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What chemical is in tik?

01 July, 2022Articles, News

Tik the drug is one of the street names used for Crystal Meth in South Africa, the more scientific name being Methamphetamine. Also known as meth, crystal, ice and many others. Tik the drug is a stimulant that directly affects the body’s central nervous system. It most often contains a combination of chemicals such as Amphetamines, Talcum Powder, Baking Soda, and Pseudoephedrine. It is sold in small bags, and it comes in crystal form, or crushed powder. Tik the drug is usually smoked in a lightbulb using a straw. However, there are many other ways people can use it.

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So what is in tik?


Is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. When it is prescribed by a medical professional it can be used to treat conditions such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), obesity, and narcolepsy.

When it is used as an ingredient in a substance such as Tik the drug (Methamphetamine) It becomes a performance enhancer, cognitive enhancer, and aphrodisiac, and can create a feeling of euphoria. It causes an increase in dopamine, and serotonin in the brain.

Talcum Powder

Also known as baby powder. Helps absorb extra moisture. Used after a nappy change, or bath.

When it is used as an ingredient in Tik the drug (Methamphetamine) It acts as a thickening agent, and a lubricant.

Baking Powder

Is used in baking. It is a weak acid. When combined with a buffer such as cornstarch, it prevents a premature reaction.

When used as an ingredient in Tick the drug (Methamphetamine) it acts as agent to increase the volume and lighten the texture.


Can be found in the residue of matches. It is a main ingredient in Sudafed iodine crystals, and red phosphorous. It can be used to decongest sinus.

As a stimulant, and in high doses it can keep you alert and awake. It can also cause insomnia, nervousness, anxiety, dizziness and many more.

These chemicals may seem less severe on their own, even though they can be deadly. When they are combined to make a chemical like Tik the drug. They can have affects such as, paranoia, intense scratching, sores, confusion, tooth decay, convulsions, psychosis, and even death.

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