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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]]<ref name="Hoffer2">{{cite web | last = Hoffer | first = A| title = The Adrenochrome Hypothesis and Psychiatry | url = http://www.orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1999/articles/1999-v14n01-p049.shtml | date = Q1 1990 | accessdate= 2011-07-25 }}</ref> 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.<ref name="hallucinogens">Hoffer, A. and Osmond, H. ''The Hallucinogens'' (Academic Press, 1967).</ref> There has been controversy about whether adrenochrome can be classified as a [[psychotropic drug]].<ref>[http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/adrenochrome/adrenochrome.shtml Erowid Adrenochrome Vault]</ref>
 
[[Megavitamin therapy]] advocates [[Abram Hoffer]] and [[Humphry Osmond]] claimed that [[adrenochrome]] is a [[hallucinogenic substance]] and may be responsible for [[schizophrenia]]<ref name="Hoffer2">{{cite web | last = Hoffer | first = A| title = The Adrenochrome Hypothesis and Psychiatry | url = http://www.orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1999/articles/1999-v14n01-p049.shtml | date = Q1 1990 | accessdate= 2011-07-25 }}</ref> 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.<ref name="hallucinogens">Hoffer, A. and Osmond, H. ''The Hallucinogens'' (Academic Press, 1967).</ref> There has been controversy about whether adrenochrome can be classified as a [[psychotropic drug]].<ref>[http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/adrenochrome/adrenochrome.shtml Erowid Adrenochrome Vault]</ref>
   

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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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