Tag: Psychedelics

  • MDMA Synthesis in 3 Steps & How it could help PTSD Therapy

    MDMA Synthesis in 3 Steps & How it could help PTSD Therapy

    The MDMA synthesis is not complex from a chemistry perspective. More interestingly, recent clinical trials have indicated MDMA-assisted therapy is highly effective for people with severe PTSD. Today we will look at MDMA’s history and its chemical syntheses. We will dispel myths about MDMA’s discovery and review the first kilo-gram scale MDMA synthesis published in…

  • Simple LSD Synthesis in 7 Chemical Steps (Organic Chemistry)

    Simple LSD Synthesis in 7 Chemical Steps (Organic Chemistry)

    In a by now ancient video we discussed the history and total syntheses of lysergic acid. This is the precursor of the psychoactive drug lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD. These old-school and new-school syntheses were quite cool but they are quite lengthy, consisting of more than a dozen individual chemical steps.Well, a team of chemists recently reported…

  • What is THCP? Synthesis of THCP & Cannabinoid Science

    What is THCP? Synthesis of THCP & Cannabinoid Science

    THCP or THC-P is a recently discovered cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, joining the ranks of THC and CBD. It has garnered broad attention in cannabinoid research due to its therapeutic potential. There are some wild claims of potency out there. What are the real facts and science behind THCP and how is it…

  • Synthesis of Psilocybin and How Magic Mushrooms Rewire Brain Networks

    Synthesis of Psilocybin and How Magic Mushrooms Rewire Brain Networks

    Did you know that the active chemical in magic mushrooms psilocybin can rewire and make the human brain more flexible, translating into major therapeutic benefit in depression and other conditions? This has led to Australia approving specific medicinal use of psychedelics as the first country. You will be surprised to hear that psilocybin can be…

  • Can “Safe” Ibogaine Help Treat Addiction? (Psychedelic chemistry)

    Can “Safe” Ibogaine Help Treat Addiction? (Psychedelic chemistry)

    The psychedelic ibogaine has built a reputation as an anti-addiction magic bullet. By now even have the Wolf of Wallstreet vouching for it. Drug manufacturers who fuelled the opioid crisis are forced to blow billions on lawsuit settlements. The state of Kentucky recently announced they might use double-digit millions for ibogaine research. Maybe you’ve heard…