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Inonotus obliquus [in-on-oh-tus Ohb-lee-kuss]
Chaga is a potent source of beta-glucans and triterpenes; which essentially means that it keeps you healthy and helps ward off colds and infections.
The polysaccharides within chaga are known to have an anti-inflammatory property and melanins which promote hair and nail health.
You can find these big hunks of mycelial mass growing on birch trees in cold climates, such as: the forests of Alaska, Northern Canada, Northern Europe, Korea, Russia and Siberia.
It promotes a healthy immune response, packs a punch of antioxidants and supports healthy body function and digestion.
• The immune system
• Balanced blood sugar levels
• Oxidative balance in the body
• Slowed cellular aging
• Optimal blood sugar and cholesterol levels
• Protecting the skin from the effects of aging
• Healthy inflammatory response
• Overall wellness as it contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals from Vitamin B to Zinc
• Known as the “King of Mushrooms” or the “Diamond of the Forest.
• Once extracted, it is one of the highest sources of antioxidants in the world!
• Chaga is most commonly found on birch trees and takes 15-20 years to reach full maturity! During this time, it absorbs vitamins and minerals from the trees, and after extracting these elements, they are bio-available to the human body. We sustainably source our chaga and no trees are harmed in the harvesting process.
• Chaga is not technically a mushroom, though it is often referred to as one. Rather, it is a hardened mass of mycelium (the under-layer of growth that produces mushrooms).
• Chaga’s DNA is 30% closer to human DNA than it is to other plants!
• Chaga mushrooms are a folk remedy used by the native peoples of Siberia and North America to treat stomach upset, headaches, and skin irritations. The fungus is said to alleviate pain and have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
• When you’re trying to avoid or feel a cold coming on
• With your morning routine or a midday pick me up
• To keep your digestive system digesting
• When all your friends are getting sick and you avoid them