What is Chaga?
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus), or ‘King of the Medicinal Mushrooms,’ is a slow maturing mushroom that primarily grows on white and yellow birch trees. In appearance, Chaga resembles a blackened, burnt or charcoal bur typically observed on trees. However, this exterior is loaded with an incredible richness of betulic acids. Beneath the hardened exterior, Chaga contains a brilliant orange-red spongy interior full of polysaccharides.
Chaga grows in the circumpolar latitude across the earth, favouring climates with extreme seasonal temperature swings.
Why consume Chaga?
Chaga is rich in polysaccharides, phytonutrients and super immune enhancing components. They contain dozens of compounds that help boost the immune system and detoxify the body of certain synthetic chemicals such as bisphenol-A (BPA) found in plastics.
Chaga has the highest antioxidant rating on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity) of any whole food or herb. For instance, Blueberries possess ~ 24 ORAC units/gram, while Chaga, incredibly, possesses ~ 1100 ORAC units/gram.
Not only is Chaga a potent source of all antioxidants, it is one of the best natural sources of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), which is a crucially important antioxidant.
Chaga contains very high levels of Betulinic Acid and Beta-Glucans, which have been shown to aid a variety of illnesses and ailments, and contain antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiallergenic, liver-protective, anti-tumor and anti-carcinogenic properties. Beta-Glucans also have a powerfully positive influence on healthy skin.
Chaga contains more Melanin than any other food or herb, providing additional genoprotective benefits.
Chaga is an adoptogenic herb, meaning that it recognizes stresses in the body and provides protection to those areas in greatest need.
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