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Effects of LSD on the body and mind


Did you say that LSD is the magic pill? Like Alice in Wonderland, within 30 minutes you’ll fall into the rabbit hole. A journey that will last more than eight hours and then: denuevo welcome to the real world.

But it is not as simple as that it is much more unpredictable! Most people do not return after crazy night in the LSD, but some stay on the trip forever.

Let’s take a deeper look into the world of hallucinogenic drugs, and try to understand the effects of LSD on the body and mind.

HealthDefinition of LSD

LSD means lysergic acid diethylamide, which is one one of the main drugs in the class of hallucinogenic drugs. LSD was discovered in 1938 and is actually found in nature: as stated earlier, LSD is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains.

Uses (abuses)

LSD is typically delivered orally, not in pill form, as ecstasy, for example, but more often on a substrate such as absorbent blotter paper, which makes it also easier to transport and hide against the police. Sometimes, the substrate is used in a lump of sugar or gelatin.

Papers often have small images, and LSD often called by those images. For example, the blotter with small cycles are called cycler. Personally, I see this as an LSD legend. It is claimed that the name was given or origins of LSD ‘founder’ Albert Hofmann. At the end of the day, in their laboratories he composed this magical substance, and since he was tired, he decided to finish early this day and go home. Some of the substance was left on her finger, and when he sat on his bike, hallucinations began to appear. Hence the name of cycles.

However, hallucinogen LSD can also be absorbed in liquid form: as many other drugs may be administered by intramuscular or intravenous injection, or more unusual, in the form of eyedrops.

Effective dosage for an adult (healthy) is 20 to 30 micrograms. An amount that would kill 10-year-old.


LSD, a drug with various psychiatric uses was introduced by Sandoz Laboratories, and was first recognized as a therapeutic drug, which actually offered high promise.

However, in the hippy era, the drug has become popular for recreational and spiritual use, leading to the prohibition of the substance for medical purposes as well as recreational and spiritual.

The effects of LSD

As stated earlier LSD belongs to the class of hallucinogenic drugs. For the uninitiated, the hallucinogenic drugs are: Hallucinogenic drugs are drugs that cause hallucinations (hallucinations are distortions in perception of a person of reality). Therefore, hallucinogenic drugs disrupt the interaction of nerve cells and the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin system is involved in the control of perceptual systems, regulatory and behavioral problems, including hunger, mood, body temperature, sexual behavior, sensory perception and muscle control.

When people take LSD, they see the images, sensations feel and hear sounds that they would not hear otherwise. Your reality on the LSD only non-real reality: they see the snow in the middle of July, see faces coming out of the trees, think they can fly, or peel themselves because they think they are orange. It may be funny to some level, but across the line, it could not be no return.

Health Risks of LSD

First, the LSD are unpredictable. LSD effects depend on user character, your mood or her at the time, the environment in which the drug is taken, and of course user expectations. User never knows if this will be good or bad trip, and most of all, he or she will never know if you will come back. This is particularly true for people physically unstable.

The first effect of LSD occur 30 to 90 minutes after consumption. Most common and obvious physical signs are dilated. Other physical signs include sleeplessness, increased body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, loss of appetite, dry mouth, sweating and tremors even.

However, these are only physical signs, which may be excluded from the comparison of psychic signs, LSD causes. In short, the sensations and feelings change much more dramatically than the physical signs change. For example, the user’s sense of time and place changes, feelings and emotions are very different, it is possible to pass quickly from one emotion to another. Person has no control over her emotions or her – the person is on a journey and he or she goes where ever the trip is taking him / her.

As mentioned above, users refer to the experience with LSD as a ‘journey’. Travel generally refers to generally positive experience of LSD. On the other hand, bad trip can be scary! Users can listen to horrible sounds crazy to have feelings, and may even have fatal results. Experiences ‘bad trip’ is longer than the “good travel”, but usually begin to clear up after 12 hours. However, in some cases, users have psychic signs for months, and often end up in mental hospitals: it is more common with mentally unstable people.


Flashback is one of the after-effects of LSD abuse. Flashbacks occur not necessary, but can be: the flashbacks come without warning and can occur within a few days after use of LSD or even after a few years after use. Flashback is the recurrence of the aspects of the experience of a person but without the user having taken the new drug.

Flashbacks can occur even after an experience with LSD, but is more likely to occur after the abuse of LSD long term. Flashbacks can experience healthy people or people with underlying personality.

Some claim that LSD or setbacks can cause schizophrenia or depression. The same statements were given by marijuana (ab) use. Personally, I disagree with that, because these are too serious hypothesis, and can not be easily test. However, I agree that the mentally unstable person, who is otherwise prone to depression or schizophrenia, are more likely to trigger depression phase or even schizophrenia under LSD. Otherwise, it is very difficult to prove the extent and mechanism of the LSD involvement in these illnesses.


LSD is not addictive drug since it does not produce compulsive drug-seeking behavior, like heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, alcohol or nicotine. But, it can be additive, of course on the psychic level.

However, like all other addictive drugs, LSD produces tolerance increasingly high level, users must take higher doses to achieve the mood you have previously experienced. As with any other (addictive) drugs, this is a very dangerous practice.

In conclusion, LSD experiences can range from ecstasy to horrible. If the user is in a hostile or otherwise unsettling environment, the effects are more likely to be unpleasant. On the other hand, the May comfortable setting results in a unique experience.

Some people may never have negative experiences, while for the other effects of LSD on the body and mind can be devastating.


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