Host Defense Turkey Tail

Host Defense

Host Defense Turkey Tail

Host Defense

Full Price $23.96$44.96


Boost your immune system and do good for your gut with Host Defense Turkey Tail!

  • Supports a robust immune system*
  • Helps with healthy digestion*
  • Promotes liver function and detoxification*
  • Features activated, freeze-dried mushroom mycelium
  • Non-GMO
  • Organic & Gluten-free

Yes, it really does look like a turkey tail! But its quirky appearance has nothing to do with why Host Defense Turkey Tail utilizes this particular mushroom. It’s because it’s brimming with health benefits!

Turkey Tail is one of the most widely studied mushrooms on the planet. Plus, it grows on almost every continent. It’s lauded for its immune-boosting powers and gut support. 

Host Defense Turkey Tail includes potent, freeze-dried mushroom mycelium that’s rich in health-supportive polysaccharides and other myconutrients. 

Myco…what? Myconutrients are simply nutrients that come from fungus — vitamins, minerals, and more. 

Turkey Tail Mushrooms boost the immune system. They’re chock full of antioxidants that fight free radicals that contribute to oxidative stress, sickness, and infection.* But antioxidants aren’t the only immune-system supporting compounds in this formula. It also includes: 

  • Polysaccharide Krestin, or PSK, supports healthy immune system function.*
  • Polysaccharide Peptide, or PSP, helps the immune system recover after you’ve been ill.*


Turkey Tail Mushrooms are also great for the gut! They’re rich in prebiotic fiber that helps build a healthy colony of bacteria in your GI tract.* Prebiotic fiber works to feed friendly bacteria. These friendly bacteria fight disease and infection-causing bacteria, to keep your gut healthy and promote digestion.*

If that weren’t enough, Turkey Tail Mushrooms also help out the liver. Your liver deals with a lot on your behalf. Bad decisions, environmental toxins, you name it, your liver’s probably seen it. Turkey Tail Mushrooms help protect the liver and aid in the detoxification process.*

Looking for more mushrooms? Try Lively Vitamin Co. Mushroom Magic for a powerful blend of mushrooms. Or, try Host Defense Reishi to help your body deal with stress and Host Defense Lion’s Mane to support cognitive function.*

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules once per day. Can be taken with food or on an empty stomach or as recommended by your healthcare advisor.

Cautions: Keep out of the reach of children. Consult a physician before taking this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications, or have a medical condition.

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Serving Size: 2 capsules

Servings Per Container: Varies by size

Ingredients: Turkey tails (Trametes versicolor) mycelium

Other Ingredients: freeze-dried myceliated brown rice, pullulan (an extra-cellular polysaccharide)


Host Defense was founded by Paul Stamets, a speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher, and entrepreneur. He is considered a thought leader in fungi, from habitat to medicinal use and production. He lectures around the world to help deepen people’s understanding and respect for the organisms that are literally under our feet, every day of our lives.

Host Defense is built on Paul Stamets’ visionary research into the power and potential of mushrooms, especially mushroom mycelium, the root-like structures found growing below ground. The power of Host Defense comes from the discovery that the mycelium is the immune system of the mushroom.

Just as mycelium helps to support the immune system of humans, it also supports the health and immunity of the natural habitats where it grows. Host Defense’s goal is to use the unique properties of mushrooms to help build a healthier world — and people too.

Paul is the author of six books (including Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World, Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, and Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World). In his passion for research, he has discovered and named numerous new species of psilocybin mushrooms. He has also received numerous awards, including Invention Ambassador (2014-2015) for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Mycologist Award (2014) from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), and the Gordon & Tina Wasson Award (2015) from the Mycological Society of America (MSA).

Paul funds research to save rare strains of mushrooms that dwell within the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. He is a collaborator with numerous scientific organizations and research institutes. Currently, he is testing extracts of these rare strains at the NIH (National Institutes of Health/Virology) and with Washington State University/United States Department of Agriculture against a wide panel of viruses pathogenic to humans, animals, and bees.

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