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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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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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List of “New” Psychoactive Substances of Natural Origin

Note: This article is a summary of the journal article cited as follows:Gonçalves, J., Luís, Â., Gallardo, E., & Duarte, A. P. (2021). Psychoactive Substances of Natural Origin: Toxicological Aspects, Therapeutic Properties and Analysis in Biological Samples. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 26(5), 1397. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051397Full text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7961374/ Scientists from Portugal, where the possession and consumption of all …

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CDC Blames Even More Multiple-Drug Abuser Deaths on Kratom Than They Did Before

A Centers for Disease Control report released last week claimed 91 out of 152 unintentional drug overdose deaths where kratom was detected in the bloodstream involved kratom as the “cause of death”, according to local medical examiners. This has been repeated over and over again by media, mostly without examining the problematic nature of these …

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Kratom News: SalusCare Director Claims Kratom Causes Hallucinations

Recent news items have been covering “both sides” of the kratom debate. As presented in this media narrative, one side says kratom is dangerous and deadly, the other side says it’s a life saving plant. Two such stories ran within two days of each other. One appeared October 27th on Fox4 out of Southwest Florida …

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