Bath Salts are sold in Gas stations and Head shops (smoking accessories) throughout the USA under brand names that include Blizzard, Blue Silk, Charge+, Ivory Snow, Ivory Wave, Ocean Burst, Pure Ivory, Purple Wave, Snow Leopard, Stardust, Vanilla Sky, White Dove, White Knight and White Lightning
Bath Salts are a synthetic, stimulant powder product that was developed as a legal alternative to methamphetamine often including the chemical compounds MEPH and MDPV which are synthetic derivatives of Cath, khat shrub (Catha edulis). The chemical compounds are constantly changing to keep the substance legal .
Between January and February 2011, there were over 250 calls to U.S. poison centers related to bath salts. This is well over the 236 calls received for all of 2010.10 Bath salts are a dangerous drug whose full risks and effects are still unknown. What doctors at poison centers have reported is that bath salts can cause rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, chest pains, agitation, hallucinations, extreme paranoia and psychotic delusions.
Bath salts are a relatively new drug, so it’s hard to know the full long-term effects, but so far they seem to have even worse side effects than Meth.