Health Benefits of Chaga Mushrooms
Chaga Mushrooms are a type of fungus (Inonotus obliquus), which grow on the outside of birch trees in very cold climates such as Siberia and Canada. As one of the most powerful antioxidants on Earth, chaga has been used as a remedy around the world for centuries, traditionally being consumed as a tea or tonic.
Chaga is a super adaptogen, giving the body what it needs to return to its natural state. Chaga also acts as a soothing anti-stress nerve tonic and has many other health benefits as listed below:
Stress Support (Adaptogen)
Adaptogens keep your body in balance, making sure all systems are not going into overdrive.
Nutrient Dense Superfood (Phytonutrients)
Chaga is a source of 200+ phytonutrients and essential vitamins.
Increases Physical Endurance (Polysaccharides)
Chaga polysaccharides significantly reduce blood lactate levels, helping to boost endurance.
Normalize Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels (Betulinic Acid)
Studies have shown that the betulinic acid found in chaga is able to break down LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in the bloodstream.
Antiviral / Antibacterial (Ergosterol Peroxide)
Ergosterol peroxide is a strong antibacterial and antiviral, and has anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties.
Super Antioxidant (Superoxide Dismutase)
Chaga mushrooms have the highest levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) found in any natural food.
Immunity Boosting (Beta-D-Glucans)
Chaga has an abundance of beta-D-glucans which help balance the response of the body’s immune system.
Triterpenes have a strong immune-strengthening influence on the human body, increasing our body’s ability to resist diseases by detoxifying the liver.
Anti-Aging / Skin Restoration (Melanin)
The melanin produced by the chaga mushroom enhances the appearance of hair, skin and eyes, and restores a more youthful appearance.
Chaga stimulates digestive bile production which helps to break down food, especially stubborn fats, and allows them to be absorbed more efficiently. It helps relieve indigestion and other gastrointestinal pain while maintaining the digestive system working smoothly.