LSD, NBOMe, & Ehrlich

TN Scientific Ehrlich Reagent Drug Test with Color Chart Test Narcotics

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, or LSD, was discovered in 1938. It was in April of 1943 that it was first taken and experienced by the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann.

Just like with every other drug, it's always essential to test before you ingest! Use TN Scientific's Ehrlich Reagent Drug Test Kit to make sure your LSD is what you think it is.

Ehrlich Reagent is a very straight-forward test and will only react to certain substances. If your test does not turn people within the timeframe, it's not what you think it is! Read on to get a better understanding of LSD, NBOMe, and Ehrlich and how they all relate.

Blotters & Doses

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By taking a small piece of paper, and putting an average dose of LSD onto it, you create what is known as a blotter. By placing this blotter on your tongue, the LSD begins to absorb and take effect.

An average dose of LSD dose is about 100-200 mcg. Almost too small to even see, this dose is still remarkably powerful, and enough for a full trip.

Since the amount is so little, it makes it extremely difficult to measure. A single blotter usually contains one dose, however, it may contain more.

Effects AKA Trips

LSD will cause trips that can last up to eight hours. These trips usually happen within four phases.


Thirty minutes after you take your first dose, the effects will begin. Colors will sharpen, objects sometimes begin to have trails, and flat surfaces may begin to appear to breathe.


Once you are through the second-hour mark, the effects will become more intense. For some, visions may begin to appear around this time.

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It's at this point that time slows down. The user may feel otherworldly during this time. For some, this can be a profound and enchanting experience. For others, this can be anxiety-inducing and terrifying.

The Comedown

The effects will begin to subside after five to six hours. After eight hours, your trip will be mostly over. Some residual effects may continue to linger for a little while after.

Harm Reduction

For some, the effects of LSD can be terrifying and anxiety-inducing. Rarely, some have reported getting flashbacks of their psychological trauma for days, weeks, and even years. Always be aware of the risk involved when taking a psychedelic.

The set and setting in which you do LSD are very important.

Your mindset, or set, is crucial. Your moods, thoughts, and emotions can help decide if a trip is good or bad.

Beginning a trip while having negative thoughts can result in a bad trip for some users.

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Your setting is your physical space and social environment. Your space should be comforting to you, although the definition of comfort will vary from person to person.

Quiet, relaxing spaces are great for someone who is beginning to have a bad trip. Find an area such as this and try to reassure them. Find someone they are close to, a friend or partner, and have them sit with them until the anxiety fades.

There is always a chance of a bad trip occurring for anyone, even if you have done LSD before. Always be aware of the effects to help reduce harm.

Testing Your LSD

TN Scientific Test Narcotics Ehrlich Reagent Drug Test Kit with Color Chart

Testing your drugs is always important. Although a dose of LSD extremely small, it is still possible to test.

To test your LSD, TN Scientific recommends using the Ehrlich Reagent Drug Test Kit. This reagent is very simple to use and has very non-complicated results. Ehrlich will only react to the drugs listed on its chart, so if it isn't purple, it's not what you think it is.

If a substance does not react to Ehrlich and you're trying to find out exactly what it is, use Marquis and Mecke Reagents to test for other adulterants.

To test your LSD, tear off a small corner of your blotter paper and place it onto a ceramic or glass surface, for example, a glass or porcelain plate.

Place a couple of drops of your Ehrlich's Reagent onto the small sample and wait for the reaction. This reaction can take as little as 5 minutes and as long as 60 to show results, so be patient. If you wait an hour and there are still no results, it's not LSD or anything else listed on the color chart.

According to, LSD blotters are never partially adultered. The liquid on a blotter will either be LSD or an adulterant, never a mix of both. If you get a purple reaction when testing with Ehrlich Reagent, it will most likely be 100% LSD.

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Place a couple of drops of your Ehrlich's Reagent onto the small sample and wait for the reaction. This reaction can take as little as 5 minutes and as long as 60 to show results, so be patient. If you wait an hour and there are still no results, it's not LSD or anything else listed on the color chart.

A significant adulterant to be wary of is NBOMe. The Ehrlich Reagent Drug Test doesn't react to this particular dangerous adulterant. If you think you have LSD but your test shows no reaction, there is a high chance it is actually an adulterant, such as NBOMe.


NBOMe chemical structure adulterant of LSD TN Scientific Test Narcotics

N-methoxybenzyl, or NBOMe, is a type of drug known as a phenethylamine.

This family of drugs is known to have psychoactive and stimulant effects. MDMA, Methamphetamine, and 2-CB are all included in this family.

NBOMe acts as a potent agonist and will bind itself to the brain's serotonin receptors, and manipulate how they function.

NBOMe was first synthesized in Berlin in 2003 by chemist Ralf Heim. Heim did not publish much in the way of his findings, preferring to keep it quiet.

In 2007, David Nichols brought the drug out of obscurity. Several of Nichols' research chemicals have found their way to the black market, NBOMe being the most severe and harmful of them all.

Being a stimulant, NBOMe affects the cardiovascular system. LSD is not meant to be a stimulant. NBOMe will cause a notably different reaction than that of LSD. When ingested, you will not get the psychedelic effects you expect. Instead, NBOMe will thicken your blood while thinning your blood vessels, leading to heart attack, renal failure, and stroke.

Dr. David Caldicott, a senior clinical lecturer at the ANU medical school, reported having a patient in his mid-20s admit himself to the hospital with a deranged heartbeat. Being unsure about drugs, this patient wisely decided to take only one-quarter of a single pill. That precaution saved his life.

TN Scientific Ehrlich Reagent Drug Test with Color Chart Test Narcotics

To avoid this happening to you, always make sure to test your drugs before you take them! To test your LSD, use TN Scientific's Ehrlich Reagent Drug Test Kit.

As of August 2015, there have been 19 overdose deaths in the United States alone attributed to NBOMe.

There are NO recorded overdoses involving LSD, Shrooms, and Mescaline.

NBOMe's blood clotting effect, extreme toxicity, and potency make this an extremely harmful adulterant.

It is always important to trust your substances with a Reagent Drug Test Kit before you consume anything! You never know what something could be, even if you think you do. Get a TN Scientific Ehrlich Reagent Drug Test Kit for all your LSD testing needs!


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