Both Innate and Acquired immune systems work together to protect your body. Turkey Tail comes into play to synergize and accelerate both immune systems for more powerful protection. Turkey Tail is known as a biological activator that wakes up cellular memory and joins it with the front line of response.
Trametes versicolor is the genus name of Turkey Tail, “Trametes” referring to it’s wafer-like cross-section, and “versicolor” alluding to the patterned multi-colored bands that distinguish it. Turkey Tail is both edible and medicinal, has a year-round lifecycle, and can be found almost anywhere in the world. Due to it’s traditional use as a medicine, this mushroom is considered a whole food and has become widely available in dehydrated powder or capsule form. Turkey Tail is one of the most potent and clinically-studied functional mushrooms for immunity available today. Despite Turkey Tail forming a key part of a superfood nutrition system, there is still confusion around how Turkey Tail works to support the body.
A strong, thriving immune system is necessary to protect you from foreign pathogens and remove malignant cells from your system. The five main types of pathogens that can potentially degrade your health are viruses, bacteria, fungal infections, parasites and worms. Your immune system is a complex biological network composed of two different arms – your Innate immune system and your Acquired immune system. Innate immunity, also known as “inherited immunity,” is the genetic defense system you are born with. Acquired immunity is the cellular “memory immunity” that gets built over time. As you experience new pathogens, your body generates a new internal “vaccination code” to protect you from a secondary exposures.
Both Innate and Acquired immune systems work together to protect your body. Turkey Tail comes into play to synergize and accelerate both immune systems for more powerful protection. Turkey Tail is known as a biological activator that wakes up cellular memory and joins it with the front line of response. The wide-ranging assortment of powerful antioxidants found in Turkey Tail not only support resistance, but also help restore a suppressed immune system. For this reason Turkey Tail is the subject of ongoing clinical research to better understand how it may help people suffering from malignant cell growth or autoimmune diseases.
To date scientists have dialed in the following key benefits from ongoing Turkey Tail supplementation:
Turkey Tail is packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants reduce free radicals and oxidative stress, and phenol and flavonoid antioxidants in particular are key to promote immune system health by reducing inflammation and stimulating the release of protective compounds. Phenol and flavonoid antioxidants reduce unstable molecules that result in cellular damage and chronic inflammation.
An increase in white blood cells that fight infection
Turkey Tail contains two types of critical protein-bound polysaccharides (carbohydrate) called PSP and PSK. PSP increases a special type of white blood cells that fights infection and boost immunity. PSK then comes in to activate these specialized white blood cells. Your white blood cell count is your best line of defense to protect your body against specific harmful pathogens, such as certain strains of bacteria.
Gut health = Immune health
Turkey tail contains prebiotics, which are important for maintaining a good gut health. A strong gut is the foundation for a powerful immune system. Beneficial gut bacteria interfaces with your immune cells directly and affects the strength of your immune response to an invasion. A healthy level of good gut bacteria has been linked to an enhanced immune system, as well as side benefits such as reduced cholesterol levels, reduced intestinal malfunction and improved digestion.
It has long been observed that mushrooms are functional foods. As we increase the resources allocated to clinical investigations around Turkey Tail, we will be able to fine-tune Turkey Tail supplementation as an effective tool for heightened immune function.
“TURKEY TAIL GIVES ME PEACE OF MIND DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES AS IT BUILDS UP MY IMMUNITY THROUGH ITS POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANTS”
Increase your immunity
Pack in powerful antioxidants that will accelerate not only one but two of your immune systems. Scientists have found Turkey Tail stimulates small, soluble proteins that act as intracellular messengers between your innate and acquired immune system. Regular supplementation may boost immune performance.