Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) or N, N-dimethyltryptamine is an alkaloid, a psychoactive substance from the class of tryptamines that can cause intense entheogenic experiences with powerful visual and auditory hallucinations, the perception of a different course of time and the ability to experience experiences other than the familiar realities. By chemical structure, DMT is similar to serotonin, one of the most important neurotransmitters of the brain of mammals. Chemical formula (C12H16N2).
Dimethyltryptamine is found in some plants (for example, Mimosa tenuiflora, Diplopterys cabrerana, Psychotria viridis, Virola, Anadenanthera peregrina, Anadenanthera, and in small amounts.
Herbs containing DMT are often used in their practices by the shamans of South America. Ayahuasca drink, as a rule, contains DMT as one of the main active ingredients.
Pure DMT is a crystalline powder, either transparent in appearance, or having a shade of white to yellowish-reddish color.
Consequences of using DMT:
When DMT enters the brain, it actually disrupts the normal functioning of serotonin, causing an inadequate condition in humans. People who have experienced DMT trip often say that these experiences are so different from anything known to man that they are almost impossible to describe or express in verbal or other form “as if the whole universe was squeezed to the size of a pea, placed in the brain, and blown up. ” Some users report extremely intense visual and sensory experiences of an erotic plan. According to the descriptions of drug addicts, the world breaks up into a mosaic, everything starts spinning, flowing in different colors, very bright and colorful images come in. Sometimes people experience experiences of extraterrestrial life among creatures. At minimum dosages, monitoring is usually maintained. At large dosages with visualization, you can not cope! If DMT is smoked, the effect does not last long – just a few minutes. If DMT is taken in the form of Ayahuasca, the effect lasts for several hours.
When smoking, the smoke is produced by the causes of discomfort in the lungs. In the human body, the following changes occur: blood pressure increases, the diameter of the pupils decreases, and the heart rate increases. The blood levels of such substances as, corticotropin, prolactin, cortisol and beta-endorphins increase.
When you use Ayahuasca, there is almost always a nausea, which can lead to death from choking vomit.
With the use of dimethyltryptamine, panic reactions are also possible. In the case of a bad trip under DMT, a person begins to feel strong fear, anxiety, paranoia, as if all the surrounding people and objects have become a manifestation of pure evil. The faces of people become like masks. In this state, a person can display aggressive behavior towards the surrounding people, which can lead to multiple injuries. At the end of a bad trip, a person can experience emotional instability for a week.
As with many narcotic drugs, people who use DMT can become psychologically dependent on this drug. Its stunning effects can be a way to distract for some people. People who often use DMT, that can cause muscle tremors, confusion and sudden changes in blood pressure. It should be noted that the use of DMT can cause difficulties with a perception of reality, which can lead to serious consequences for a person. These consequences can include problems in school, university or at work, in the family and in society as a whole. DMT is not detected by routine tests for the content of drugs in the blood and traces of their use.
Signs of DMT use:
Increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, dilated pupils, trembling of hands, dry skin. Drug intoxication is accompanied by a change in the perception of the outside world, hallucinations, a strong sense of happiness, overexcitation, impaired sense of one’s body, coordination of movements, loss of self-control.
There may be panic reactions, in which the addict feels that he is going crazy, damaged his brain and will never recover.
With repeated receptions, psychoses, depression and apathy develop.
From the history of DMT:
1931 – The first chemical synthesis of DMT by the English chemist Richard Mansky was carried out.
1946 – The Brazilian ethnobotanist and chemist Gonçalves deLima isolated Dimethyltryptamine from the root of Mimosa. He gave this substance the name given to this substance the name “Niger” (Nigerine).
Mid-1950s – Hungarian Dr Stephen Zara first studied the psychotropic properties of DMT.
1990-1995 – Studies conducted by psychiatrist Rick Strassmann at the University of New Mexico revealed that many of the participating volunteers experienced extraterrestrial experiences among creatures that were described as “elves”, “aliens,” “guides,” and “assistants”
2007 – DMT: Molecule of the Spirit is published, one of the most famous books on DMT, written by Rick Strassmann, a researcher in the field of medicine
To date, DMT in most countries is classified by law as a drug and is banned.