Our Turkey Tail Extract is a testament to our unwavering commitment to unlocking the profound healing powers of functional mushrooms.
Sourced from select, wild-harvested Trametes versicolor fungi, renowned for their potent medicinal properties, this extract is the result of rigorous ecological harvesting practices. We ensure that each batch of our Cloud Mushroom Turkey Tail Extract achieves a standardized 40% concentration of vital medicinal polysaccharides, including the extensively researched and clinically significant compounds PSK (Polysaccharide Krestin), PSP (Polysaccharide-Peptide), and VPS (Versicolor Polysaccharide), ensuring unparalleled purity and efficacy.
For centuries, the Turkey Tail mushroom has been revered in traditional medicine, celebrated for its extraordinary immune-supportive and adaptogenic properties. Its unique composition of bioactive compounds has been shown to bolster the body's defenses, rendering it an essential ally in the face of the increased prevalence of certain diseases in modern society. The adaptogenic qualities of Turkey Tail make it particularly beneficial for enhancing immune system support, offering a natural defense against environmental stressors and pathogens.
In developing our Cloud Mushroom Turkey Tail Extract, we aimed to provide holistic support for those seeking to blend the wisdom of traditional herbalism with modern scientific advancements. This extract is suitable for everyone, men and women alike, but is particularly beneficial for those looking to boost their immune function and embrace natural health resilience strategies. Women may find this adaptogenic mushroom especially valuable in their wellness regimens, as it offers support for immune health and may contribute to breast cancer prevention strategies. Embrace the power of nature with our Turkey Tail Extract, a cornerstone of wellness for those dedicated to living a balanced, healthy life.
What our customers are saying:
I am a primary care physician, working primarily with the pediatrics population, and I am routinely exposed to different pathogens, including the onslaught of seasonal 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 for that. If I could recommend a natural product through my work I would, without a doubt, recommend this. But alas, it is out of the scope of medicine." — Michelle
Contemporary Scientific Perspective on Turkey Tail
Turkey Tail has been at the forefront of modern scientific research due to its promising therapeutic benefits. With a focus on evidence-based applications, this natural remedy has been shown to offer a wide array of health-supportive properties, reflecting its potential within contemporary medicine. Here's an overview of the key areas Turkey Tail Extract may support:
- Immune System Response: Enhances the body's defense mechanisms against pathogens;
- Anticancer Properties: Shows potential in reducing the risk of cancer development and progression;
- Radiation Protection: Offers protective effects against radiation and aids in healing radiation-induced cellular damage;
- Antitumor Effects: Exhibits properties that may inhibit tumor growth;
- Antimicrobial and Antiviral Activities: Demonstrates the ability to combat bacterial and viral infections;
- Immunomodulating: Modulates the immune system to function more effectively;
- Antioxidant: Scavenges free radicals, reducing oxidative stress;
- Anti-malaria: Shows potential in malaria prevention and treatment;
- General Health Enhancement: Contributes to overall health improvement and disease prevention.*
Key Benefits and Research Insights
One of the most significant milestones in Turkey Tail research is the comprehensive clinical trial conducted by Bastyr University in the United States. This study underscores the efficacy of Turkey Tail mushrooms in managing various cancers, including cervical, breast, lung, gastric, colon, sarcoma, carcinoma, and esophageal cancers. Furthermore, it highlights Turkey Tail's beneficial role in treating immunodeficiency, hepatitis B and C, and malaria, showcasing its broad-spectrum therapeutic potential.
The active medicinal constituents identified by Bastyr University include:
- β-glucan-proteins (Coriolan, PSK): Polysaccharide K (PSK) is a bioactive compound with a makeup of 30% polysaccharide, 6% nitrogen, and 15% protein, known for its immunomodulatory effects.
- Ergosterol Derivatives (Pro-vitamin D2): Contributes to immune health and cellular integrity.
- Polysaccharopeptide (PSP): Another vital compound contributing to the mushroom's anticancer and immunomodulating properties.
This body of research not only validates the traditional uses of Turkey Tail but also opens new avenues for its application in modern medical science, particularly in virology and oncology. The integration of Turkey Tail Extract into contemporary health strategies represents a convergence of ancient wisdom and modern scientific discovery, offering promising solutions for complex health challenges.
This information is provided for educational purposes only: aiming to offer a broader context for understanding the long-standing history and contemporary validation of Turkey Tail's use. It is not intended to promote or suggest Turkey Tail—or any ingredient or product—as a treatment or remedy for any disease, including cancer. We encourage individuals to consult healthcare professionals before making any decisions about incorporating specific supplements or practices into their health regimen.
Global Perspectives on Turkey Tail in Traditional and Indigenous Medical Systems
Turkey Tail mushroom, recognized for its distinctive fan-shaped, multicolored appearance, holds a place of honor in traditional and indigenous medical systems across the globe. Beyond its esteemed status in Chinese medicine, this adaptable fungus has been embraced by various cultures for its therapeutic properties, showcasing a remarkable convergence of traditional knowledge and natural healing practices worldwide.
In North American indigenous medicine, Turkey Tail has been used for its immune-boosting and healing properties, often consumed as a tea or decoction to promote health and well-being. Native American healers recognized the mushroom's potential in treating a variety of ailments, leveraging its natural compounds to support the body's resistance to diseases.
European folk medicine also has a history of utilizing Turkey Tail, primarily for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Traditional healers in Eastern Europe have recommended it for supporting liver health and as a natural remedy for infections, reflecting the mushroom's versatile therapeutic applications.
Japanese Kampo medicine, a system influenced by Classical Chinese Medicine yet distinct in its approach, has long incorporated Turkey Tail, known locally as Kawaratake. It is highly regarded for its anticancer properties, especially in the form of PSP (Polysaccharide-Peptide) extracts, which have been subject to extensive research and clinical trials in Japan for their immune-modulating effects.
Similarly, in Korean traditional medicine, Turkey Tail is utilized to enhance immune function and combat fatigue, often prescribed alongside other herbs to optimize health and vitality.
This global tapestry of Turkey Tail use underscores a universal recognition of its medicinal value. Across continents and cultures, traditional and indigenous medical systems have discovered and harnessed the healing potential of Turkey Tail mushroom, embodying a shared human heritage of seeking wellness through nature's bounty. This widespread appreciation and application of Turkey Tail illuminate the interconnectedness of traditional healing practices, highlighting a collective wisdom that transcends geographical and cultural boundaries.
History of Turkey Tail in Classical and Traditional Chinese Medicine
The history of Turkey Tail mushroom, or Yun Zhi, in Chinese medicine is both rich and venerable, stretching back over millennia. Within the annals of Classical Chinese Medicine, Turkey Tail has been documented as a vital component of herbal pharmacopeia, esteemed for its profound healing properties and versatility in treating a wide array of ailments.
In the earliest texts of CCM, such as the "Shennong Bencao Jing" (The Divine Farmer's Materia Medica), considered to be the oldest Chinese pharmacological work, Turkey Tail was described for its attributes of enhancing vitality and longevity, signifying its esteemed position in the traditional medicinal system. This classical text laid the groundwork for the integration of Turkey Tail into the broader corpus of Chinese herbal medicine, emphasizing its role in nourishing the spirit (Shen), strengthening the Qi (vital energy), and supporting the Jing (essence).
As CCM evolved into what is known today as Traditional Chinese Medicine, the applications and understanding of Turkey Tail deepened. TCM practitioners have historically leveraged the mushroom’s adaptogenic and immune-modulating properties, applying it in the treatment of diseases characterized by Qi deficiency, dampness accumulation, and as a supportive therapy in cancer treatment. The TCM perspective of Turkey Tail encompasses its actions across multiple meridians, most notably the Spleen, Lung, and Liver, where it is believed to invigorate the Spleen, aid in the elimination of dampness, and support the detoxification and regenerative functions of the Liver.
The transition from CCM to TCM saw Turkey Tail being incorporated into complex herbal formulas, a practice that highlights the holistic approach of Chinese medicine, where the synergistic effects of multiple ingredients are used to balance and restore health. In this context, Turkey Tail has been combined with other herbs to enhance its efficacy and tailor its properties to address specific health concerns, from immune support to the direct treatment of tumors and liver diseases.
In the context of traditional Chinese medicine, our Turkey Tail Extract is characterized by its unique taste profile, which plays a significant role in its therapeutic applications:
- Sweetness: Reflecting its nourishing properties, this aspect of the taste profile indicates Turkey Tail's ability to support the body's vital essence.
- Blandness: This quality is indicative of Turkey Tail's capacity to leach out dampness and normalize the balance of bodily fluids, crucial for maintaining internal harmony.
- Slightly Cold Nature: Turkey Tail's cooling effect helps to clear heat from the body, aligning with its use in clearing dampness and supporting the balance of internal organ systems, particularly benefiting the Spleen, Lung, and Liver meridians.
This taste profile not only underscores Turkey Tail's role in harmonizing and nurturing the body's vital energies but also reflects its integration into the holistic framework of traditional Chinese medicine.
We adhere to ethical and ecological wild-harvesting practices to ensure the purity of our Turkey Tail mushrooms and the conservation of natural ecosystems. In line with the Daodi tradition, we select only the highest quality, whole-fruiting body mushrooms, eschewing mycelium byproducts, to uphold the integrity and efficacy of our products.
Reflection and Integration into Modern Herbal Formulations
Using the Jun-Chen-Zuo-Shi formulation framework, we have developed our Twelve Rivers Functional Mushroom MycoMedic Elixir with Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor).
The enduring legacy of Turkey Tail in Chinese medicine is a testament to its significant medicinal value. Its history from the foundational texts of CCM to the sophisticated practices of TCM reflects a journey of empirical knowledge, deep respect for nature’s pharmacy, and a continuous exploration of the healing potential inherent in the natural world. Today, Turkey Tail remains a cornerstone of herbal treatment within TCM, embodying the ancient wisdom and therapeutic strategies that have supported human health for generations.
This comprehensive exploration of Turkey Tail's use in traditional and indigenous medical systems, along with its historical significance in Chinese medicine, demonstrates the mushroom's universal value as a healing agent. The integration of Turkey Tail into modern herbal formulations, such as the Twelve Rivers Functional Mushroom MycoMedic Elixir, exemplifies how ancient practices can inform contemporary health solutions, bridging traditional wisdom with modern scientific insights for holistic wellness.
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True transformation, especially in the realm of health and wellness, is a process that unfolds over time, requiring dedication and consistent effort. This principle holds particularly true in the realm of adaptogenic and tonic herbs, where the full spectrum of benefits from these phyto-therapeutics and myco-therapeutics unfolds through regular and sustained use.
The words 'adaptogen' and 'adaptogenic' stem from the root 'adapt', highlighting a process of gradual change and adjustment. This adaptation is a journey, not a destination, evolving over time with commitment, consistency, and patience. It is through this progressive adaptation that the most significant and enduring health benefits are realized.
In recognition of this essential process, we at RAW Forest Foods recommend a trial period of four to six weeks of daily use for any adaptogenic or tonic herb. This approach is akin to a fitness regimen, where the true transformation is observed not in the immediate aftermath of a single workout, but through sustained and regular practice.
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To support and enhance immune system function, offering benefits in immunomodulation, antioxidant protection, and potential anticancer activity. Utilize as part of a holistic approach to health maintenance and disease prevention, particularly in reinforcing the body's natural defenses.*
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.
How To Use Our Extract Powders
Our favorite way to consume this product is by combining it with 4-6 ounces of warm or hot water and drinking it on an empty stomach. Learn more about using all of our products here.
CAUTION: do not exceed recommended dose.
Not for use by those under the age of 18, who are pregnant or nursing, or who are allergic or averse to any of the ingredients contained within.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use if the safety seal is damaged or missing. Store at room temperature.
Cycling Immune Support and Adaptogenic Herbs
Adopting a cycling regimen for immune support and adaptogenic herbs, including Turkey Tail, can enhance their effectiveness and ensure optimal immune system support.
For individuals incorporating Turkey Tail and similar herbs into their wellness routines, we suggest a cycling schedule that alternates between periods of intake and breaks. A recommended pattern is to follow three weeks of consistent use with one week off. This cycle allows the body to maximize the benefits of the herbs’ immune-modulating and adaptogenic properties while preventing habituation.
To explore our strategies for combining and cycling these herbs for balanced immune support, we encourage reading our comprehensive guide, Building Product Stacks and Product Cycles: The Mindful Approach to Stacking Herbs and Cycling Stacks. This resource offers insights into a thoughtful approach to utilizing Turkey Tail and other beneficial herbs for sustained wellness and immune resilience.
Cloud Mushroom Turkey Tail Extract Powder — Certificate Of Analysis
- American 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 (Cloud Mushroom & Trametes versicolor)
- Trametes versicolor mushroom immune therapy in breast cancer
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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."
Great product...It has built my immune system...Thank you
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.
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