Trametes versicolor, also known as Coriolus versicolor, are the scientific classifications of the turkey tail mushroom. This variety of fungus is widely recognized in the scientific community to have staunch immune boosting properties. For example, turkey tail contains Polysaccharopeptides, which are protein-bound polysaccharides (carbohydrates). Krestin (PSK) and Polysaccharide Peptide (PSP) are two types of polysaccharopeptides found in turkey tails. 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.
Commonly called turkey tail due to its striking colors, Trametes versicolor has been used around the world for centuries to treat various conditions. Lastly, it boosts your gut health. Is there anything this fungus can't do? Check out the products we carry containing turkey tail mushrooms!