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Journal Club #18: Pineal Gland and DMT Facts and Myth

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #18: Pineal Gland and DMT Facts and Myth
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In a departure from kratom science, Dr. Cachat and Brian look at a paper by a pioneering pharmacologist and researcher in the field of psychedelics, Dr. David E. Nichols. Dr. Nichols methodically lays out his case for why endogenous DMT produced in the pineal gland, brain, or other parts of the human body is not …

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50. The Kratom Genome with Julia Brose and Dr. Robin Buell

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
50. The Kratom Genome with Julia Brose and Dr. Robin Buell
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Brian welcomes Julia Brose, graduate student at Michigan State University and lead author of the study “The Mitragyna speciosa (Kratom) Genome: A resource for data-mining potent pharmaceuticals that impact human health”. She’s joined by Dr. Robin Buell, MSU Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology, who co-authored the study. We talk about the Rubiaceae family of plants, …

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Journal Club #17: Psychoactive plants in your backyard and around the world

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #17: Psychoactive plants in your backyard and around the world
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The subject of episode 17 of Kratom Science Journal Club Dr. Jon Cachat and Brian Gallagher talk about an article from Portuguese scientists about “new” psychoactive substances of natural origin, some of which have been consumed responsibly for centuries, some of which are best used if you want to murder someone via poisoning them. Oh, …

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49. Comedian Shane Mauss Talks Science Podcasting and Kratom

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
49. Comedian Shane Mauss Talks Science Podcasting and Kratom
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Shane Mauss is a stand up comedian who has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Joe Rogan Experience, WTF with Marc Maron, Comedy Central, The Green Room with Paul Provenza, and Getting Doug with High, just to name a few. For the past 7 years he’s interviewed scientists on a …

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Hamilton Morris, Soren Shade, and Dr. Oliver Grundmann Talk Kratom and a New Survey

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
Hamilton Morris, Soren Shade, and Dr. Oliver Grundmann Talk Kratom and a New Survey
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Take the new anonymous kratom survey! tinyurl.com/kratomteasurvey Hamilton Morris, creator of Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, and producer Soren Shade talk to University of Florida scientist and past Kratom Science Podcast guest Dr. Oliver Grundmann about his new anonymous research survey on kratom tea. All kratom consumers are invited to participate. Plus, how an overly positive kratom narrative …

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48. Plant Medicine from Food Waste with Andrew Tait

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
48. Plant Medicine from Food Waste with Andrew Tait
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Andrew Tait from Vancouver BC Canada got his PhD in chemistry at the University of British Columbia and founded Tait Labs in 2011. He studied traditional Chinese medicine and “realized a need to apply scientific rigor to traditional medicines in order prove their potency, safety and efficacy in the treatment of a wide range of …

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47. Take it as a Tea with Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia Producer Soren Shade

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
47. Take it as a Tea with Hamilton's Pharmacopeia Producer Soren Shade
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Soren Shade grew up in the woods of West Virginia. Through a program for low-income, high-achieving students, he studied philosophy at Columbia University in New York. In his senior year he worked research assistant for Hamilton Morris and ended up as a producer on Season 3 of Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, released earlier this year. Soren is …

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Journal Club #16: Bioanalysis of 11 Alkaloids in Kratom Tea vs. Commercial Extract

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #16: Bioanalysis of 11 Alkaloids in Kratom Tea vs. Commercial Extract
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Another study from University of Florida is the “first report that has simultaneously evaluated the systemic exposure of 11 kratom alkaloids following the administration of traditional and commercial kratom products” (Kamble, 2021). Researchers looked at the pharmacokinectics (how drugs move through the body and are metabolized) of alkaloids in rat plasma following the oral administration …

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46. Surviving Decades-Long Severe Chronic Pain with Dijon Evans

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
46. Surviving Decades-Long Severe Chronic Pain with Dijon Evans
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Dijon Evans is a survivor of severe chronic pain, and as past Kratom Science Podcast guest Nina Ajdin refers to her, a warrior. At 16 and working as a lifeguard, Dijon injured her leg trying to save a little boy from drowning. Doctors applied a cast too tight, and despite days of pleading, they would …

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Journal Club #15, Q&A Part 2: Kratom Legality, Kratom and Pharma, Dopamine Agonists, Libido, and Random Effects

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #15, Q&A Part 2: Kratom Legality, Kratom and Pharma, Dopamine Agonists, Libido, and Random Effects
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Note: Nothing in this podcast or on KratomScience.com is intended to be medical advice, nor should it be taken as such. We’re not medical doctors. Please don’t listen to podcasts for advice on what you should or should not put in your body. Dr. Cachat continues answering questions from February’s r/kratom Ask Me Anything. This …

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