Endogenous DMTwithJohn Chavez

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John Chavez is the founder of DMT Quest, a nonprofit organization. He is the producer of the documentary DMT Quest. He is also author of the two volume set, Questions for the Lion Tamer: Delving Into the Mystery That Is DMT. His website is https://dmtquest.org/

Here he points out that DMT, the most powerful psychedelic known, is produced naturally in the human body, throughout the brain, in quantities comparable to other neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. However, the function of DMT within the body still remains a mystery. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are typically included in native ayahuasca brews and have the effect of magnifying the impact of DMT during ayahuasca experiences – thus the psychoactive effects can last for several hours.

(Recorded on October 25, 2022)

Published on November 23, 2022


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