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Turkey Tail+

Trametes versicolor
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What is Turkey Tail?

Turkey Tail is a type of polypore mushroom that is found all over the world, which grows on dead logs in woodland environments. As the name suggests, this fungus forms thin circular structures that appear leaf-like with brown and tan rings that resemble the tail feathers of a turkey. Native to woodland forests worldwide Turkey Tail is still foraged from the wild, however, it is also cultivated on small scales for medicinal uses.

Turkey Tail is consumed mostly as a supplement, tincture or capsules, as this is the most convenient way to get the most benefit out of this mushroom. Many are now giving this powerful mushroom to their dog or cat as part of their health regime - mostly in tincture form

Turkey Tail: Traditional Medicine

In many Asian cultures, this mushroom symbolises longevity, health, spiritual attainment, and infinity. For thousands of years Turkey Tail has been used in traditional Asian medicine as an immunomodulator, supporting immune functioning and fighting off infection. Brewed in teas and medicinal drinks, these were consumed daily to increase energy, strengthen the lungs, stomach, bladder, and as a powerful probiotic.

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It is difficult to find the Turkey Tail mushroom in the grocery store as it is considered more of a supplement mushroomm. Generally, it is recommended to find Turkey Tail for sale in powder or liquid tincture form. These Turkey Tail extracts have the benefit of containing high concentrations for you to gain the most out of your supplement. However, there are some important factors to consider when you are making a decision on which powder or extract to buy. These will be discussed below!
Unique to Turkey Tail is the ability of the fungus to balance both an overactive and underactive immune system, bringing harmony to the body’s immune system.
Turkey Tail Benefits
  • Probiotic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiviral
  • Chemotherapy support
  • Prevent metastasis
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Lyme disease support
  • Bladder health support
  • lung health support
  • Antioxidant
  • Strong immune support
  • Healthy gut
  • Digestive health
  • Increased energy and stamina
  • Anti-fungal


One of the most widely researched mushrooms, the health benefits of Turkey Tail have been documented extensively. The various bioactive compounds, present in this fungus, contain various qualities that stave off infections, both bacterial and viral. Thus, Turkey Tail is an excellent immune booster and helps to prevent and treat cold and flu infections as well as many other illnesses. Studies indicate the use of Turkey Tail can benefit patients suffering with HIV/AIDS as the mushroom has potent antibacterial and antioxidant properties; as in vitro studies have noted using an extract of Turkey Tail may prevent HIV replication. 


Clinical trials in the U.S.A suggest Turkey Tail is beneficial for chemotherapy patients as a powerful immune booster. Since chemotherapy suppresses the immune system, a stronger immune system can better deal with the bodily weakness often caused by chemotherapy. Other research suggests Turkey Tail can also aid in combating deadly cancer cells. In Japan and China, medicinal mushrooms have been used in cancer treatment protocols for more than 30 years. Although more research is required on how Turkey Tail specifically benefits cancer patients, there is enough evidence to suggest the mushroom significantly improves survival, according to a review conducted by the National Cancer Institute.

Studies examining patients with various types of cancer (lung, breast, gastric, and colorectal cancer) who were prescribed Turkey Tail extract in conjunction with traditional anti-cancer treatments have reported on the safety of its use with limited side effects. In randomised clinical trials of patients with lung cancer, researchers found patients receiving the mushroom extract improved in various ways, including body weight, well-being, immune function, tumour-related symptoms, and longer survival. It is believed that the powerful immune response of Turkey Tail helps the body’s natural self-healing qualities to be triggered, recognising the tumour, and increasing the effectiveness of other cancer treatments. 

In addition to its powerful anti-cancerous properties, this fungus also contains bioactive compounds that provide a healthy gastrointestinal tract, aiding digestion and providing overall benefit to your gut. The Turkey Tail mycelium (that part of the mushroom that resides underground) is what contains the perfect prebiotics that assist the microbiome. Thus, stimulating the growth of good bacteria in the body, including Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium, which are important digestive and PH regulators. The presence of healthy gut bacteria is a key factor in the body’s ability to prevent disease and support the immune system.

As Turkey Tail balances PH levels in the system, this fungus maintains and promotes vaginal health, combating conditions such as Candida, while also promoting a healthy urinal tract, treating infections such as Cystitis and other bladder infections. Other common ailments positively impacted by the ingestion of Turkey Tail are herpes simplex and shingles, as symptoms are effectively treated and reoccurrence of flare-ups are greatly reduced. Thus, Turkey Tail is a potent antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial.

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Where to buy Turkey Tail

There are many brands that have Turkey Tail mushroom powder or extract for sale, including UK and Ireland. However, to get the most out of your supplement it is important to consider these factors:

  • + extraction methods
  • + concentration of ingredient
  • + bioavailability

Buy high concentration Turkey Tail

The concentration of your supplement is important as with all botanicals, it generally takes a lot of ingredient to achieve most benefit and optimal result. Many brands tend to have a 1-1 ratio at the lower end of the spectrum, and a 10-1 at the upper end

This means that for every 1kg, or 10kgs, of mushroom, 1kg of extract is produced.

At Hitoshin, we pride ourselves on our 20-1 powder extract - that is 20kgs of mushroom produces 1kg of extract - the highest concentration available on the market.

Buy best extraction methods Turkey Tail

The methods of extraction to create your Agaricus Blazei supplement is an important factor when considering which extract to buy. Many brands use hot, cold, or ethanol as their method of extraction. Ethanol is a very effective form of extraction, however, traditional methods of using ethanol leaves the extract contaminated, lowering the levels of purity in your product.

At Hitoshin, our liquids employ triple extraction techniques, creating the highest quality concentration extract available on the market. These methods include hot and cold water extraction, as well as the use of ethanol.

However, due to our revolutionary methods of extraction the ethanol becomes evaporated, delivering all the benefits without your supplement being contaminated.

Buy increased biovailaibilty Turkey Tail

Any supplement is only as effective as the body’s ability to absorb the nutrients. Bioavailability refers to how available the nutrients are in a supplement is available for the body to absorb.

At Hitoshin, we promise to deliver the highest levels of bioavailability of our products. By adding BioPerine® to our Agaricus Blazei powder extract, we ensure that your body can absorb all of the available nutrients from your supplement, so you can get the most benefit from this amazing mushroom

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