Compared to most other popular psychedelics, LSD is difficult and expensive to synthesize, which has given rise to unscrupulous sellers who can sell slips of paper tipped with anything.
Most often, cheap and easy-to-produce psychedelics of the NBOMe series are given out for LSD, less often - DOB, DOM, and some others.
How to recognize a fake?
1. Express test
There are several of them, but the Ehrlich reagent is considered the most reliable. In medicine, it is used to check the side effects of drugs and in the diagnosis of diseases. Initially, it was invented to detect typhoid fever.
It is a liquid that identifies indole alkaloids, including those contained in LSD. To conduct the test, you need to drip a small part of the paper or immerse it in a test tube with liquid. If the reagent shows a purple hue, then it is real LSD.
2. Ultraviolet rays
LSD-25 under an ultraviolet lamp will fluoresce. It is enough to place it under UV rays, if it starts to glow bluish, then this is not a fake. But you should not keep the paper under the rays for a long time: exposure to ultraviolet destroys the substance.
3. Look and taste
If there are no tests or a UV lamp at hand, it remains to rely on external parameters and taste, which of course will not give reliable guarantees of the authenticity of the substance. But still better than nothing.
The real LSD can be distinguished from fakes by the size and texture of the stamp. Since LSD dosages are measured in micrograms, small stamps (usually in the region of 0.5 cm) are impregnated with it. Also, the paper will bend easily and will not shine in the sun.
The taste of LSD, like its counterparts, can be slightly bitter, but such a taste can only be felt at heroic dosages. Usually, the stamp is not felt on the tongue, and even more so - it does not cause numbness, as happens with NBOMe.
All information is presented for informational purposes only and does not call for action!