Poppers have been used safely by the layman and the
medical profession for almost 150 years!
But what are poppers all about?
Poppers are all about nitrites, that’s what does the trick. But before you pop, you take your pick. Butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite, amyl nitrite.
They are all in the alkyl nitrite family of compounds.
All the alkyl nitrites act on the body in nearly identical fashion, but isobutyl nitrite is the most potent of them all. Amyl nitrite is sometimes thought to be more potent, but it is actually less potent. It was chosen over isobutyl nitrite to treat heart ailments simply because it’s cheaper to manufacture.
They are clear yellowish liquids with a sweet smell when fresh. Some have described it as smelling like old gym socks, or like a men’s locker room, once a bottle begins to degrade.
The different forms of the compound combine different molecules and structure. But with the nitrite attached it gets you where you want to be.
It’s all in the release of the nitrite ion.
And purity is the key.