DMT is a psychoactive substance that causes acute auditory and visual hallucinations in users. Many people report feeling as though they have left their body, the planet, or entered another realm after taking DMT. Let’s have a look at what it’s like to trip on DMT.
DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine) is prized for its mind-blowing hallucinogenic effects, while being less well-known than other regularly used psychedelics such as magic mushrooms and LSD. It’s a chemical compound that can be found naturally in plants and even humans. DMT has been reported to cause brief but strong audio and visual hallucinations when eaten alone.
Experiencing extraordinary experiences
DMT is, for the most part, regarded as a mysterious and fascinating chemical. Some people who take DMT have extraordinary experiences that fundamentally alter their perspective and perception of reality. These encounters are frequently positive, questioning, and contemplative, leaving many people with a sense of awe and wonder. Knowing what to expect from a DMT trip will help you better appreciate and enjoy this complicated and transformative experience. Continue reading to learn more about DMT and how it is used.
What is DMT?
It is a crystalline powder derived from two South American plants (Psychotria viridis and Banisteriopsis caapi). DMT is thought to function as a non-selective agonist on most, if not all, serotonin receptors, particularly 5-HT2A. Although little is known about DMT in humans or animals, it is thought that the chemical is created in the pineal gland of the brain. When DMT was discovered in the pineal glands of living rats in a 2013 animal research, it partially corroborated this hypothesis. However, more research in humans is required to corroborate these findings.
What does a DMT trip entail?
Visual and auditory hallucinations are common during a DMT session. Geometric and kaleidoscopic patterns (commonly characterized as Aztec, Mayan, or Islamic patterns) are common visual hallucinations. People frequently assume they have “broken through” to alternate realities populated by bizarre beings.
Many people report leaving their bodies behind and allowing their spirits to float into other realms. Many people assume they are in another reality because of these vivid and intensely emotional encounters. During their DMT experience, several people report encounters with mystical or alien beings. These beings are sometimes described as extraterrestrials, and other times as mischievous or machine-like entities. These beings might appear friendly or dangerous, and they usually take the shape of humanoids in some way. Many people say their encounters with these aliens feel as real as any other human interaction, leading some to believe they are more than just hallucinations.
The sense of separation
Additionally, “ego death,” or a sense of separation from one’s self, is widespread. This causes deep sensations of togetherness, calm, and love, which can alter how people think and feel about life and the world long after they have taken DMT. DMT, which is naturally present in our bodies, has been linked to strange events such as near-death experiences. People appear to be taken out of their normal reality during these highly intense times, as time appears to slow down and consciousness feels profoundly different than usual.
DMT is a potent chemical that should be taken with caution. It’s critical to think about your experience ahead of time and decide what you want to get out of it. Entering a DMT trip without thinking about what you’re getting yourself into could be terrifying, especially if you’re prone to anxiety.
What are the possible risks of ingesting DMT?
DMT is thought to have a modest side effect profile when compared to other powerful hallucinogens like magic mushrooms or acid. Increased heart rate, blood pressure, agitation, dilated pupils, disorientation, and chest tightness or pain are among the most prevalent DMT adverse effects. When using DMT, it is usually advisable to have a trip sitter or companion with you. Because DMT can cause you to become unpredictable, it’s simply safer to have someone sober nearby who can protect you and others from yourself.
How should you take DMT and how much should you take?
DMT is usually inhaled or vaporized through a pipe or vaporizer. It has traditionally been consumed as tea. It can also be inhaled, but few people prefer this way because it is more unpleasant and potentially less effective. A moderate dose of DMT when smoked is between 20 and 30 mg, depending on personal tolerance and physiology.
Anything less than 20 mg is considered a low dose, while anything more than 30 mg is considered a larger dose. With DMT, it’s ideal to start low and go slow. However, experienced users with a strong tolerance have been known to eat over 100 mg in a single dose. DMT is not a party drug; it, like most psychedelics, should be approached with caution and preparation.
DMT continues to leave individuals who experience it with a strong and enduring sense of amazement as one of the most perplexing hallucinogenic chemicals on Earth.