This article explores the chemistry of blue bruising and proposes a mechanism for the chemical reaction that causes this unique effect.
The metabolism of psilocybin and psilocin is often cited. But, the supporting data are seldom discussed.
Recent studies on the biosynthesis of psilocybin provide an answer to this age-old question.
Magic mushrooms have multiple active components including phenethylamine. These molecules are almost never acknowledged and are probably involved the pharmacology of these fungi.
Psilocybin is inactive but rapidly converted in the body into psilocin which elicits the psychedelic effect.
Baeocystin is closely chemically related to psilocybin, but the scientific community has very little data on baeocystin or its human pharmacology.
On June 4, 2018, The Atlantic published Michael Pollan’s account of studying magic mushrooms alongside world-famous mycologist Paul Stamets. According to the story, Stamets took Pollan hunting for the Psilocybe...