Compass Pathways is not “giving mushrooms to depressed patients”… it’s giving the molecule psilocybin
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.
However, in addition to psilocybin, magic mushrooms also comprise many other psychoactive molecules. For example, the following tryptamine molecules are present in various types of mushrooms:
[3-(2-trimethylaminoethyl)-1H-indol-4-yl] dihydrogen phosphate
Baeocystin (aka [3-(2-methylaminoethyl)-1H-indol-4-yl] dihydrogen phosphate);
Norbaeocystin (aka [3-(aminoethyl)-1H-indol-4-yl] dihydrogen phosphate); and
Additionally, the molecule phenethylamine has been proven to exist is several varieties of magic mushrooms. This is important because phenethylamine behaves like amphetamine in humans, acting as a central nervous system stimulant.
Original Article (Psilocybin Technology):
Compass Pathways is NOT “Giving Mushrooms to Depressed Patients”
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