Turkey Tail Mushroom: The Asian Mushroom to Revive Your Health (video)
Have you ever wondered if turkey tail mushrooms can be beneficial to YOU? If you ever experience stress then the answer is definitely… YES! That’s because turkey tail mushrooms are powerful adaptogens. They help your body adapt to stress. But that’s not all. In this short video, discover the many health benefits of turkey tail mushrooms, such as lowering cortisol, as a digestive aid… and they can even support a healthy weight balance.
Video Transcript: The Asian Mushroom to Revive Your Health
Ty Bollinger: Trametis versicolor, also known as Coriolus versicolor, or Polyporous versicolor, I’ll bet you haven’t heard of most of those terms, these are mushrooms, and they’re commonly called Turkey Tail, which I’ll bet you have heard of.
Why? Because of their various colors – brown, orange, maroon, blue, and green – and they remind you of the plume of feathers in a turkey. If you’ve ever taken a hike in the woods, you’ve probably seen a lot of turkey tail mushrooms. Why? Because they grow abundantly on dead and fallen trees, branches, and stumps.
Okay, nerd alert here. This is going to be pretty scientific, but I think it will benefit you.
Turkey tail mushrooms are called bracket fungi, meaning that they form thin, leather-like and leaf-like structures in concentric circles rather than gills underneath, which shiitake mushrooms have. Their undersides have tiny pores, which emit spores, placing them in the polypore family. That’s why they’re called Polyporous versicolor.
Turkey tail mushrooms were used as early as the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty in China. For hundreds of years, the Chinese have been brewing turkey tail mushrooms as medicinal teas. The Japanese also used turkey tail. They refer to it as kawaratake, or cloud mushrooms, and they’ve been using these potent medicinal mushrooms for hundreds of years as well.
Since the late 1960s, researchers in Japan have focused on how turkey tail benefits human health and how extracts of turkey tail can modulate the immune system and fight infections, illness, and disease.
Turkey tail is actually considered to be an adaptogen, which is a substance that helps your body adapt to stress and lower cortisol. It also contains prebiotics that assist the microbiome, which is your gut microbes, and they aid in digestion and might even be able to help you lose weight.
It’s important to remember that turkey tail mushrooms can hyperaccumulate heavy metals, though, especially from the air and from soil pollution. And I know that they’re, in the past years, we’ve seen multiple mushroom products from Asia, particularly mainland China, with abnormally high levels of cadmium, lead, and other metals. This is one reason why it’s important to find certified organic mushrooms and mushroom supplements.
The good thing is that turkey tail can also bioaccumulate selenium from the environment. Selenium acts as a mercury magnet with a very strong binding affinity for mercury. The resulting substance which is produced is not absorbed by the body, and it gets flushed out of the system. That’s why whenever I eat fish, I try to take an organic turkey tail mushroom supplement.
These reasons that I’ve just discussed are why everyone watching this video could use a good turkey tail mushroom supplement.
I hope you’ve learned a lot from this brief video. Here’s to your health. God bless you.
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