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Scientists Discover New Compounds in Magic Mushrooms

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Scientists Discover New Compounds in Magic Mushrooms

German scientists have identified new compounds in four species of magic mushrooms and studied their roles in biosynthetic pathways the mushrooms use.1 The researchers isolated the known magic mushroom compounds psilocybin, psilocin, baeocystin, norbaeocystin, and norpsilocin. The new compounds they isolated belong to a family of chemicals known as ß-carbolines.

ß-carbolines are naturally occurring alkaloid compounds.2 They are most commonly known as components of the psychotropic beverage ayahuasca. Examples of ß-carbolines include harmine, harmane, and harmaline (ß-carboline is also another name for the compound norharmane).


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We conclude that Psilocybe mushrooms produce an ayahuasca-like and potentially similarly synergistic set of metabolites that may impact upon onset and duration of their effects. 1

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Psilocin (4-HO-DMT)
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DMT
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