Salvia 20X vs Salvia 40X – What works for you
The Strength of Salvia
Salvia is used internationally for countless spiritual and insightful purposes. The Salvia leaf can be smoked and in some cultures it is chewed or consumed orally in a fashion. Most of the Salvia available in the world commercially has come from closely related plants that are almost genetically identical. There are not huge differences in strength if the Salvia leaf has been unaltered. The intentions of Salvia use for many people in modern times has changed, and a new intensified version of Salvia is now available. With strengthened Salvia extracts, it is possible to experience grand effects without needing to smoke any additional material.
Salvia Extract 20x
Salvia 20x is a commonly used concentrate of Salvia, it is much stronger than standard Salvia leaf and should be used with caution. This concentrate is sold most often in a smokeable leaf form which looks very close to the standard Salvia leaf. Salvinorin A which is the hallucinogenic compound within Salvia, is the focus of amplification and concentration. In a gram of Salvia 20x concentrate there will be 20 times the natural amount of Salvinorin A that gram would typically have. One gram of 20x Salvia concentrate will contain around 50 – 72 mg of Salvinorin A, much more potent than standard leaf. For reference, a standard gram of unaltered Salvia leaf contains usually 2.5 mg Salvinorin A.
When smoking 20x concentrate, the effects will vary based on a few things: existing tolerance to Salvia, user weight, and combination of the 20x with other substances (marijuana, alcohol, etc). A 20x concentrate that is being smoked should be taken with strong hits that are held in the lungs for 20-40 seconds. To get the most Salvinorin A out of the concentrated leaf, it is best to use a butane lighter. A Butane torch will vaporize the maximum amount of the present hallucinogenic compound. If using a liquid tincture of 20x Salvia, take into consideration that high proof alcohol is present within the mix.
Salvia Extract 40x
Some Salvia users may find they have become tolerant of the effects of Salvia or they were resistant to other less intense strengths of Salvia concentrates. Other people find they are looking for a deeper and longer lasting experience. Salvia 40x is another commonly used concentrate of Salvia. It is twice as strong as 40x with up to 144 mg of Salvinorin A in one gram.
There is a much deeper experience available through using 40x Salvia. It is not recommended to combine with other substances, this way the true Salvia trip can be felt. The effects will vary based on the same things mentioned before: weight, tolerance, and use in combination with other substances. Somethings that are commonly experienced include strong visual hallucinations, intense changes in perception, and incredible insight. The weight of a person and lung capacity (ability to hold hits for 20-40 seconds) change the physical ability of a person to experience the Salvia concentrate trip. Alcohol and other drugs will distort the Salvia experience and make the trip less predictable with the chance for different physical side effects. Butane is recommended with 40x Salvia as well, to unlock the most Salvinorin A and have the deepest trip.