While exercise, sleep, and diet are all crucial factors in maintaining a healthy immune system especially now at the time where immunity of utmost importance, functional mushrooms should not be left behind while having a balanced and nutritious diet. Varieties of mushrooms have a long and respected history in ancient Eastern medicine for their help in supporting the immune system of our bodies.
Talking specifically today about a mushroom that has gained eyeballs due to its successful abilities that demonstrated its support in immune function and gut health – Turkey Tail.
Found commonly throughout the world, it best grows in moist conditions where it feeds on decaying remnants and dying trees in temperate forests. One can easily recognize it by its fan shaped body that’s marked by bands of varying colour, resembling the tail of the wild turkey, and that’s how it gets its name.
In ancient Asian Cultures,0 Turkey Tail was brewed into tea to increase energy, and strengthen the lungs, stomach and spleen. The mushroom has a unique ability to support the health of both underactive and overactive immune system due to the presence of beta glucans, polysaccharides, polyphenols etc.
Turkey Tail is the most researched upon category of mushroom. It features a wide range of naturally occurring compounds that help improve stamina and support gut health, resulting in a healthy immune system. Like all mushrooms, Turkey tail too is packed with antioxidants which promote a high immunity. It does so by helping manage inflammation (body’s immune system’s response to an irritant) and stimulates the release of supportive compounds like cytokines. It’s also full of prebiotics that bacteria’s present in the gut while restoring balance of good flora in the stomach, helping in improving digestion and immune response.
Unlike the name suggests, this fungi is 100% vegan and safe to consume, especially for people who wish to bring their blood sugar balanced, strengthen their bones and improve their gut health
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