Four Leaf Rover Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract
- Regular price $33.90
Turkey Tail mushroom is known for:
boosting immunity and reducing inflammation
slowing the spread of certain cancers (Can also be used in conjunction with traditional treatments like chemotherapy)
enhancing gut health
BRAND: Four Leaf Rover
Benefits of Turkey Tail
Turkey Tail has been trusted in Chinese medicine to help with a variety of health issues for centuries. Its ability to support proper immune function is thanks to a special polysaccharide called beta-glucan.
Our Turkey Tail mushroom is 3rd party tested to contain a minimum of 50% beta-glucan, which makes it one of the best choices for dogs needing natural immune support.
Our double extraction process makes sure that the beneficial beta-glucans and triterpenoids in Turkey Tail are bioavailable and able to enhance immune function.
Our mushrooms are grown in greenhouses on natural wood and substrates in filtered air. The whole mushroom is then double extracted and gently powdered, then tested for safety and high beta-glucan content.
It's important to note that most of the beta-glucan is found in the fruiting body of the mushroom. But it's expensive and time consuming to grow mushrooms this way. But we don't do things the cheap and inexpensive way.
In comparison, many "mushroom" products are mycelium, which is just the "roots" of the mushroom. To produce this product, mycelium is put in plastic bags filled with sorghum, oats or rice, then put in a locker to grow. The mycelium is then ground up with the grains to make a high-starch product. Natural mushrooms are low in starch, averaging about 4% carbohydrate.
The FDA doesn't allow mycelium products to say MUSHROOM on the package, but the market is saturated with these cheap mushroom alternatives.
So how can you tell the difference between real mushrooms and the other guy (mycelium)?
Simply look or ask for the beta-glucan content. If the product doesn't provide the beta-glucan content (or if it's low), you can be fairly certain the product is mycelium and not mushrooms. And don't fall for a high polysaccharide content ... anything with a lot of starch will be high in polysaccharides.
You can feel good about giving your dog our Turkey Tail. It's 3rd party tested for a high beta-glucan content and for safety, so your dog gets the unique mushroom benefits he needs.
Active Ingredients per 458 mg (1/4 tsp)
Turkey Tail (Trametes veriscolor) Mushroom Extract .................. 458 mg
Inactive Ingredients: None
Feeding directions and dosage
Give orally daily or as directed by your veterinarian.
Less than 13.5kg: 1/16 tsp daily
13.6 - 27kg: 1/8 tsp daily
27.1 - 45kg: 1/4 tsp daily
More than 45kg: 1/2 tsp daily
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Why are most mushroom products not really mushrooms?
Mushrooms contain a fruiting body (the part of the mushroom you'd recognize) and mycelium - the part that grows underground or inside the plant. Think of the mycelium as the roots of the mushroom. Nearly all mushroom products are mycelium, not the actual mushroom. They're grown in a lab on sterilized grains (such as rice, sorghum, or oats) and ground into a powder. If you're buying a mycelium product, you're not getting the beta-glucan rich content of the fruiting body. Beta-glucans are the active compounds in mushrooms. Fruiting bodies are full-spectrum and also offer more vitamins and minerals. Without them, you're not getting a real mushroom and your dog is not getting all of the health benefits.
How are Four Leaf Rover mushrooms grown?
Our mushrooms are grown on wood, just as they would in nature. This guarantees that the medicinal compounds will be in the mushrooms. They're grown in greenhouses with a constant flow of fresh air and water, along with natural sunlight. After harvesting, every mushroom is tested for chemicals and contamination.
Why are your mushrooms water extracted and not dried?
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.
How can I be sure your mushrooms are of high quality?
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.
Can I give my dog mushrooms more than once a day?
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.
Can I give Four Leaf Rover Turkey Tail with the Immunity Mushroom Blend?
While the Immunity 7 Mushroom Blend contains Turkey Tail mushroom, you can add Turkey Tail once or twice daily for additional immune benefits.