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Inonotus Obliquus
Potent Antioxidant
Detox & Digestion
Skin Health

What is Chaga mushroom?

Chaga is a highly nutritional, slow-growing mushroom that has been harvested and used as a powerful traditional medicine for centuries due to its astonishing healing properties. Chaga is found on Elm and Alder trees, but chaga’s favourite host is the birch tree. What is visible on the tree’s bark is a very complex mycelium, bursting with melanin.

Chaga benefits are closely linked to the birch tree as some claim that Chaga makes hardwood edible, making the consumer as strong and resilient as the tree itself. Therefore, we can say that Chaga, also known as tinder fungus, is like a modern tinder story as the magic of healing synergy only occurs when Chaga is coupled with its favourite host.

Chaga: Boost Your Skin Health

Chaga is the perfect mushroom for the skin, bursting with antioxidants and melanin the amazing skin benefits include:

  • Promotes Rejuvenation

  • Natural Anti-Aging

  • Reduce Symptoms of Eczema and Psoriasis

  • Natural Skin Protector - against harmful UV rays and pollution

  • The King of the Medicinal Mushrooms
    Contrary to the lauded Chaga health benefits are the names for this unfortunate looking tinder fungus. Although the Japanese praise it to be the 'Diamond of the Forest' and the Russians call it a 'Gift from God', most of the names describe the Inonotus obliquus’ unsightly appearance; including, cinder conk, black mass, birch canker polypore, and clinker polypore, as it resembles the slag visible after a coal fire.
    Chaga’s royal status as King of the Mushrooms comes from traditional Siberian farmers, where they drank chaga tea or chaga coffee as an alternative to the expensive regular coffee.
    Loaded with Melanin: rejuvenate your
    skin from within

    Chaga
    benefits
    • Antioxidant
    • Improves skin health
    • Improves gut & digestive health
    • Liver detox
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Anti-tumoral properties
    • Immune support
    • Anti-viral

     

    Packed with antioxidants, Chaga boosts general health, vitality, and longevity. It is used in treatments for ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as the antioxidants not only fight viruses but also fights malefic bacteria, essential for maintaining gut health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Chaga is regarded as a powerful digestive agent and kidney tonic. However, research has also identified Chaga as a potent liver detox, further cleansing the system of any toxins.

     

     

     

     

     

    With chaga’s bioactive compounds being synergistic in nature, it is used in Asia and Russia to support many anti-cancer protocols. The combination of high antioxidants, melanin and betulin show powerful anti-tumoral properties. This is due to the antioxidants stimulating the body to produce NK (Natural Killer) cells. Research has shown that melanin protects cells from UV- damage and betulin has been seen to instigate a process of self-destruction in some cancer cells (apoptosis).

    Chaga is uniquely rich in melanin. Melanin rates high in oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC); a measurement to determine the number of antioxidants in food. A natural skin protector, melanin supports skin health, making Chaga a potent ingredient for rejuvenation and anti-aging effects, helping to reduce the symptoms of skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.

    Apart from having these extraordinary anti-tumoral, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties, chaga is a potent adaptogen for the whole immune system. Chaga promotes the formation of beneficial cytokines, fighting off infections from harmful viruses or bacteria. However, in a hyper-immune state (e.g. Rheumatoid arthritis) the production of harmful cytokines is prevented, reducing inflammation.

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    Bioactive compounds Chaga
    Chaga is very nutritious as it is richer in antioxidants than blueberries and contains more potassium than a banana. With its impressive 215 phytonutrients it contains, amongst others, magnesium, sulphur, zinc, copper, calcium, iron and vitamin B2 and vitamin D2. As mentioned before, the amount of melanin contained within Chaga is impressive as no other known herb or food contains more of this miraculous ingredient. Melanin is a powerful healing compound rating high in oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC). However, the unique medicinal compounds of Chaga are found in the triterpenes, lupeol, lanosterol, ergosterol, polysaccharides (that hold the beta-glucans), betulin and betulinic acid. This is what makes natural Chaga so powerful as the fungus draws betulinic acid over a number of years from its host. Therefore, when you consume Chaga you are not only benefiting from the mushroom’s healing benefits but also from those of the tree.

    Chaga mushroom side effects
    Chaga is a potent support for the optimisation of overall health and longevity due to its impressive number of antioxidants and unique triterpenes. Although no complications or negative side effects have been reported, chaga contains a high level of oxalate. As this natural acid quickly binds with calcium to form kidney stones it is advised that people with a history of kidney stones or any other kidney disease should not use Chaga.
    Chaga supplements and capsules
    Chaga is a popular traditional brew as Chaga tea or Chaga coffee. As brewing time can take several hours to extract the healing compounds, Chaga supplements have increased in popularity as developments in extraction methods advance. Chaga powder, Chaga chunks, Chaga capsules and Chaga tinctures are all on the market, varying in quality and price. Importantly, natural Chaga harvested from the birch tree is the fungus that contains the important bioactive compounds. This is due to the betulin and betuline acid extracted from the birch tree bark by the Chaga mushroom itself. When harvested from environmentally controlled cultivation, Chaga will largely lose its unique medicinal compounds.
    Is chaga mushroom safe to use ?

    Chaga is packed full of antioxidants, is highly nutritious, has a long history as a healing coffee or tea, and does not lead to addiction. As Chaga has a strong effect on the body, there are some recommendations to be considered:

    Do not take Chaga if you:

    Are pregnant or breastfeeding. Thus far, there is no research available for taking Chaga during pregnancy and natal care. Therefore, it is best to avoid complications by not adding Chaga to your diet.

    Have prior history of kidney disease or kidney stones. Due to the high level of oxalate, Chaga may contribute to formation of kidney stones.

    Please use Chaga with precaution in the following situations:

    When diabetic and injecting insulin it is advised to start with a very low dosage. As Chaga is lowering the blood sugar level, it should be used with caution.

    As lithium is found in Chaga, when using a lithium-based antidepressant, please consult your doctor before adding Chaga to your diet.

    It is advised to always discuss taking any Chaga supplements with your GP or health practitioner if you have any medical condition.

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