Turkey Tail Extract Powder
One of the first medicinal mushrooms we introduced at RAW Forest Foods, our Turkey Tail Extract is made using only select wild-harvested Turkey Tail, Trametes versicolor, fungi from strict ecological sources. Our Cloud Mushroom Turkey Tail Extract has been standardized to contain a 40% concentration of the medicinal polysaccharides present in this fungi, including the clinically relevant and researched compounds PSK, PSP, and VPS. Turkey Tail is a particularly useful medicinal mushroom in helping to protect and guard against the increased rates of certain diseases prevalent in modern society.
This is an ideal herb for men and women, but especially women looking for an adaptogenic fungi to promote immune system health and possible breast cancer support.
What Others Are Saying
"Very effective. I gave some to my neighbor who had tumors and his tumors disappeared! I came out better than expected on my [colonoscopy] after taking the mushroom for two weeks." — Merilyn
"I have ordered this product multiple times and have been highly satisfied with the product and its results." — Unknown
You will find our Turkey Tail Extract in the following product:
Turkey Tail Extract May Support
- Improves immune system response;
- Protection from radiation and healing radiation-induced cellular mutations;
- Improve and enhance health;
- Protect against a wide variety of diseases.*
Turkey Tail Extract Key Benefits
The largest US clinical trial on Turkey Tail was performed by Bastyr University, which confirmed the use of Turkey Tail mushrooms in the treatment of several kinds of cancer, including cervical, breast, lung, gastric, colon, sarcoma, carcinoma, and esophageal. The same study confirmed the use of Turkey Tail in cases of immunodeficiency, hepatitis B and C, and malaria. In addition to having immunomodulating and anticancer abilities, Turkey Tail has also shown an ability to fight viruses, which is a highly sought after ability in modern medicine.
Bastyr University isolated the following active medicinal constituents:
- β-glucan-proteins (Coriolan, PSK). Polysaccharide K (PSK) is composed of 30% polysaccharide, 6% nitrogen, and 15% protein;
- Ergosterol (pro-vitamin D2) derivatives;
- Polysaccharopeptide (PSP).*
Folklore remedies of Turkey Tail include the treatment of lung and liver infections. In China, Turkey Tail has been used as a preventive and curative agent for liver infections and liver cancer. In Japan, it is considered a panacea for a variety of cancers. Overall, the mycelium and fruiting body of the mushroom is considered an immune stimulant and is believed to have anticarcinogenic activity.
In Traditional and Classical Chinese Medicine, Turkey Tail, also known as Yun Zhi, is seen to manifest its therapeutic actions in the Spleen, Lung, and Liver meridians.
It does so by invigorating the Spleen and eliminating dampness, replenishing Jing and Qi, all through its use as a general tonic and in regulating immune functions.
Today, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Turkey Tail is used to clear dampness, reduce phlegm, heal pulmonary disorders, strengthen the physique, increase energy and benefit people with chronic diseases (Yang & Yong, 1989, Ying et al., 1987). Furthermore, Turkey Tail is employed by TCM doctors as a useful treatment for infection and/or inflammation of the upper respiratory, urinary and digestive tracts. Turkey Tail is also regarded as curative to liver ailments, including hepatitis B and chronic active hepatitis, and is used to treat general weakness of the immune system (Ying et al., 1987).
Ethically and ecologically wild-harvested to ensure a clean product and the preservation of ecology.
Bland in flavors
Slightly cold in nature
Turkey Tail Extract Powder
Serving size is 2 grams (approximately 1/2 teaspoon), taken twice daily or as directed, preferably on an empty stomach. Once in the morning and once in the evening.
We like to take our tinctures diluted in 2 - 4 ounces of warm water, taken on an empty stomach.Learn more about using all of our products here.
A cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture.
Herb cycling schedules can be beneficial when healing. If you prefer to rotate your pro-androgenic and tonic herbs, we suggest a schedule of five days on, and two days off, or four weeks on and one week off.
Before starting any new medicinal herbs or nutritional supplements (from our company or otherwise), customers should consult with their qualified healthcare practitioner. This not because we question the safety of our products, but because we believe in the strength of our products and that plants have a medicinal, therapeutic potential.
This product is not for use by those under the age of 18, who are pregnant or nursing, or who are allergic or adverse to any of the ingredients contained within.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please view our full Terms and Conditions.
Works ReferencedAmerican Cancer Society: Trametes versicolor;
Antimetastatic effects of PSK (Krestin), a protein-bound polysaccharide obtained from basidiomycetes: an overview;
Beta-glucans in higher fungi and their health effects;
Cell growth and gene modulatory activities of Yunzhi (Windsor Wunxi) from mushroom Trametes versicolor in androgen-dependent and androgen-insensitive human prostate cancer cells;
Coriolus versicolor (American Cancer Society);
Coriolus versicolor (New York University Langone Medical Center);
Coriolus versicolor: A Medicinal Mushroom with Promising Immunotherapeutic Values;
Coriolus versicolor polysaccharide peptide slows progression of advanced non-small cell lung cancer;
Efficacy of adjuvant immunochemotherapy with polysaccharide K for patients with curative resections of gastric cancer;
Efficacy of Yun Zhi (Coriolus versicolor) on survival in cancer patients: systematic review and meta-analysis;
Enzyme-Catalyzed Oxidation of 17β-Estradiol Using Immobilized Laccase from Trametes versicolor;
FDA Approves Bastyr Turkey Tail Trial for Cancer Patients;
In vitro inhibition of proliferation of HL-60 cells by tetrandrine and coriolus versicolor peptide derived from Chinese medicinal herbs;
Medicinal mushrooms: a rapidly developing area of biotechnology for cancer therapy and other bioactivities;
Medicinal Mushrooms and Cancer Therapy: Translating a traditional practice into Western medicine;
Medicinal Value of Turkey Tail Fungus Trametes versicolor;
Polysaccharopeptides of Coriolus versicolor: physiological activity, uses, and production;
Polysaccharide K suppresses angiogenesis in colon cancer cells;
The anti-tumor effect of a small polypeptide from Coriolus versicolor (SPCV);
The use of mushroom glucans and proteoglycans in cancer treatment;
Traditional Chinese Medicine: Yun Zhi (Ý__ or _©µ¬©ÒÜÎ), AKA Cloud Mushroom & Trametes versicolor;
Trametes versicolor mushroom immune therapy in breast cancer.
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Very effective. I gave some to my neighbor who had tumors and his tumors disappeared! We're giving some to his grandson who also has a tumor. I came out better than expected on my colonoscopey after taking the mushroom for two weeks. 4 stars from me!
Taking this along with Unique-E Tocotrienol which is does not include any tocopherols as a preventative for prostate health based upon. (Read FYI http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25129068). I have ordered this product multiple times and have been highly satisfied with the product and its results.
I am a primary care physician, working primarily with the pediatrics population, and I am routinely exposed to different pathogens, including the onslaught of seasons colds which come walking through my door this time of the year. I have used several products from RAW Forest Foods, and have always been more than satisfied with the quality of their products, but I want to give a specific mention to the immune support that Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) has awarded me over the course of approximately 1.5 years of continual use. I do not tend to be a sick person, but I usually end up catching a cold several times a year--similar to the elementary school teacher and her exposure to the common cold. Since starting and using Trametes versicolor I have not been sick once. Not even felt any sickness coming on. This has added greatly to the quality of my work and my life, and I am tremendously grateful to that. If I could recommended a natural product through my work I would, without a doubt. recommend this. But alas, it is out of the scope of medicine.
RAW Forest Foods Turkey Tail Extract is the newest supplement that I have order. I only received by order recently so I can't give this product a full review yet, which is why I am only giving 4 stars out of 5. I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (low energy, body pain and soreness, lowered immune system) and so far my energy is feeling better and I am more able to complete the tasks that I need to complete. No sickness scares yet, but based on what I have read I am sure this supplement is helping strengthen my immune system. This is my first order from RAW Forest Foods, and while I am always skeptical with ordering from new-to-me companies this one is "so far so good."