[–] BlockMe 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Wow. Just wow:

Major support was provided by the finding that tranquilizers block dopamine receptors. Ascorbic acid also blocks dopamine receptors but so far this finding has been ignored–it is embarrassing to have a vita-min have the same effect as a tranquilizer.

edit: found an interesting paper on this topic: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2649700/

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[–] BlockMe 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Just skimmed through it. Gonna print it out and read it thoroughly. And check the references.


[–] BlockMe 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You should cross post this in /v/science

I think @thebuddha would enjoy this paper.


[–] TheBuddha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm reading through the paper and it's stuff I've read about before, but not at this level.

I'm not a biochemist. So, I did some searching to see if I could first decide if it was worth reading. It appears positively cited in 11 other papers, all in high impact journals. The lead author has a Wikipedia page. The authors both attended reputable academic institutions and have other notable achievements.

Which is to say, I'm inclined to have a good degree of confidence in the paper. More than that, I shan't speculate.

From what little I know already, adrenocrome is pretty potent stuff and has very little study devoted to it. I am not qualified to opine on the reasonings for this.

So, as I go through the paper, it's interesting but I'm not seeing anything ground shaking. I may very well be missing something, as this is not my domain. Both authors are medical doctors and one has a Ph.D. in biochemistry.

Given the nature of this sub, I've chosen my verbiage with care. If there's something specific, I do have a medical doctor whom I can email to see if they have any insight.

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