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Turkey Tail Extract

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Turkey Tail Mushroom is a well known, long valued medicinal mushroom that grows in forests all around the world. Traditionally it has been renowned for supporting general well-being. Clinical research today suggests that the consumption of Turkey Tail may boost both immune resiliency and gut health. 


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Turkey Tail Extract Benefits and Uses


Turkey Tail mushroom and its extracts are recognized today primarily for their perceived immune-boosting properties. Turkey Tail has been found to potentially enhance our immune systems through a variety of different mechanisms.


The two best studied beneficial constituents are mushroom β-Glucans with particular mushroom-specific branching patterns (our extract is standardized to contain ≥30% of these β-glucans), and most uniquely, two related protein-bound polysaccharides that have been the subject of great interest and study for their immune modulating properties.


Beta Glucans Benefits


Turkey Tail is unique in its content of two specific β-Glucans, Polysaccharide-K (PSK) and Polysaccharide peptide (PSP) which have been the subject of extensive research since the 1960s in both Japan and China for their unique immune-enhancing properties, as well as the possible role of the immune system in tumor suppression.


Like yeast β-Glucans, these fungal β-Glucans act as prebiotic fibers and support healthy digestion, promote favorable gut microflora, and may help deter pathogens and inflammatory agents from passing through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream. Turkey Tail has been used traditionally for thousands of years for its unique immune-enhancing properties.


Turkey Tail extract contains a large array of antioxidants. Antioxidants may help support a healthy immune response by reducing inflammation and triggering the release of protective compounds.


Beyond these health-enhancing functions, Turkey Tail may also further strengthen our immune systems by improving our gut health. There is currently a large body of evidence that supports the essential role of “good” gut bacteria in maintaining a healthy immune system.


Research has demonstrated that Turkey Tail may increase the number of beneficial bacteria in our gut by acting as a prebiotic (a food source for the bacteria in our gut).




Turkey Tail is also known by a few different names, including:

  • Trametes versicolor
  • Coriolus versicolor
  • Polyporus versicolor
  • yun zhi
  • 雲芝
  • Kawaratake


Scientific Consensus:


Turkey Tail extract is a natural supplement that may provide potent immune-boosting properties. As a supplement, Turkey Tail extract is considered likely safe. Side effects of Turkey Tail are not common but can include bloating, gas as well as darkened colored stool and nails.


There is currently no recommended daily intake for Turkey Tail Extract. Common dosages vary between 1g - 3g daily.


Special Warning:


Do not use Turkey Tail Extract if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.




All dietary supplements have risks. Please ensure that you are familiar with the latest research on effects, side effects, benefits, and uses of a supplement before buying it.


Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed the recommended serving size. Exceeding the recommended serving size may result in side effects. If you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking any medication, please consult a medical professional before using this supplement. 


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.

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How We Research Our Content


Our content is written using meticulous research methods and claims are backed by links to scientific references, wherever possible. The author and editors of Liftmode's Research Team have strong academic backgrounds in microbiology, physiology, and biochemistry.

Content Updated On: June 23, 2020




  • Benson, K. F., Stamets, P., Davis, R., Nally, R., Taylor, A., Slater, S., & Jensen, G. S. (2019). The mycelium of the Trametes versicolor (Turkey tail) mushroom and its fermented substrate each show potent and complementary immune activating properties in vitro. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 19(1).

  • Jayachandran, M., Xiao, J., & Xu, B. (2017). A Critical Review on Health Promoting Benefits of Edible Mushrooms through Gut Microbiota. International journal of molecular sciences18(9), 1934.

  • Kumar Pallav, Scot E Dowd, Javier Villafuerte, Xiaotong Yang, Toufic Kabbani, Joshua Hansen, Melinda Dennis, Daniel A Leffler, David S Newburg & Ciarán P Kelly (2014) Effects of polysaccharopeptide from Trametes Versicolor and amoxicillin on the gut microbiome of healthy volunteers, Gut Microbes, 5:4, 458-467