Using Bath Salts to Enhance Your High Blood Pressure
Bath salts are just a class of recreational designer chemicals. The name is derived from cases where the drugs were hidden as bath salts. The crystals, powders, or flakes often look similar to Epsom salts, yet are different chemically. But which is the right kind of bath salt for you?
Historically, bath salts were used as a cheap and legal alternative to meth. Before it was introduced into the United States under the guise of ‘bath salts’, the most commonly used substances in America were cocaine, crack-cocaine, heroin, and meth. In fact, bath salts were so popular that at one point in history, there were entire markets built on selling substances that were not actually legal, and which were widely considered “soft drugs”. This resulted in an influx of illegal substances that plague our country to this day.
The Controlled Substances Act made it illegal to sell any type of drug in the United States that was specifically designed to be abused. The act defined bath salts as “mechanically prepared amphetamines that have a stimulant effect when used as a topical analgesic, mood stabilizer, or pain reliever.” These designer drugs were, and still are, known to be abused by many people. While there is no evidence that abuse of these drugs results in death, it can lead to drug dependency and criminal charges (especially if the drugs are smoked).
When comparing the effects of taking meth and using bath salts, it can be concluded that meth is more addictive and dangerous than bath salt. Meth is highly toxic, has a very quick onset of effects, can be highly fatal, and often produces severe and long-lasting side effects. The side effects of using bath salts, while not quite as harmful, do last for a longer period of time and often present serious health risks. It is highly unlikely that someone who uses bath salts will suffer serious health complications from their addiction, but it is important to remember that the medical community has recognized meth as a dangerous drug.
Many people who become addicted to bath salts turn to using them to get high when they are depressed or feeling down. This is because bath salts increase serotonin levels in the brain, which in turn help to reduce feelings of depression and hopelessness. Because of the speed at which bath salts are digested, users do not usually feel the full effects for several hours. This makes it possible for a user to remain high for several days or weeks at a time.
In rare cases, bath salts can cause a form of amnesia where the user has no memory of the time that they were high. This is called “amnesia of a dream.” Unfortunately, in many instances, a dream is only a fragment of the events that have occurred. The remnants of these memories may remain long after the drug user has turned themselves in to law enforcement. A particularly gruesome case involved a woman who drowned her two children while using bath salts. While bath salts can be dangerous when not used correctly, there is no evidence that they are fatal when taken in the proper dosage.