The whole fungus: pills, not.
”COMPASS appears to have lost their moral one. CAPITALIST would be a more fitting monicker.” -An ECfES Board Member
Regonizing that, it’s synthetic, single Ingredient, psilocybin pills. Compass Pathways is not giving mushrooms to depressed patients. Mushrooms contain many different molecules. Psilocybin [ingested, converts to psilocin]… the active chemical that is responsible for much of –but not all of–the psychoactivity in magic mushrooms.
Appearing as, it’s a synthetic & controlled supply chain. Controlling ; conformity. Starting with 4-hydroxy-L-tryptophan and using three of the four fungal enzymes, the scientists were able to enzymatically synthesize psilocybin by a simple method in a combined reaction.
Anthropologically, from a social science perspective, and with an ethical perspective, is it an anthropological anomaly? A for-profit scientific experiment of an isolated molecule on live humans…magic mushrooms contain multiple active ingredients…. However, to date, psilocybin research has [been] — myopically focusing on one single ingredient (psilocybin) rather than appreciating the synergistic combinations made by the mushrooms.