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Facts from my lecture power point presentations:
– LSD was first synthesized from a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. In 1938, Albert Hofmann working in the Swiss pharmaceutical company called Sandoz, produced LSD for the first time
– Psilocybin mushrooms (also called magic mushrooms) are fungi mainly of the psilocybe genus that contain the psychedelic substances psilocybin and psilocin.
– Alcohol is a fungal byproduct produced by brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces species).
– Fungus and its byproducts can be neurotoxic to humans.
– Mycotoxins occur naturally, and unfortunately, they are not studied as a cause of neurological symptoms in humans. The mycotoxins known to impede brain function are verruculogen, ergot alkaloids, slaframine, citreovirdin, roquefortine, ochratoxin a, 3 nitropropenic acid and patulin.
– The nervous systems of animals have been adversely altered by at least 8 mycotoxins
Antibiotic Induced Neurotoxicity
– Two mycotoxin derived (Cefepime and Ceftazidime) antibiotics induced neurotoxic side effects. Both antibiotics are part of the cephalosporin family. Both are beta-lactams, the most known for neurological problems.
– Out of 42 cases of cefepime induced neurotoxicity and 12 cases of ceftazidime induced neurotoxicity, 96% of patients experienced confusion and spatial disorientation. Other CNS side effects included seizures and spasms.
– The study states that “Antibiotic-induced neurotoxicity often is overlooked or misinterpreted despite extensive administration of these agents”
– Penicillin and Neurotoxicity first recognized as neurotoxic in 1945
– Penicillin is beta lactam antibiotic
– Penicillin has been shown to be neurotoxic in all age groups
– Penicillin can cause grand mal seizures, spasms, and in some cases, hallucinations.
“Neurotoxicity During Intravenous Infusion of Penicillin. A Review — Fossieck and Parker 14 (10): 504 –.” The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 05 May 2009