Synthetic drugs can pose a serious health risk to users. These substances are often labeled “not for human consumption”, allowing manufacturers to avoid disclosing the true, active ingredients. Because contents are not tested or approved for consumption by the FDA, it’s extremely difficult to determine just what a user is actually putting in their body.
Users of synthetic cannabinoids or cathinones may experience the following health issues:
• Rapid heart rate
• Addiction and withdrawal
• Spiked blood pressure
• Heart complications
• Muscle breakdown
• Kidney damage
Because of the relatively recent appearance of synthetic drugs, their long-term effects have not yet been identified and are largely unknown.