BK-EBDP is also known as Ephylone or BK-Ethyl-K, a stimulatory compound. It has the same effects as methylone. Considering the fact that the substance is quite new, there are almost no researches that would describe its effect and pharmacology. In that way, it is not completely clear how it works and what effect it has on the human body. At the same time, it is supposed that it influences the production of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine in the human brain, thus, producing its physical and cognitive effects.
Talking about its effects, it is possible to mention numerous of them, which include physical, cognitive, and visual ones. BK-EBDP is also known for its after effects, which mostly could be described as the negative ones. Among the physical effects, there are:
- Muscle contractions;
- Dry mouth;
- Teeth grinding;
- Tactile enhancement;
- Increased blood pressure;
- Increased heart rate;
- Appetite suppression;
- Temperature regulation suppression;
- Stamina enhancement;
- Increased bodily temperature;
- Increased perspiration;
- Abnormal heartbeat;
- Spontaneous bodily sensations.
At the same time, it is evident that the cognitive effects are usually of greater interest. However, it is necessary to remember that the substance has a strong influence on the body, which means that it can have numerous side-effects. In that way, the cognitive effects could not be perceived as the positive ones and it is essential to follow all the safety rules and instructions.
Among the cognitive effects there are:
- Time distortion;
- Cognitive euphoria;
- Compulsive redosing;
- Increased libido;
- Focus enhancement;
- Emotion enhancement;
- Ego inflation;
- Empathy, affection, and sociability enhancement;
- Immersion enhancement;
- Motivation enhancement;
It is notable that synthetic cathinones, to which bk-EBDP belongs, were developed already at the beginning of the 20th century. However, they were not used in medicine because of the numerous side-effects. At the same time, already in the 2000s, the substances included bk-EBDP were sold as the designer drugs. Their legality was not fully regulated and there was particular freedom in their distribution.
There are several reports that could be found on the Internet describing the use of the ethylone as a recreational drug. However, what is more important, is the fact that there is almost no reliable data on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the substance on the human. In that way, it is risky to use the substance without the proper knowledge about it.
Despite the fact that the subjective effects of the substance attract the attention, they easily can become the side ones. In that way, it is essential to understand all the possible consequences and be aware of them. Moreover, the substance is moderately addictive, which could be already characterized as a quite strong effect on the body and brain. Finally, it is of the great importance to know about all the interaction with other substances as some of them can make real harm to the body or even be lethal.