Rich in polysaccharides and polysaccharopeptides. Immunostimulant and anticarcinogenic. Beta (1>3),(1>6)-glucans; protein-bound polysaccharides. polysaccharide peptide (PSP) and polysaccharide krestin (PSK)
Therapeutic Notes +
Turkey Tail is an adaptogenic medicinal mushroom and is used with standard cancer treatments in Japan. Turkey tail has traditionally been used for cholesterol, liver health, and immune health. They are rich in polysaccharides which play a role in strengthening the immune system and building adaptive immunity, which is what allows B cells, a specific type of white blood cell, to produce antibodies. Turkey Tail mushrooms encourage the body to produce more of these highly specialized cells in a process called B-cell activation. These powerful cells help our bodies avoid overwhelming systemic infections. Research has shown that having a healthy colony of bacteria in the gut can help prevent disease and support the immune system. Turkey tail may also be helpful in keeping a balance of gut bacteria, therefore improving overall health. One study found that PSP from turkey tail has prebiotic abilities and helps the gut regulate its balance of bacteria.