What is DMT?


There is a strong connection between our mind, body, and our energetic & spiritual needs. A healthy human body makes its own DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) naturally which is often responsible for euphoria and other feel-good experiences. However, there are some other sources to consume DMT as well, one of which is ayahuasca. Let’s understand what DMT is and how it can offer you therapeutic benefits.

DMT or Dimethyltryptamine is a powerful psychoactive compound that has hallucinogenic properties – it belongs to the tryptamine group of family. It is a naturally occurring chemical that is found in the human brain and in some plant species. This compound plays an important role when people have visionary experiences and can help people with wonderful meditations, a more positive intuition, and the ability to channelize to deeper insights.

DMT is also recognized by other names such as fantasia, 45-minute psychosis, and Spirit Molecule. Typically, this hallucinogenic substance is associated with the true mystic potential of non-physical reality and spiritual wisdom. Scientists believe that DMT is produced by the brain during dreaming, or during spiritual and mystical experiences.

Effect of DMT – How Long Does it Stay?

Hallucinogens are substances that can affect the regions and structures of the human brain and are responsible for coordination, thought processes, hearing, and sight.

DMT, when consumed, brings strong hallucinogenic properties. The compound can be taken both orally and intravenously and the effect can last for about 30-45 minutes depending on the amount you are taking. Do note that the effects will vary on the way you intake DMT.

Smoking is the most common way to consume the synthetic DMT which comes in the form of a white and crystalline powder. Synthetic DMT produces a quick effect within 5 to 10 minutes, whereas people who drink the medicinal brew ayahuasca start to witness the effect of DMT within 20-60 minutes.

DMT and Ayahuasca


As many know, ayahuasca is the psychedelic brew that is made up of vines and leaves, with one of the major constituents being DMT. Also known as caapi or yage, this hallucinogenic drink is prepared from the stem of the tropical liana Banisteriopsis Caapi along with other botanical constituents.

The B.Caapi vine has a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, the reason people feel sick from drinking ayahuasca. The role of the oxidase inhibitors is to prevent the breaking down of the DMT in your stomach, thus allowing it to be absorbed in the body.

Smoked DMT takes the molecule directly into the bloodstream through lungs and hits your brain at once, which may cause a series of visual and auditory hallucinations. It may cause a strong sensation of fear and paranoia, thus can leave you distressed and uncomfortable till the effect lasts.

In comparison to the smoked DMT, ayahuasca whose main component is DMT stays much longer. This is because DMT absorption occurs through your stomach lining. Such DMT ingestion reaches the human brain slowly and thereby stays longer. Further, when DMT is taken in a traditional way as ayahuasca, you will be with a group of people and overseen by a shaman, which will help you to connect with greater power and experience its mind-altering psychedelic effects in a safe and guided environment.

Therapeutic Uses of Ayahuasca and DMT


Though DMT is banned in many countries including the US, it is getting more and more popular because of the healing power of the ayahuasca ceremony.

One study highlights the use of ayahuasca to treat people with PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder). Drinking ayahuasca makes people free from the past sad memories which makes a new way for the brain to reprogram.

In addition to this, various studies have shown the ability of ayahuasca to treat many other disorders such as depression, addiction, and forms of anxiety. Some studies have claimed the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca that stimulates mindfulness capacities. People who are keen to recover from their traumatic past or seeking ways to unleash their highest potential spend time in ayahuasca retreats and work on their inner-self to embrace a new life.

Wrapping Up

If you are going to consume DMT or ayahuasca for the first time, you should know both can give you the same kind of experience but at different levels. In DMT, it can be overpowering as you can expect quick effects that give you an entirely different mindset. On the flip-side, the effects of drinking ayahuasca give you a slow and steady experience to get into the world of peace and amazement.

To experience the life-changing benefits of ayahuasca, you do not have to travel to the Amazon forests. Avalon.Love legally provides ayahuasca in a well-designed center near Barcelona. With us, you will be guided by experienced shamans who will help you discover the healing powers of ayahuasca.

To know more, contact us at +34 671 227 572.

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