MDMA, Ecstasy, & Molly

Despite different monikers, these drugs are the same. MDMA is part of a family of drugs known as entactogens. This family includes other drugs such as MDA, MDE, and MBDB. However, while these drugs are similar, they are not the same and will produce effects different than that of MDMA. For example, MDA is more stimulating than MDMA and lasts longer, however, there's less emotional feeling involved in the drug effects. To differentiate between MDMA and other similar drugs, you must use the proper Reagent Drug Test Kits.

MDMA was first created- or synthesized- in 1912 by a German pharmaceutical company named Merck Pharmaceuticals. It was never tested on humans until the 1970s when it began to be used recreationally. In 1985 it was made illegal. It's just now seeing hope of being made legal as a prescription drug to treat PTSD.

MDMA is known to have a multitude of effects. MDMA acts as a mood elevator, producing a relaxed and euphoric state. It can also cause heightened sensations of empathy, emotional warmth, and self-acceptance. Tactile enhancement is known to happen and can include a feeling of fuzziness draping itself over the user's body. Touching soft or fuzzy objects (such as your pashmina) can become irresistibly pleasurable and satisfying.

Visual effects occur more selectively than other psychedelics, causing some to write off these effects as rumors or myths. This can include color and pattern enhancement, trails of light, and texture repetition. MDMA will not cause hallucinations.

Negative side effects of ecstasy can include nausea, blurred vision, temporary erectile dysfunction, teeth grinding, dehydration, increased blood pressure and heart rate, heatstroke, and even nystagmus (a condition of involuntary eye vibrations causing extremely blurred vision).

When taken as a tablet or capsule, the effects of MDMA will usually begin 20-40 minutes after your first "dose". It peaks after 60-90 minutes and subsides after 3-5 hours. A normal dose is about 70-125mg of MDMA however, it can be more or less to any individual. Taking a second dose of about 1/3 or 1/2 of your original dose at the 2-3 hour mark can extend the experience a few more hours. Taking any more this can increase negative side effects.

In the case of MDMA, the saying that more is less is highly appropriate. While MDMA is not physically addictive, some can become compulsive users. If taken too frequently, MDMA can lose its euphoric effects, which may take years to achieve again. In other words, "the magic goes away".

Some compulsive users may try to self-medicate for their depression with molly, but MDMA does not make for a good long-term antidepressant. After taking MDMA some wake up the next feeling fine, some with an "afterglow" even however, others report a distinct depression. This is because when you take MDMA your brain releases your natural serotonin in a large quantity. Since you only have so much serotonin in storage, it takes a couple of weeks to fully restore the depleted chemical, giving a depression effect during that time.

It always pays to be careful when taking any drug. MDMA increases the chance of heatstroke, so make sure to take regular breaks from dancing and cool off. Make sure to stay hydrated, but no more than 2 cups of water an hour for free of "hyponatremia", overhydrating and diluting the body's electrolytes. 20 people a year die from heatstroke while taking MDMA.

In addition to all this, always test your stuff. Use a TN Scientific Reagent Drug Test Kit to make sure what you're taking is 100% pure molly. There's always the possibility of taking MDA, methylone, or even bath salts when you think you're taking MDMA. This can cause a multitude of undesired effects.

Bath salts can look extremely similar to or even the same as MDMA. However, this drug is known to give paranoia, hallucinations, panic attacks, and long term heart problems. It's been linked to deaths and serious emergencies involving dehydration, breakdown of muscle tissue attached to bones, and kidney failure. Avoid this from happening to you by knowing what you're taking. The only foolproof way of doing this is by using a Reagent Drug Test Kit which TN Scientific sells here.

When testing for MDMA, it's possible to use only one Reagent Drug Test Kit, but TN Scientific always recommends using multiple. The most popular ones to use are Marquis, Simon's, Mecke, and Mandelin. TN Scientific has a discounted bundle of all four of these Reagent Drug Test Kits here.

Your first step in testing your supposed MDMA is with your Marquis Reagent Drug Test. Take a very small amount of your drug, place it onto preferably a white or clear porcelain or glass surface, and drop one-two drops of your Marquis Reagent onto it. There should be a flash of Royal Purple before turning all black. There should be no other flashes of color during this test, and if there is, that may mean your MDMA has an adulterant in it- a substance used to cut a drug or replace it completely. If it goes straight to pure black, it could mean your molly is highly pure, or it could also mean there is an adulterant involved. Make sure to hold your Marquis Test up to the light to see clearly if there's any purple, or swirl it around slightly to see if the edges are purple. A muddy black could mean there's an adulterant involved, and if it stays purple for longer than 15 seconds it's not MDMA. When in doubt, use a secondary Reagent Drug Test Kit.

The next TN Scientific Reagent Drug Test Kit to use would be your Simon's A and Simon's B, both of which we include in our bundle here. Simon's Reagent Drug Test is a two-part test. For the first part, take a small sample of your drug like with your Marquis Drug Test, and place it on your glass or porcelain surface. (Hint: include a testing tray with your order of a Reagent Drug Test Kit, they're perfect for multiple tests!). When you have your sample, drop 2 parts Simon's A and 1 part Simon's B onto your sample. For example, 2 drops Simon's A Reagent Drug Test and 1 drop of Simon's B Reagent Drug Test. Or, 4 drops Simon's A and 2 drops Simon's B. A Simon's Reagent Drug Test Kit will tell you the difference between MDMA and MDA. If it's MDMA, it will turn blue, however, if it is MDA or any APBs, it will not react.

You can use our Mecke Reagent Drug Test Kit to differentiate between DXM from MDMA. While DXM is becoming less and less rare to see as an adulterant in MDMA, it's still important to check for it! Which is why we include the TN Scientific Mecke Reagent in our discounted bundle here.

Mandelin Reagent and Froedhe Reagent are less necessary Drug Test Kits to use, however, in order to be thorough, they are always great to have!

The TN Scientific Mandelin Reagent Drug Test Kit will test for Ketamine and Cocaine present in MDMA. You can find it in the TN Scientific MDMA Bundle here.

5-APB and 6-APB react the same as MDA to the Marquis and Simon's Reagent Drug Test Kits. To tell the difference, we recommend using Froehde, which you can find here.

It will turn violet in reaction to an APBs present, and black if it's MDA.

Even if you're told that your MDMA is pure, or even if it looks and smells pure, it still may not be pure! There are always dangers lurking. For example, with tablets, the adulterant could not be evenly mixed through, and while your sample could test positive for MDMA another part of the pill could have Methylone in it!

Some TN Scientific Reagent Drug Test Kits can only detect the presence of one substance if another is absent. TN Scientific Reagents can only determine the presence, not the quantity or purity, of a particular substance. Dark color reactions will tend to override reactions to other substances also in the pill. A positive or negative reaction for a substance does not indicate that a drug is safe.

No drug use is 100% safe.

Did You Know? Of the 143 batches of MDMA seized by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, only 13% contained any MDMA between 2009 and 2013. In 2015, the Florida Poison Control Center reported that there was a 0% chance of any MDMA being present in the drugs being sold as Molly. Even if an adulterant is similar or not as dangerous as other adulterants, you should still not ingest a drug that is cut with an unknown substance.

Always stay safe, make good decisions, and use a TN Scientific Reagent Drug Test Kit.


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