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MDMA Recovery Smoothie

The week after an MDMA experience is often accompanied by depressed mood, low energy, and irritability. These mood changes may be brought about by the manner in which MDMA affects the brain’s neurotransmitters (Parott, 2007). Norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin levels increase during the MDMA experience (Sessa, 2011). Nonetheless, the serotonin receptors are thought to be the primary site of action (Vollenweider, Liechti, Gamma, Greer, & Geyer, 2002).

So, when MDMA is first ingested, the brain’s serotonin levels increase. The serotonin levels drop at midweek. After which, they rebound to baseline by day seven. This period of low serotonin levels is when the mood changes can occur.

I developed the following smoothie recipe in order to address these unwanted aftereffects. Though, I must emphasize that the only method of truly avoiding midweek mood changes from MDMA is to abstain from using the substance in the first place. That said, I realize that people will still continue to use MDMA. I mean, let’s be honest here, it feels AWESOME!!!

All of the foods contained in this smoothie have the ability to naturally increase serotonin and dopamine levels. Thus, if consumed each day during the week after an MDMA experience, this smoothie should lead to increased mood, increased energy, and less irritability.

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Blend the following ingredients in a blender. Use organic ingredients if possible.

Please note: You should only drink this smoothie once a day. For the best effects, use it as a supplement to a healthy diet. If you feel overly depressed and/or suicidal, please seek professional help immediately. Do not rely on this smoothie to address serious mental health conditions. Also, always consult your doctor before taking any food supplements or vitamins. As well, please do not consume this smoothie if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

References 

Parrott, A. C. (2007). The psychotherapeutic potential of MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine): an evidence-based review. Psychopharmacology, 191(2), 181-193.

Sessa, B. (2011). Could MDMA be useful in the treatment of post‐traumatic stress disorder?. Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, 15(6), 4-7.

Vollenweider, F. X., Liechti, M. E., Gamma, A., Greer, G., & Geyer, M. (2002). Acute psychological and neurophysiological effects of MDMA in humans. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 34(2), 171-184.

4 comments

  1. Hey I just wanted to ask, can I replace the rice protein with anything else, Can’t seem to find it in the UK,
    Thank you

  2. Hi Krystle,
    thanks for that! Knowledge is power!
    I would like to know something relate. If have knowledge about this, what about exercise/sport in the week after an MDMA experience?
    Can I exercise as I always do or I should be more quite? Does exercise interfere with the recovery?

  3. Hi Krystle!
    Thanks for the recipe! Do you have any sources on these foods (or others) helping to replenish/increase dopamine levels?

    Also, do you think substituting rice protean for pea protean and soy milk for almond/coconut milk will work?

    Thanks!

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