Medicinal mushrooms certainly aren’t new to holistic health, but they seem to have taken the health and wellness industry by storm. Mushrooms have been used for their medicinal properties for centuries… but are just starting to gain attention in westernized medicine.
While there is an abundance of mushrooms with many different medicinal properties, one of the more well-known mushrooms is Trametes versicolor, also referred to as Coriolus versicolor. This particular mushroom is most commonly called turkey tail due to its shape and colors. Turkey tail mushrooms have been used for centuries around the world to treat a variety of health conditions, such as the ability to enhance the immune system. Impressive right? We think so! Especially when you think about the health benefits of medicinal mushroom for your beloved pets.
Here are just a few of the turkey tail mushroom benefits your pet may experience when using our Immune supporter products:
- Turkey tail mushrooms contain a variety of antioxidants (phenol and flavonoid) which promote immunity by reducing inflammation and stimulating the release of protective compounds.
- Turkey tail mushrooms contain powerful immune-supporting polysaccharopeptides PSK and PSP, which may strengthen the health in the immune system.
- Turkey tail mushrooms contain PSK (a polysaccharopeptides) and CVG (a polysaccaride), both components that may suppress the growth of certain types of cancer.
- Turkey tail mushrooms may bacterial balance in the gut by enhancing growth of beneficial bacteria while suppressing harmful species.
For more in-depth information, please read this research paper on improving survival in naturally occurring Hemangiosarcoma, as well as the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine study. For additional and non-pet turkey tail mushroom research studies we have kept a close eye on Bastyr University research.