Their effects are due to more than just how much psilocybin they contain.
The combined action of magic mushroom compounds may produce the overall psychedelic experience.
Bruce Tobin is asking Health Canada to approve psilocybin to treat anxiety and depression in end-of-life patients.
Many factors are at play in creating the mysterious cocktail of psychoactive chemicals found in magic mushrooms.
You may have heard of magic mushrooms or even consumed them. But what are they?
Seldom mentioned in scientific literature, aeruginascin is closely structurally related to psilocybin, the most well-known psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms.
There are many compounds closely resembling psilocybin from a chemical structure standpoint. However, the chemical and pharmacological understanding of these psilocybin derivatives is few and far between.
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.