What is Adrenochrome made of?Adrenochrome is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C₉H₉NO₃ produced by the oxidation of adrenaline. The derivative carbazochrome is a hemostatic medication. Despite a similarity in chemical names, it is unrelated to chrome or chromium. (en.wikipedia.org/...)
Adrenochrome is an adrenaline metabolite that was investigated in several very small studies in the 1950s and 60s. It is supposed to cause mental disorders, derealisation, and euphoria.
What effect does Adrenochrome have?Originally, the effect was discovered by administering overaged adrenaline preparations containing adrenochrome and adrenaline. Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond consider the effect to be similar to LSD and mescaline (psychotomimetic, now called psychedelic). According to them, the hallucinogenic effect of Anderochrom could last for weeks or lead to flashbacks and would be accompanied by paranoid-depressive reactions. They put the thesis on the adrenochrome in mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, might play a role. This "adrenochrome hypothesis" was later developed into the aminochrome hypothesis by Hoffer and Osmond.
What type of drug is Adrenochrome?The classification of adrenochrome in the group of psychodelica has never become established in the scientific field and further research in this direction hardly took place.
Starting from the mention of adrenochrome in Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception, it has gained a certain popularity, at least as a name, in popular culture.
What made Adrenochrome popular?Hunter S. Thompson's book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" claims that adrenochrome is obtained from the adrenal gland of living humans. It is often falsely reported that it would say in the book that it is obtained from the human adrenal gland, but this is only reproduced in the film version.