Trametes versicolor, also known as Coriolus versicolor and Polyporus versicolor, is a common polypore mushroom typically found growing on dead logs throughout the world. Meaning 'of several colours', versicolor reliably describes this mushroom found in different colors. Trametes versicolor is more commonly known as Turkey Tail mushroom and earned its name from its resemblance to the colorful tail plumage of a wild turkey. The top surface of the Trametes versicolor cap shows typical concentric zones of different colours. The flesh is 1–3 mm thick and has a dense leathery texture. It commonly grows in tiled layers. Turkey tail mushroom cap is typically a rust-brown or darker brown, sometimes with blackish zones. Turkey tail mushroom has been used in traditional Chinese practices for its turkey tail mushroom benefits for thousands of years and was traditionally made into a tonic or Turkey tail mushroom tea.
Turkey Tail Mushroom carries two important compounds great for boosting immune health and function known as Polysaccharide K (PSK) and Polysaccharide-peptide (PSP). Laboratory and animal studies tested the effects of PSK on the immune system, including immune cells called natural killer cells.
Research conducted investigating Turkey Tail mushroom benefits ultimately determined that PSK can stimulate Natural Killer cells but whether that is directly or indirectly is still being investigated. Despite this, Polysaccharide K from Trametes versicolor has been used to promote cellular health and immune function in Japan for decades.
In vitro studies found that Polysaccharide-peptide (PSP), a peptide in Turkey Tail Mushroom, increases monocytes which are known to promote immune system function and bolster our bodies’ defenses. Recent research also found that Turkey Tail mushroom health benefits may promote digestive health as well. A couple Turkey tail mushroom clinical trials found that orally consuming a Turkey tail mushroom supplement containing PSP promoted gut and digestive benefits. It’s believed that some of these Turkey Tail mushroom health benefits also play a role in supporting the immune system.
Beta-Glugan (β-Glucan) minimum content: 45%
As a dietary supplement, take 500mg of Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract once daily.
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