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This article is part of our Foraging Blog, which hosts a compilation of online resources, articles, and videos made for both seasoned nature lovers & beginners alike.
1. Turkey Tail Mushroom helped Paul Stamets' mom through cancer
If you don’t already know, Paul Stamets is one of the most famous mycologists (mushroom scientists) of our time. He owns Fungi Perfecti, a company that sells a variety of medicinal mushroom products. You can learn a bit about his story in the Netflix documentary called Fantastic Fungi. If you haven’t seen it already, it’s a must.
He shares the story of his elderly mother going through breast cancer. Long story short, she was enrolled in a clinical trial, where she took turkey tail mushroom supplements alongside chemotherapy.
This story has a happy ending. She’s alive today and we’ll talk a little bit about the benefits of turkey tail to learn what gives it such powerful healing abilities.
To learn more about this story, watch this video.
2. Turkey Tail contains a wealth of antioxidants
Antioxidants fight oxidative stress, cellular damage, and inflammation, which is why it’s so important to consume foods and medicinal plants with antioxidants. Many are returning to medicinal mushrooms like turkey tail as a clean and natural source of antioxidants.
3. Turkey Tail Mushroom has anti-cancer properties and may improve the immune function of people with certain cancers
Turkey tail mushrooms contain polysaccharides known for suppressing inflammation, boosting the immune system, and protecting the body against certain harmful substances.
Many clinical trials have been done on turkey tail and cancer. You can read about a bunch of studies where turkey tail was administered with chemotherapy by clicking this link to cancer.gov. But here are some highlights from that article.
In all four clinical trials with ongoing gastric and colorectal cancer patients, survival was improved significantly in the treatment group that received turkey tail extracts alongside chemotherapy.
4. Turkey Tail Mushroom can improve gut health
Medicinal mushrooms may have the potential to improve gut health. Polysaccharides found in turkey tail have prebiotic properties and help the gut regulate its balance of bacteria.
Maintaining gut health is not only important for regulating digestion.
More research is being done daily on the gut-brain-connection, revealing how important gut health is in regard to our mental and overall health.
5. Glam Gardener NYC's Turkey Tail Mushroom tincture is made with wild-harvested mushrooms instead of cultivated ones. Why?
Unless you’re a mushroom nerd, you probably don’t know much about the difference between wild mushrooms and mushrooms grown for commercial use. That’s what we’re here for!
Long story short, wild mushrooms are grown in the environments that they were designed to. They earn rich nutritional profiles when they grow on wood or in soil symbiotically with other plants in their natural ecosystems.
Store bought mushrooms are often grown on rice or soy cakes in a cultivated environment. Many medicinal mushroom supplements are grown this way as well, compromising their quality.
Our turkey tail mushroom tincture is made with 100% wild harvested turkey tail mushrooms, which were harvested from a pristine forest in Pennsylvania.
We wrote a whole blog about our top 5 reasons why you should start foraging and eating wild plants, which dives deep into why wild plants are healthier for our bodies than store bought plants. If you’re obsessed with natural health and remedies like we are, check it out.
So are you ready?
If you're ready to incorporate Turkey tail mushroom into your natural health routine, you're in the right place.Check out our Turkey tail mushroom tincture, and if you choose to make it yours, let us know what you think of it.