nav-left cat-right
cat-right

Turkey Tail Mushrooms for Immune Support, Used in Cancer Research

Turkey Tail Mushrooms for Immune Support, Used in Cancer Research

$25.60$48.00

Turkey Tail Medicinal Mushrooms – Immune Support
Clinically Studied as Integrative Treatment for Breast Cancer
Certified Organic
Host Defense

From Fungi Perfecti by mycologist Paul Stamets

60 or 120 Capsules

Vegetarian

Clear

Product Description

Host Defense Turkey Tail Turkey Tail Mushrooms

Immune Support
Clinical Cancer Research Shows Positive Results as Integrative Therapy 

NIH Study of Turkey Tail Mushrooms with Breast Cancer Patients

A multi-year study of breast cancer patients, funded by the National Institutes of Health, demonstrated that Turkey Tail mushrooms improves their immune systems.

After radiation therapy the immunity of patients usually declines dramatically.

This is reflected in a dramatic decrease in protective natural killer T cells, (type of white blood cell that kills cancer cells) following radiation treatments.

However, when taking Turkey Tail mushrooms, research showed the number of natural killer T cells increased their activity after radiation.

Turkey Tail mushrooms are a promising adjunct therapy to traditional cancer treatments.

Read Huffington Post article, “Turkey Tail Mushrooms Help Immune System Fight Cancer”

Or the full article:

 “Phase I Clinical Trial of Trametes versicolor in Women with Breast Cancer,”


Age-old Use, Plus Approved Anti-Cancer Drug from Turkey Tail Mushrooms in Japan

Since ancient history, Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) has been used  in Asia, Europe, and by native Americans to treat various illnesses. It is widely found in woodlands throughout the world.

Fast forward hundreds of years to the 20th century. In the 1960’s in Japan and more recently in the US, researchers focused on how extracts of Turkey Tail can enhance the immune system. In particular, they have looked at its effect on cancer.

An approved anti-cancer drug in Asia is made from extract of Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail mushrooms) called PSK or Krestin.

It is believed that PSK (protein bound polysaccharide, beta-D-glucan protein) inhibits the growth of cancer cells (anti-tumor). PSK may also enhance the body’s immune system’s natural killer cells.

Turkey Tail is one of the best-documented mushrooms in medical research. With a wide spectrum of beneficial properties, Turkey Tail shows much promise in supporting the immune system with its protein-bound polysaccharides.

Turkey Tail and Cancer Case Study – How I Became Interested

It took me a while to become open to learning about medicinal mushrooms.  However, when I was introduced to research literature about their anti-cancer properties I was particularly intrigued.

My mother had breast cancer, so naturally, I am very tuned into nutrition and lifestyle that may help prevent cancer.

I listened to the incredible TED MED presentation by Paul Stamets.

In this short video he explains how using Turkey Tail mushrooms were part of his mother’s therapy to treat stage 4 breast cancer.

It is so compelling…. that I began incorporating Turkey Tail into my personal nutrition supplement regimen.

In addition to its promising anti-cancer properties, Turkey Tail mushrooms have many other potent therapeutic properties.

They also have anti-bacterial, antioxidant, anti-viral, and as discussed above, immune enhancing attributes.

Turkey Tail mushrooms provide a diverse range of constituents to help balance the immune system and encourage resistance to cellular assaults.


Helpful Resources on Turkey Tail Mushrooms

Most common alternate names for Turkey Tail are: Trametes versicolor, Coriolus versicolor, Polyporus versicolor, Yun Zhi, Kawaratake, and cloud mushrooms.

About Fungi Perfecti and Host Defense Medicinal Mushrooms

Fungi Perfecti, researchers and manufacturers of  Host Defense line of organic mushrooms, was founded by Paul Stamets D.Sc. (Hon.), a leading mycologist and author of many books on mushroom cultivation and identification.

He has worked in the ancient Old Growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, for over 30 years, studying its fungal genome.

Paul Stamets and his wife developed a line of Host Defense medicinal mushrooms which are purity assured, free of GMOs, pesticides and other contaminants, and sustainably cultivated. A portion of their sales proceeds goes to Fungi Perfecti’s research “to save rare strains of mushrooms that dwell within the old growth forests.”

Host Defense Turkey Tail uses activated freeze-dried, Certified Organic mushroom mycelium.

Grown and distributed in the U.S. by Fungi Perfecti, Olympia, WA.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK
FacebookFacebook

SHARE
FacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Ingredients

Two Capsules of Host Defense Turkey Tail contain 1 gram of activated, freeze-dried Trametes veriscolor mycelium.

Other Ingredients: freeze-dried myceliated brown rice
† Pullulan (an extra-cellular polysaccharide)

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK
FacebookFacebook

SHARE
FacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules once per day. Can be taken with food or without, on an empty stomach or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Consult your healthcare practitioner regarding the use of this product during pregnancy.

Pet Experience

Recently, I accompanied a friend and her dog to a veterinary oncologist. The veterinarian discussed some promising research results on mushrooms and dogs with a particular aggressive cancer. She prescribed a mushroom supplement which included a blend of six mushroom species to complement regular chemotherapy treatments.

Grown and distributed by Fungi Perfecti , Olympia, WA.

 

 

 

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK
FacebookFacebook

SHARE
FacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

You may also like…