Signs of anorexia observed in the study on LTE are similar as the adverse effects of lyophilized extracts of the wild mushrooms Panaeolus
subalteatus, Macrolepiota procera and Hygrophoropsis auratiacus claimed by others .
This substance is chemically similar to the natural occurring psilocin (4-hydroxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine, 4-HO-DMT) (Figure 1), found among psychoactive fungi in the genus Psilocybe, Panaeolus
and others (Passi, Seifert, Schneider, & Emrich, 2002) together with psilocybin (Figure 1).
However, other ring-containing compounds such as psilocin (found in Psilocybe, Panaeolus
and Conocybe mushrooms) and some 5-hydroxytryptamines also produce a positive result rendering the Meixner test nonspecific.
He describes this as "doubtless the Japanese psilocybin species" which he identifies as the same species as the "food of the gods" or teonanacatl of Mexico or hallucinogenic Panaeolus