How is DMT Used (And how to Use it Safely)
As we’ve already touched on several times throughout this article, there are many different ways to use DMT.
Here’s a quick breakdown of each method along with the pros and cons of each:
Pure crystalline DMT can be smoked in a pipe or bong relatively easily. This method produces virtually immediate effects lasting around 15 minutes. Smoking DMT is very harsh on the lungs and tastes a lot like burning plastic.
Using DMT in the form of a vape pen is a huge improvement to smoking it. This form of using DMT is much more gentle on the throat and lungs. The problem is that these devices are completely illegal, so the only place to get them is through black market sources. This isn’t recommended because you have no way of knowing what’s actually inside the device. The only way to be certain your pen contains pure DMT (along with the vape oil base, of course) is to make it yourself.
It’s actually pretty easy to make your own DMT vape pens, so if this is a method you’d like to explore, check out some of the available recipes online.
Injecting DMT is the most common method used in scientific research. It offers immediate effects, has a short duration of effects, and allows doctors and medical researchers to administer consistent doses of DMT from one patient to the next.
The problem, of course, is that injecting any drugs without proper medical knowledge regarding cleanliness and safe administration can be very dangerous. Intramuscular injections are much safer than intravenous injections, but we still recommend steering clear of the injectables unless you’ve got access to medical facilities to do the injection for you.
One of the traditional methods of using a DMT-containing herb called yopo is administered through insufflation. The process involves blowing the dried and powdered yopo seeds directly into the nasal cavity. The DMT is then absorbed through the microcapillaries lining the inside of the nose.
You can also snort DMT crystals after they’ve been sufficiently ground into a fine powder.
The downside of this method is that it can damage the nasal cavity, leaving a horrible taste in the mouth that can last several hours; additionally, many people report weaker effects when using DMT this way compared to other methods.
The only drinkable form of DMT you’re likely to find is ayahuasca.
Ayahuasca can be extremely potent, so it’s important to always use this traditional plant medicine in the presence of a trained shaman.