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5-HT2A: From Psychedelics to Psychiatry

“Serotonin” (5-HT) is more than just a buzzword tossed around by Gen Z and Millennials when something benign boosts their mood.

The beloved hormone has an array of functions throughout the body, with seven types of receptors nestled in your brain and peripheral organs. Each of these receptors has subtypes with labels A through D, as well.

But there’s one serotonin receptor that’s often shrouded in mystery and intrigue — the 5-HT2A receptor. This is the serotonin receptor infamous for its role in the psychedelic experience.

But there’s hardly any discussion of its functions beyond its role in tripping your face off and how that’s tied to your mental health.

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The Burgundy Zine 2021 Relaunch

New year, new zine guidelines! We are so excited to jump right back into the swing of things as we enter 2021.

As we had mentioned in our two-year anniversary post last month, The Burgundy Zine will go forward with an update to our zine and post scheduling.

We’re also implementing a few very important updates to our content submission processes, along with updates to our Strain of the Week and Weekly Newsletter series.

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Weekly Newsletter #87: SAVE THE PLANET. PLS.

In case you missed the memo, yesterday was Earth Overshoot Day, and last week the second-highest temperature ever recorded in human history occurred.

We need you to stop everything you’re doing and take a moment to reflect on your ecological footprint. How are you impacting the environment and what are you doing to mitigate the devastating effects of climate change?

After you’ve taken a minute to reflect, take us by the hand as we dive into our weekly recap.

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Weekly Newsletter #86: TALK TO US ABOUT SCIENCE

Y’know, I had this realization the other day that I manage to casually slip some textbook-sounding medical tidbit into just about every conversation that I have.

So, TALK TO US ABOUT SCIENCE! Don’t be surprised if editor burgundy bug somehow manages to go off on some ICD-esque tangent, though.

Anyways, let’s dive into our weekly recap.

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