In this video Rens Polman takes in Ecstasy (XTC / MDMA) to see what effect it has on his body. XTC is a psychoactive drug used primarily as a recreational drug. Desired effects of XTC (or MDMA) include increased empathy, euphoria, and heightened sensations.
Usually MDMA is swallowed in pill form (Ecstasy). Because every tablet contains a different amount of the active ingredient, you never know how much MDMA you take in when you swallow a whole, a half or a quarter tablet.
The dose of MDMA in ecstasy pills varies widely. Also, some tablets can contain a different (dangerous) substance like PM(M)A or mCPP. These substances are more harmful than MDMA and can cause unpleasant side effects. A recreational dose is between 1 and 1.5 mg MDMA for each kilogram body weight per occasion (or between 0.4 and 0.7 mg MDMA for each pound body weight). This means that when you weigh 60 kg (or 130 pounds), a recreational dose would be between 60 and 90 mg MDMA for the whole evening. Does your tablet contain more than 180 mg MDMA? In that case, a half tablet (or two times a quarter tablet with at least one and a half hour in between) should be enough for the desired effect. If you take more, you will especially experience more unwanted effects like jaw tension, forgetfulness, confusion and nausea. Of course the use of MDMA is never without risks, but if you follow this advice you can limit the risks and side effects as much as possible.
- Overheating (hyperthermia)
- Water intoxication (hyponatremia)
- Serotonin syndrome (serotonin poisoning)
- Higher risk of heart problems (cardiovascular disease)
- Epileptic seizure
- Acute confusional state
- Liver damage
- Psychological symptoms / hangover
Rens Polman: https://www.instagram.com/renspolman
Nellie Benner: https://www.instagram.com/nelliebenner
Bastiaan Rosman: https://www.instagram.com/bashiaanrosman
CURIOUS ABOUT A DRUG?
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Drugslab is an educational YouTube channel about drugs. On this YouTube channel we, Rens Polman, Nellie Benner and Bastiaan Rosman, will take in the drugs you want us to try. We do this in the name of science so we can show you what the effect of drugs are on the human body. You can suggest any type of drug by commenting in the comment section below the videos or by using the hashtag #drugslab. Besides our weekly experiment, we provide you of safe methods of use, safe doses, the effects, the risks and very useful do's and don'ts when high on drugs. Given by experienced epicureans. Light it up people, in the name of science! Peace.
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ABOUT SPUITEN EN SLIKKEN:
Drugslab is part of Spuiten en Slikken. Spuiten en Slikken (translated as Shoot and Swallow) is a Dutch program on public television. It is a program about sexuality and drugs that started in 2005. It has been broadcasted since on BNN. The aim of the program is to educate youngsters. In the show discussions about sex and drugs take place with weekly guests. The program also features small reports about certain types of drugs and the effects of them, as well as different aspects of sex.
The following show serves an educational purpose in relation to the use of drugs and the effects of using drugs. It is explicitly not the intention to encourage people to use drugs. The acts seen in this show are performed either by professionals or under the supervision of professionals. Accordingly, BNN-VARA and the producers must insist that no one attempt to recreate or re-enact any activity performed on this show and BNN-VARA will not be liable for any material and/or immaterial damage if people do so!