Benefits and Uses*
Turkey Tail is a very common woody textured polypore mushroom that grows from logs and stumps outward like a hand-fan, much like the tail of a turkey. It is an easily used medicinal mushroom with a bitter and earthy flavor that can be implemented into any supplement program requiring the specific uses of a liver and immune tonic.*
Turkey Tail is a an easy to understand medicinal mushroom with a couple groups of main constituents:
The antioxidants in turkey tail, called phenols and bioflavonoids, are the bitter-tasting and colorful brown, orange, and grey pigments which are similar to those found in vegetables, but more potent and concentrated.* They support cellular oxidation, liver health, detoxification, and have blood cleansing capabilities.*
Polysaccharides found in turkey tail are called glucans. They are harmless long-chain sugars that support the functioning and activity of the immune system throughout the body and assist the lymph system's cleansing capabilities to maintain healthy cellular tissues in the organs, glands, and muscles.*
We source Turkey Tail that is organically grown log cultivated from a grower-guided outdoor laboratory in the Pacific Northwest USA.
Log cultivation produces a consistent supplement that will easily work without any natural variances that could impair potency. And all parts of the mushroom can be harvested for a high concentration of active constituents.
Turkey Tail Is A Polypore, Also Known As A Toadstool †
We formulate using a variety of extraction techniques for multi-step potency which include:
- Artisan-formulated for Wholistic Effects and Benefits
- Harvesting at Times of Full Botanical Potency
- All Active Parts of the Mushroom are Included in the Formula
- Fruiting Body
- Cold Processed Where Appropriate to Preserve Integrity of Fragile Constituents
- Dual Solvent: Water and Alcohol for 99.9% constituent content
- Semi-soluble Polysaccharides Included in Suspension
- Additionally Activated for Easy Digestion
- Stabilized for Natural Preservation - No Preservatives
- Flash-steamed for Cracked Cell-walls to Release Chitin Bound Constituents
This formulation uses moderately-low alcohol, 35% by volume, so that it is high in active acids and may be taken everyday.
See our homepage for more about our methods.
100% Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor)
- Organic Hardwood Log Grown in the United States Pacific Northwest
- Grower-guided Outdoor Open Laboratory
- Fruiting Body
- Structured Distilled Water
- Triple Filtered USP Grade Organic Alcohol (35% by volume)
Recommended Dosage: 417 – 1,250 milligrams @ 1-3 times a day*
Turkey Tail Dosage Equation:
The dosage of most tonics work by bodyweight and activity level and dietary factors. The amount of turkey tail taken is mainly dependent on activity level.
BW + AL + DF
Bodyweight (BW) is the overall weight measured by a bathroom or locker room scale.
Activity level (AL) is a relative unit based on the amount of work accomplished, stress-levels and fitness-intensity.
Diet factors (DF) are based on how much calories and food is taken in, such as protein, fat and carbohydrates.
Estimated Daily Dosage:
BW = 1 dropper per ~150 pounds bodyweight reached
AL = + 1-3+ droppers - 1-2 low, 2-3 medium, 3+ high
DF = + 1 dropper for every 3000 kcal reached
Example #1: 185lb person (BW = 1 dropper) who is working at home (AL = 2+ droppers) and eats ~2250 kcals (DF = 0 dropper) would have a functional dosage of ~3+ droppers daily divided into 1-3 doses across the day.
Example #1 is BW 1 + AL 2 + DF 0 = ~3+ droppers
Example #2: 135lb person (BW = 0 dropper) who is doing cardiovascular exercises and yoga (AL = 3 droppers) who eats ~1500 kcals (DF = 0 dropper) would have a functional dosage of ~3 droppers daily divided into 1-3 doses across the day.
Example #2 is BW 0 + AL 3 + DF 0 = 3 droppers
To find a functional dose, start with a minimum dose of 10 drops to 1 dropper and work up to a functional dose.* Many benefits of tonics come from consistent and continued use over a period of time.*
Turkey Tail dropper:
- 60 1ml droppers in a 2oz (60ml) bottle
- 1ml dropper = ~1000 mgs turkey tail mushroom extract
Turkey Tail drops:
- 30 drops in a 1ml dropper
- 1 drop = ~33 mgs turkey tail mushroom extract
Suggested Turkey Tail Cycle:*
- Initial Phase = 30-60 days
- Long Term = ∞
- Optional Cycle-off Period = 14-30 days
Continuous consumption of turkey tail will yield increasing benefits and results over the time consumed; in other words, consistent daily consumption of turkey tail at a functional dosage over the period of suggested time will increase health and wellness benefits.*
After an initial cycle turkey tail may be continued on-and-off for long-term supplementation health benefits or traded-out for another tonic adaptogen superfood.*
How to Take
Turkey Tail is a medicinal mushroom and may be taken for its common uses concerning liver detox and immunity.*
Turkey Tail is versatile and is best taken before meals and snacks, but it may also be taken on an empty stomach.*
Benefits with tonics take time; taking enough consistently rewards health †
Take as desired: consume on a continuous basis to develop the natural tonic and adaptogenic benefits that build over time.* Some benefits are immediate and some results require consumption over several days and weeks to accomplish.* A good tonic cycle is 45-90 days of a tonic adaptogen which will generate lasting health changes.*
Shake gently: secure the lid and turn the bottle over back-and-forth 3-5 times to evenly distribute the tincture. Do not over-shake as the vigorous mixing of air with the extract will oxidize and damage many of the necessary constituents for required dosage and potency.
By mouth: hold the liquid under the tongue for 60-90 seconds and then swallow the rest of extract; doing so allows digestion to begin in the mouth and will take advantage of the activated multi-step extract so that many of the constituents will bypass digestion and enter the body through the mouth and throat.* Holding the extract also promotes better absorption and assimilation and elicits an immediate effect that is performance oriented*
Mix with water: squirt the drops or entire droppers into 2-4 oz. of water that is under 120*F. Water that is cool to lukewarm temperature is best to preserve the volatile and fragile constituents from being damaged and denatured which will reduce the potency of the extract.* Sip slowly to allow absorption in the mouth and throat.* This method makes it easier to become accustomed to the extract and to take larger doses of several different tinctures at once in a tonic program.*
For maximum potency: regularly consume the tincture within a period of 45 days; after 45 days of continuous consumption the extract may begin to gradually lose potency requiring a larger dosage to achieve similar benefit.* A bottle will generally last 10-30 days depending on dosage and concurrent supplementation programming.*
Further dosage reference: How to Take a Tonic Tincture