Welcome to the Health Valley Supplement website and Coriolus Versicolor. ( Trametes Versicolor, Polyporus Versicolor Common name: turkey tail). This website was originally set up as a database of information, facts, medical studies and resource material about the Coriolus Versicolor mushroom, it extracts and uses in the alternative and supplemental treatment of cancers, its effect on the immune system and any documented evidence of its immune system building properties. We will also explore its history, extraction processes and the differences in the sources including the availability of the different extracts available on the market. These will include the PSP & PSK extracts and the best sources for each.
Coriolus Versicolor mushrooms are one of the most researched and respected of the medicinal mushrooms from Europe to China and Japan. This member of the polypore family has a long history of medicinal use in China and Japan, where it is known as Yun Zhi and Kawaratake, respectively.
Whilst widely accepted in the East, the immune system building and anti-cancer properties of Coriolus Versicolor are virtually unheard of in the West even though extensive medical research by established western institutions has confirmed what the Chinese have known for millenia.
We hope this website will help to spread awareness of Coriolus versicolor so that as many people as possible may benefit from its effects as a supplement to good health.
As we travel along the path of life our mortality slowly creeps up on us. From those youthful days when life was supposedely wasted on us, through the time of starting and raising families, when the needs of others seem to take precedence of those of our own it eventually dawns on us that this journey is not an endless one and we need to be doing something to elongate it as much as possible.
As well as the passage of time, the scourges of western society, poor diet, exercise and environmental pollution are all factors that contribute to the depletion of our bodys own defence system for fighting off harmful invasions from the world around us as well as genetic anaomolies from within.
The end results can be plainly seen with statistics such as the fact that retired persons in the USA today are taking an average of thirteen medications. Whether this can be attributed to our over eagerness to be given, (and take), a pill to solve our problems or whether it truly shows how the world we live into and our lifestyles truly damages our own bodys ability to cope with all these modern stresses could be argued but the fact is that the bodys immune system is failing to cope on its own and assistance is required.
Coriolus Versicolor is a common mushroom found all over the world. The Chinese have been aware of its properties for centuries and since PSK & PSP extracts were isolated in Japan and China in the 70′s and 80′s respectively, its immune system enhancement properties have been studied by all the major institutions in the west including those household names such as Loma Linda, Beth Israel, Hartford and MD Anderson. With over 400 clinical trials published, the strangest fact about Coriolus Versicolor must be why up until now it has remained virtually unheard of in western societies.
So whilst many of the pages of this website are dedicated to the facts and trials of the use of Coriolus versicolor with varying ailments, its primary benefit is actually to those of us blessed with relative good health. The sheer variety of conditions that seem to benefit from its use underlies that its properties do not relate specifically to any condition but that its primary function is to maximze the potential for our own bodys defence system to deal with invasion.
Maximizing our bodys defences is something that all can benefit from. Preventative use being more beneficial than to us than playing catch up.
We hope you find the site interesting and informative. More about our company and its beginings can be found on our About Us Page