What is ETH-LAD?
6-Ethyl-6-nor-lysergic acid diethylamide (also known as N-Ethyl-nor-lysergic acid N,N-diethylamide, N-Ethyl-nor-LSD and ETH-LAD) is a lesser-known novel psychedelic of the lysergamide class. ETH-LAD is chemically similar to LSD and has a similar mechanism of action, acting primarily by stimulating serotonin receptors in the brain.
The human use of ETH-LAD was first documented by Alexander Shulgin in his 1997 book TiHKAL (“Tryptamines I Have Known and Loved”). It is noted for its “modified visual distortion” relative to LSD. It has been marketed alongside psychedelic lysergamides like 1P-LSD and AL-LAD as a legal, grey-market alternative
Chemical Properties of ETH-LAD
ETH-LAD is a synthetic alkaloid of the lysergamide chemical class. ETH-LAD is a structural analog of lysergic acid with an N,N-diethylamide functional group bound to RN of the chemical structure. This core polycyclic structure is an indole derivative and has both overlapping tryptamine and phenethylamine skeletons embedded within its molecular structure (although it is principally classified as a tryptamine). ETH-LAD’s structure contains a bicyclic hexahydroindole fused to a bicyclic quinoline group (nor-lysergic acid).
What are the Effects of ETH-LAD?
ETH-LAD has been shown to be moderately to significantly more potent than LSD itself in animal studies with an active dose reported at between 40 and 100 micrograms. Anecdotal reports suggest that while it produces similar effects to LSD at low to common doses, it displays a notably divergent effects profile at higher doses, sometimes described as producing “algorithmic” and “warped” visual and auditory distortions, combined with a more “introspective” and “analytical”, if not more “neutral” head space.
ETH-LAD has also been reported to more readily produce adverse physical effects such as severe and persisting nausea, temperature dysregulation, and generalized bodily discomfort, particularly at higher doses. This has been speculated to owe itself to an unusually sensitive and unpredictable dose-response curve, as low to common dose experiences are generally described as being very manageable and non-threatening.
Some of the most commonly reported effects of ETH-LAD are:
- Spontaneous bodily sensations
- Physical euphoria
- Visual hallucinations
- Analysis enhancement
- Colour enhancement
- Fits of laughter and increased sense of humour
- Cognitive euphoria
Potential Side Effects of ETH-LAD
- Muscle contractions
- Increased heart rate
- Excessive yawning
- Increased salivation
- Pupil dilation
ETH-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