Research suggests that this powerful psychoactive chemical could be produced within our brains.

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N, N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is one of the most powerful psychedelic compounds in the world. It’s the psychoactive ingredient in Ayahuasca, a brew mixture of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the leaves of the Psychotria Viridis bush, traditionally used by indigenous people for sacred religious ceremonies.

Scientific analysis of the B…


This is why psychedelics are so effective for treating mental illnesses.

Psilocybin is one of the so-called classic psychedelics being studied for its potential therapeutic benefits. (Image credit: Shutterstock.)

What if I told you that treating a variety of mental diseases with psychedelics is far more effective than the current mental health treatments and commonly prescribed antidepressants?

You probably wouldn’t believe me.

However, it’s true!

A surplus of new evidence supports the claim that psychedelics may produce acute, often…


A new study shows that a chronically stressed amygdala can prime the heart to overreact to acute stress events.

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), also known as broken heart syndrome, is a rare, reversible condition that disproportionately affects women with only 10% of cases occurring in men. …


Stanford researchers developed a cooling glove that boosts exercise performance and recovery.

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Imagine a product that could eradicate muscle fatigue in just minutes. Allow you to recover exponentially faster and train substantially harder. Significantly boosting your endurance, strength, and overall athletic performance while maximizing your training efficiency.

Sounds good to be true? Absolutely, at least without failing a drug test.

But what…


Dopamine produced in the brain may play a key role in consciousness, a new study suggested.

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Consciousness is arguably the most important and complex topic in science to understand and wrap your head around. Literally. …


High-load resistance training should be considered as an optimal strategy for fat/weight loss.

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We all know that a sedentary lifestyle increases the risks of various diseases that represent urgent public health concerns such as type 2 diabetes, heart failure, or breast and colon cancer. In the last decades, there is a consensus about the health benefits provided by regular physical activity, however, evidence…


Research suggests ibogaine therapy can eliminate withdrawal symptoms and cravings towards drugs in struggling addicts.

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Followers of the Bwiti religion in the West Africa nation of Gabon have used ibogaine for centuries in healing and spiritual rituals. Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive chemical derived from the root bark of Iboga — Tabernathe iboga.


A study suggests excess coffee consumption could increase the risk of dementia by 53%.

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For most of us, a quick coffee is a favorite first-order of the day to give your morning energy levels a boost. However, new research from the University of South Australia shows that too much coffee is linked to increased dementia risk and smaller brain volume.

Coffee is one of…


K.Vita reduced seizures by up to 50% in children and adults with drug-resistant epilepsy.

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The first clinical trial of a new dietary treatment called K.Vita, an oral dietary substance based on the ketogenic diet, for children and adults with severe forms of epilepsy has been successfully completed.

Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide and approximately a third of people diagnosed with epilepsy do…


And explaining the simple science-backed methods that can help you burn up an extra minimum of 800 calories each day.

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With roughly two out of three U.S. adults are overweight or obese (69 percent) and one out of three is obese (36 percent), and the numbers are even rising since the Covid ’19 pandemic, it is fair to say that the U.S.A. deals with an epidemic of obesity.

Many people…

Ruben Bouma

MSc student | Neurosciences | Psychedelics | Biomedical Sciences | Psychology

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