Could you investigate whether anyone has actually demonstrated that psilocin is the active component in “magic mushrooms”?
A while back, I wrote about how psilocin is the active molecule not psilocybin. I have proven this by using (unpublished) cellular assays. Now, I am considering publishing those studies.
For purposes of understanding the state of the art, I would appreciate your help understanding whether anyone has scientifically studied the activity of psilocybin versus psilocin (e.g., which one is active at serotonin receptors).
My current understanding is as follows:
People equate psilocybin and psilocin as two different means to the same effect;
The science-minded folks generally accept that (a) psilocin is the psychoactive molecule and that (b) psilocybin is converted into psilocin in the body