Warning: For use in dogs only. Not for human consumption.
Turkey Tail - Four Leaf Rover
The Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes veriscolor) is renowned for its high beta-glucan content, which makes it one of the most important mushrooms to support normal immune function.
Turkey Tail can help balance gut health and modulate the immune system. The secret to healthier dogs.
Turkey tail grows on dead logs all around the world. The Latin name for Turkey Tail is Trametes versicolor or Coriolus versicolor which means “of many colors”. That’s because turkey tail has colored rings that look a lot like the tail of a turkey.
While there are many different strains of Trametes, turkey tail is the most interesting to scientists and herbalists as it has been used in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years to reduce phlegm, clear dampness, increase energy and boost the immune system.
Mushrooms contain what’s called the “fruiting body” (the part of the mushroom most people would recognize) and “mycelium”, the part that grows underground or inside the plant. Mycelium is like the the roots of the mushroom. Nearly all mushroom products are mycelium and not the actual mushroom. They’re grown in a lab on sterilized grains (such as rice, sorghum or oats) and ground into a powder. Mycelium products are not rich in beta-glucans like real mushrooms are. Beta-gulcans are the active compounds in mushrooms. Fruiting bodies are full spectrum and also offer more vitamins and minerals. If you’re not getting a real mushroom product then your dog is not getting all of the health benefits.
All of our mushrooms are grown on wood, the way nature intended. This ensures that the important medicinal compounds are in the mushrooms. Grown in greenhouses, our mushrooms receive a constant flow of fresh air and water, along with natural sunlight. Every mushroom is tested for chemicals or contamination.
Fruiting bodies require hot water extraction to break down the chitin in the cell walls. Dogs and humans lack the enzyme to do this, so extraction is necessary to get all the nutrients from the fruiting body. Extraction pulls out the beta-glucans. The extraction is then purified and dried into a powder with all the beneficial mushroom parts intact.
Every batch of mushrooms is checked for bacteria, heavy metals and pesticides. The mushroom extracts are then tested for beta-glucan content to make sure the mushrooms are truly medicinal. Our mushrooms are certified organic, and free from heavy metals and pesticides. No mycelium, no grains and no starch ever.
If your dog doesn’t have any health challenges, once a day should be enough. But if your dog is fighting an illness, you can give mushrooms twice daily.
While the Immunity 7 mushroom blend contains Turkey Tail mushroom, you can add Turkey Tail once or twice daily for additional immune benefits.