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What is Dimethyltryptamine/DMT?

And does our pineal glands really release a variant of this organic chemical when we are in REM sleep mode?

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  1. Dimethyltryptamine or N,N-Dimethyltryptamine DMT is a naturally-occurring tryptamine and psychedelic drug, found not only in many plants, but also in trace amounts in the human body where its natural function is undetermined. Structurally, it is analogous to the neurotransmitter serotonin 5-HT and other psychedelic tryptamines such as 5-MeO-DMT, bufotenin 5-OH-DMT, and psilocin 4-OH-DMT. DMT is created in small amounts by the human body during normal metabolism 1 by the enzyme tryptamine-N-methyltransferase. Many cultures, indigenous and modern, ingest DMT as a psychedelic in extracted or synthesized forms.2 Pure DMT at room temperature is a clear or white to yellowish-red crystalline solid. A laboratory synthesis of DMT was first reported in 1931, and it was later found in many plants.

  2. DMT is actually found in every living organism on the planet earth. And yes, it is released when in REM sleep mode, it is actually the chemical that makes you dream. It is also the chemical that is released right before you die, and that is why you hear people say they saw their life flash before them when they have suffered a near death experience. I do not know if it is the pineal glands or anything, but i do know it is released.

  3. N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (‘N,N-DMT’ or just ‘DMT’) is an indole alkaloid of the Tryptamine family, which means it is related to certain other neurotransmitters such as Serotonin and Melatonin, as well as many other well known psychoactive chemicals such as Psilocybin (4-Hydroxy-N,N,DMT) and the Lysergamides (I.E. LSD).
    N,N-DMT is produced in the Pineal glands of vertebrate animals, as wells as in the alkaloid cocktails of a plethora of plants, notably Mimosa Hostilis – the most common source for the drug today – and Banisteriopsis Caapi – the traditional ingredient in ancient ‘Ayahuasca’ brews.
    According to Strassman, blood levels of N,N-DMT itself do increase naturally during REM sleep in humans, as well as after brain death, and lastly 49 days into the development of a fetus. In an evolutionary sense, It’s purpose is a mystery. Smoking it sure is fun though.

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