Turkey Tail shows much promise in supporting the immune system. In a clinical study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Host Defense® Turkey Tail capsules were shown to be immunologically active.
- Supports beneficial microflora in the gut microbiome.
- Promotes digestive and gastrointestinal health.
- Supports an engaged and balanced immune response.
- Supports detoxification pathways and liver function.
Turkey Tail contains polysaccharide peptide (PSP) and polysaccharide krestin (PSK), which may help slow cancer growth and boost the immune system by activating and inhibiting specific types of immune cells and by suppressing inflammation.
Turkey Tail also contains a wide array of antioxidants, including phenols and flavonoids. Some of the flavonoids it contains are quercetin and baicalein.