The magic of [natural symbiotic relationships with psilocybe] mushrooms [and other species]
Psilocybin has become a household name in the last decade.
It’s been decriminalized in two states – Colorado (five natural psychedelic compounds: DMT, ibogaine, mescaline, psilocybin and psilocin) and Oregon… [psilocybin which converts to] psilocin [in the body] not only penetrates the cell membrane and binds to these very specific receptors, it binds stronger than serotonin does… “My interest was piqued when I heard a podcast about treating smoking addiction with psilocybin,” Himanshu Khandelia, one of the University’s researchers, said in a press release. “And since psilocybin mushrooms grow everywhere in Denmark – I picked some in Svanninge Bakker – it wasn’t difficult to start our research.” Without the legal and bureaucratic hoops that U.S. scientists have to jump through to conduct psychedelic research, the Danish researchers gathered materials and got to work. In their paper, published in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, they use molecular dynamics simulations and free energy calculations to describe how psilocin bonds to serotonin receptors.