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  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Here you'll find the answers to the questions that we receive most often from people interested in using Dr Alla's Medicinal Mushrooms. If after checking through this page, you have more questions, please contact us directly and we will be happy to assist you.

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  • GN01
  • Where do these mushrooms come from?

    All our mushrooms are grown in their indigenous environment in the Far East where their great health benefits have been discovered over 4000 years ago and have been used ever since.

    For over 25 years I work closely with my partners in the Far East to provide our clients with top quality raw materials. All medicinal mushrooms in MediMushooms range are grown in their indigenous climate and have never been exposed to any kind of harmful elements used to artificially enhance their growth. Also, there has been no use of any pesticides or other harmful substances at any stage.

  • GN02
  • How safe is it to take medicinal mushrooms?

    There are no side effects. It is safe to be taken by people of any age – from babies to advanced age.

  • GN03
  • Where are your products manufactured?

    Everything is manufactured in clean green New Zealand. We import to New Zealand only the highly selected imported raw mushrooms and all the MediMushrooms products are manufactured at the MedSafe approved and certified specialised manufacturing facilities.

  • GN04
  • Do you sell magic mushrooms?

    Strangely enough, I often get this question. These are NOT the traditional Magic Mushrooms having the hallucinogenic effect. MediMushrooms products are medicinal mushrooms that most definitely contain Magic Healing Properties.

  • GN05
  • I take a handful of other medications. But I also want to start taking one of your mushrooms. Are there any known restrictions?

    None of MediMushrooms products have any negative effect and can be combined with other medications.

  • GN06
  • Do you have a product that combines a few of these mushrooms?

    The results are significantly better when these medicinal mushrooms are taken at the stipulated dosage separately. Rather combine the varieties depending on your symptoms. You may then change the varieties accordingly. I highly recommend looking at the Symptoms Chart; use it as a guide to the symptoms as I could not possibly include them all.

  • GN07
  • I am taking your Lion’s Mane and Reishi for over a year now. I feel great, but when should I stop taking them?

    MediMushrooms are not drugs. They are Dietary Supplements, so you may stop taking them at any time and start again when you feel that the effect is missing. Many of my clients are taking them for years. I am personally using these mushrooms for well over 20 years and do not intend stopping. In these cases only a “maintenance dosage” is required – 1 capsule of each once a day.

  • GN08
  • I have trouble swallowing capsules, but want to start taking your mushroom supplements. What can you suggest?

    You are not alone; I have a number of clients with the same issue. Just open the capsule, it is easy to do. Empty the contents into any cereal, yogurt, smoothie, salad, any meal at all and have it this way. Just remember that Reishi is the only one that is bitter and I personally cannot take it any other way than in a capsule, though many of my clients manage to consume it with food. The rest of the MediMushrooms products have a great mushroomy/nutty taste and are very enjoyable for both kids and adults. The same applies to people that for various reasons do not wish to take capsules as such.

  • GN09
  • I have changed my mind about a purchase. Can I claim a refund?

    Please refer to our Return Policy.

  • GN10
  • I came across another MediMushrooms website that is in South Africa. Is this the same product as sold on this website?

    No. The product is not the same.

    About 10 years ago I sold the South African branch of MediMushrooms giving Fran Fainman the rights to manufacture, market and sell my MediMushrooms products in South Africa and Israel ONLY.

    To ensure that the high quality expected of my products continues to be upheld and to maintain a level of consistency, I was providing the same raw materials and the formulation for each product like the one used in manufacturing in New Zealand.

    Well, this is now in the past. A few years ago, Fran Fainman refused to use the raw mushrooms that we provide and started using the mushroom powder of inferior quality because it was cheaper.

    As of December 2017, I no longer supply Fran Fainman in South Africa with the high quality original MediMushrooms products that have been trusted by our clients since 1998.

    As a result, I do not guarantee the quality of the products she sells. The legal team is working on stopping Fainman from misrepresenting the MediMushrooms brand.

  • GN11
  • We often receive emails with enquiries such as: “I am in … country. Do you ship your products here?” or “I live in … Can you send it to my country?”

    In answer to this question, please see the list below. The names of countries are in alphabetical order. We export MediMushrooms products to the following 70 countries.

    North, Central & South America:

    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • United States

    Europe and Islands:

    • Åland Islands
    • Albania
    • Andorra
    • Armenia
    • Austria
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Bosnia & Herzegovina
    • Bouvet Island
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czechia
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Faroe Islands
    • Finland
    • France
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Gibraltar
    • Greece
    • Greenland
    • Guadeloupe
    • Guernsey
    • Vatican City
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Isle of Man
    • Italy
    • Jersey
    • Kosovo
    • Latvia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • North Macedonia
    • Malta
    • Mayotte
    • Monaco
    • Montenegro
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Réunion
    • Romania
    • San Marino
    • Serbia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Svalbard & Jan Mayen
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Turkey
    • United Kingdom

    Middle East:

    • Bahrain
    • Cyprus
    • Israel
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates

    Asia & Pacific Islands:

    • Australia
    • Malaysia


    If your country is not on the list, please contact us via email and we will make the necessary arrangements to ensure that your parcel reaches you safely and in a timely manner.

  • CD01
  • I could not find my symptom on your Symptoms Chart. How do I choose which product must I take?

    That is quite understandable as it is impossible to have all symptoms mentioned. I have personally studied over 1860 scientific research work done world wide to put this chart together, so it carries tons of credibility. The Symptoms Chart should be used only as a guide. Choose the MediMushrooms that correspond to the symptoms closest to the ones that you have. You are very welcome to contact me if you battle to make a decision.

  • CD02
  • I am currently taking 2 types of your mushrooms. When I looked at your Symptoms Chart it seems that I should be taking another two mushrooms. Will it be OK? Will it not be too much?

    You may safely take all 5 varieties of MediMushrooms. In this case a smaller dosage of each is sufficient as they tend to boost the properties of each other.

  • CD03
  • We are mostly healthy in the family, but I just feel the need to improve our immune system, especially before and during winter months. What should we take?

    Most definitely I would get everyone on MediMushrooms Reishi – it is very potent and will boost the immune system tremendously. You may also add Cordyceps to improve the energy levels or Lion’s Mane for brain function, memory and concentration ability. There is no need for high dosage, just 1 capsule of each once a day is sufficient. Feel free to increase the dosage if you see the need.

  • CD04
  • My energy level is so low that I cannot exercise as much as I used to. Which MediMushrooms product should I use?

    The best results you would get from the combination of 2 products: Reishi and Cordyceps. Start with 2 capsules of each in the morning for 3 months, after that continue taking just 1 capsule of each for as long as you need your energy level to stay high.

  • CD05
  • My job requires high concentration and lately I noticed having trouble with it and generally my brain is just not as sharp as it was before. Also my memory is not what it used to be. What mushrooms can help?

    Lion’s Mane with Cordyceps are most definite medimushrooms to take. You may add Reishi for better results. After 3 months you may try and eliminate one of them or rather keep taking them all but at a low dosage – 1 capsule of each a day.

  • CD06
  • I am in a mess – I am always tired and feel nervous most of the time. Which mushrooms can help me?

    Please start taking a combination of Maitake and Shiitake. You may also add any of Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps or Reishi for a few months depending on other symptoms you might have (go through Symptoms Chart) and later get back to Maitake and Shiitake at a lower dosage.

  • CD07
  • I read that Cordyceps helps with impotency. How many capsules must I take?

    You are quite right. Cordyceps is excellent when there is impotency or any other kind of sexual dysfunction. The recommended dosage is 2 capsules twice a day for 1-2 months followed by 1 capsule twice a day for at least another 3 months. After this period, please keep taking just 1 capsule of Cordyceps once a day, it does not matter what time of the day. Best it is to have Cordyceps combined with Shiitake.

  • CD08
  • My son is 8 years old and he suffers of asthma. Which mushroom should he take and how many capsules?

    Reishi and Maitake are great for all asthma sufferers. You may give your son 1 capsule of each twice a day. There are no side effects. Keep at this dosage for minimum of 3 months. Then you can reduce to 1 capsule once a day. If after some time you see that your child was doing better on a higher dosage, then please go back to the previous one of 1 capsule of each twice a day.

  • CD09
  • Both my parents have a terrible loss of memory, it got worse in the last year. What could you recommend?

    Lion’s Mane and Cordyceps would be the best. As usually I recommend a higher dosage initially and after 3 months you may lower it. Observe your parents and you might find that after some time they should go back to a higher dosage again.

  • CD10
  • My mother suffers of Alzheimer’s. On your Symptoms Chart it shows Lion’s Mane and Reishi. Can I add any other medimishrooms?

    Yes, I would add Cordyceps at the same dosage.

  • CD11
  • For last four years I have a urinary problem. What should I order?

    I would recommend you taking Cordyceps with Shiitake together.

  • CD12
  • Every man worries about prostate health. What can you recommend to take to prevent prostate cancer?

    I have a large number of clients taking for years the combination of Maitake, Reishi and Shiitake as prevention from prostate cancer at 1 capsule of each a day. It is wise in my humble opinion.

  • CD13
  • My cholesterol level is gone through the roof. On the chart I see 4 different ones. Which mushrooms must I take?

    Best results would be if you start taking the combination of the four medimushrooms - Cordyceps, Reishi, Maitake and Shiitake. A dosage of 2 capsules of each a day during first 1 to 3 months, followed by 1 capsule of each for next 6 months at least.

  • CD14
  • What is the best dosage if I have cancer?

    If you choose only 1 or 2 varieties of MediMushrooms then take minimum of 2 capsules twice a day for at least 6 months. If you are taking 3 varieties or more then take 2 capsules of each twice a day for 3 months, after that you may start taking 1 capsule of each twice a day for another 3 – 6 months. This should be followed by another 6 months of as I call it “maintenance dosage”.

  • CD15
  • In 3 weeks I am to start chemotherapy. When must I start taking your mushrooms and which ones exactly?

    I recommend that you start as soon as possible taking the following 3 MediMushrooms: Maitake, Reishi and Shiitake – 2 of each twice a day before, during and after the chemotherapy. Do your best to stay at this dosage for as long as possible, but minimum of 3 to 6 months. After this period of time you may start slowly reducing the dosage.