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DMT

Written by: Editorial Staff.

Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a naturally occurring psychedelic drug of the tryptamine family. DMT is found in many plants along with the human body. DMT is created in the body during normal metabolism by the enzyme tryptamine-N-methyltransferase and the neurotransmitter serotonin. DMT can be ingested, injected, and inhaled. Doctor Richard Strassman was among the first psychologists to study the effects of DMT and other psychedelic chemicals. Dr. Strassman discovered that DMT is released by the pineal gland while a person is approaching death. Thus explaining the imagery reported by survivors of near death experiences (NDE phenomenon). DMT is also released during the 49th day of fetus development. Dr. Strassman attributes this to the beginning of the soul. He often referred to the drug as the “God molecule” or the “spirit molecule”.

DMT Usage

Forms of DMT are used all over the world. During cultural rituals, tribes use DMT to achieve spiritual relationships with God. South American tribes ingest, and inhale the plant anadenanthera peregrina, also known as yopo, Anadenanthera peregrina contains large amounts of DMT which creates a psychedelic experience. In the US, people use bongs and vaporizers to inhale DMT. The effects of DMT only last a few minutes, but the high is considered intense and completely altering.

Effects of DMT

* Intense visuals
* Altered concept of time
* Stomach discomfort
* Overwhelming fear
* Lung irritation
* Increased heart rate
* Increased body temperature

Dangers of DMT

Using DMT can be a serious health risk that results in death. Users can go into a state of unconsciousness or a drug induced coma. Often, unconscious users will begin to vomit resulting in choking and death.

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