Tryptamines are one of the most popular and prominent classes of psychedelics. Tryptamines include compounds like DMT, psilocybin, and all of the substituted tryptamines such as 4-ACO-DMT. Even lysergamides (like LSD) are considered ‘complex tryptamines,’ so when you really think about the sheer number of tryptamines it can seem overwhelming.
Furthermore, most of the tryptamines that are discussed online are fairly established. There are lots of other mysterious tryptamines that no one is talking about. If you’ve heard of Alexander Shulgin’s book, TiHKAL (Tryptamines I Have Known and Loved), you might be interested to know that it contains over 900 pages. Half of these pages contain Shulgin’s information on the synthesis of various tryptamines.
Shulgin himself synthesized more than 200 drugs in his lifetime. That’s mo