It is generally believed that the substance called 1P-LSD has similar effects to those of LSD. Why do we use the term ‘believe’? Well, little is known about the origins of this substance since it was fairly unknown before the first information about it emerged on the web back in 2015. This means that only some of the effects of 1P-LSD are known.
It is assumed that it was created by changing the molecule structure of original LSD with the goal of creating a new derivate that would be accepted as a legal substance in many countries. In scientific terms, it is called to be the analogue of LSD.
General information about 1P-LSD
As already stated, it is a psychedelic substance that is an analogue of LSD. This means that it is quite similar to the LSD, except that it has an additional chemical chain. Due to some of its main properties, it is considered to be fairly safe, but this is only in a case that a person doesn’t suffer from any pre-existing conditions and that they are not currently taking any kind of medication.
Even though there has been a lot of debate on whether it should be legal or not, nowadays, each state gets to make this decision. Still, according to the law in thirteen countries, it is an illegal substance.
A short time ago, scientists started using it as a research substance in the form of powder and blotters, and you can learn more information about the latter one on the Real Chems website.
How does it work?
Once again, since there haven’t been many studies, the exact effects of this substance are fairly unknown but still, some conclusions have been made due to its structure.
It is believed that 1P-LSD is a prodrug of LSD meaning that it turns into it when metabolized. It affects the 5-HT serotonin receptors in the brain and body similarly to LSD that impacts 5-HT2A. Still, it is not yet scientifically proven that this substance can produce psychedelic effects on its own.
So, what’s the difference?
Many users have reported that the effects of this substance are more or less similar to the ones of LSD. Naturally, this is a subjective experience, but, as already explained 1P-LSD has much lower potency (around 38%).
According to this information, this substance should have a significantly weaker effect, but users do not agree with it. There is another difference. As you know LSD is illegal in most countries, while 1P-LSD is considered to be a research substance, and therefore, it is legal.
What are the physical and cognitive effects?
Don’t forget that this is the list of subjective effects that users have experienced. A lot of them argue that there is almost no difference between the two above-mentioned substances. Still, some of the most common effects of 1P-LSD include dilated pupils, increased stamina, tingling sensation but only in certain areas of the body, appetite suppression as well as nausea when consumed in higher doses and occasional hallucinations.
On the other hand, when it comes to cognitive effects some of the most common ones include euphoria, increased analytic or creative thinking, enhanced focus, fits of laughter, and in some occasions anxiety and paranoia, but only when taken in high doses.
What are the benefits and downsides?
Before we start listing these, there is one thing that you have to understand. The main thing that dictates whether or not you will experience any of these is the dosage you take. This is quite understandable since we have already mentioned some of the physical and cognitive effects that occur only in certain situations when the high dose is involved.
Due to this reason, you should never take 1P-LSD without consulting with the professional. This is even more important if you suffer from any kind of cardiovascular conditions or mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder since this substance can cause anxiety, visual hallucinations, and paranoia.
Furthermore, you should never mix it with any other kind of medication since it can have a disastrous effect on your body.
Don’t forget that 1P-LSD is still unknown which means that its effects and risks that they bring are also a mystery. Yes, there are numerous statements from people who have already used it, but keep in mind that these are subjective and that they are not scientifically credited.
When it comes to its benefits, these are quite similar to those of LSD. It is believed that it can help with the symptoms of PTSD, addiction, ADD/ADHD, depression, and frequent mood swings. In addition, it can also boost one’s focus, creativity, ability to conclude all the tasks quickly and efficiently, increase empathy, and even improve social relationships.
Besides, there are also some known side effects such as increased blood pressure and heart rate, which is the main reason why you should not take it if you suffer from some heart issues. It can also increase the temperature of your body, suppress appetite, and cause dehydration.
Finally, we are going to discuss some frequent questions that users have about 1P-LSD. Firstly, they want to know how long it takes to feel the effects of it and how long they can last. Generally speaking, when it comes to the former one, it usually takes between 45 and 90 minutes for it to kick in, depending on multiple factors such as the dosage and one’s body and metabolism. On the other note, the effects can last anywhere between 8 and 12 hours.
Moreover, people want to know whether it can be detected on a drug test. There is no specific information regarding this, but taking into consideration its similarity to LSD, this answer is probably affirmative. However, keep in mind that LSD cannot be detected on a regular test unless one specifically looks for it.