DMT is one of the most psychedelic compounds on Earth. Just 20 mg of N,N,DMT or its cousin, 5-MeO-DMT, is enough to teleport you to what could be thought of as an alternate dimension.
There are a few ways to use DMT. The most well-known is the shamanic formula from the Amazon called ayahuasca. This DMT-based preparation lasts up to 12 hours and requires a lot of preparation.
You can also smoke or vape DMT using a conventional pipe, dab rig, or bong for a powerful but short-lived DMT trip.
Here’s everything you need to know about smoking DMT.
You don’t need a lot of DMT to induce a powerful psychedelic experience — just a few puffs from a vape pen or a single rip from a dab rig is enough to challenge the laws of special relativity.
The dose of DMT when smoking can be a bit tricky. Because of the wastage that can happen when smoking DMT in a dab rig, pipe, or joint, you may need to take slightly more than you would with a vape pen or cold-start rig.
Dosage range of DMT when smoking (take 20% less if vaping):
A DMT breakthrough experience refers to any experience that takes you out of the Earthly realm. It’s here that people often report meeting with other entities (AKA DMT machine elves) or experience ego-death.
Getting to this point is relatively easy with DMT. Just 20 or 30 mg of DMT smoked is enough for most people to achieve a breakthrough experience.
The main limiting factor of breaking through is the smoke itself. DMT isn’t a smooth compound to smoke. It will inevitably cause the throat and lungs to feel harsh and hot. This causes people to cough in between tokes and limits the amount you can take in a single sitting.
The harshness of the hits are the main reasons why people will quit smoking DMT before they’re able to get to the breakthrough point.
There are some ways to avoid coughing and harshness. The main intervention is to take long, slow inhalations. Be patient, and don’t rush it. If you’re exhaling huge white plumes of smoke, you’re inhaling too fast and too hot. It’s better to take several tokes than to get the entire bowl finished in one hit.
Other measures to reduce the harshness include using innovative designs like the Genius Pipe, Vapor Genie, cold-start rigs, percolator bongs, or using vape pens instead.
DMT itself is quite safe. There has never been a reported death from overdosing on DMT. The physical effects of this substance are minimal.
However, during a breakthrough DMT experience, the user may temporarily lose control of their body. It’s in this state that physical harm becomes a real risk. This is why choosing a safe location and a trusted trip sitter are so crucial when using this substance.
Additionally, the act of smoking DMT can have physical side effects — particularly on the lungs and back of the throat.
Here are four steps you can take to reduce the potential for harm while using DMT.
DMT freebase comes in the form of white crystals or a fine white powder. There are a thousand other substances that look exactly like this.
Even if you purchased your DMT from a “trusted vendor” it could still be contaminated with other, more dangerous substances. Sometimes what you think is DMT is something entirely different.
Always test a sample of your DMT before you use it.
The best way to test DMT is to use a drug testing reagent such as the Ehrlich and Hofmann reagents. These reagents won’t tell you the potency of your sample, but they can help you confirm the crystals are an indole alkaloid and not something more dangerous like NBOMe substances, opiates, cathinones, PCP, or amphetamines.
Start by placing a small sample of your DMT on a ceramic plate. You only need a sample the size of a grain of sand.
You should always do at least two tests using different reagents to eliminate the chances of an error.
Place each sample on the place with lots of space in between them.
Place one drop of each reagent you want to test and wait for the color to change. Give each test about 3 minutes to complete before checking the color.
Here’s what you should expect for some of the common reagents when testing DMT:
Nobody should ever use DMT alone. The experience often leads to complete loss of body control for up to 20 minutes. It can also cause people to flail around — potentially leading to harm or property damage.
The role of the trip sitter is to watch over the psychonaut during the experience. They keep them safe and only intervene if something goes wrong.
The trip sitter also has the important job of holding the pipe or vape while the user is taking a hit.
You will likely need to take two or three hits from a pipe or vape to get a true breakthrough experience on DMT. By the second, and especially third hit, you will have very little control over what’s going on, and it’s easy to accidentally burn yourself with the lighter, break the pipe, or burn your hands on the hot glass.
The trip sitter should always hold the device while the psychonaut receives the DMT.
It’s not a good idea to mix DMT with other drugs or alcohol. If you’ve been drinking or using other substances, it’s best to leave DMT for another time.
It’s critical that you’re in the right mindset when using DMT or the experience is more likely to cause harm than not.
The exception here could be a little bit of marijuana when following the sandwich method. A small amount of marijuana may help users remain calm during the experience — but only in people who already have a lot of experience with marijuana and know exactly how it’s going to affect them.
People who don’t smoke marijuana often may feel extra anxious with this combination.
Mindset is critical when using DMT. You should ever use this substance if you’re in a bad place or aren’t feeling completely open to the experience. Whatever you feel when you begin the DMT process will become expanded. It can make positive feelings even better, and it can make depressive feelings much worse.
DMT also has a habit of taking you down some roads you may not have wanted to go. Resisting it is only going to make things worse. You have to submit to the DMT and let it take you where it’s going to take you.
Start by meditating, listening to some relaxing music, or following some sort of ritual to get you in the right headspace before you start. Make yourself a nice cup of relaxing tea, do some yoga, or whatever else calms your mind and gets you into a good, mellow headspace.
There’s no right or wrong way to do this — just do whatever works best for you.
It’s also a good idea to set an intention before you start — what do you want to gain from the experience? Is there a particular problem you want to address or explore? Or are you just here to receive whatever the experience brings?
Make a note of it and consider doing some journaling to bring this intention to the top of mind during the experience.
There are a few ways to use DMT. The most common is to simply smoke it with a pipe, but you can also vape it or mix it with an MAO inhibitor and drink it (this is how ayahuasca works).
Smoking DMT provides the fastest onset of effects and has the shortest duration. Both N,N,DMT and 5-MeO-DMT can both be smoked for a powerful psychedelic effect.
DMT can be smoked with just about any method — pipes, bongs, or joints — but there are some clear winners.
The main issue with smoking DMT is the harshness of the hit, and the loss of DMT due to high heat. Therefore, the best techniques limit the heat levels of the DMT crystals and reduce the harshness of the hit. Water filtration, built-in heat sinks, and indirect heating are all methods that can prevent overburning.
Freebase pipes are the cheapest option, but cold-start dab rigs and vapes are the most efficient and smoothest options.
Psilocybin is classified as a recreational drug, it provides feelings of euphoria and sensory distortion that are common to hallucinogenic drugs, such as LSD, MDMA and PCP. Psychedelics are a class of drugs that produce unique and profound changes of consciousness over a period of several hours.
Mushrooms containing psilocybin are small and usually brown or tan. In the wild, people often mistake mushrooms containing psilocybin for any number of other mushrooms that are poisonous.
How does Psilocybin Work?
Psilocybin is a hallucinogen that works by activating serotonin receptors, most often in the prefrontal cortex. Psilocybin exerts its effects on the brain, causing a change in perception, mood, thinking, and/or behaviour. Hallucinogens affect other regions of the brain that regulate arousal and panic responses.
What are the Effects of Psilocybin?
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For a manageable, pleasant, and favorably impactful macro-dose experience, aka good trip, you should take several preparatory, cautionary and follow-up steps. Followings are 5 essential requirements for securing a good trip:
All these steps are crucial to create a transformative, fruitful and memorable experience for you. However, dosing is non-negotiable, as it is what you ingest and take into your body.
“All things are poisons, for there is nothing without poisonous qualities. It is only the dose which makes a thing poison.”
We want you to be extremely responsible and cognizant of ingesting the right dose, as our mission in Shrooms Delivery is to help you heal, have a healthier mental state, and enjoy your life. Dosing has been such critical that it is creatively embedded into our brand identity and messaging to educate our consumers on what to expect and ensure no one takes a wrong dose of magic mushrooms by mistake. It is essential to add that the same dose can have dissimilar intensity effects on different people.
We recommend you to never ingest more than 5 grams of dry magic mushrooms (or equivalent dose in other derivatives/formats) in one take. A normal macro dose of psilocybin shrooms is 2.5 to 3.5 grams.
Micro-dosing means to take a miniscule/non intoxicating dose to achieve the benefits to health. It is the administration of doses so low that they will not provide a full body effect but high enough for a cellular response and positive change. A valid dose for microdosing is between 75 to 125 mg of magic mushrooms in each take. There are a few microdosing protocols proposed by James Fadiman, Paul Stamets and The Third Wave educational platform for psychedelics.