About Cathinones

Cathinones are a class of chemicals obtained initially from the Catha edulis (khat) plant found in the Arabian peninsula and Africa. Described as early as 1930, the active component of Cathinones is known to be cathine, which is highly prized for its neurostimulation effects. Presently, Cathinones are available as synthetic compounds and include a variety of variations based on the functional group attached to the main compound.

Part of a vibrant cultural association, natural Cathinones can only be extracted from the leaves of a specific plant. At the same time, its synthetic variants are readily available for research purposes and testing.

The chemical class consists of several variations synthesized through the attachment of a functional group to benzene and phenolic derivatives, including around 15 to 20 derivative compounds and variations, such as 2-Fluoromethamphetamine (2-fma) which is actively utilized for research purposes worldwide.

Cathinones are conveniently available from the Research Chemical Vendor website for laboratory use and research purposes worldwide.

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Cathinone Specifications

Cathinones are available at the Research Chemical Vendor website in the form of powders, pellets, and crystals, which can be selected depending on your requirements. Cathinones are essential candidates for research in neurology, psychology, and other therapeutic disciplines due to the evident psychoactive and neurostimulation effects of the various Cathinone compounds.

These chemicals can be investigated for their therapeutic role for the cure of neurological degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia.

They are also presently being investigated for their role in improving cognitive functions and enhancing sensorial perception for the treatment of various conditions that affect the mental capabilities, muscular coordination, and spatial understanding of individuals.

Other uses of the chemicals for research include investigation for the cure of psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, psychosis, and personality-related disorders.

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Most cathinones are available as a fine white, off-white, or yellowish powder, although some may be brown.  Mephedrone is an example of a synthetic cathinone. Buy Cannabinoids from Research Chemical Vendor

Initially, cathinones were sold online as a 'legal' alternative to drugs like speed, ecstasy, and cocaine. To avoid legal issues, sellers labeled them as not intended for human consumption, marketing them as plant food or bath salts.

Cathinones are typically snorted, similar to cocaine, or wrapped in paper and swallowed (known as 'bombing'). They can also be found in the form of capsules, pills, or they can be smoked.

In rare cases, cathinones have been injected. However, sharing injecting equipment poses risks such as blood-borne viruses (such as HIV or hepatitis C) transmission. There is also a risk of vein damage and the development of abscesses or blood clots.


What are Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)?

Synthetic cathinones are manufactured stimulants chemically like cathinone, an element found naturally in the khat plant grown in southern Arabia and East Africa. Residents of those regions chew the khat plant leaves for their mild stimulant effects.

Lab-made synthetic cathinones impact the central nervous system. These synthetic stimulants are sold as inexpensive substitutes for cocaine and amphetamines, but they can be much stronger and sometimes dangerous users.

The “bath salts” nickname comes from the fact that synthetic cathinones normally are crystalline white or brown powders. Real baths salts—Epsom salts—are not psychoactive drugs.


Where are They Made?

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, synthetic cathinones are primarily manufactured in labs in East Asia and distributed throughout the world, but especially in Europe, North America, and Australia.


What are Some Effects of Synthetic Cathinones?

Because their formulas are constantly changing to avoid legal regulation, researchers are uncertain about how synthetic cathinones affect the brain. What is known is that their chemical structure is like amphetamines, cocaine, and 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) and related substances, but more powerful.

Synthetic cathinone use may result in:

  • Extreme anxiety and violent conduct
  • Hallucinations
  • Heightened friendliness
  • Increased sexual urges
  • Panic
  • Paranoia
  • Raised heart rate and blood pressure

In addition to these effects, reports of death from individuals abusing drugs in this class indicate the seriousness of the risk users are taking when ingesting these products.


Some Examples of Synthetic Cathinones

The list of synthetic cathinones and cathinone derivatives is long and ever-changing. They include:

  • Dimethylcathinone—a stimulant tested as an appetite suppressant and for treatment of low blood pressure, but not widely sold.
  • Methylone—the first synthetic cathinone registered with the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs in 2005. Structurally related to amphetamines, it has been found in capsules that were supposed to be pure MDMA (Molly).
  • Pyrovalerone—a stimulant developed in Europe in the 1960s for clinical treatment of chronic fatigue.
  • Ethylone—a stimulant psychedelic like methylone.
  • 3- and 4- flouromethcathinone—stimulant drugs sold online since 2008.
  • Ethcathinone—stimulant that is an ingredient in quasi-legal “party pills” and other drugs.
  • Mephedrone—the designer drug mephedrone is also called drone, M-CAT, White Magic, and meow. Mephedrone use carries an elevated risk for overdose.
  • Butylone—a stimulant psychoactive drug first produced in the 1960s and first sold as a designer drug in 2005.
  • Methedrone—A drug sold legally in Europe and in most of the U.S, it received adverse publicity in 2009 after two Swedish men died after using it.
  • 3,4 methylenedioxypyrovalerone mdpv—synthetic derivatives first created in the 1960s as stimulants.


What are Their Street Names?

Synthetic cathinones are sold for their psychoactive effects on the recreational drug market under names such as Bliss, Blue Silk, Cloud Nine, Drone, Energy-1, Ivory Wave, Lunar Wave, Meow Meow, Meph, Ocean Burst, Pure Ivory, Purple Wave, Red Dove, Snow Leopard, Stardust, Vanilla Sky, White Dove, White Knight, and White Lightning.

There is no definitive list as new designer drugs are constantly being produced with new chemical structures to avoid regulation.


How do People Use Synthetic Cathinones?

Synthetic cathinones are normally injected, snorted, smoked, or taken through oral ingestion.


Cathinone Safety Information

Our synthetic Cathinone products are intended for laboratory use and research purposes only. These chemicals are not graded safe for human consumption. The company shall bear no responsibility or liability for the misuse of these chemicals by the end-user.

Mislabeling of the research chemicals to include standard dosages for human consumption is not approved and is highly discouraged.

As a customer, you are required to check and confirm the legal status of the purchased products in your country and area of residence. The company bears no responsibility for any consequences that may arise through the purchase of chemicals restricted in your country of residence.


Cathinone Guidelines

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