DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine) is less well known than the psychedelics commonly used, such as magic mushrooms and LSD. In doing so, people praise the drug primarily for its incredible, hallucinogenic effects. It is a chemical that occurs naturally in plants and possibly even in humans. When consumed singly, DMT generates short, intense auditory and visual hallucinations. DMT is considered a mysterious and fascinating substance. Some people who consume it say that it produces deep experiences that completely change their vision and understanding of reality. Often these experiences are positive, mysterious and introspective. In the process, many people speak of a deep sense of wonder and amazement. Knowing what to expect from a DMT trip will help you better understand this complex and deep experience. It also helps you feel more comfortable. Read on to find out what DMT is and how to consume it.
WHAT IS DMT?
DMT is a crystalline powder that people extract from certain plants (Psychotria viridis and Banisteriopsis caapi). These are plants native to South America. DMT is thought to act on most if not all serotonin receptors as a non-selective agonist. This is particularly true of the serotonin receptor 5-HT2A. View product Very little is known about how DMT works in humans and animals. However, it is hypothesized that the chemical originates in the pineal gland, in the brain. An animal experiment from 2013 partially confirms this hypothesis. In it, DMT was found in the pineal gland of living rats. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings, especially regarding humans.
WHAT DOES A DMT TRIP LOOK LIKE?
Typical of a DMT trip are visual and auditory hallucinations. Visual hallucinations, such as geometric and kaleidoscopic patterns (often described as Aztec, Mayan or Islamic shapes), are common. Regularly, people think they have “broken through” to completely new dimensions, full of strange creatures. Many describe a feeling of body exiting, with their minds wandering in other worlds. These are often vivid and emotional experiences that cause people to believe they are in another reality. Some also describe interactions with mystical and otherworldly beings during a trip on DMT. Sometimes people describe these creatures as otherworldly, other times as mischievous or machine-like entities. These beings can look friendly, but also hostile. In doing so, they often look humanoid. Many speak of interactions with these beings as if they were dealing with real people. Some even believe that the creatures are more than just a hallucination. In addition, a common experience is the “death of self. This is a feeling that you are no longer connected to yourself. This creates feelings of connection, peace and love. It often changes the way people think about life and the world. There is a theory that states that the DMT that occurs naturally in our bodies has a connection to surreal moments, such as a near-death experience. During these intense events, time seems to stand still and consciousness feels different than normal. In doing so, it leads people to believe that they are stepping outside of normal reality. As a result, they experience moments of self-reflection. A substance as powerful as DMT should be treated with respect. It is important to plan your experience well and think about what to expect. Taking DMT without preparation for the adventure can result in a fearful experience. Especially if you are sensitive to anxiety.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE RISKS OF DMT?
Compared to other powerful hallucinogens, such as magic mushrooms or acid, DMT has relatively mild side effects. Common side effects include increased heart rate, higher blood pressure, agitation, dilated pupils, dizziness, and tightness or chest pain. It is advisable to always have someone with you when taking DMT. Because your behavior can be unpredictable under the influence, it is safer to have someone around who is sober. That person can thereby protect you and others.
HOW TO USE DMT AND HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU TAKE?
DMT is often smoked or vaped with a pipe or vaporizer. Traditionally it was used as a tea. You can also snort it. Few people choose that method, however. It is more painful and possibly less effective. View product If you smoke DMT, 20-30mg is considered an average dose, depending on your tolerance and physical condition. Less than 20mg is a low dose and more than 30mg? Then we are talking about a strong dose. It’s always smart to start out slow and take it easy with DMT. However, among experienced users with a high tolerance threshold, it is not unusual to take more than 100mg at a time. DMT is not a party drug; like most psychedelics, it should be used with respect and proper preparation. As one of the most enigmatic hallucinogens in the world, DMT leaves users with a lasting sense of awe.