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"There are many contradictions in the literature regarding the principal toxins of Amanita muscaria and A. pantherina. Muscarine was originally believed to be the toxin, and then bufotenine was put forth as a candidate. It turns out, however, that the main active principle is ibotenic acid, which is converted by the human body into muscimol, a more powerful form that passes out in the urine."
"There is no 'hangover' effect as with alcohol, but most people who try it (including myself) do not wish to repeat the experience. Since muscimol passes out through the urine, Siberian users 'recycled' their A muscaria by drinking their own urine. I know of no one in the united states who has tested this approach." -David Arora, Mushrooms Demystified