Psilocybin gets most of the attention, and other psilocybin-like compounds present in magic mushrooms have been largely ignored.
This article explores the chemistry of blue bruising and proposes a mechanism for the chemical reaction that causes this unique effect.
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.
One hypothesis for the cause of wood lover paralysis is the presence of black rot on mushrooms.
Psilocybin is inactive but rapidly converted in the body into psilocin which elicits the psychedelic effect.
Based on the anecdotal evidence, there are four possible explanations for this mysterious condition.
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...