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Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract

The Turkey Tail mushroom is one of the lesser noticed of all the medical fungi (such as Reishi, Cordyceps, or Chaga), however, Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) offers a wide range of health benefits and has ample research supporting it as one of the most potent medicinal fungi available. Turkey Tail has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for several trials in proving its efficacy as an adjunct therapy against both breast cancer and prostate cancer, improving survival rates significantly. Turkey Tail has also been researched for its value in breaking down (oxidizing) estrogen compounds, such as estradiol, estriol, estrone, and the synthetic estrogen ethinylestradiol (as found in birth control), making Turkey Tail of particular interest is combating the proliferation of estrogen dominance both in our bodies and in our environment. Turkey Tail also has powerful immune boosting effects, aiding the immune response in several ways; both strengthening the cells of the immune system and showing anti-viral and anti-microbial properties itself, being effective against several pathogens, including malaria, hepatitis C, and others. Another protective ability the Turkey Tail mushroom exhibits is its effects in helping the body protect itself against the harmful effects of radiation and DNA damage.

Turkey Tail is also a very popular herbal drug in Chinese traditional medicine, where it is used as a curative agent for the liver, spleen and lungs. It replenishes the Jing (essence) and Qi (vital energy), in its use as general tonic, and in regulating immune functions.

Most of the research into Turkey Tail shows that its strong immune enhancing properties are based partly on its content of the polysaccharides polysaccharide-K (PSK), polysaccharopeptide (PSP), and Verisicolor polysaccharide (VPS). Our RAW Forest Foods Turkey Tail Powdered Extract is a standardized extract, concentrating the polysaccharide content to 40%--both ensuring a potent level of medicinal polysaccharides and making them highly digestible with high bioavailability (the ability of a supstance to be absorbed into the body). It is a ready-to-use extract, being much more potent and concentrated than simply boiling the mushroom. RAW Forest Foods' powdered Turkey Tail Extract is made with only wild-harvested Trametes versicolor mushrooms, which is done with strict concern for locating clean fungi pure of contaminants and for not over harvesting (an increasing concern with medicinal fungi).