The fountain of youth discovered, mushrooms!

Over 8,000 meters up, the wind slices across the mountain of Shigatse, Tibet like frozen glass. You begin to understand the feeling of below freezing temperatures infecting the rest of your body as your hands and feet are numbed with every step. You knew you should not have come during this time of year but you were on an unwavering quest to find youth as you heard the legends of the monks at the base camp of Everest.. It was dark and you were alone as you looked for the Rongbuk Monastery the reason you traveled thousands of miles to reach what the locals call “the Peak of Heaven” to have the opportunity to listen and learn with some of their monks about natural powers of mushrooms they had discovered in their Eastern Chinese Medicine practice.

After traveling over 5,000 miles and climbing 26,000 feet, you made it. A monk led you into a small shelter and for what seemed like hours, he sat silently on the stone pebbled floor and then helped you gently warm up near the fire.. From pure exhaustion and euphoria that you reached your destination, you drifted away into the night into a deep sleep.

As the sun gently nudged you awake, the silence was deafening. You examined your body to ensure it hadn’t been affected by frostbite. You put your clothes on from the night before and stepped outside. You were met by God’s majesty as you gazed at the Himalayan range, which included you staring face to face with the peak of Mt. Everest as it looked down on you with a sly grin knowing that if you ever dared to climb her, she would try her best to never let you go.

You walked back inside and watched as a doctor prepared a morning hot drink for you as he added a compound that had the look of coffee but an earthy smell of tea. You sipped it and instantaneously you knew your life would never be the same. You had traveled across the world to find a secret that you now wanted to share with the world.

Yes, these special mushrooms are found deep in the heart of the Himilayan region and they have an unsurpassed ability to help you perform at new heights. And fortunately, you do not have to travel across the world to get the same outcome as the traveler above. What he experienced was the life changing benefits of mushrooms. The good news for us is that a man by the name of Tony Shields has created a unique mixture of 6 mushrooms called THRIVE 6that will help you perform optimally both in mind and body. You can be an inheritor of the benefits of his work and I had the opportunity to get his unparalleled acumen on mushrooms and his compound. When I first tried THRIVE 6 I couldn’t believe the benefits it delivers.

Tony Shields At His Farm

Mushrooms have been used for a very long time throughout the world for medicinal purposes. If understood correctly they unlock the potential to build immunity, help with heart related issues, memory, energy, sport performance, sleep, stress, and focus. In fact, in the 90’s a new type of mushroom was discovered after the Olympics when China had won several medals and attributed their success to a herbal concoction that included Cordycep mushrooms but where do they come from and which ones are safe?


Tony, how safe are ingesting mushrooms and is it as normal as having a garden in your backyard?

It has been said that all mushrooms are edible- but some only once!

Unfortunately, there is no clear answer on the safety of ingesting mushrooms in general. Some mushrooms are nutritious and have amazing medicinal benefits, some mushrooms can send you on a journey of the mind… and others could even kill you.

As for medicinal mushrooms, there are many incredible species that have a long history of safe and effective use. Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Maitake, Reishi, Turkey Tail, Oyster, Shiitake and many others are all considered very safe.

That being said, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to go foraging in local forests or their backyards for mushrooms- unless you are 100% confident in your identification skills. The best and safest way to consume mushrooms is to get them from trusted suppliers who test for product safety and level of beneficial compounds.


Tony what benefits does one have by ingesting mushrooms?

This can vary wildly by the individual taking the mushrooms, the type of mushrooms taken, and the dose.

One common characteristic that all medicinal mushrooms share is their ability to support and modulate the immune system. At first glance, this seems like a mediocre benefit, until you consider that our immune system forms the foundation for literally every system in our body, and therefore our overall health.

Tony, more specifically what type of mushroom should we take and when?

(All of these are found in THRIVE 6 by FRESHCAP MUSHROOMS)


Cordyceps has traditionally been taken to improve energy, endurance, and overall athletic performance. It does this by improving the efficiency at which our cells use oxygen.

Lions Maine?

Lion’s Mane is famous for its ability to support the brain and nervous system. People take this incredible mushroom to improve memory, mental clarity and focus.


Maitake mushroom has a high concentration of beta-glucans and is specifically good at modulating the immune system. Research has shown that Maitake can improve high blood pressure, and may be able to improve blood sugar levels for people with diabetes. Extracts from Maitake have also been used in Cancer research with positive results.


Reishi is known as the mushroom of immortality. Traditionally, Reishi has been used to improve overall vitality and promote longevity. It does this by bolstering the immune system and defending the body against disease. It has one of the longest histories of use of all the medicinal mushrooms.


Chaga is known as the King of Medicinal Mushrooms! Traditionally, Chaga has been taken as an anti inflammatory, as an immune modulator and as a way to protect cellular DNA from damage caused by free radicals.

Turkey Tail?

Turkey Tail (along with Maitake) has one of the highest concentrations of Beta-D glucans. It is famous for having powerful immune boosting effects, and has been intensely researched for its ability to fight cancer.

Tony if they want to really dive into mushrooms and the benefits of they offer how can you teach them more?

There are plenty of great books available to learn more about these amazing mushrooms. Of course, you can always stop by, and say “hi!”

Tony, why did you create THRIVE 6 and what will it deliver to us?

I have always been interested in mushrooms, for reasons I still don’t really understand, and the more I learn about them the more interested I become.

I am a huge believer in the power of mushrooms- and think they have a huge potential to benefit people all over the world- if only more people were aware of the benefits! FreshCap Mushrooms is my way of turning that belief into reality.

THRIVE 6 combines 6 powerful medicinal mushroom extracts that will help to strengthen your immune system, supercharge your brain power and boost your energy levels.

CONCLUSION: Whether you are an athlete, salesman, stay at home mom, or college student we can all benefit from this natural gift of mushrooms. I personally can attest to it as it has helped increase my VO2 max while also helping me enjoy my workouts more while in the pool, mountain bike, or trail running as I prepare for the upcoming XTERRA season. I have experienced first hand its benefits the very first time I tried them on a Saturday while mountain biking with friends when they noticed that I must have been feeling good based on my speed and attitude. Thrive carries so many health benefits that you can learn more about that could take over a lifetime.

So, if you are religious about having a cup of coffee in the morning you have to try adding a scoop of THRIVE 6 mushroom extract and reap the benefits of natures natural healing power. And everytime you take that first sip, think of Tony Shields and smile. Be thankful that you did not have to traverse to the base of Mt. Everest to enjoy the benefits he has given to us in THRIVE 6 and his business of FRESHCAP MUSHROOMS.


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