Dimethyltryptamine also known as DMT is being studied by Hungarian researchers for its capability to protect brain cells in situations like clinical death.
Dmt experience is described as an out-of-body experience. But there are other questions about the possibilities of DMT. It can be found in nature and according to a recent study, it was discovered in the pineal gland of rats. This brings an interesting topic to our attention, and that is – how and when it is released and what purpose it serves when it is released in the bodies of all living things. According to Dr. Rick Strassman, DMT is released at the time of stressful situations like near-death experience or during labor.
DMT & Its Protective Properties
A team of Hungarian researchers is currently analyzing DMT for its properties during clinical death.
During clinical death our consciousness is somewhere between life and death. During these imperative 5 minutes, it can be reversed with CPR.When the period of 5 minutes passes and the person is not revived, by every passing second the person losses the chance to recover. Since oxidative stress causes quick loss of vital cells in the body, even few more seconds provided by a doctor could be life for a dying patient.
A team of doctors and researchers in the book Inner Paths To Outer Space explain that their discoveries had given them the reason to believe that DMT can lengthen the time frame of clinical death. Dr. Frecska and Dr. Szabo say that DMT has a somato-physiological function within the body. More detailed explanation of this can be found in their paper published in Translational Neuroscience.
DMT’s Free Pass
When DMT enters the brain it is perceived as a vital chemical such as the case with glucose and amino acids. It has a privilege to pass through three barriers after which is being deposited for up to seven days in synaptic vessels where it is being kept in order to be discharged under proper circumstances.
DMT also has influence on a part of a safety mechanism against oxidative stress, receptor sigma-1 which is located intracellularly between the mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum.
How Would This Be Applied?
Two applications of DMT in contemporary medicine have been suggested by Dr. Frecska and Dr. Szabo. The first application would be to give DMT during the clinical death period, in order for it to lessen the effects of hypoxia and the damage of brain cells.
The second application would be to use DMT obtained from the placenta during delivery since passing through the birth canal represents high risk of hypoxia brain damage to the newborn, thus DMT would lessen the possibility of brain damage occurrence.
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