What is LSD acid
LSD acid which means (Lysergic acid diethylamide) also known as acid is a synthetic chemical, made from a substance found in ergot, which is a fungus that infects rye (grain).
LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that is very addictive and its effects typically include altered thoughts, feelings, and awareness of one’s surroundings.
Many LSD users see or hear things that do not exist. Dilated pupils, increased blood pressure, and increased body temperature are typical.
Effects typically kick off within half an hour and can last for up to 12 hours. It is used mainly as a recreational drug and for spiritual reasons.
What does LSD acid look like?
In its pure state, LSD is a white odorless crystalline substance. However, LSD is so potent that an effective dose of the pure drug is so small (virtually invisible). As a result, it is usually diluted with other materials.
The most common form of LSD is drops of LSD solution dried onto gelatin sheets, pieces of blotting paper or sugar cubes, which release the drug when they are swallowed. LSD is also sometimes sold as a liquid, in a tablet or in capsules.
How addictive is LSD acid?
The drug LSD does not appear to be addictive, although tolerance may occur with the use of increasing doses. Adverse psychiatric reactions are possible, such as anxiety, paranoia, and delusions.
About 10% of the United States population have used LSD at some point in their lives as of 2017, while 0.7% have used it in the last year.
Death is very rare as a result of LSD, although it occasionally occurs in accidents. The effects of LSD are believed to occur as a result of alterations in the serotonin system. Not allot but as little as 20 micrograms can produce an effect. In pure form, LSD is clear or white in color, has no smell, and is crystalline. It breaks down with exposure to ultraviolet light.
How is LSD used?
Uses of LSD
LSD, however, has good uses although it is being abused. LSD is used for recreational, spiritual, and medical purposes.
LSD acid is used as a recreational drug although most people do not know that yet.
LSD is considered an “entheogen” because it can catalyze intense spiritual experiences when users take it, they may feel they have come into contact with a greater spiritual or cosmic order. Users sometimes report out of body experiences. In 1966, Timothy Leary established the League for Spiritual Discovery with LSD as its sacrament.
Stanislav Grof has written that religious and mystical experiences observed during LSD sessions appear to be phenomenologically indistinguishable from similar descriptions in the sacred scriptures of the great religions of the world and the texts of ancient civilizations.
LSD currently has no approved uses in medicine. A meta-analysis concluded that a single dose was effective at reducing alcohol consumption in alcoholism. LSD has also been studied in depression, anxiety, and drug dependence, giving positive preliminary results.
- Physical effects of LSD
LSD is likely to cause pupil dilation, reduced appetite, and wakefulness. Other physical reactions to LSD are highly variable and or nonspecific, some of which may be secondary to the psychological effects of LSD.
Among the reported symptoms listed, are numbness, weakness, nausea, hypothermia or hyperthermia, elevated blood sugar, goosebumps, heart rate increase, jaw clenching, mucus production perspiration, saliva production, hyperreflexia, and tremors.
The most common immediate psychological effects of LSD are visual hallucinations and illusions (colloquially known as “trips”), which can vary greatly depending on how much is used and how the brain responds.
Trips typically start within 20–30 minutes of taking LSD by mouth (less if snorted or taken intravenously), peak three to four hours after ingestion and last up to 12 hours. Negative experiences “bad trips”, produce intense negative emotions, such as irrational fears and anxiety, panic attacks, paranoia, rapid mood swings, intrusive thoughts of hopelessness, wanting to harm others, and suicidal ideation.
Some sensory effects may include an experience of radiant colors, objects, and surfaces appearing to “ripple” or “breathe”, colored patterns behind the closed eyelids (eidetic imagery), an altered sense of time.
time seems to be stretching, repeating itself, changing speed or stopping crawling geometric patterns overlaying walls and other objects, and morphing objects. Some users, including Albert Hofmann, report a strong metallic taste for the duration of the effects.
LSD can affect everyone differently, based on:
size, weight, and health
whether the person is used to taking it
whether other drugs are taken around the same time
the amount is taken
the strength of the drug (varies from batch to batch).
long term effects of LSD acid
LSD may trigger panic attacks or feelings of extreme anxiety, known familiarly as a “bad trip.” Review studies suspect that LSD likely plays a role in precipitating the onset of acute psychosis in previously healthy individuals with an increased likelihood of individuals who have a family history of schizophrenia.
publicly available documents indicate that the CIA and Department of Defense have discontinued research into the use of LSD as a means of mind control,
There are no known physical withdrawal symptoms of LSD so far. Taking LSD regularly does not result in physical dependence, and although there have been reports of psychological dependence occurring, the evidence is limited.