What is Methylone?
Methylone is a chemical drug which is very similar in structure to MDMA and has comparable effects. Methylone is a stimulant with a mild hallucinogenic effect. Because it’s a relatively new substance it’s called a research chemical. It’s recommended to treat methylone with caution: because of its short existence not much research has been conducted and not much is known about long term effects or addiction rates.
Usually, methylone is offered as powder, but pills are in circulation as well. As with XTC, these tablets can differ in size, colour and strength.
Methylone was first synthesized in 1994 by the famous chemists Peyton Jacob III and Alexander Shulgin. Smartshops started to sell it under the name ‘Explosion’ in 2004. It was marketed as an air freshener, never as a stimulant. Methylone was sold in a solution along with a fragrance, ostensibly to freshen the air. The solution was offered in 5 cm long tubes with a screw cap. One tube was supposed to be enough for one dose.
The packing said ‘not for consumption’. It lacked any instructions concerning dosage, warnings and ‘what to do in case of an overdose’. Unsurprisingly, this situation soon came to an end. Since 2005 methylone falls under the Medicines Act, which means in the Netherlands it’s prohibits to sell the substance in an ordinary shop. Oddly enough, methylone is not in the Dutch Opium Act. In New Zealand the substance has shortly been available in shops as well, from November 2005 till April 2006, when it was banned as well.
In the Netherlands methylone doesn’t fall under the Opium Act, but under the Medicines Act. At the same time it’s not officially registere as a medicine. Therefore a general practitioner cannot prescribe methylone and it’s only possible to obtain the substance illegally. As methylone is in the Medicines Act other sanctions apply for trading than for drug trafficking. Illicit trafficking in medicines may lead up to a maximum of six years imprisonment, whereas illegal trafficking in substances on the Opium act – e.g. MDMA – can lead up to a maximum of twelve years imprisonment. The status of methylone differs per country. In the United States, for example, it is on the Opium List and in Canada it isn’t. The Canadian authorities do not even consider it a medicine, which means the substance is still legal over there.
As mentioned earlier methylone is similar to MDMA in both structure and functioning. See the picture on the right for structures of different stimulants. The left structures from the top down: amphetamine, methylamphetamine and methcatione. The right structures from top to bottom: MDA, MDMA and methylone. As you can see the only difference with MDMA is an oxygen atom. The effect of a substance depends mainly on the extent to which it binds to certain receptors in the brain. Methylone Crystal Order Online with Bitcoin
In vitro research (carried out in test tubes) shows that methylone acts like MDMA regarding the release of dopamine and noradrenaline in the brain. However, the amount of serotonin release by methylone is just one third of what is release by MDMA. Moreover, methylone binds 13 times worse to the vesicular monoamine transporter 2 than MDMA. This is a protein that transports serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline out of the brain cells. MDMA thus inhibits this process much stronger than methylone does. Monoamine transporters that take the same substances back into the cells exist as well. Methylone influences both processes in a more balanced way than MDMA. Therefore methylone will leave you with a clearer head than MDMA. Methylone Crystal Order Online with Bitcoin
Methylone takes effect 20-30 minutes after intake.
Strong tendency to talk
Possible tingling sensations in the body, especially on top of the skull
Possible increased libido
Greater capacity for empathy
Reduced anxiety and insecurity
Hallucinations are possible with a high dose, which usually means the dose was too high. In sensitive persons these effects can already occur at a lower dose.
Loss of appetite
Slightly rolling eyes
Increased blood pressure and heart rate
Increased body temperature
Stiff jaws, at high doses the mandible can start flapping
In some cases: blurred vision
A high dose can lead to nausea and vomiting
The effects of MDMA and methylone are similar, but there are clear differences as well:
The effect of methylone is at least two times shorter: after two hours the effects have almost completely worn off. This can be tricky while partying, as a second tablet wouldn’t work any more.
As less serotonin is release in the brain, methylone doesn’t cause the same exaggerate ‘in love’ feeling as MDMA. Therefore you’ll remain brighter, better approachable and more concentrated.