Turkey Tail Mushrooms (Trametes versicolor) get their name from the way that these grow naturally, in concentric circles of brown and tan that resemble the feathers of a turkey tail. It has been used for many years in traditional asian cultures
Turkey Tail mushrooms are high in antioxidants such as phenols which reduce and prevent cellular damage. It has also been shown that not only are turkey tail mushrooms high in antioxidant concentration, they are also known to contain a wide variety of different kinds of antioxidants, upwards of 35 different kinds.
Turkey Tail mushrooms also contain a molecule known as polysaccharide-K, According to cancer.gov, PSK from T. versicolor is an approved cancer treatment in Japan, where the safety record is very well established. Some clinical studies in the united states have shown that PSK may reduce or slow the growth of cancer cells.
Supplementation with turkey tail may occasionally result in some mild side effects including digestive upset, bloating, and darker pigmentation of finger nails. Always consult your physician before beginning a new dietary supplement. Mushroom supplements are not regulated by the FDA.