Turkey Tail Mushroom: Natural Solution for Digestive Wellness
“All health begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates
The human body is a magnificent machine that performs many complicated operations to keep it functional and efficient at all times. Most tasks performed by our body occur mostly unnoticed and seamlessly smooth. Our days are filled with many activities and responsibilities. At times, it can be hard to stop and understand just how this body of ours manages to sustain us every day.
Our digestive system is the most intriguing component of our body and is the main reason our food can be used as vital energy to perform at our very best. The digestive system starts the process of digesting before you’ve taken the first bite of your favorite meal
“The digestive tract is a mirror of how we handle life.” – Dr. John Douillard
The digestion process works in 5 stages
- Chewing, when chewing your food, helps to break up bigger pieces into smaller ones that are easier to digest and swallow.
- Swallowing, this may seem like an easy process to us but food doesn’t just fall down our throats and into our stomachs. Muscles along our esophagus help push the food down our throats and into our stomachs.
- Stomach, food that we have eaten sits here and is slowly broken down into proteins via enzymes and stomach acid which can then be transported through the body for further use.
- The small intestine is where our food continues to be broken down and eventually absorbed into the body through the blood.
- Large Intestine, any food that is not used by the body will be sent here and used for the more fertile land.
“Mushrooms are a powerhouse of nutrition, providing an impressive array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can support optimal digestive health.” – Dr. Josh Axe
As you can see, the digestive system is vital in keeping us healthy, fueled with energy, fully functional, and alive.
Many of the foods we eat today have added preservatives, colors, artificial flavors, and a variety of other chemicals. Plus, they have reduced nutrient content. Even with daily exercise and eating a well-balanced diet you may still be missing out on a few important nutrients that support healthy digestive functions.
Mushrooms have come to the aid in helping us source these key nutrients which help in the support of our digestive system. These little powerhouses have shown significant benefits in regulating gut health and being gastroprotective.
“The compounds found in mushrooms have been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and heal an irritated digestive system.” – Dr. Andrew Weil
Jianbo Xiao from A Critical Review on Health Promoting Benefits of Edible Mushrooms through Gut Microbiota suggests that mushrooms are rich in carbohydrates, like chitin, hemicellulose, β, and α-glucans, mannans, xylans, and galactans. Mushrooms act as a prebiotic to stimulate the growth of gut microbiota, granting healthy benefits to the body.
Turkey Tail is best known for its beneficial use in aiding a healthy digestive system and promoting good gut health. This mushroom acts as a prebiotic to the bacteria that exists in our microbiome, encourages friendly bacteria to flourish, and kills off unwanted bacteria that can cause harm to our system. Turkey Tail mushroom has another unique ability that allows for it to communicate with the bacteria in our gut. Thus, the mystical mycelial network exists not only on the surface of our world but inside our bodies too.
In addition to protecting your gut, Fruiting Body’s Turkey Tail extract will leave you feeling functional and efficient all day.
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