What is Chaga?
The Chaga mushroom is a high-quality mushroom that is native to the Siberian Mountain regions. It grows in the birch forests of Russia, Northern and Eastern Europe and Northern areas of the United States and Canada.
Chaga is a type of fungus that grows on the trunk of birch trees and lives off the tree’s nutrients. It is different from ordinary mushrooms because it is not composed of gills, but of pores. The color of this mushroom’s exterior is black and its appearance is that of burnt charcoal. Chaga’s relationship with the birch tree is symbiotic. The fungus inhabits and grows on and within wounds of the tree feeding off the nutrients of the birch bark. Over many years, the Chaga clinker consumes and concentrates these nutrients into its own body, forming one of the most concentrated clusters of antioxidants, melanin, and superoxide dismutase on Earth.
9 key Health Benefits
- Fortifies Immune System
- Soothing Properties
- High Antimicrobial Activity
- High In Antioxidants
- Rich in Phytonutrients
- Antiviral Properties
- Detoxifies the Body
- Normalizes blood pressure
- Enhances Vitality
General Questions About Chaga
Q: Is Chaga safe?
Yes. Chaga is completely natural and there have been no reported side-effects in its several thousand years of use. Furthermore, there are no known conflicts in using Chaga. It is completely safe to use every day, and suggested to use it many times a day. It is recognized as a nutritional supplement, and is produced under Good Manufacturing Practices for supplements.
Q: Where does Chaga come from and why are birch trees important?
Wild birch trees grow in northern climates, north of the 45th parallel where they have to endure challenging weather conditions. From the hot summers to the extreme cold winters, wild birch trees need the most powerful of nutrients to withstand the tolling environment. It is these nutrients which then Chaga draws from and concentrates.
Q: What are the benefits of supplementing Chaga into a daily diet?
There are many benefits to the use of Chaga. Commonly, it is used as a daily tonic. It is a powerful adaptogenic herb with an amazing nutritional profile to support the body’s general health and ability to balance itself. Chaga is an excellent natural source for B-complex, plant sterols, SOD, and beta-glucan. Benefits include improved vitality and well-being due to the high number of antioxidants and nutrients.
Q: What is Superoxide Dismutase?
SOD is an antioxidant enzyme needed by the entire body. SOD is the main antioxidant responsible for counteracting super-oxide, which is one of the most common and most damaging free-radicals in the human body. Normally, SOD is created by the body, but by ages 25-30 the levels of enzymes needed to create SOD in any significant amount have diminished. This makes Chaga an essential supplement to any diet, especially for those 25 years and older.
Q: What is so special about Chaga?
It is a dense powerhouse of 215 potent and unique Phyto-nutrients. Some of these nutrients, such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), polysaccharides, betulin and betulinic acid only come from a limited number of sources. Chaga is nature’s richest source of these unique compounds, and it delivers these nutrients in a whole-food, bio-available form. Chaga, and its constituents, are the subject of extensive research.