Product Spotlight: Turkey Tail

Product Spotlight: Turkey Tail

Sure, Turkey Tail mushrooms have a silly name, but they’ve got some serious reported benefits. Brightly coloured, thick, and woody — they’re basically inedible for humans. But once we work our dual extraction magic, Turkey Tail mushrooms are ready to become your go-to supplement for immune system support and gut health.

West Australian grown Turkey Tail

Growing Turkey Tail mushrooms is no mean feat. Usually found in the forests of North America, they grow on fallen logs or tree stumps. But in our lab, we grow them on a substrate of hardwood sawdust, gypsum, bran, wood chips, and water.

When it comes to mushrooms, location matters. That’s because mushrooms absorb toxins and heavy metals from their environment. But in our state of the art mushroom growing facility, we keep everything spick and span — for the best possible Turkey Tail mushrooms.

Researched benefits of Turkey Tail

Immune boosters Turkey tail mushrooms contain stacks of antioxidants, called flavonoids and phenols. Not only that, they’ve got the highest level of polysaccharides and beta glucans of any medicinal mushroom! And all may that boil down to serious immune system support for you.

In fact, Turkey Tail mushrooms have been approved as an addition to standard cancer treatment across Asia. That’s because they contain powerful polysaccharides PSP and PSK, which appear to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Love ya guts

It seems like everyone is talking about gut health and probiotics. That’s because a healthy gut is vital for overall health. But lots of people don’t know that prebiotics are actually a big part of the picture when it comes to the microbiome.

Simply put, prebiotics are food for probiotics. If probiotics are the soccer team of your gut, prebiotics are the sliced oranges. And the good news is, Turkey Tail mushrooms are a good source of prebiotics. In fact, in an 8-week study of healthy adults, PSP from Turkey Tail mushrooms led to beneficial changes in gut bacteria.

The digestion question

If you struggle with stomach issues, Turkey Tail could help. It’s been shown to boost populations of beneficial bacteria and reduce harmful bugs. And having healthy levels of good bacteria, like Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus, has been linked to an improvement in unwanted tummy troubles.

Organic Turkey Tail mushrooms

At Touchwood Mushrooms, our dual extraction method gives you access to the beta glucans, antioxidants, and sterols that make Turkey Tail mushrooms the nutritional powerhouses that they are. All our products contain 100% fruit body — which is mycologist speak for actual mushrooms — no grains or fillers.

In fact, we’ve used so much Turkey Tail in our liquid extract, it’s twice as powerful (and will last you twice as long) as other products on the market. Speak to your doctor before deciding to take supplements, and if you’d like to know more about our growing facilities, our values and our favourite mushrooms facts, check out our blog.

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