Tina and the body
The circulatory system includes the heart, blood, veins and
arteries. Arteries pump fresh blood, oxygen, and nutrients
out from the heart to the brain and body. After the fresh
blood nourishes the muscles and organs of the body, veins
collect the ‘tired’ blood and carry it back to
In order for us to feel the effects of Tina, it must pass
through the blood brain barrier (BBB). The BBB is a misnomer.
It isn’t a barrier at all but a permeable membrane that
crystal meth passes through. The route and time Tina takes
to reach the BBB depends on the method taken to consume it.
Of the five ways of consuming Tina, ingesting is the slowest
and comes on the most gradually (perhaps taking 20 -30 minutes)
while slamming (injecting into a vein) produces a near instant
high in the form of a ‘rush.’ Slamming Tina takes
it directly to the heart and from there it is circulated throughout
the body, BBB and the brain. This usually all takes place
in only a few seconds.
With the onset of the ‘rush,’ the heart beats
faster and harder, and veins and arteries constrict (get skinnier).
Constricted veins and arteries reduce blood flow and increase
blood pressure. The blood clots more easily to stop bleeding.
Your body thinks it might be hurt.
• Heart beat gets out of rhythm (arrhythmia).
• High blood pressure can lead to increased risk of
• Risk of heart infection from injecting (endocarditis).
• Heart muscle walls thicken (left ventricular hypertrophy);
can lead to a stroke or heart attack.
• Do not mix other drugs that stress your heart like
ingestible ‘dick errection drugs’ (Viagra™
et al.) or solvents like poppers in combination with Tina.
• Have your heart health and blood pressure monitored.
• Left ventricular hypertrophy can be moderated and
reversed with medication and lifestyle changes. Ask your doctor.
• Practice safer slamming
to reduce risks of infection.