1p-lsd is a kind of research chemical that belongs to the lysergamide family. Due to their similar molecular structure, it has very similar and comparable effects to the illegal substance lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD. But what are research chemicals? Research chemicals are substances and chemicals that are meant for research and experimentation. Their toxicological and psychological effects are not well-documented. Although legal, they are not approved for human consumption, even if their effects are presumably safer than those of illegal substances and some FDA-approved drugs. Research chemicals are often sold online and sourced from underground laboratories.
Since it is a psychedelic substance just like LSD, 1p-lsd causes hallucinating; disorientation; an altered perception of time, space and reality; heightened senses; and euphoria. Aside from triggering visual hallucinations, this substance can also impact a person’s hearing, memory, thinking, and tactile sensations. Nerve endings are randomly stimulated. The duration of the effects is also similar to that of LSD (8 to 10 hours), which then peaks from the second to the fifth hour from the time of administration. The threshold starts from a 20-microgram dosage. Heavy dosage which can pose a risk for overdosing is set at 400 micrograms and above. It is also sold in blotter sheets like LSD. The difference from the effects of LSD is said to be negligible and hard to distinguish.
The usage of 1p-lsd as an alternative to LSD and even LSZ is gradually increasing. Still, it is labeled as a research chemical and not as a prodrug or a legal alternative to LSD.