Chaga Mushroom History
Thriving in Russia, northern China, northern Europe and similar climates, Chaga grows primarily on trees of the birch variety. Interestingly, while it is considered a mushroom, Chaga is technically a thick blob of dark wood and mycelium with an undefined shape, also known as a conk. While chaga resembles burnt charcoal on the outside, it’s center is actually orange and soft in texture. For hundreds of years, northern Europeans, Russians and Chinese have collected Chaga to use in traditional medicine.
Chaga Mushroom Uses
Although it is quite ugly in appearance, the Chaga mushroom is full of antioxidants and is gaining popularity for its potential health benefits. In traditional medicine, Chaga is often used to stimulate the immune system, calm stomach issues and boost overall health.
Birch trees, which the chaga mass feeds off of, contain triterpenoid betulin. Chaga eventually draws out this betulin along with other properties from its host and turns them into inotodiol, trametenolic acid and betulinic acid.
100% Pure Mushroom Extract
Our Chaga mushroom extract is sourced from the industry leader in superior quality mushroom extracts, Nammex. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, their products have stood the test of time and are made with no fillers, starches or other additives. Unlike most competing brands, our mushroom extracts are 100% pure organic mushroom extract.
Unfortunately, US lab-grown Chaga is mycelium grown on grain as opposed to sclerotia, Research shows that Chaga grown using mycelium on grain has low levels of beta-glucan and very high levels of starch. However, our Chaga uses 100% organic sclerotia and is rigorously tested and guaranteed for active compounds.
- 100% PURE MUSHROOM
- No added fillers, starch, grains or mycelium
- Processed by hot water/alcohol extraction into a fine powder suitable for encapsulation or beverage
- Active Compounds: Beta (1>3),(1>6)-glucans; triterpenoids
- Certified Organic; Kosher; Vegan; Gluten-free; Non-GMO
- >10% Beta-glucans, <3% Starch
How Our Mushrooms Are Grown and Harvested
Adults take 1/2-1 teaspoon per day or up to 2 grams.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Keep out of reach of children. Consult a physician if you are pregnant or nursing; have or had a medical condition, or are taking prescription drugs. If you have any adverse effects to the product, stop taking the product immediately and consult your physician.
Serving Size: 1/2 teaspoon or 1 gram
Servings per Pouch: 60 or 120 depending on the pouch size chosen
|Amount Per Serving|
|Chaga Sclerotia Extract*± (Inonotus obliquus)||1000mg|
|* = certified organic|
|± = hot water extract|
|Percent of daily value not established|