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Chaga

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
Source: Wild crafted in Maine and certified organic in a facility.
Products: Protect Source, Varietals

Key Bioactive Compounds

  • Polysaccharide
  • Triterpene

Benefits:

  • Heart health
  • Allergy relief
  • Stress/Anxiety Relief
  • Anti oxidant
  • Anti viral/bacterial
  • Melatonin balancer
  • Detox

Summary

Extremely potent functional mushroom when used as a daily tonic as a varietal or in a blend or medicinal doses. It is known to work across multiple health benefiting pathways. It has been a staple of traditional medicines in cold climates for thousands of years

The Story

Chaga is a mushroom traditionally found in colder climates growing on Birch Trees. It was a staple of northern European and Asian traditional medicine for thousands of years and carries an impressive array of powerful phytochemicals but is probably best known as a potent immune modulator. It contains the powerful antioxidant enzyme and free radical scavenger Superoxidate dismutase {SOD} which is a key for our bodies own ability to manage oxidative stress which can result in numerous protective benefits from arthritis, Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis, and cancer. The melanin in Chaga not only is a natural UV protector,for the skin and eyes. It also stimulates the pineal gland to release melatonin which regulates our sleep/wake cycles. Melatonin connects us to our two sources of light, in the sun and the moon which govern our rhythm of the day. Many use Chaga, and some consider it a gateway to a deeper connection outside ourselves. Chaga contains powerful triterpene compounds that are powerful anti cancer treatments and have been part of mainstream cancer treatments for over 50 years in Russia and Asia. Chaga assists in the formation of beneficial cytokines while also reducing harmful cytokines making it a powerful adaptogenic, antibacterial, antiviral mushroom and a potent tonic for disease prevention. Recent studies show positive results for patients on radiation and chemotherapy when Chaga is an adjunct supplement. Chaga also is known to reduce the inflammation and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes and moderate blood sugar levels. There is also promising evidence that the polysaccharides in Chaga function as a cholesterol lowering adaptogen.

Avoid When:
Taking glucose injections, Penicillin, blood thinning medication, insulin are pregnant or breastfeeding