What is AL-LAD?
6-Allyl-6-nor-lysergic acid diethylamide (also known as N-allyl-nor-lysergic acid N,N-diethylamide, N-allyl-nor-LSD, or commonly as AL-LAD) is a novel psychedelic substance of the lysergamide class. AL-LAD is chemically similar to LSD and has a similar mechanism of action, working primarily by binding to serotonin receptors in the brain.
AL-LAD was first investigated in 1984 by Andrew J. Hoffman and David Nichols as part of a series of LSD analogs, which also included ETH-LAD and PRO-LAD. Its activity in humans was later documented by Alexander Shulgin in his book TiHKAL (“Tryptamines I Have Known and Loved”), in which it is described as “considerably less dramatic”. In 2013, AL-LAD appeared for sale on the research chemical market, where it has been commonly marketed alongside lysergamides such as 1P-LSD, ALD-52 and ETH-LAD as a legal, grey-market alternative to LSD.
Chemical Properties of AL-LAD
AL-LAD is a semisynthetic alkaloid of the lysergamide family. AL-LAD is a structural analog of lysergic acid, with an N,N-diethylamide functional group bound to RN of the chemical structure. AL-LAD’s chemical structure contains a bicyclic hexahydroindole fused to a bicyclic quinoline group (nor-lysergic acid). Unlike LSD, AL-LAD does not contain a methyl group substituted at R6 of its nor-lysergic acid skeleton, this is represented by the nor- prefix. Instead, AL-LAD is substituted at R6 with an allyl group comprised of a methylene bridge bound to a vinyl substituent. At carbon 8 of the quinoline a N,N-diethyl carboxamide is bound.
AL-LAD is a chiral compound with two stereocenters at R5 and R8. AL-LAD, also called (+)-D-AL-LAD, has an absolute configuration of (5R, 8R). The three other stereoisomers of AL-LAD do not have psychoactive properties.
What are the Effects of AL-LAD?
While its subjective effects largely overlap with those of LSD, AL-LAD is commonly reported to be significantly shorter in its duration and less uncomfortable in both its negative physical side effects and general anxiety compared to other lysergamides. Some users have proposed that this compound could potentially serve as an effective introductory psychedelic, alongside other shorter-lasting and manageable psychedelics like 2C-B or 4-HO-MET.
Some of the most commonly reported effects of AL-LAD are:
- Spontaneous bodily sensations
- Physical euphoria
- Visual hallucinations
- Increased music appreciation
- Colour enhancement
- Fits of laughter and increased sense of humour
- Cognitive euphoria
Potential Side Effects of AL-LAD
- Muscle contractions
- Increased heart rate
- Excessive yawning
- Increased salivation
- Pupil dilation
AL-LAD is classified as illegal in:
- United Kingdom
This list is not exhaustive, so do your own research into the legal status in your country before ordering!
All products are strictly for research purposes only and not for human consumption.
Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Lysergamides and Tryptamines should be kept below 20’c where possible