What Are Bath Salts?
Additionally, synthetic cathinones have been sold by independent dealers as ecstasy—in powdered form, in single-component tablets and capsules, and in tablets and capsules containing cathinones combined with MDMA or other illicit controlled substances.
Abusers typically ingest, inhale, inject, smoke or snort the drugs to experience stimulant effects similar to those induced by amphetamines. Confirm BioSciences’ Bath Salt Designer Stimulant Urine Drug Test Kit is a lab-based urine test that will detect 14 different designer stimulants as listed below. The most popular of those are: Mephedrone, MDPV, Methylone and Cathinone.
For a full list of the panels we test, please see chart below:
Bath Salt Lab Drug Testing Cut off Levels
|Drug Name||Cut Off|
Methylbenzodioxolylbutanamine, Methyl-J, “Eden”)
(3,4-Methylenedioxy-N-ethylamphetamine, MDEA, MDE, “Eve”)
(3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, ecstasy, “E”, “X”)
(Khat or Benzoylethanamine)
(3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylcathinone, MDEC, bk-MDEA)
(Methylenedioxypyrovalerone, Cloud 9, Ivory Wave, White Lightning)
(4-methylmethcathinone [4-MMC], 4-methylephedrone, “Meph”, “MCat”)
(α-methylamino-propiophenone, may be confused with mephedrone)
(3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylcathinone, bk-MDMA, MDMC, “M1”)
(3-Trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine, “Legal X”)
More information on Designer Stimulant Tests:
The term ‘bath salts’ refer to commercially available products that have as part of their composition a legal stimulant called 3, 4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone, or MDPV (sometimes another synthetic stimulant called Mephedrone and less commonly a synthetic stimulant called Methylone). These synthetic stimulants are in a class of drug known as synthetic cathinones.
Synthetic cathinones are related to the parent compound cathinone (found naturally in the plant Khat, which has cathinone producing a mild stimlative effect). Since the mid-2000s, unregulated ring-substituted cathinone derivatives have appeared in the European and American recreational drugs market.
What Are Some Street Names for Bath Salts?
- Red Dove
- Blue Silk
- Cloud Nine
- Ocean Snow
- Lunar Wave
- Vanilla Sky
- Ivory Wave
- White Lightning
- Purple Wave
- Star Dust
- Lovey, Dovey
- Snow Leopard
- Hurricane Charlie
While they have become popular under the guise of selling as “bath salts”, they are sometimes sold as other products such as insect repellent, or plant food with names like “Bonsai Grow” among others.
What is Methylenedioxypyrovalerone?
Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is a psychoactive drug with stimulant properties which acts as a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI). Reportedly, it has been sold since around 2004 as a designer drug. It is also known as MDPK, MTV, Magic, Maddie, Black Rob, Super Coke, PV and Peeve. In 2010, “bath salts” containing MDPV were reportedly sold as a legal drug alternative.
What is Mephedrone?
Mephedrone, also known as 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC), or 4-methylephedrone, is a synthetic stimulant drug of the amphetamine and cathinone classes. Slang names include meph, drone, and MCAT. It comes in the form of tablets or a powder, which users can swallow, snort or inject, producing similar effects to MDMA, amphetamines, and cocaine.
What is Methylone?
Methylone, also known as “M1″, 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylcathinone, bk-MDMA, is an entactogen and stimulant of the phenethylamine, amphetamine, and cathinone classes.
What is Cathinone?
Cathinone, or Benzoylethanamine, is a monoamine alkaloid found in the shrub Catha edulis (khat) and is chemically similar to ephedrine, cathine and other amphetamines. Synthetic cathinones are commonly distributed in powder, crystal, and liquid forms, but they are also available and abused in tablet and capsule forms. Abusers typically ingest, inhale, inject, smoke, or snort (insufflate) synthetic cathinone products to experience effects similar to those of amphetamine abuse. Some abusers dissolve the drugs in water or other solvents and proceed to atomizei and inhale them, while others apply the solutions to their mucus membranes by placing drops in their eyes or spraying the solutions in their noses.
Are Bath Salt Stimulants Legal?
As of last year, at least 30 states have legislatively banned substituted bath salt cathinones in the US. For a complete list of states please click here.