2C-B – Information and Harm Reduction
What is 2C-B?
2C-B is a psychoactive substance from the phenethylamine group, also known as “Nexus”. It was created in the 1970s by Alexander Shulgin, who was interested in studying the psychoactive effects of substances. 2C-B is often used as a recreational and psychedelic substance due to its ability to induce intense visual sensations with relatively mild changes in consciousness.
Description and History of 2C-B
2C-B has an interesting history as a substance designed in the laboratory and introduced into circulation as an experimental drug. In the 1990s, it gained popularity as a recreational substance, particularly in club scenes and festivals. Despite its recreational use, 2C-B is still the subject of scientific research in the context of psychedelics and psychoactive substances.
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How Does 2C-B Work?2C-B mainly affects the central nervous system. It induces an increase in serotonergic activity through the agonism of serotonin receptors. This leads to changes in sensory perception and psychedelic effects. However, 2C-B is known for its relatively mild side effects and low potential for addiction.
2C-B: Effects1. Psychedelic Journey: 2C-B often induces intense and colorful psychedelic effects.
2C-B: Duration of Effects
- Onset of Effects: 2C-B effects typically manifest relatively quickly after consumption, usually within 30 minutes to an hour.
- Peak of Action: 2C-B reaches its maximum effect usually within 2-4 hours after ingestion.
- Duration of Effects: 2C-B effects can last from 4 to 8 hours, depending on the dosage and individual physiological response.
- Diminishing of Effects: After the period of intense effects, a gradual diminishing may occur, leading to a return to the normal state.
- Standard Dose: The standard dosage of 2C-B can range from 15 to 25 mg, but individual needs may vary.
- Low Dose: Doses below 15 mg are considered low and may lead to subtle effects.
- High Dose: Dosages above 25 mg can lead to intense effects but carry a higher risk of side effects.
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Harm Reduction: 2C-B
Do not use 2C-B, especially if:
- You have a history of heart disease or hypertension.
- You are taking medications that may interact with 2C-B.
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You have a history of mental health problems.
- You are in an uncontrolled or unfamiliar environment.
Here are some basic harm reduction tips for using 2C-B:
- If you have no experience and/or certainty of the dosage, start with a low dose.
- Maintain proper hydration, but avoid excessive water intake (hydration must be balanced).
- Avoid frequent use to prevent tolerance and potential neurotoxicity.
- Exercise caution when combining 2C-B with other substances.
- If serious adverse effects occur, seek medical help immediately.
- Always test 2C-B for purity using a reliable PRO Test drug testing kit. Learn how to test 2C-B by checking the article https://protestkit.eu/how-to-test-2c-b/.
Mixing: 2C-BIt’s best not to mix any psychoactive substances, but if it couldn’t be avoided, it’s essential to be aware of potential risks. Here’s a list of the main risks of mixing 2C-B with popular psychoactive substances:
- 2C-B and Alcohol: Combining 2C-B with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiac issues and potentially impaired judgment.
- 2C-B and Benzodiazepines: The combination may lead to reduced psychedelic effects of 2C-B, but it also increases the risk of excessive consumption of either substance.
- 2C-B and DMT: Mixing 2C-B with DMT can intensify psychedelic effects and potential disorientation.
- 2C-B and GBL: Combining 2C-B with GBL carries an increased risk of respiratory depression and overdose.
- 2C-B and GHB: The combination of 2C-B with GHB may increase the risk of respiratory depression and overdose.
- 2C-B and Psilocybin Mushrooms: Mixing can potentially amplify psychedelic effects.
- 2C-B and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs): Diminished 2C-B effects may lead to excessive consumption of 2C-B.
- 2C-B and Ketamine: Combining 2C-B with ketamine can lead to intensified dissociative experiences and disorientation.
- 2C-B and Caffeine: The combination can enhance psychedelic effects and potentially increase heart rate.
- 2C-B and MDMA: Mixing 2C-B with MDMA may increase the risk of cardiovascular stress and potentially excessive stimulation.
- 2C-B and LSD: The combination may lead to potential amplification of psychedelic effects.
- 2C-B and MAOi: Combining 2C-B with MAOi carries unpredictable risks.
- 2C-B and Methamphetamine: Concurrent use of 2C-B and methamphetamine can overly stimulate the cardiovascular system and increase health risks.
- 2C-B and NBOMe: Combining 2C-B with NBOMe can intensify effects and increase the risk of excessive stimulation.
- 2C-B and Opioids: Mixing 2C-B with opioids carries an increased risk of respiratory depression and overdose.
- 2C-B and Nitrous Oxide: The combination can lead to intensified dissociative effects and potential disorientation.
- 2C-B and THC: Mixing 2C-B with THC may increase the risk of anxiety and paranoia.
- 2C-B and Tramadol: Combining 2C-B with tramadol may carry the potential risk of serotonin syndrome and life-threatening reactions.
Is 2C-B Legal?2C-B is classified as a controlled substance in many countries, including Poland and the United States. In most jurisdictions, it is illegal to produce, possess, or distribute 2C-B.
The information presented on this page is not intended to promote drug use. Many of the substances mentioned are illegal according to national and international law, and possessing these substances is punishable by law. Never assume that a substance is safe. The concentration, purity, and additives can vary greatly, even if the samples come from the same source or look similar. Chemical Safety sp. z o.o. strongly discourages the use of any psychoactive substances – legal or illegal. Using psychoactive substances always carries health risks that can be avoided.