Brief overview - What is ETH-LAD?
ETH-LAD novel hallucinogenic popularized by Alexander Shulgin. It closely resembles LSD in chemical structure and has very similar dosages and effects.
Chemical and physical properties
AL-LAD is a 6-alkylated analogue of nor-LSD.
Described as LSD like but less demanding and agressive in nature. Less open eye visuals, but easy closed eye visuals.
Pharmacology, toxicity and general safety
DOSAGE : 40 - 150 micrograms +.
DURATION : 8 - 12 hours.
Very little is known at this stage about the toxicity of ETH-LAD and potential long-term effects. As with any RC, caution should be exercised. No deaths or hospitalizations have been reported due to it's usage so far (august 2013) there is no data for lasting negative physical effect.
ETH-LAD is every bit as much as potent as it's sister molecule LSD and should be treated with equal respect. This chemical is a powerful psychedelic and the effects are mostly mental/visual. Most online reports have been positive with no complaints of negative physical effect after the experience has ran its course.
Bad trips are always possible with almost any psychedelic and ETH-LAD is no exception. Always make sure you know how much you are ingesting and do so in a safe environment where you feel comfortable. NEVER ingest a psychedelic if you will be working or driving.
There scarce data regarding the combination of ETH-LAD and other substances. Combination with MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) carries the same risk as with many other psychedelics, however since this combination has not been documented it can NOT be recommended at this point.
Dosages and consumption methods
ETH-LAD is easily dissolved onto blotters or can be taken in suspension, held under the tongue or on the gum and cheek. Anecdotal reports mention this compound being active orally, unlike LSD itself. A mild dose can be as low as 20 micrograms, with a intermediate dosages around 100-150 micrograms.
Alexander Shulgin reports in TIKHAL that the compound may be unstable in solution. A retraction by Shulgin has been noted on Erowid, but conclusive data or evidence is lacking.
History of usage
There is not a much credible data because of the scarcity of this compound, however Alexander Shulgin has written an extensive report of his own self experimentation in TIHKAL.
Analysis of ETH-LAD