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Your Immunity Booster

Turkey Tail has an impressive pedigree as an immunity-boosting medicinal mushroom. Also known as Yun Zhi, this powerful fungus is characterised by distinctive multi-colored brown and tan rings resembling turkey feathers. For centuries, traditional Chinese medicine has used Turkey Tail teas and tonics to treat infections and guard against illness. Now the full potency of its adaptogenic health and vitality boost is yours, whenever you need it.

Key to understanding Turkey Tail’s historic popularity is to recognise how this powerful mushroom stimulates the body to produce the cytokines essential for improving immune cell function. Your natural defences are important for health and vitality, and Qi Traditions preserves all the goodness of this vitalising mushroom so it can deliver its time-honoured medicinal benefits.

Gut and gastric issues respond well to this potent mushroom, and its abundance of natural polyphenols can help protect the body’s cells against damage. Antioxidant properties help maintain the body’s healthy balance from day to day. When you need to fight back against illness, here’s a mushroom with plenty to offer on the path to recovery.

All the strength of Turkey Tail (Trametes Versicolor) is here, ready to fight illness and help your health and vitality thrive as they should. For in-depth info about the science behind Turkey Tail, check out Immunotherapy with Turkey Tail Mushrooms.


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