Do Morels Make You Trip? (Solved & Explained!)

There are no mind-stimulating substances present in Morel mushrooms. That’s why morels don’t make you trip. 

Several species of morels exist, in the wild, and some of these species are poisonous, while others are non-poisonous but none of them are hallucinogenic or contain any kind of mind-altering substance. 

Those who have been affected by poisonous morels have reportedly ‘tripped’ but this is likely due to the side effects of poisoning (high fever, stomach cramping, and severe headaches) rather than the mushroom itself.

What Mushroom Does Make  You Trip?

Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as ‘magic mushrooms’ can make you hallucinate if enough is consumed.

This type of fungus, which contains psilocybin and polyphyletic, is a group of fungi that has no official basis and has gained fame and popularity in recent years. These types of mushrooms are associated with concerts, festivals, and spiritual rites. 

Although the demand for this type of mushroom is high, excessive consumption can lead to grave illness and even death.

Does Psilocybin Come From Mushrooms?

Psilocybin is a naturally occurring component in fungal species. Psilocybin exerts mind-altering effects similar to those of LSD, mescaline, and DMT. 

Psilocybin, which causes visual confusion and hallucinations, also has side effects such as dizziness and panic attacks.

they are most commonly found among dark gilled mushrooms that grow in the tropics and subtropics, such as the Amazon Rainforest. Although species of mushrooms that contain psilocybin are found around the world, they most commonly grow in hot humid continents.

What Does a Bad Trip Mean in The Use of Psilocybin?

In the use of psilocybin, a bad trip means seeing negative thoughts, delusions, and unreal images against one’s own will. 

These very complex and intertwined images constantly change their shape and distract the person from reality. The bad trip is characterized by seeing ghost figures or unreal scenes of despair that can make the user panic or become afraid of oneself or others.

A bad trip experience has symptoms such as dilated pupils, heart palpitations, and dizziness, and may cause the person to behave in undesirable ways. This effect is related to the mental state of the person rather than the substance. 

Why Are Psilocybin Mushrooms Call Magic Mushroom?

The reason why psilocybin mushrooms are called magic mushrooms is the clarity and changes they make to perception. 

It is also called ‘magic’ because its users claim to have reached different realms and seen things that they cannot experience in real life or explain. Those who use magic mushrooms report that they isolate themselves from the real world and sail into a magic world. 

While this experience is beyond the perception of reality, it is believed that you can only discover this feeling with a kind of perceptual substance, but those who practice intense meditation over long periods also report similar experiences.

These mushrooms, which can cause irreversible brain damage and poisoning with excessive use, can lead to death if the amount of psilocybin is too high.

How Do Magic Mushrooms Make You Feel?

The effect of psilocybin mushrooms may vary according to the environment, soil, and climatic conditions in which they are grown. 

But these mushrooms are highly poisonous and powerful enough to cloud your mind and make you feel as though you are experiencing an alternative reality.

When these mushrooms are taken, everything can appear to be thoroughly mixed. The distinction between time and space is blurred. Objects, colors, and sounds look different than they actually are.

Some users may experience momentary hallucinations that they express visually, even in the form of other beings that are not human but sentient.

The Positive Effects Are:

  • Extreme happiness and contentment
  • Feelings of euphoria and positivity
  • Peaceful emotions, and deep feelings of love and gratitude
  • High energy.
  • Deep connection and the feeling of eternal bliss and even a presence of the Divine.

The Negative effects Are:

  • A deep sense of paranoia
  • Anxiety 
  • Panic attacks
  • Cowardice or self-consciousness
  • Vulnerability
  • Fear

What Are The Risks of Taking Psylocibin Mushrooms?

One of the biggest dangers is if you eat a very high amount of poison without realizing it.

There are many deadly fungal species, some are just hallucinogenic if prepared correctly, but if done incorrectly can be fatal. 

The Fly Agaric can cause death in a short time if eaten raw but is used in spiritual ceremonies as a strong hallucinogen by those who know how to process and administer it correctly.

If you have taken a ‘magic’ mushroom but believe there may have been too much poison or the wrong dosage was given, you would likely see the following symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sick
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach ache
  • If you have a previously diagnosed mental illness, these mushrooms can make your condition worse (but not in all cases).

How Do Magic Mushrooms Look, Taste and Smell?

Magic mushrooms are poisonous mushrooms that have had most of their poison extracted, but not all. Many people are hospitalized or killed for consuming these mushrooms, most due to take the wrong mushrooms (as some mushrooms are just plain toxic and not at all hallucinogenic) or taking in the wrong dosage.

Psilocybin mushrooms are usually administered in a dried form or a drink. In scientific studies, they are administered in the form of a pill. The most common mushrooms in Europe are Freedom Hats (Psilocybe semilanceata) and Amanita Muscaria.

Liberty hats are known for their creamy colors and small size. Amanita mushrooms have red caps and white dots on them.

They reportedly do not smell or taste very pleasant, especially if mixed with liquid. Usually, the mushroom has been cooked or diluted with other substances before consumption unless it is dried beforehand.

What Does Psilocybin Do to Your Brain?

The psilocybin component causes the emergence of a molecule similar to serotonin, the ‘happiness’ neurotransmitter in our brain. 

After it is taken into the body, psilocybin turns into psilocin, the molecule bound to the serotonin receptor. This component causes distortion of perception and blurring of the mind and results in experiences beyond perceived reality.

Psilocybins, a tryptamine alkaloid, change the way the brain works and receives information due to the psychoactive molecules they produce.