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Megavitamin therapy advocates Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond claimed that adrenochrome is a hallucinogenic substance and may be responsible for schizophrenia[1] and other mental illnesses. In what they called the "adrenochrome hypothesis", they speculated that megadoses of vitamin C and niacin could cure schizophrenia by reducing brain adrenochrome.[2] There has been controversy about whether adrenochrome can be classified as a psychotropic drug.[3]

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  1. Hoffer, A The Adrenochrome Hypothesis and Psychiatry. URL accessed on 2011-07-25.
  2. Hoffer, A. and Osmond, H. The Hallucinogens (Academic Press, 1967).
  3. Erowid Adrenochrome Vault

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