on a plume of turkey feathers, this medicinal mushroom has been used for thousands of
years in traditional oriental and in conventional medicine to treat various ailments
and diseases. Perhaps the most impressive quality of the turkey tail mushroom is its
ability to enhance the health of the immune system
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Turkey Tail is loaded with antioxidants helping to reduce the impact of oxidative stress in the body and minimise cell damage from free radicals.
The DNA protective activity of Turkey Tail in recent trials has shown how the mushroom can help support and protect genetic material by “stimulating a genoprotective response of cells”.
Like other medicinal mushrooms Turkey Tail contain polysaccharide compounds, specifically a type called beta glucans, which support immune health and overall wellness. However, this mushroom is exceptional in offering another two immune boosting beta-glucan compounds: Polysaccharide peptide (PSP) and Polysaccharide K (PSK). These compounds are believed to be responsible for the mushroom’s powerful immune boosting properties and for improving the capability of the immune system’s natural killer cells which can protect the body against viruses, bacteria and disease.
The role of a prebiotic is to feed your gut microbiome and supply the nourishment that probiotic bacteria needs to thrive. Turkey Tail mycelium is a rich source of bioactive prebiotic compounds that can help support the microbiome and a smoother digestion process. These compounds also promote growth of good bacteria in the body, including acidophilus and bifidobacterium – highly beneficial to anyone suffering from leaky gut syndrome. Improved gut health will also boost immune function and overall wellbeing, while enhanced digestion supports weight management.
Turkey Tail is used to help protect the liver from toxic damage and inflammation caused by oxidative stress. In Asia, it is often prescribed in conjunction with chemotherapy by doctors to help reduce liver damage from these strong drugs. Turkey Tail has also been shown to be effective in treating liver inflammation also known as ‘hepatitis’. In one study, Turkey Tail was found to improve the quality of life of people living with liver cancer.