Turkey Tail Powder

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The Turkey Tail Mushroom is a Natural Immune Boosting Super Mushroom packed with Antioxidants & Amino Acids. Turkey Tail is also a natural Probiotic helping your body nourish helpful gut bacteria.

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In many Asian cultures, Turkey Tail symbolizes longevity and health, spiritual atonement and infinity. Known in Chinese culture as Tun Zhi, it has been used for centuries by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as an immunomodulatory boosts to the immune function and helps fight infections. Brewed into a soothing tea and administered to clear dampness, increase energy, and strengthen the lungs, stomach and spleen, the mushroom’s ability to support the health of both an underactive and overactive immune system is unique and long valued among physicians of traditional medicine.

So revered for its immune health properties, the Turkey Tail mushroom was used in traditional medicine to provide potential antitumor mechanisms, and for pulmonary health issues. In Japan, for example, a purified hot water extract of Turkey Tail was traditionally made from cultivated mycelium and used as a support for those recovering from cancer.

 

Package Quantity

 

Each pouch contains 200g

 

Rich in Antioxidants

 

Antioxidants are compounds that help inhibit or reduce damage caused by oxidative stress. Oxidative stress results from an imbalance between antioxidants and unstable molecules known as free radicals. This can result in cellular damage and chronic inflammation.

Turkey Tail contains an impressive array of antioxidants, including phenols and flavonoids. In fact, one study detected over 35 different phenolic compounds in a sample of turkey tail mushroom extract, along with the flavonoid antioxidants quercetin and baicalein.

Phenol and flavonoid antioxidants promote immune system health by reducing inflammation and stimulating the release of protective compounds. For example, quercetin has been shown to promote the release of immunoprotective proteins like interferon-y, while inhibiting the release of the pro-inflammatory enzymes cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX).

 

Immune-Boosting

 

Polysaccharopeptides are protein-bound polysaccharides (carbohydrates) that are found in, for example, turkey tail mushroom extract. Krestin (PSK) and Polysaccharide Peptide (PSP) are two types of polysaccharopeptides found in turkey Tail.

Both PSK and PSP possess powerful immune-boosting properties. They promote immune response by both activating and inhibiting specific types of immune cells and by suppressing inflammation.

For instance, test-tube studies have demonstrated that PSP increases monocytes, which are types of white blood cells that fight infection and boost immunity.

PSK stimulates dendritic cells that promote immunity to toxins and regulate the immune response. In addition, PSK activates specialized white blood cells called macrophages, which protect your body against harmful substances like certain bacteria.

Due to their ability to naturally strengthen the immune system, PSP and PSK are commonly used as anticancer agents in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation in countries like Japan and China.

Improve Immune Function in People with certain cancers

Research has demonstrated that Turkey Tail mushrooms may have antitumor properties, thought to be related to its immune-boosting effects. One test-tube study found that PSK, the polysaccharopeptide found in turkey tail mushrooms, inhibited the growth and spread of human colon cancer cells.

What's more, a certain type of polysaccharide found in turkey tail mushrooms called Coriolus versicolor (which is the type that we sell) glucan (CVG) may suppress certain tumours.

A study in tumour-bearing mice found that treatment with 45.5 and 90.9 mg per pound (100 and 200 mg per kg) of body weight of CVG extracted from turkey tail mushrooms daily significantly reduced tumour size Researchers attributed this development to enhanced immune response.

Another study demonstrated that daily treatment with 45.5 mg per pound (100 mg per kg) of body weight of turkey tail mushroom extract significantly slowed the spread of cancer cells and improved survival times in dogs with highly aggressive cancer (hemangiosarcoma).

However, the most impressive evidence regarding the anticancer benefits of turkey tail mushroom is when it’s used in combination with more traditional treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation.

 

Enhance the Efficacy of Certain Cancer Treatments

 

Due to the many beneficial compounds it contains, Turkey Tail is commonly used in tandem with traditional treatments like chemotherapy as a natural way to fight certain cancers.

A review of 13 studies found that patients given 1–3.6 grams of turkey tail mushroom per day along with conventional treatment had a significant survival advantage.

The study showed that people with breast cancer, gastric cancer or colorectal cancer treated with turkey tail and chemotherapy experienced a 9% reduction in 5-year mortality compared to chemotherapy alone.

Another review of 8 studies in over 8,000 people with stomach cancers demonstrated that those who were given chemotherapy along with PSK lived longer after surgery than individuals given chemotherapy without PSK.

A study in 11 women with breast cancer found that those who were given 6–9 grams of Turkey Tail powder per day following radiation therapy experienced an increase in cancer-fighting cells in the immune system, such as natural killer cells and lymphocytes.

 

Promotes Gut Health

 

The gut microbiome consists of microorganisms, which are mostly bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tract. These bacteria help us digest what we eat, as well as absorb and synthesize nutrients. The gut affects so many of our bodies’ important systems such as metabolism, weight, and immune regulation, as well as brain functions and mood. Your gut bacteria interact with immune cells and directly impact your immune response.

Turkey tail contains prebiotics, which help nourish these helpful bacteria.

An 8-week study in 24 healthy people found that consuming 3,600 mg of PSP extracted from turkey tail mushrooms per day led to beneficial changes in gut bacteria and suppressed the growth of the possibly problematic E. coli and Shigella bacteria.

A test-tube study found that Turkey Tail extract modified gut bacteria composition by increasing populations of beneficial bacteria like Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus while reducing potentially harmful bacteria, such as Clostridium and Staphylococcus.

Having healthy levels of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium bacteria has been linked to improved intestinal symptoms like diarrhea, enhanced immune system, reduced cholesterol levels, lower risks of certain cancers and improved digestion.

100% Fruiting Body Turkey Tail Mushroom extract.

Smoothie: Add 1 tsp (5 grams) Turkey Tail Powder to your Smoothie and/or Smoothie Bowl

 

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NUTRITION FACTS

200g | 40 Servings per package

Recommended Serving Size 1 tsp (5g) 

Amount per 100g                    

kJ(kcal) 222                             (53)

                                                            % DV*

Total Fat  (g)                               0

          Saturated Fat (g)                0

Total Carbohydrates (g)          50

          Total Sugars (g)               0

          Added Sugar (g)                 0

Dietary Fibre (g)                            0

Protein (g)                                   0

Salt (g)                                         8 

THE % DAILY VALUE TELLS YOU HOW MUCH A  NUTRIENT IN  A  

SERVING OF FOOD CONTRIBUTES TO A DAILY DIET. 2000  

CALORIES A DAY IS USED FOR GENERAL NUTRIENT ADVICE.

INGREDIENTS: 100% Trametes versicolor  |  Store in a cool, dry place. 

What are Polysaccharides and why are they important?

 

To avoid getting too technical, polysaccharides are fundamentally long chain carbohydrates. Most if not all medicinal mushroom retailers will quote a Poly. Content between 10%-50% as a means to persuade you on its strength however this may potentially be misleading.

The reason it may be misleading is because the poly content is a factor but not the essence that makes the mushroom amazing. Inputs that influence the % is what it’s made up of (fruiting body or Mycelium) and where its grown (mycelium is grown on grain, grain as we know is a carbohydrate as such will dramatically overstate the actual %)

The types of polysaccharides important to fungi are the beta-D-glucans (1-3, 1-6). The 1-3 or 1-6 are specific branching structures. Enough of the organic chemistry jargon…

Why this is important is because bulk of the medicinal mushroom research is based on the effects of these beta-glucans not the poly content.

 

What does the Fruiting body or Mycelium mean in the context of Turkey Tail?

 

Mushroom extracts is filled with a growing divide between those who prefer whole fruiting bodies and those who prefer mycelium on grain.

A fruiting body is generally what you would visually recognize as a mushroom. It is fleshy, contains spores, and grows above ground or directly on the surface of its host, like a tree or old log. The mushroom's fruiting body comprises a stem, cap, and gills, which are what the general populace would eat in a culinary dish, but in nature, it acts primarily as the reproductive component of a fungal system, dispersing spores and inoculating hosts.

Mycelium is the main body and feeding membrane of a mushroom. It grows underground or within the host plant. While it might not look like much, the mycelium acts much like a complex network that can communicate with and adapt to its surrounding environment. Think of it like the roots of the mushrooms.

 

What’s the difference, which one is better?

 

Fruiting bodies offer a much more effective, high-quality product than mycelium extracts. Fruiting bodies are considered “full spectrum” as they provide a wider array of the mushroom’s nutritional components. Fruiting bodies offer more minerals, including phosphorous, copper, zinc, and potassium. Fruiting body extracts also contain higher concentrations of vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin D, beta-carotene, and various B vitamins.

Mycelium, on the other hand, was primarily created as a cheaper alternative that was quicker to produce. The benefits of mushroom extracts are studied in relation to the fruiting body. Mycelium actually contains very little of the important compounds, vitamins, and nutrients of the actual mushroom. Furthermore, mycelium is not allowed to be considered a mushroom by the FDA, but many companies in the mushroom extract industry will hide this with clever labels. For instance, instead of listing beta-glucans (the effective compounds in fruiting bodies), mycelium producers will generalize by stating that their product contains high amounts of polysaccharides. This isn’t untrue but only because polysaccharides are a class of carbohydrates, and the brown rice used in mycelium extracts is definitely a carbohydrate. In other words, the high amount of polysaccharides mainly comes from the starch, gluten, and other non-mushroom components in the brown rice.

 

Which one is Chirp Nation Turkey Tail made up of?

 

The product is a 100% fruiting body extract. The extract provides a concentrated form of the glyconutrients and healthy components present in Turkey Tail. The fruiting body is where the magic is.

 

What is the beta glucan content in our Turkey Tail?

 

Chirp Nation Turkey Tail is on the top end of the spectrum with an impressive beta glucan content of 30%. It’s the real stuff. #SubtleFlex

 

What is difference between Turkey Tail powder and Turkey Tail Extract?

 

Extract based supplements are those in which a key compound is extracted from the plant and used either as a powder or a liquid in the supplement. Whereas on the contrary powdered supplements are those supplements in which the whole plant is dried up and made into a powder for use.

The extract for a 50% polysaccharide content is made on a 20:1 ratio.

 

What are the different extraction methods?

 

An extract is a preparation that results from taking raw plant material and applying a solvent to it, such as water or alcohol. The solvent causes the dis-solvable compounds to be separated from the structural part of the plant or mushroom.

Extracts contain high levels of the active ingredient a particular herb or mushroom is known for, such as the beta-glucans found in most medicinal mushrooms.

Another advantage of extracts over raw herbs is higher bioavailability – a fancy term that means they are easier for the body to absorb and use.

A hot water extract is exactly what it sounds like – using hot water to dissolve water-soluble ingredients from raw herbs or mushrooms. The same process is undergone for Alcohol extraction where the water is substituted for alcohol. In some cases, it may be beneficial to use both water and alcohol extraction – a method referred to as a dual or double extraction. In a dual extract, the material is first extracted with either hot water or alcohol, and then the remaining plant material is extracted again with the other method.

 

Which extraction method is better?

 

When shopping around for mushroom supplements, it is beneficial to know what kind of extraction method is used for your specific product. This will ensure that you are getting a high-quality supplement that actually works.

If you are looking for a Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Turkey Tail, Shiitake, or Maitake mushroom product, you should look for a hot water extract product. This is because their most important active ingredients – beta-glucans – are water-soluble. Using alcohol or dual extraction for these mushrooms is not desirable, because alcohol would cause some of the the beta-glucans to solidify and be filtered out of the liquid.

On the other hand, the reishi and chaga mushrooms benefit from dual extraction because they contain both water-soluble beta-glucans and alcohol-soluble terpenoids.

Our Lion's Mane and Turkey Tail is extracted using the water method in order to derive the highest beta-glucan content.

 

Capsules or extracts?

 

When considering the differences between liquid extracts and capsules, we believe that one is not better than the other; it is a matter of personal preference. Daily serving suggestions are basically equivalent; 2 capsules or 1g twice per day.

All of our supplements are vegan, gluten free, organic and non-GMO!

Is it safe to consume during pregnancy?

Generally speaking if you are pregnant or trying to conceive, we recommend seeking medical advice before taking Turkey Tail or any of our other products.

Furthermore, to date, there has been no concerted investigation into the use of Turkey Tail mushroom in pregnancy and lactation.

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Turkey Tail Powder

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Your Turkey Tail Superpow(d)er

In many Asian cultures, Turkey Tail symbolizes longevity and health, spiritual atonement and infinity.

So revered for its immune health properties, the Turkey tail mushroom was used in traditional medicine to provide potential antitumor mechanisms, and for pulmonary health issues. In Japan, for example, a purified hot water extract of Turkey Tail was traditionally made from cultivated mycelium and used as a support for those recovering from cancer.

Antioxidants are compounds that help inhibit or reduce damage caused by oxidative stress. Oxidative stress results from an imbalance between antioxidants and unstable molecules known as free radicals. This can result in cellular damage and chronic inflammation.

Turkey tail contains an impressive array of antioxidants, including phenols and flavonoids. In fact, one study detected over 35 different phenolic compounds in a sample of turkey tail mushroom extract, along with the flavonoid antioxidants quercetin and baicalein.

Phenol and flavonoid antioxidants promote immune system health by reducing inflammation and stimulating the release of protective compounds. For example, quercetin has been shown to promote the release of immunoprotective proteins like interferon-y, while inhibiting the release of the pro-inflammatory enzymes cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX).

Polysaccharopeptides are protein-bound polysaccharides (carbohydrates) that are found in, for example, turkey tail mushroom extract. Krestin (PSK) and Polysaccharide Peptide (PSP) are two types of polysaccharopeptides found in turkey tail.

Both PSK and PSP possess powerful immune-boosting properties. They promote immune response by both activating and inhibiting specific types of immune cells and by suppressing inflammation.

For instance, test-tube studies have demonstrated that PSP increases monocytes, which are types of white blood cells that fight infection and boost immunity.

PSK stimulates dendritic cells that promote immunity to toxins and regulate the immune response. In addition, PSK activates specialized white blood cells called macrophages, which protect your body against harmful substances like certain bacteria.

Due to their ability to naturally strengthen the immune system, PSP and PSK are commonly used as anticancer agents in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation in countries like Japan and China.

The gut microbiome consists of microorganisms, which are mostly bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tract. These bacteria help us digest what we eat, as well as absorb and synthesize nutrients. The gut affects so many of our bodies’ important systems such as metabolism, weight, and immune regulation, as well as brain functions and mood. Your gut bacteria interact with immune cells and directly impact your immune response.

Turkey tail contains prebiotics, which help nourish these helpful bacteria.

Research has demonstrated that turkey tail mushrooms may have antitumor properties, thought to be related to its immune-boosting effects. One test-tube study found that PSK, the polysaccharopeptide found in turkey tail mushrooms, inhibited the growth and spread of human colon cancer cells. What's more, a certain type of polysaccharide found in turkey tail mushrooms called Coriolus versicolor (which is the type that we sell) glucan (CVG) may suppress certain tumours.

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Reviewed by Julie
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Part of my daily routine

I use turkey tail every single day. I have ordered from Chirp a few times now and have always been happy with the service and the product quality. Thanks guys!

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For the whole family including my Dog!

A few months ago we were sadly made aware of the fact that our 9 year old boxer has cancer. Due to the surgery being high risk, we made the difficult decision not to operate. He however struggled a lot with energy, slept most of the day, stopped playing and just wasn't himself anymore. Our vet recommended giving him some turkey tail and the results have been beyond incredible. Since adding turkey tail to his food in the morning he is like a brand new dog! Since witnessing this we now all use turkey tail :) We add it to our smoothies and even coffee.

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Amazing in Coffee

I add Turkey Tail to my coffee every morning. It mixes in really well and the focus benefits are incredible.

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Boosted Coffee

Nutritious addition to my morning coffee.

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My sister was advised this during her Chemo

During my sisters chemo the doctor mentioned Turkey Tail for its various benefits with cancer and the actual therapy. Crazy how there isn't more said about this product.

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