Friday, April 1, 2011

What are the Ingredients in Bath Salt?



Question:


My friend's cousin went raving on Ivory Wave bath salt last weekend and says it feels kind of like ecstasy and brought back a gram for us all to try.  I asked him what it is and he hands me the bag but there's no ingredient list, so I went to there website but it doesn't say either!  Can you tell me more about bath salt ingredients and if it's worth the money?  Thanks!


Anonymous


Answer:


Good question, Anonymous.  Too bad I can't answer it--at least not in the clear-cut way I would like.  Since most brand name "bath salts" don't include an ingredient list on the label,  it's impossible to know what's in them without some sort of testing.  That said, the term "bath salt" is often used to refer to one or more semi-legal synthetic drugs, the most common of which are listed below:


MDPV:
Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (say that three times fast) is a potent stimulant that's similar in structure to the illegal drug cathinone.  Active at doses as low as 2-5 mg, MDPV is an overdose nightmare waiting to happen.  Scratch that, a nightmare that already has happened.  Potential side effects include rapid heartbeat, increased blood pressure, psychosis and appetite loss, with a particular emphasis on psychosis

Mephedrone: 
Also known by its hardcore street moniker "meow-meow," mephedrone grew to overnight popularity in the UK before being banned in 2010.  Its effects are best described as 70% cocaine and 30% ecstasy, with energy and euphoria predominating.  This drug has a reputation for compulsive dosing and has been blamed for a few deaths already in the U.S.

AMT, 2C-E, Methoxetamine, etc: 
Because the list of semi-legal synthetic drugs is virtually endless, any drug or combination of drugs could be added to bath salt.  2C-E, methoxetamine, methylone, PCP analogues and DOB are a few of the hundreds of chemicals available to knowledgable chemists and unwitting consumers. 


While these obscure drugs carry many unknown dangers, other circumstances contribute greatly to their overall potential for harm.  Manufacturers and business owners who sell unlabeled bath salt products have as much blood on their hands as chemists who synthesize the stuff.  Meanwhile, reporters waste airtime on sensational stories about "methadrone" and similar poppycock without uttering a word about harm reduction or safer use of bath salts.  


So how can you assess the risks of a drug if you don't know what it is?  The answer is that you can't.  What you can do is stay far away from unlabeled "bath salts" and encourage your friends to do the same.  If you're curious about synthetic drugs, do some independent research first.  If you still insist on trying them after you know the risks, only use substances that are pure, clearly labeled and come from a trusted source.  (Which doesn't include your local Quick-E-Mart cashier).           


Your Friend in Clubbing, Scrubbing and Rub-a-Dub-Dubbing,


Mary Microgram

14 comments:

  1. i used to sniff this stuff but now i switched to meth. from joe carpender

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    1. hey mr. carpender


      probably not your real name butt if it is why did you post your comment as being anonymous !!!????? just goes to say that those who do weed and any other drug for pleasure AINT THAT SMART MUST BE WHY YOU DO DRUGS SO YOU CAN FEEL SMART AND IMPORTANT ??????????????? rest my case

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    2. I know a lot of students at Columbia University (NY) that smoke weed. Judging by the all caps and lack of vocabulary, you aren't too smart yourself, and you darn sure aren't as smart as Ivy League kids.

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  2. EVERYONE DO WEED LEGALIZE IT MAN

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  3. If you want to live, STAY AWAY from anything that causes your body to react in harmful ways. Such as rapid heartbeat, seeing things that aren ' t there. People need to be aware of ALL ingredients in anything that has any type of chemicals in it. BE SMART, DON ' T START! Drugs that is.....and if you do, get help to get off them. ~ A Mother Who Cares! ~

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    1. you sound like you speak from the road of choices, well your statement is true more than most will ever know i say we i mean as parents should stand up for our kids and revert to old law like b.c an eye for an eye ( a dealer sells and our children die well like i said an eye for an eye , secondly protection of our own like trespassers you trespass on my family such as (sell for profit at any cost to life) well as i said an eye for an eye!!!! well now for real life and in the law of god and our own country . country well so far they are like drug dealers its all about the dead presidents and they have bowed down to the new generation of hippies ( radical left wing ) parents cant lay law down for the public school left side indoctrinate our children to believe the gov will take care of them and if we so much as say the wrong word they can have us arrested!!!! what a joke well maybe we should do and enforce the state law but then will it be like the oh-bama shit if they dont enforce the law we all may wind up enforcing our second amended rights against the dealers trespassing on our own as well as our government protecting the guilty and not protecting the not guilty!!!! food for thought ???? so as for family and all those who strive for honesty and truth pray pray pray and pray. and hope that the greedy corrupt and stupid all fall to the ever lasting end.and for parents alike stand up to the dealers and tweakers alike do not be afraid of them they are like commies and feed off your fear if you see it call (911) document watch and report and if need to testify lock them up. i have helped in 12 life time convictions with drug dealers that have bin linked to deaths from there sales of drugs legal or not dont let them push you you push them as well as our government our government works for us and we should and have to let them know that but the dealers are nothing but a rodent or a insect and we exterminate them without prej. why not are dealers just goes to say we the innocent are guilty and the guilty are the innocent .

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  4. Bought some hand lotion @ the dollar store says it has dead sea salts & minerals . do I need to be concerned ? Is this the stuff that makes you high ? I have no idea

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  5. No not the same or even similar. DSS are in alot if beauty products. The other would be alot if money for tiny amount comparitively.

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  6. Anyone heard of the man that ate off his friend's face in Miami while on Bath Salts?

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  7. It wasn't his friend. It was a homeless man that was first attacked and then the drug user ate parts of his face off.Don't you watch the news or read a paper? It hasn't been verified that he was on bath salts when he attacked the homeless guy as he was shot dead by the cops

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  8. doing research for a health class i got lucky and got choosen for bath salts. all the stuff i have heard is just outragest that anyone would want to even try this stuff.bath salts aka blizzard, blue silk, charge, ivory snow, ivory wave, ocean burst, pure ivory, purple wave, snow leapard, star dust, etc etc etc. is a synthetic stimulant powder product that contains amphetamine(which is high risk for overdose) along with lethal dosages of other drugs some that you can find in everyday cleaning supplies or other house hold stuff. you probably wouldnt think about walking over to your bleach bottle or your rat pioson and sucking down a bunch of that.plus it says "NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION" just between jan and feb of 2011 there were 250 calls to poison control thats more than the 239 in all of 2010. "bath salts" can cause rapid heart rate high blood pressure chest pains agitation hallucinations extreme paranoia and delusions. recovering from this drug is like coming off meth its highly addictive and can cause life long affects (that is if ur luckly enough to live) like depression, anxiety, and intense cravings for more. the bottom line like all drugs and bc this has the amphetemine like chemicals baths salts will always carry the risk of stroke heart attack and sudden death which is seen in most the cases you even hear about or read about. also the man that ate the other mans face in miami couldnt be tested for bath salts bc a lot of the synthetic drugs leave your system rapidly after use and the high only lasts a few minutes thus the reason of over dose. people think since the high is gone all the drug is gone...WRONG... there may be no medical test to really pin point the drug but the affects of how people act and die are pretty apparent. the man in miami had verifiable accounts of him doing the drug and doing the drug that day. There was also a women in new york who lunged at a police officer and said and i quote "i want to kill and eat someone" interviewed later after being hopsitilized and came of the drug she said she had the craziest craving for human flesh (sorry crazies no zombie apocolypse yet) Think and do a little research before using any drugs. theres parents out there that dont have there kids, wifes with out husbands, kids with out parents, etc etc etc all do to drugs and alcohol.

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  11. Sometimes drugs are useful and you can have fun but like anything else it does not last forever this is common sense. People say don't do drugs its bad for you, tell them to piss off!!!

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