The Turkey Tail mushroom belongs to the Trametes Versicolor family, formerly known as Coriolus Versicolor (or “cloud mushroom” group). It is one of the 100 species of mushrooms that have been researched for their medicinal properties with overwhelmingly positive results.
The Turkey Tail mushroom grows on dead composing tree matter in woodland environments worldwide and it gets its name from the brown and tan rings that look like the tail feathers of a turkey. It’s a type of bracket fungi, which means that it forms thin, circular structures that appear leaf-like.
One of the most talked about qualities of the Turkey Tail mushroom is its ability to support the immune system while reduce inflammation. Due to the rare ability for a compound to positively affect these areas in unison, Turkey Tail is considered to be one of the best researched mushrooms and sits right on top with other medicinal mushrooms, such as Reishi, Cordyceps and Shiitake. Many edible mushrooms contain selenium, vitamin D and vitamin B3, which is part of what makes them strong immune boosters - Turkey Tail is a super star in this category, and is recommended for individuals with suppressed immune systems due to prolonged illness or malnutrition.
May increase white blood cell count, thus stimulating the overall immune response against certain toxins, foreign agents, viruses and harmful bacteria.
Known to regulate the populations of healthy gut bacteria. It is also known for interacting with immune cells and positively impacting the immune response.
Shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. It acts as a sure way to combat nutrient deficiency for a well-rounded diet routine for athletes.
Recent studies have shown that the use of Turkey Tail in concentrated forms, such as powders and tinctures, may assist in normalising the hormonal balance in the body.