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Isobutyl nitrite can be defined as a pungent colorless liquid widely used all over the world as a recreational drug. Although it exists in liquid form, the chemical is widely used as an inhalant. The compound induces a feeling of euphoria on the users. In addition to that, the chemical is widely used as a pooper. Poppers are mainly abused by adults in preparation for sex. Nevertheless, it is important to note that isobutyl nitrite was banned in 2007 by the European. To bypass this law, many drug suppliers market it in form of odorizers.
What is a recreational drug?
A recreational drug can be defined as any substance taken with an aim of altering the state of consciousness. In short, the aim of isobutyl nitrite as a recreational drug is to give the user positive feelings and emotions. Although there are no known medical reasons for taking the compound, many people inhale it for the following reasons;
· To increase their body energy
· Improves one’s focus/ concentration
· An urge to cope with stress or mental problems
· To cope with a feeling of low self esteem
Although the drug may appears as the perfect solution to increase sexual urge or cope with stress, its usage can come with some consequences if over-used or abused.
How isobutyl nitrite works
The latter works through vasodilation which refers to the widening of the human blood vessels. Such a process brings about the relaxation of the smooth muscles. In particular, the compound is known to bring about the relaxation of the anal sphincter muscles thus increasing the urge to have sexual intercourse. It is in this reason that the compound is widely used to increase one’s sexual urge.
Problems and health issues closely related with isobutyl nitrite intake
To start us off is the fact that the compound is highly interactive with other vasodilators such as Viagra. What this means is that the compound can greatly lower the blood pressure which may lead to fainting, stroke, coma or death. It is important to note that many users of the chemical have died of heart attacks or other heart related issues when not used properly or used in conjunction with these medications.
In short there are benefits of using isobutyl nitrite. What is important to understand is that any use of a substance of this nature should be done in moderation and by following directions and all given precautions. Also, the use in conjunction with other erectile dysfunction prescription medication isn’t recommended as there are dangers to the cardiovascular system. Aside from this, poppers made from isobutyl nitrite are used recreationally by many people and enjoyed immensely. Simply use responsibly and take care of each other.