Chaga mushrooms promote healthy digestive, cardiovascular & immune function, longevity, and is considered an incredibly potent antioxidant.
Wild Chaga grows naturally in the vast forests of Canada, Russia, northern China, and northern climatic zones where birch makes up the primary tree species. Commonly referred to as a mushroom, Chaga is actually a hard sterile conk that is a canker disease on birch trees. Birch trees contain precursor compounds such as the triterpenoid betulin. Chaga draws betulin and other precursors directly from the birch tree and turns them into inotodiol, trametenolic acid and betulinic acid. Chaga has been traditionally used for various stomach problems.
Even though Chaga is commonly referred to as a mushroom, it is actually a sterile conk or canker, a hardened mass of woody tissue with an amorphous shape and dark pigmented outer layer. It has been estimated that Chaga consists of only 10% Inonotus obliquus mycelium. Being a tree pathogen, Inonotus mycelium slowly grows throughout the tree trunk, causing decay and ultimately death. The canker/conk we call Chaga is a manifestation of this fungal disease. For hundreds of years, Chaga has been wildcrafted and utilized by the people of northern Europe and Russia.
Birch trees contain precursor compounds such as the triterpenoid betulin. Chaga draws betulin and other precursors directly from the birch tree and turns them into inotodiol, trametenolic acid, and betulinic acid. Chaga needs the tree-bound precursors to synthesize the triterpenoids for which it is famous. Chaga is traditionally used for stomach problems and immunity issues.
Note: Some US companies claim Chaga is being over-harvested. There is absolutely no evidence to support this claim and positive reports to refute it.
Instructions: Take 2 capsules daily for normal support & when used as a prophylactic. For maximum therapeutic potential take up to 6 capsules 2 times daily. Absorption may be improved when taken on an empty stomach (30 mins before meals) and with vitamin C.
- Take as capsules, or add the powder to your tea, or make a mushroom tea.
Ingredients: Wildcrafted Chaga Sclerotia (Inonotus obliquus) Extract
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