About this product
Regardless of the ultimate form, it’s distributed, LSD is first dissolved in a solvent, typically either ethanol (Everclear) or a mix of ethanol and distilled water. It is then made into a paste with binding agents and put in a mold to create microdots, has gelatin added to it to make window pane (gel pills), added to blotter paper to make tabs, or sold in liquid form.
How to Take Liquid LSD
Many people who use LSD regularly prefer liquid acid to all other forms, because when properly stored, it can last for many years, absorbs quickly, and is easy to effectively split.
Most people prefer to have some food in their stomach, but only a light snack. It is important to avoid drinking tap water, as the chlorine and certain other chemicals used in municipal water supply will destroy LSD on contact. Even bottled water may contain these chemicals, so avoiding drinking water for an hour or so before tripping may be advised.
The simplest way to take liquid LSD is to apply a drop to a sugar cube or on a spoon, place in one’s mouth, and keep it there as long as possible to allow it to absorb through the skin. LSD is rapidly absorbed under the tongue (sublingual), and sublingual absorption eliminates any concern about having food in the stomach that might slow absorption. Or worse, having chlorinated water in one’s stomach destroys LSD.
One should avoid putting liquid LSD directly from the bottle into your mouth to avoid ending up with two drops or zero drops, as it can be surprisingly challenging to see drops. Dispensing onto a medium such as a sugar cube or onto a spoon reduces error. We always have two people watch when we distribute a dose, especially if re-dosing while intoxicated.
Avoid putting doses on anything too small, or medium that has no absorption, as in either case the drop may runoff.
When distributing liquid LSD it is important to hold the bottle directly vertical, and to slowly and gently squeeze the bottle to get a uniform drop.
If you plan to split a dose, you will want to read our article “Volumetric Dosing of LSD and Splitting LSD Doses”
Becoming an Expert on Liquid LSD
The information above is probably all the information one needs to take liquid LSD. Those who want to fully understand the dosing of LSD should read on.
How Liquid LSD is Dosed
There is no standard potency of a drop of liquid LSD. A single drop typically ranges from 75 ugs to 300 ugs but could be lower or higher.
The manufacturer of liquid LSD will determine the potency of each drop, by controlling the ratio of crystalline LSD to the alcohol/water solvent used. For example, if a manufacturer wants a 125 ug dose from a single drop and one assumes a standard dropper bottle dispenses 0.05 ml per drop of LSD (this is a commonly used assumption), then one must mix a concentration of 125 ugs of LSD per 0.05 ml of the final solution.
If preparing 10,000 drops, one would need 1,250,000 ug of LSD (125 ug x 10,000 units = 1,250,000 ug, or 1.25 grams). One would also need enough solvent to produce 500 ml of final liquid. In this final solution, each 0.05 ml drop of solution contains 125 ugs of LSD. (As an aside, the density of LSD is 1.2±0.1 g cm−31.2±0.1 g cm−3, and therefore 1.25 grams of LSD is around 58 ml. So one would use 442 ml of solvent for 1.25 g of LSD to produce 500 ml of LSD solution).
The key fact is that a single 0.05 ml drop of solution from a dropper bottle consists of a specified amount of LSD and the rest is an inactive solvent. The strength of the LSD dose can be changed by increasing the ratio of LSD to solvent in the solution.
To get the desired dose, two conditions must be true: (i) the LSD solution is at the desired concentration (e.g., 125 ug per 0.05 ml), and (ii) the dispensing device consistently distributes the desired amount of liquid (e.g., 0.05 ml per drop).
Thoughts About LSD Dosing
Light Dose: 20 – 75 ug
Common Dose: 50 – 150 ug
Strong Dose: 150 – 400 ug
Heavy Dose: 400 + ug
The ranges are very broad, and the descriptions very vague. It just gives the most basic of information. A starting point for a new user, but otherwise not very useful. However, once a user has taken a precisely measured trip, they have established a “baseline trip”. They have no idea of the actual amount of LSD they have ingested, only the actual volume of liquid they have ingested. They can then adjust doses higher or lower to obtain a more or less intense LSD effect.
One need never know how much LSD is actually ingested, and instead only know that the dose is the same as the baseline, 10% higher than the baseline, 20% lower, etc. So with precise measurements, one gets all the information they need. The actual amount of LSD ingested is essentially irrelevant after the first time. Only the amount is taken versus other trips in the critical information.
We have prepared this content on the phases/stages of an LSD trip, which also includes a more detailed description of the effects of different doses. This article has been vetted on every major message board, and comments from literally hundreds of users have been incorporated. It is re-submitted every year on Reddit for public comment (the past few years it has received almost universal approval for being accurate, with few suggested changes. And therefore we believe it to be the best guide available on LSD doses and the stages of an acid trip.
So now all that is needed for precise dosing is having a consistent LSD concentration and then measuring the liquid dose with precision.