Wholesale Turkey Tail Mushrooms

Wholesale Turkey Tail Mushrooms (Coriolus versicolor) gets its name from its appearance: flat, fan-shaped, multicolored rings of the mushroom that look much like (you know...) a turkey’s tail. Similarly, you may hear the mushroom referred to by its Chinese name, yún zhī, which translate to “cloud fungus”, or its Japanese name, kawaratake (“mushroom by the riverbank”).

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Each type of medicinal mushroom has its own unique bioactive profile and capacity for supporting particular bodily systems. In the case of Turkey Tail mushrooms, it has a unique ability to strengthen the actions of the immune system*, among other benefits:

  • Packed With Antioxidants
  • Contains Powerful Immune-Boosting Polysaccharopeptides
  • Supports Gut Health
  • Supports Liver Health
  • May Enhance the Efficacy of Certain Cancer Treatments*

One of the most researched of all functional wholesale mushrooms, Turkey Tail is in a class of its own. It is known in particular for its potent natural polysaccharides, including Polysaccharide K (PSK) and Polysaccharide Peptide (PSP). These protein-bound polysaccharides help to support a healthy and robust immune response as well as manage the inflammatory response at the cellular level.*

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Antioxidant Properties

Eating foods rich in antioxidants or supplementing with these powerful compounds can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. Oxidative stress results from an imbalance between antioxidants and unstable molecules known as free radicals. This can result in cellular damage and chronic inflammation, which cause chronic illness and premature aging. Research shows that avoiding oxidative stress and supporting a healthy inflammation response are two of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy body, especially as you age.

Immune Supporting Polysaccarides

Polysaccharopeptides are protein-bound polysaccharides (carbohydrates), such as Polysaccaride K (PSK or Krestin) and Polysaccharide Peptide (PSP), that are found in Turkey Tail mushroom extract. PSK stimulates dendritic cells that promote immunity to toxins and regulate the immune response. Studies have shown that PSP increases monocytes, which are types of white blood cells that fight infection and boost immunity by both activating and inhibiting specific types of immune cells and by suppressing inflammation.

Support for Gut Health

Our overall health is highly dependent on our gut health. The composition of the gut microbiota affects everything from digestion to cognitive function. Your gut bacteria interact with immune cells and directly impact your immune response. Turkey tail contains prebiotics, which help nourish these helpful bacteria. The protein-bound Beta-glucans in Turkey Tail extract contain bonds that cannot be broken down by human digestive enzymes. Large indigestible glycans also cannot cross the lining of the gut, so they must remain there until they are either used or excreted.

Support for Liver Health

Some chemicals and their toxic metabolites may be harmful to the liver. The antioxidant activities of turkey tail may also help support liver health. While more human studies are warranted, animal studies suggest that PSP could help protect the liver against CCl3- by regulating the immune response to the free radical, such as increasing levels of the protective antioxidants SOD, glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), and glutathione (GSH). The polysaccaride PSP-1b1 was shown to have hepatoprotective effects in mice. Results from another study showed that mice that consumed PSP had lower levels of liver enzymes, indicating enhanced liver health.

Anti-Cancer Properties

Due to the many beneficial compounds it contains, turkey tail is commonly used in tandem with traditional treatments like chemotherapy as a natural way to fight certain cancers. One study has shown that people with breast cancer, gastric cancer or colorectal cancer treated with turkey tail and chemotherapy experienced a 9% reduction in 5-year mortality compared to chemotherapy alone. Research has demonstrated that turkey tail mushrooms may have antitumor properties, thought to be related to its immune-boosting effects. A polysaccharide found in turkey tail mushrooms called Coriolus versicolor glucan (CVG) may suppress certain tumors. This study in tumor-bearing mice found that treatment with 45.5 and 90.9 mg per pound (100 and 200 mg per kg) of body weight of CVG extracted from turkey tail mushrooms daily significantly reduced tumor size.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Wholesale Turkey Tail Mushrooms 

Is Turkey Tail mushroom extract the same as Turkey Tail mushroom powder?

Not really. A mushroom extract powder contains potent phytonutrients derived from a careful CO2 extraction process and then freeze dried to lock in the goodness. This freeze dried material is then ground and sifted to a nutriceutical grade product for formulation of premium products. Most often products labeled "mushroom powder" are the material that is left over after the extraction process. These may still contain some natural nutrients and they are typically less expensive than mushroom extract powders, but significantly less potent in high value compounds. Buyer beware.

Is turkey tail mushroom psychedelic?

No, Turkey Tail mushrooms are not psychedelics like psilocybin or muscinol mushrooms.

Do turkey tail mushrooms have side effects?

For most healthy adults, it is well-tolerated. Some people who are receiving chemotherapy and a substance extracted from turkey tail mushroom called polysaccharide krestin (PSK) have reported nausea, vomiting, low white blood cell counts, and liver problems. As with all dietary supplements that you might consider adding to your diet, talk to your doctor before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have a bleeding disorder or other condition for which you are taking any prescription medications.

Can turkey tail mushrooms harm your liver?

Moderation is best for all types of dietary supplements, but Turkey Tail mushrooms are believed to be beneficial to liver health. Studies show that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turkey tail mushrooms can benefit health, and in some cases even help alleviate non-alcohol fatty liver disease.

How much turkey tail should I take?

To see real health benefits, the recommended turkey tail mushroom dosage of 2,000 mg should be consumed on a daily basis, unless directed otherwise by your healthcare provider.

* 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. Consult your healthcare provider before use if you are pregnant, nursing or have a medical condition for which you are are taking any prescription medications.

Clinical Research References

Turkey Tail mushrooms may offer powerful antioxidant properties*

Turkey Tail mushrooms may support immune system health*

Turkey Tail mushrooms may support gut health*

Turkey Tail mushrooms may fight and help prevent cancer*