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Phenylethylamine: an… active compound in magic mushrooms

Consider these facts about phenethylamine … [Love-related chemical. Carbon = black hydrogen = white nitrogen = blue] … [The brain’s best known love chemical is phenylethylamine, or PEA. It is a naturally occurring amphetamine. “Love is a drug,” says Helen Fisher, an anthropologist at Rutgers University and author of Anatomy of Love.]

It acts as a central nervous system stimulant in humans… it causes the release of norepinephrine and dopamine. It is produced by a wide range of species throughout the plant and animal kingdoms, including humans and fungi including magic mushrooms. It has been quantifiably measured in multiple collections of psychoactive mushrooms.

Original Article (Psychedelic Review):
Phenylethylamine: An Overlooked Active Compound in “Magic” Mushrooms
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