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Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) has striking colors and has been used around the world for centuries to treat various conditions. Perhaps the most impressive quality of the turkey tail mushroom is its ability to enhance the health of your immune system. Sporgy uses turkey tail in our Mush Love Awaken Tea and Myco Dose Poly Power pure turkey tail extract.
Turkey Tail contains an impressive array of antioxidants, including phenols and flavonoids which help
promote your immune system health by reducing inflammation and stimulating the release of protective compounds.
Krestin (PSK) and Polysaccharide Peptide (PSP) are two types of powerful polysaccharopeptides found in turkey tail mushrooms that may strengthen the health of your immune system.
Research has demonstrated that turkey tail mushrooms may have anti-tumor properties. Studies have found that the polysaccharides inhibited the growth and spread of human cancer cells suppressing certain tumors. The most impressive evidence is when it’s used in combination with more traditional treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation.
Turkey tail mushroom may positively impact gut bacterial balance by enhancing the growth of beneficial bacteria while suppressing harmful species.
Studies demonstrated that daily treatment with 45.5 mg per pound (100 mg per kg) of body weight, of turkey tail mushroom extract significantly slowed the spread of cancer cells and improved survival times in dogs with highly aggressive cancer (hemangiosarcoma).