Turkey Tail mushroom is native to Asia, North America and Europe. It has a long history of use in traditional herbalism and is currently being studied for its health benefits, including its value in fighting cancer. Research has shown that Turkey Tail is beneficial for many types of cancer as it contains properties that help fight cancer cells while helping to strengthen the immune system. Turkey tail has shown to beneficial in spleen and liver hemangiosarcoma in dogs. It is also useful for heart health, lowering cholesterol, digestive issues, and skin problems.
Cordyceps mushroom is very rich in phytonutrients. Research has indicated that these mushrooms demonstrate anti-tumor, immune enhancing and hypoglycemic activity. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-tumor, anti-cancer, antimetastatic, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. It is very useful for diabetes as it helps lower blood sugar. Coredyceps also help enhance lymphocyte activity, which boosts the immune system.
Reishi mushroom has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. It helps detoxify the blood, helps lower cholesterol and reduces blood pressure. It is also beneficial for the lymphatic system, which helps with a dog’s immunity.
Shiitake mushroom is a popular ingredient in cooking and is highly valued in traditional herbalism for its immune stimulating properties. It helps reduce fat in the liver, helps lower cholesterol, and is beneficial for heart health as it aids in reducing plaque in the arteries. Shiitake may help inhibit growth of leukemia cells. Shiitake is also a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals.
Agaricus mushroom is cultivated widely for dietary supplements and culinary purposes. Agaricus is useful for bone health, and helps with insulin production and helps with liver function. Agaricus is considered an adaptogen, which helps combat stress and supports the endocrine functions. This mushroom is currently used in Japan as an adjunctive with chemotherapy treatments.