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Organic Cordyceps Extract Capsules

  • Hot water extracted from 100% Cordyceps militaris mushrooms
  • Still contains all non-water soluble components
  • Genuine mushrooms, unlike Ophiocordyceps sinensis mycelium
  • Made from Certified Organic mushrooms
  • Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Vegan
  • Guaranteed >25% Beta-glucans
  • No added starch, mycelium, or grain of any kind
  • 500mg pills, 60 and 150 serving options
  • Verified for quality at accredited 3rd party labs
  • Made in an NSF certified facility in the USA

The Energy Mushroom

Cordyceps mushrooms have been used traditionally for energy and fatigue and contain natural precursors to ATP, our cellular energy.

Unlike Cordyceps sinensis, the caterpillar fungus, Cordyceps militaris can be organically cultivated without the use of any insects.

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100% Organic Mushroom Extracts

Always extracted from certified organic mushrooms to unlock the beneficial compounds like beta-glucans and improve bioavailability.

Beta-glucans Verified

Beta-glucans are the most important and abundant compound in these mushrooms so we always verify and guarantee them right on the label.

No Grain Fillers

Unlike myceliated grain alternatives, our products contain absolutely NO grains or starchy fillers.
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Why Beta-Glucans Matter

Beta-glucans are the most abundant and primary active compound found in mushrooms and mycelium.

These complex polysaccharides are where much of the immunological benefits come from which is why it is so important to validate and guarantee beta-glucan content.

A lack of beta-glucans can be attributed to many things like low quality ingredients, improper processing and extraction or the addition of fillers like grains (see alpha-glucans).

All Real Mushrooms products have verified levels of beta-glucans right on the label so you can trust that you're getting the benefits you deserve.

ConsumerLab's #1 pick for mushroom products!

We received this industry recognition for the last two years and running. This reaffirms our commitment to delivering the best, most reliable functional mushroom products to enhance your health journey.


Trust, quality and your well-being are at the heart of everything we do.

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Do You Really Know What’s in Your Mushrooms?

Many products that claim to contain mushrooms actually contain none. What they are is the mushroom's root system, known as mycelium, which is grown on grains like rice and oats and this grain cannot be separated from the final product. This residual grain contributes high levels of starch which in turn dilutes the potential for active compounds like beta-glucans.

A 2017 study from Nature on reishi supplements found that 74% of products were inauthentic with 68% containing starch-like polysaccharides (ie. fillers).

ConsumerLab also found similar results in their reishi report and found Real Mushrooms to be their #1 choice.

Loved by Practitioners Around The World

Rosemary Gladstar

Internationally Renowned Herbalist

“I can rave about these products. I love them. And also love the amazing customer service. By the way, the Mushroom Hot Chocolate is the best.”

Dr. Mark Bricca ND

Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist

“I am so grateful to be able to recommend Real Mushrooms formulas to patients. They are of utmost quality, grown and processed properly in order to be truly rich in beneficial mushroom-derived beta-glucans.”

Michael Max LAc

TCM Practitioner and Acupuncturist

“Real Mushrooms blends modern science with ancient wisdom to bring you potent and pure mushroom powders. I use Real Mushrooms in my clinical practice because I trust the quality and potency of their products.”

Lee Carroll BHSc

Medical Herbalist

“The brands I choose to use in clinic and recommend must meet my stringent high standards. Real Mushrooms ticks all the boxes for me and sets the benchmark for quality, safety, efficacy and trust.”

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Ashley
Clarity & Focus

Helped a lot with mental clarity and focus

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Debbie
More Energy

I did a ton of research on this type of mushroom. My aim was to find something that would help with my energy levels. I started off with 2 caps daily for a couple of weeks and then down to 1 daily for a month (so far) And I have definitely noticed a difference!

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Gypsy
Boosted Energy & Supported Adrenals

I love the cordyceps! Great quality. I use them for my adrenal issues and keeping them supported. They give me energy for the day. I take 1 in the morning and 1 after lunch.

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Jen
Fueling Fun & Fitness

Taking it every day for added energy and strength especially when I’m on the court playing with other seniors like me 😊

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Chris
Finding My Energy Again

I have been fighting the long term COVID fatigue using Cordyceps. It has lessen the fatigue and allowed me to do activities I haven't done in a long time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are your mushrooms from?

All our mushroom extracts are from the leading supplier of organic mushroom extracts: Nammex. They have over 40 years of mushroom growing experience and were one of the first companies to bring organic medicinal mushroom extracts to North America.

Their ingredients go through rigorous quality control and are tested twice for heavy metals, agricultural chemicals and microbial contamination to ensure they meet all standards for dietary supplements of this nature. All of their extracts are made from certified organic mushrooms (fruiting bodies), organically grown or wildcrafted from deep within mountain regions of China.

Mushrooms used for dietary supplements are seldom grown in North American since it is too expensive. In fact, China is the leading supplier of mushrooms worldwide and supplies over 90% of the world’s mushrooms. It has a rich history of mushroom use as both food and medicine and is the birthplace of mushroom cultivation with shiitake being farmed in the early 1200s. China is one of the only places in the world where you can get 100% organic mushroom (fruiting body) extracts that can be sold at an affordable price.

Why do you use mushrooms and not mycelium?

It is extremely important to distinguish the difference between mushrooms and mycelium.

Mushrooms are the "fruit" and reproductive stage of these organisms while the mycelium is the root system or "body" of the fungus.

Mushrooms contain much higher levels of active compounds like beta-glucans and have a very large body of research. They have also been consumed for thousands of years as food and many health benefits have been shown from just mushroom consumption.

Mycelium is commonly grown on a grain substrate and this grain cannot be separate from the mycelium so much of the final product is actually grain with no mushrooms present. This shows up in high amounts of starch and low amounts of active compounds like beta-glucans.

For these reasons, Real Mushrooms only utilizes mushrooms in all of their products with verified levels of the important active compounds like beta-glucans and always guarded against starchy fillers like grain.

What is the difference between capsules and powder?

The products are identical. The only difference is how you want to consume them.

2 capsules is equivalent to roughly a 1/2 tsp of the mushroom powders.

In terms of potency and efficacy, both the capsules and powders are equally effective at delivering.

The capsules are great for travel purposes, where as the powder can be great added to recipes or mixed in coffee, tea or bone broth.

Isn't this the mushroom that uses a host's body to grow on?

That would be Cordyceps sinensis, which is incredibly pricey and very difficult to find. It is also the most well-known species of Cordyceps mushrooms. It's just not realistic to produce this mushroom at scale.

Here at Real Mushrooms, we use the cultivated alternative, Cordyceps militaris. It is the only type of Cordyceps species that can be commercially cultivated at scale to produce a mushroom (fruiting body), and it is becoming quite popular for use in supplements.

Why do the capsules contain other ingredients?

Natural ingredients don’t always flow smoothly through processing equipment and capsule manufacturers need to utilize other ingredients in order to fill capsules. It is common practise for encapsulation facilities to require the use of other ingredients.

We have worked closely with our encapsulation partners to make sure that only what is added is absolutely necessary to create the capsules.

How can Cordyceps benefit me?

Cordyceps may work to enhance oxygen utilization in the body, increase exercise performance in both endurance and strength based activities, support healthy libido levels in male and female, help with asthma/respiratory related issues and act as an adaptogen in the body during times of stress and high demand.

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