Don't be confused by the similar spelling and chemical structure. These are two very distinct compounds.
The importance of baeocystin in the overall effects of magic mushrooms is not understood and often overlooked. Here are some ideas to help fill the research gap.
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As researchers watch, magic mushrooms are revealing their secrets.
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Many factors are at play in creating the mysterious cocktail of psychoactive chemicals found in magic mushrooms.
The head-twitch response in rodents indicates stimulation of the 5-HT2A receptor. This knowledge helps researchers design experiments to understand how psychedelics work.
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Magic mushrooms may be synthesizing this newly-discovered compound from baeocystin.
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