What is Bath Salts?
Bath salts, (not to be confused with bath salts sold by reputable pharmaceutical companies) are synthetic drugs designed to produce a high similar to meth and or cocaine. Bath salts are marked in such a way to be sold as medicinal, external use. However, when purchased, people smoke, inhale or ingest these substances to achieve a high. These products are quite dangerous- as the ingredients used in these substances have many undesirable side effects, and there are no long term studies to determine the long term bodily damage.
Elevated body temperatures
The worst side effect is that these chemicals cause a stark increase in one’s body temperature. In recent reports, people have been found naked in a subconscious attempt to cool the body down. By this point, the brain itself starts to shut down and the victim enters a zombie-like state that can only be described as a dark parallel to the typical hollywood zombie. Unabated rage and disorientation begin to consume the victim, and it usually takes several well armed officers or deadly force to finally subdue the victim.
The effects from these substances are similar to the effects of synthetic marijuana, and include nasal cavity bleeding and erosion of the esophagus and upper respiratory tract.
Bath Salts active ingredients:
The ingredients reported (no official analysis has been done on any of these products) to be / have been used in the manufacture of bathsalts, and “snuffs” :
4-methylmethcathinone/ 4MMC / Mephedrone : the ideal suspect due to the current mephedrone explosion, could be in a lot of things
4-fluoromethcathinone /4-FMC/ Flephedrone – for Charge +
β-CFT, WIN-35,428/ (-)-2-β-Carbomethoxy-3-β-(4-fluorophenyl)tropane : one “informed” claim as the active ingredient for Ivory wave / vanilla sky – unconfirmed to this day, expensive and complex synth —- now retracted and identifying the subste as M.D.P.V.
other possible candidates:
M.D.P.V. (cut, possibly used in quite a few products ivory wave & vanilla skies)
Desoxypipradrol / 2-diphenylmethylpiperidine (2-DPMP)
The Drug Enforcement Agency has listed methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), a component in many of the bath salts, as a drug of concern. According to the DEA’s fact sheet, MDPV is a central nervous system stimulant that can cause effects similar to those induced by cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy.
These effects include feelings of empathy, stimulation, alertness, euphoria and awareness of the senses. Experts also say the drug can cause increased heart rates, higher blood pressure, severe chest pains, suicidal thoughts, paranoia, delusional thinking, violent outbursts and self-mutilation.