Firstly LSD begins its life as a crystal, and from there is distributed in consumable form. In the 60s, “microdots” (tiny pills) and gelatin pills (window panes) were often distributed, along with blotter. And today, blotter paper is the main form in which acid is distributed, although liquid and gel tabs are sometimes encountered as well. Also LSD is produced in crystalline form and then mixed with other inactive ingredients, or diluted as a liquid for production in ingestible forms. It is odorless, colorless and has a slightly bitter taste. Furthermore It’s effects, often called a “trip” can be stimulating, pleasurable, and mind-altering or it can lead to n unpleasant, sometimes terrifying experience called a “bad trip.”
HISTORY OF LSD
LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), first synthesized in 1938, is an extremely potent hallucinogen. It is synthetically made from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. It is so potent its doses tend to be in the microgram range.
DOSAGE FOR liquid LSD
Secondly there is no standard potency of a drop of liquid LSD. A single drop typically ranges from 75 ugs to 300 ugs, but could be lower or higher. In other words, we can not calculate an accurate dose, because without knowing an accurate concentration we can never know how much LSD is in any dose. And that turns out that’s totally fine.
Erowid and other sources provide the following guidance on doses:
-Light Dose: 20 – 75 ug
-Common Dose: 50 – 150 ug
-Strong Dose: 150 – 400 ug
-Heavy Dose: 400 + ug
SIDE EFFECTS OF LSD
Thirdly LSD is a mind-altering drug. It is thought LSD causes it’s characteristic hallucinogenic effects via interaction with the serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps control your behavior and mood, governs your senses, and moderates you thoughts.
Usually, the first effects of the drug when taken by mouth are felt 30 to 45 minutes after taking it, peak at 2 to 4 hours, and may last 12 hours or longer. Use by the intravenous (IV) route will produce a much quicker action, usually within 10 minutes. Effects include:
-distorted visual perception of shapes, colors.
-Also altered sounds.
-anxiety and depression.
-And flashbacks (a return of the “trip” experience) days or months later.
-rapid heart rate, increased body temperature and high blood pressure.
-Also dilated pupils.
The physical effects can also include nausea, loss of appetite, increased blood sugar, difficulty sleeping, dry mouth, tremors and seizures.
PRECAUTION TO TAKE WHEN USING LSD
Extreme changes in mood can occur. If taken in large enough doses, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Overdose can lead to severe psychosis. Death is often due to a direct injury while under LSD influence; there is no known lethal dose of LSD.