Ecstasy is one the most notorious drugs in the world that harms the nervous system badly. It is a stimulant drug that speeds up the communication signals traveling between the brain and body.
It has many names as lovers’ speed, hug, clarity, peace, beans, love drug, and uppers. Thousands of teens are affected every year due to this drug. The actual purpose of the development of this drug was to make an appetite suppressant. Then it was used by militaries to amplify various effects of amphetamines. However, it was not termed as legal. Today many people use ecstasy for excitement, and they feel high after consuming it. But there we have discuss some of the things about ecstasy which you should know before consuming and you can learn more on Carenician about other drugs.
The MMDA crystals or powder is the most common form of ‘ecstasy.’ It is another kind of preparation of ecstasy and the rebranding and remarketing of ecstasy. The usage of MMDA powder increased, and it was considered the premium drug when the quality of the ordinary ecstasy pills decreased. However, it is not sure whether the MMDA powder (which is considered premium) is fine or mixed with some other substances.
Which is better? Ecstasy or MMDA?
If counted in term of the amount, then the MMDA is far better, but its quality varies with countries. The UK, Europe, and Netherlands have pills with a large number of MMDA in it. The best ways to improve the quality of MMDA are the adoptions of unique methods using less tightly regulated precursors.
Effects on the Brain:
Thorough studies on the consequences of ecstasy on the brain conclude that even in the case of low consumption, and for those who have used this drug only once, there appears a significant change in the brain cells and deficiency in amounts of blood that supplies to the brain. The lower memory performance is also noticed in people who consumed ecstasy. Though these effects are short term, the continuous usage leads to severe harms.
Effects on emotions:
Due to the usage of ecstasy, the brain cells called serotonin, are affected, so it imposes a harmful effect on the brain due to which a person’s emotions are disturbed. A person taking ecstasy feels highly energetic and confident. He feels peace, comfort and likes everything throughout the influence of ecstasy. As the effect of ecstasy ends. , the person starts feeling restlessness. He becomes disturbed and starts behaving badly.
Ecstasy typically produces a euphoric rush, after 20 minutes of consumption. This rush lasts up to eight hours. As the stimulants in ecstasy boost the activity in the central nervous system, the same time it also starts affecting the body physically in two phases.
Coming up: the user begins experiencing the tightening of muscles, mostly the jaw, distortions, dilated pupils, visual distortion, nausea, vomiting, confusion, steady pulse, increased temperature, and panic attacks.
Coming down: the user suddenly feels exhausted physically, anxious, depressed, irritable, paranoid, and unable to sleep. The comedown becomes severe when ecstasy is used with alcohol.
Effects on pregnancy:
Scientific researchers proved that the consumption pf ecstasy during pregnancy imposes a detrimental effect not just on the consumer’s health, but also to the baby’s health.
The latest research on the consequences of Ecstasy consumed by the pregnant women included the increased risk of giving birth to infants, who lacked the proper development in terms of time i.e. they developed slowly as compared to the healthy children, and also some motor coordination problems at the age of four months. The main reason for this motor coordination is considered to relate to the fact that the serotonin in the brain is affected and reduced during the use of ecstasy. Babies born to those mothers who consumed ecstasy during pregnancy are more likely to experience some faint problems with eye-hand coordination, difficulty in holding the heads up, and difficulty in performing some simple acts such as sitting up and rolling from side to back.
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