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Summary sheet: BOD
Chemical Nomenclature
Common names BOD
Substitutive name 4-methyl-2,5,beta-trimethoxyphenethylamine
Systematic name 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)-2-methoxyethan-1-amine
Class Membership
Psychoactive class Psychedelic
Chemical class Phenethylamine
Routes of Administration

WARNING: Always start with lower doses due to differences between individual body weight, tolerance, metabolism, and personal sensitivity. See responsible use section.

Threshold 5 mg
Light 10 - 15 mg
Common 15 - 25 mg
Strong 25 - 35 mg
Heavy 35 mg +
Total 8 - 16 hours
Onset 30 - 60 minutes

DISCLAIMER: PW's dosage information is gathered from users and resources for educational purposes only. It is not a recommendation and should be verified with other sources for accuracy.


4-methyl-2,5,beta-trimethoxyphenethylamine (also known as BOD ) is a lesser-known psychedelic and entactogen substance of the phenethylamine class. BOD is a member of the BOx family of compounds that are relatively unknown, and have only recently found sales in the research chemical community.

BOD was first synthesized and tested by Alexander Shulgin.[1] It gained little popularity and even by 2019 it is still relatively unknown, mostly because it has largely disappeared from the market. From the few reports of it, BOD seems to be long-lasting and stimulating.

History and culture

BOD was first synthesized and tested by Alexander Shulgin.[1] It gained little popularity and even by 2019 it is still relatively unknown. In 1991, the synthesis and pharmacology of BOD was published in Shulgin's book PiHKAL ("Phenethylamines I Have Known And Loved").[2]. Since 1991 the substance has occasionally been reported on, but very few people had been using it until around 2018-2019.


BOD, or 4-methyl-2,5,beta-trimethoxyphenethylamine is a molecule of the substituted phenethylamine class. BOD was the first BOx compound Shulgin studied and it is the beta-methoxy analog of 2cd. Shulgin only looked into 4 BOx compounds of which only BOB and BOD were found to have psychedelic and entactogenic effects.


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BOD likely acts as a 5-HT2A agonist.

Subjective effects

Most users describe BOD as clearheaded and lucid at lower doses, in ways reminiscent of most 2C-x. At higher doses, however, the experience can become very powerful and in some cases produces unique effects which are not found with other psychedelics.

Disclaimer: The effects listed below cite the Subjective Effect Index (SEI), an open research literature based on anecdotal user reports and the personal analyses of PsychonautWiki contributors. As a result, they should be viewed with a healthy degree of skepticism.

It is also worth noting that these effects will not necessarily occur in a predictable or reliable manner, although higher doses are more liable to induce the full spectrum of effects. Likewise, adverse effects become increasingly likely with higher doses and may include addiction, severe injury, or death ☠.

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Experience reports

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Toxicity and harm potential


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Note: Always conduct independent research and use harm reduction practices if using this substance.

BOD has had such a limited history of use that as of 2019, while certain individuals are able to use as high as 70mg, and given the reduced potency compared to other long-lasting psychedelic, it is most likely that BOD has a toxicity profile comparable to the 2Cx compounds. However, given its strong dose-response curve, the little information about the substance, and the long come-up, it is strongly recommended that one use harm reduction practices when using this substance.

Lethal dosage

The highest dose consumed of BOD that has been reported so far is around 70mg. BOD has very little likelihood of being a full agonist of 5-HT2A but that does not mean it is a purely safe psychedelic. While most dose ranges display common doses at 20-30mg, due to the substances response curve and its slow come-up, the dose information currently available may not be correct, as other substances Shulgin studied were found inactive at lower doses were actually active at much higher doses.

Tolerance and addiction potential

BOD is not habit-forming and the desire to use can actually decrease.

Dangerous interactions


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Warning: Many psychoactive substances that are reasonably safe to use on their own can suddenly become dangerous and even life-threatening when combined with certain other substances. The following list provides some known dangerous interactions (although it is not guaranteed to include all of them).

Always conduct independent research (e.g. Google, DuckDuckGo, PubMed) to ensure that a combination of two or more substances is safe to consume. Some of the listed interactions have been sourced from TripSit.

Legal status


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  • United States: BOD is currently unscheduled in the United States. However, due to its chemical similarity to 2C-D, it may be charged under the Federal Analog Act if being purchased for human consumption.[citation needed]
  • Japan: BOD is a controlled substance in Japan effective August 26th, 2020.[4]

See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Shulgin, Alexander (1991). PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story. Berkeley, CA: Transform Press. pp. 53–56.
  3. Talaie, H.; Panahandeh, R.; Fayaznouri, M. R.; Asadi, Z.; Abdollahi, M. (2009). "Dose-independent occurrence of seizure with tramadol". Journal of Medical Toxicology. 5 (2): 63–67. doi:10.1007/BF03161089. ISSN 1556-9039. 
  4. "指定薬物を指定する省令が公布されました" (in Japanese). 厚生労働省 [Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)]. Retrieved May 2, 2022.