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Q Armour - Part 3 Turkey Tail Mushroom


Organically grown, this exclusive formula includes iconic, rare mushrooms known as adaptogens which have a unique ability to “adapt” according to the specific needs of your body.

  • Reishi: Adapts to support immune response

  • Chaga: Antioxidant powerhouse for cell support

  • Antrodia: Immune, antioxidant, and liver support

  • Shiitake: Immune and heart health support

  • Cordyceps: Circulation and endurance support

  • Turkey Tail: Immune support via healthy gut

  • Astragalus: Respiratory and cell damage protection support

Turkey tail mushroom, also known as Trametes versicolor, is a medicinal mushroom that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine. In recent years, scientific research has begun to uncover the potential health benefits of turkey tail mushroom.


One of the primary benefits of turkey tail mushroom is its ability to boost the immune system. Turkey tail mushroom is rich in polysaccharopeptides (PSPs), which have been shown to stimulate the immune system and help the body fight off infections and diseases. Studies have shown that PSPs can increase the activity of immune cells such as T-cells and natural killer cells, which play a key role in fighting off infection and cancer. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, found that PSPs from turkey tail mushroom significantly increased the production of interferon-gamma, a protein that plays a key role in the immune response against viral and bacterial infections. A study published in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms in 2010 found that PSPs from turkey tail mushroom can significantly increase the activity of immune cells in mice.


Another potential benefit of turkey tail mushroom is its anti-cancer properties. Turkey tail mushroom has been found to contain a compound called PSK, which has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Studies have suggested that PSK may be effective in treating a variety of types of cancer, including stomach, colorectal, and breast cancer. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials published in the Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, found that PSK improves the survival rate and quality of life in patients with gastric cancer. PSK has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and promote cancer cell death. It also has been found to reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Additionally, turkey tail mushroom may also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which can also help to protect against cancer.


Turkey tail mushroom contains beta-glucans, which are a type of carbohydrate that can help to improve gut health by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Beta-glucans are also known to have anti-inflammatory effects which can be beneficial for gut health. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, found that turkey tail mushroom beta-glucans supplementation improved gut microbiota and reduced pro-inflammatory cytokines in obese individuals. Studies have found that turkey tail mushroom can increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut, which can help to improve digestion and reduce the risk of gut-related diseases.


In addition to the above benefits, turkey tail mushroom is also believed to have potential benefits for other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and liver disease. To support these health benefits, several studies have been conducted in recent years. For example, a study published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine in 2018 found that turkey tail mushroom extract significantly improved immune function in healthy individuals. Another study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2017 found that turkey tail mushroom extract inhibited the growth of breast cancer cells in laboratory tests.


Turkey tail mushroom is also rich in antioxidants, which can help to protect the heart and reduce the risk of heart disease. Antioxidants can neutralize harmful free radicals in the body and prevent damage to cells and blood vessels, reducing the risk of heart disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, found that turkey tail mushroom significantly decreased total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.


Supporting respiratory health: Turkey tail mushroom has been traditionally used to support respiratory health and studies have found it may have beneficial effects on conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the International Journal of General Medicine, found that supplementation with turkey tail mushroom improved lung function and reduced symptoms in patients with COPD. It's important to note that while turkey tail mushroom has been shown to have potential health benefits, more research is needed to fully understand its full effects.


References:

  • Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2018;8:12-18

  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017;198:280-287

  • Phytotherapy Research. 2016 Sep;30(9):1439-47

  • International Journal of Medical Mushrooms. 2008;10(2):189-98

  • Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2002 Oct;8(5):711-8

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