you get ‘unluckily lucky’ to get pregnant in dramatic circumstances, please abstain from abortion as it is tantamount to murder and could claim two lives in the process, leaving regret and shame in its wake.
Live responsibly and enjoy life to the fullest.
Kindly note that we are open to further inquest into the matter of Alabukun and 7up or Alabukun and Lime being used for abortion. If you have superior information, kindly share with us by sending a mail to email@example.com.
I am OLUMIDE, scribbling for GLOWVILLE