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The Real Thing Medicinal Mushrooms Vegicaps

The Real Thing Medicinal Mushrooms Vegicaps

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The Real Thing Medicinal Mushrooms Vegicaps
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The Real Thing Medicinal Mushrooms Vegicaps is a potent blend of 6 organic mushrooms, for improved immunity and enhanced energy. They’re not magic, but they are medicinal. Which is even better.


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What? A combination of 6 medicinal mushroom species, carefully handpicked for their immune-enhancing properties. The prize in the mix is Cordyceps sinensis, known to us as the energy generator.

Why? Medicinal mushrooms are nothing new. They’ve been used for centuries in Eastern medicine to strengthen the immune system and achieve all-round internal balance. Science is finally beginning to work out why. Well done, guys.


Medicinal mushroom supplements have been shown to enhance immune function and help a range of conditions, including:

  • Immune-system dysfunctions
  • Respiratory problems
  • Infections
  • Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases
  • Liver and kidney conditions


  1. Cordyceps sinensis (Catepillar Mushrooms)– 16,4%
  2. Agaricus blazei (Almond Mushrooms) -16,4%
  3. Coriolus versicolor (Turkey tail) -16,4%
  4. Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) – 16,4%
  5. Grifola frondosa (Maitake) – 16,4%
  6. Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) – 16,4%

MAKING MOLEHILLS OF MOUNTAINS. Tibetan sherpas take Cordyceps when climbing Mount Everest. Really. This is because the mushroom helps the body to produce energy and utilise oxygen more efficiently. Imagine what it does for athletes and the elderly.

What? You can find this mushroom growing at high altitudes in the mountains of China, Tibet and Nepal – or making up 50% of The Real Thing Medicinal Mushrooms. Whichever is easier.

What else? It was first recorded in 2800 BC in the Pen Tsao, an ancient Chinese directory of medicinal plants. And it’s been used to boost energy, immunity and stamina until today. It’s a supplement of choice for many world-class athletes.

AN INTERESTING STORY: At the 1993 World Outdoor Track and Field Championships, a team of Chinese runners outran the competition...and nine international records. Their secret? According to the coach it was a potent Cordyceps sinensis tonic. We have a winner.


  • Vitamins B1, B2, B12, E, and K
  • Various minerals, including magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium and calcium
  • Protein and essential amino acids
  • A range of sugars and polysaccharides
  • Sterols


  • MORE IMMUNITY. Immune function goes up and infection goes down. Cordyceps helps fight fatigue and immune-compromised states. Plus it increases the activity of superoxide dismutase, or SOD (a powerful enzyme and antioxidant).
  • MORE ENERGY. 2001 study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed that Cordyceps ups the concentration of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in cells. Actually, it increases ATP production by an amazing 29%. And because ATP is basically an energy transporter, more ATP means more energy for cells to use. Bonus.
  • MORE ATHLETICISM. It’s been shown to help boost VO2 max and improve oxygen utilisation – sporty speak for saying it gives you more stamina, increased energy levels and improved endurance.

THE OTHER MUSHROOMS IN THE MIX At 50% of the total mix, Cordyceps is clearly the star of the show. But there is a strong backup act – five medicinal fungi at 10% each.

  • Agaricus blazei 10% – Contains more of the immune-stimulating polysaccharide, beta-glucan, than any other mushroom. 
  • Coriolus versicolor 10%– Probably the most well-researched mushroom around – over 400 studies support its immuno-modulating action. Has anti-microbial and  anti-viral properties. Used to help treat respiratory, urinary and gastrointestinal infections, as well as hepatitis B and other liver diseases. Contains polysaccharide K (PSK), or Krestin, a potent compound responsible for its infection fighting talents. 
  • Maitake (Grifola frondosa) – An “adaptogen” that helps balance various body system. Rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium. Used to help treat fatigue, hypertension and liver disease. Found to help regulate glucose, insulin, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Reishi (Ganoderma species) – It’s an antioxidant and an analgesic. Can assist in the treatment of infections like bronchitis and hepatitis. Can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) – Strong anti-viral action. One of very few natural vegan sources of vitamin B12. 

What we put in Only the purest and most potent powdered medicinal mushrooms.

What we don’t put in it No gluten, binders, fillers, brown rice, maltodextrin, colorants, flavourants, preservatives or additives of any kind.

How the mushrooms are grown and made.Our mushrooms are 100% organic and full-spectrum, meaning the entire mushroom is used – both the fruit body (the part above ground) and the mycelium (an underground mass of filaments). Most mushroom supplements only include the cheaper and less nutritious mycelium. The Real Thing Medicinal Mushrooms is a more complete food.


  • Take 2 capsules daily. Best taken with a starchy meal. Avoid taking with fruit, which speeds up gut transit time and reduces absorption.

Care Instructions: 

  • Store in a cool, dry place, below 25°C, out of direct sunlight. Don't use after the expiry date on the container. It's a good idea to return any unused or expired capsules to your pharmacist for proper disposal.
  • Keep out of reach of children.


Per 2 capsule serving:

  • Cordyceps sinensis (Catepillar Mushrooms)– 133.4mg
  • Agaricus blazei (Almond Mushrooms) - 133.4mg
  • Coriolus versicolor (Turkey tail) - 133.4mg
  • Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) –  133.4mg
  • Grifola frondosa (Maitake) –  133.4mg
  • Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) –  133.4mg
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Overall Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars from 40 reviews

39 out of 40 people would recommend this product

28/03/2024, By Corrie
Gives energy and clarity of mind. Will definitely buy again
12/09/2023, By Dominick
By far the best I have tried!
21/11/2022, By Jillian
This is a great product!
I have been using it for the past two weeks. I have already felt a difference in the amount of energy I have throughout the day, and I don’t struggle to wake up in the mornings. My immune system has also seemed to improve, I felt a head cold coming along and I thought I would be sick in the next day or so, but the symptoms subsided a few days later. Unfortunately I have started developing a rash on my thighs and elbows, but I have researched that these are common side effects of the mushrooms contained in this product. I am sad that I might have to stop using the product, especially after the results I was receiving.
07/10/2022, By Hamster Gamster
Great for the immune system. Everybody around me has flu or colds, I got very mild symptoms and usually I am the one who is man down with all the nasty symptoms. Definitely better than eating lots of mushrooms.
08/06/2022, By Carin
This is the best immune booster I have ever tried. I was fighting a sore throat constantly last winter and even in cooler times during summer to the point where I was desperate for an immune booster that would keep that at bay (and I tried many). I started drinking the Medicinal Mushrooms and I haven't felt this healthy in a long time.
26/04/2022, By Robyn
This is my second Jar. It definitely helps with my energy levels after being stuck on in front a computer the entire day.
11/04/2022, By Robz
It doesn’t taste like anything. I can’t tell if it has any other benefits but the energy part the reviews mention is a real thing. After a long day in front of the computer used to make me lazy and feel sluggish. Now I go for a run without thinking twice.
08/03/2022, By Bel
I find I have far more energy than usual. I take them every morning with my breakfast. If I take them any later I find I cannot get to sleep straight away at night. Definitely not to be taken after 10am.
09/02/2022, By Celina
Good product

I had never used mushrooms as a supplement and have used for two weeks and did noticed I am more alert and less of a foggy brain. Also find I am sleeping better.
11/01/2022, By Joanie/Johan
Helps with fatigue
09/08/2021, By Marike
I bought this out of curiosity due to the rating of the product.
I have been buying this product ever since. I seem to have more energy and endurance since using it and can't go without it.
23/04/2021, By Ann
This improved my hormonal balance and immunity. Will order again.
12/04/2021, By Linda
excellent for healing body
06/04/2021, By Joanie
Gave me some needed energy
03/02/2021, By Kathryn
This was a birthday present from my friend. She recommends it so I’ll give it a try
08/01/2021, By Stefan
I love this, got it as a gift for a friend and she loves it too :)
13/11/2020, By Riley
Kinda mushy
13/11/2020, By Jack
Weird taste
03/11/2020, By Claire
So far so good - only 10 days into taking.
I actually brought not only for myself BUT my elderly CAT too after doing a lot of research - she gets 1/4 of a capsule in with her food. She has kidney disease, Pancreatitus & suspected Lymphoma
I do feel I have more energy & she seems a more active too.
Time will tell.
25/10/2020, By Mien
Love it
17/10/2020, By Freeda
Just wondering is this product good for damaged kidney....kidneys losing proteins...need to heal the kidney back to normal....any advice is welcome or any other product advice is appreciated
12/08/2020, By Alyx
This is the second mushroom supplement I have tried and I believe it is helping more than I sometimes realise. I suffer from cold sores on occasion due to stress, and have found since I started taking this supplement the recovery time has shortened significantly (from 2 weeks to 4-5 days)- which I attribute to it's anti-viral properties. My general health has also felt improved, and since I've made no other lifestyle changes I can only assume its this supplement that has made the difference.
03/07/2020, By Sonita
I seem to have more stamina / endurance. Also my hair is thick and strong after 2 months. I feel healthy overall. Will continue to use. Am curious to see long term effect
28/04/2020, By Happy
13/04/2020, By Janine
This is a great all-round mushroom medicine for those who want the best of the fungi, but not sure where to begin. It is mostly Cordyceps which is one of my favourites and all the other mushrooms in this product compliment the Cordyceps so nicely. Have been using this for immune boosting as well as general health
08/04/2020, By Peter
Took two tablets as recommended. Hopeful that the medication, will reverse the effects of my thyroid as I am using a thyroid support solution. I am confident of a positive outcome, to help alleviate with flu and cold symptoms.
15/08/2019, By GJ
Brilliant product.. I really can't go without it. It improves my energy levels and boost my immune system.
12/06/2019, By ADGreenhill
Noticeable difference at the work place - great product
07/06/2019, By Kiroux
I was a bit skeptical when buying this but I do think that it has made a difference. It has especially helped me feel less sleepy during the day and I have realised that I wake up feeling less groggy than I usually do.
22/03/2019, By Helen
This is a brilliant product. I am 99% less anxious than I was - and I had very bad anxiety. Even when I get anxious, it barely lasts as long as before - a few minutes at best. Gives me the space to pray without panic.
11/03/2019, By Keeks
Amazing product. Excellent service and delivery!!
31/10/2018, By Anonymous
Really works. Gives me energy through the day.
28/10/2018, By Starr
Want to order
19/10/2018, By Moonie
Just purchased this , I am quite skeptical about it , but I will never know if I do not try! :p
24/05/2017, By Carin
We are on our second bottle of Mushrooms. My Hubby and I both love them. We can both feel it when we haven't had our daily dose. I have a Vit B12 and Iron deficiency and these definitely help with the palpitations, short of breath episodes and lack of energy and fatigue. Will definitely continue using them.
14/09/2016, By Jezelle
All of a sudden running up and down the stairs carrying 5 grocery bags at a time just because i can. Used to become out of breath doing 30 squats because i hardly exercised throughout my entire life. The inflammation thing i can testify to. Been a heavy smoker for 12 years. Cut down now and I also dont eat meat which I know causes inflammation due to the antibiotics the animals are subjected to. Yesterday I did my usual (usual being for the past two weeks since i started on these) 100 squats and felt a milder version of the usual heart pounding and struggling to breathe effect and realised that I had forgotten to take the daily dose. Just started ny mom on these as she has all sorts of cancers and will update with her progress. She has trouble retaining nutrients so Im busy figuring out how to remedy that as well. Pritein, carbs and fats dont digest so sugar (not fruit which contain too much fibre) is the best method currently to get things into her bloodstream. Ps. I hAte sugar and am aware of the effects thereof so this is just for now..
01/09/2015, By Angelique
First impressions: It hurt my stomach and made me feel a little ill and tired when I first took it. Now I only take one pill in the morning with my green tea (before breakfast), or one before bed. It does up my energy levels a bit and helps me recover from sinus-related illnesses faster. It should be notes that this is not a miracle product and consuming high doses of raw mushrooms can be bad for you. Generally, mushrooms should be cooked, because they have very tough cell walls and are indigestible according to many sources. However, since these are dried and powdered, I suppose they
e an exception, but be cautious anyway. :)
Strangely, I drink one of these when Ive eaten a naughty meal (too much oil or starch) - might only be placebo effect, though!

I prefer spirulina and the Green Power products.
26/08/2014, By Jonathan
I have Fibromyalgia and this helps so much with boosting my energy levels - not to mention all the health benefits of these mushrooms.
12/02/2014, By Gillian
My father was suffering with low energy levels, some liver problems and getting over a cold that was similar to bird flu. I gave him a bottle of this magic and he came to me the next month asking me for more, and he is not a easy man to give medicine to
13/03/2011, By Shayne
Have noticed a difference in my energy levels from the mushroom vegicaps.

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