Tryptamine in seeds

-- phychedelic -- addictive -- toxic --

Are you addicted to seeds?

Maybe not feeling so well?

Test your diet
stop
    -> seeds, nuts, beans, soy, lentiles, legumes <--
see if you feel the difference.

What makes seeds toxic?

Alkaloids

  • Alkaloids are amines synthesized by plants to protect them from being eaten
  • Alkaloids are amines (NH2) but do not form into proteins <non-proteinogenic>
  • Many biologically important compounds are amines.
  • .
  • Humans primarily use alkaloids medicinally as pain killers.
  • All alkaloids are toxic and addictive.
  • The Greeks killed Socrates with (S)-coniine.[conolidine]
  • Alkaloid poisoning produce psychological effects
  • Mild cases resembling peacefulness, euphoria or hallucinations.
  • Addictive

Examples:

  • morphine
  • opium
  • psilocin 
  • psilocybin
  • tryptophan

Plant Seeds, psychoactive substances

  • seeds
  • poppy seeds
  • beans
  • Calabar Bean
  • mushrooms
  • magic mushrooms
  • mold
  • fungus
  • ergotism
  • whole wheat
  • oatmeal
  • cereals
  • rye

 IndoleAlkaloid2

Tryptophan

Plant parts high in tryptophan

  • nuts
  • seeds
  • beans
  • tofu
  • oats
  • lentils
  • the parts that make a new plant, their seed

 Tryptamine

Tryptamine

  • monoamine alkaloid.
  • trace amounts in mammal brains
  • common functional group in tryptamines
  • biologically active
  • neurotransmitter
  • psychedelic drug
  • confusion
  • brain fog
  • anxiety
  • panic
  • plants do not want you to eat their seeds.

Eat no seeds, eat these:

  • leaves -- cabbage, kale, spinach
  • stems -- asparagus
  • bark -- cinnamon
  • roots -- carrots, potato, garlic, onion
  • fruit -- caution >high sugar content<

 

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Technical stuff, should be on a separate page

There are also purely structural classifications based on the presence of carbazole, β-carboline or other units in the carbon skeleton of the alkaloid molecule.

Some 200 dimeric indole alkaloids are known with two indole groups.

Non-isoprenoid:

  • Simple derivatives of indole
  • Simple derivatives of β-carboline
  • Pyrroloindole alkaloids
  • Indole-3-carbinol
  • Indole-3-acetic acid
  • Tryptamines [tryptophan amino acid, 'chicken']
  • Carbazoles

Isoprenoid:

  • hemiterpenoids: ergot alkaloids
  • monoterpenoids.
  • Strictosidine
  • Catharanthine
  • Yohimbine
  • Vinca
  • Strychnine
  • Ellipticine