“A new study published in Scientific Reports definitively observed that indolethylamine-N-methyltransferase (INMT) is found in both human and rat brains throughout the cerebral cortex, choroid plexus, and pineal gland. The importance of this finding is based on the fact that INMT is the enzyme responsible for biosynthesizing DMT from tryptamine. Prior studies were inconclusive regarding this based on out-dated protocols that lacked sensitivity.
The researchers found that in vivo extracellular levels of DMT in the cerebral cortex of normal behaving rats with or without the pineal gland were similar to those of serotonin. One of the most interesting (yet not surprising) findings of the study was that DMT levels increased significantly in the visual cortex of rats following induction of cardiac arrest. These increased levels of DMT in the visual cortex were independent of an intact pineal gland.
It appears clear to us that this is possibly the most significant study of 2019…” Continue reading