With an estimate of 2 million narcotic drugs being smuggled into the United States every day, ⅓ students Universities like Stanford say they have tried it, MDMA or “Molly” has become The most popular drug. But what is it exactly? How does it affect your body? Scientifically known as 3,4 methylenedioxymethylamphetamine “Ecstasy”, it is usually taken in pill form. It shall be composed of pure chemical substance. Ecstasy on the other hand, is the term MDMA It was modified chemically by adding other substances such as amphetamine and caffeine. In its pure form, MDMA affects neurotransmitters in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals Your body conveys the messages, while also controlling other things like reactions and emotion And memory.
In particular, the neurotransmitter called serotonin controls appetite and sleep Memory, learning and in this case the mood. When something really great is going on in your life For example, when falling in love – there is an increase in the secretion of serotonin from the nerve cells Which ultimately stimulates your body and makes you feel happy. And it happens Also when you take in sufficient amounts of MDMA, these same cells are stimulated to secrete Massive amounts of serotonin, along with other neurotransmitters like dopamine and Norepinephrine, which leads to more electrochemicals being released in the brain. This change creates An intense experience of happiness, social feeling, increased empathy and the inability to sleep, This makes it one of the most popular party drug These feelings usually last about 3-8 hours, when the brain cells are normal To absorb serotonin, and to destroy it chemically, but because MDMA excretes too much Serotonin also destroys the body more than usual.
This means when your brain is working Due to normalcy, there are less amounts of serotonin available to bind to your receptors That makes you feel comfortable with regular events. This can also lead to dizziness In addition to side effects such as negative mood, depression, irritability and emotion Very tired Regardless of the negative effects, studies have demonstrated that MDMA can be used as a potential treatment for PTSD. And anxiety. PTSD patients generally have decreased brain communication Between the amygdala and the hippocampus (two regions of the brain), but an MRI analysis indicated that MDMA was effective It increases in the connections of these areas. However, this treatment is still somewhat controversial Studies in mice and monkeys have shown that even small amounts of MDMA are not just harmful Brain cell endings that are involved in the release of serotonin are also potentially Cause permanent damage to the brain If you haven’t seen it already, we have a new video on gastronomy where We struggle with gastronomic challenges to show you how complicated eating can be! Click on the screen or use the link provided in the description box And subscribe for more weekly videos