Chaga is a type of mushroom that is most commonly found attached to birch and other trees around the northern hemisphere. Chaga is a specific type of fungus that acts as a parasite taking the nutrients from the host tree.
These mushrooms naturally infect birch, ash, elm and alder trees predominantly and drain the host tree of its nutrients. In turn the tree eventually rots.
Chaga Mushroom consumption has been used for thousands of years and has been told and now with science, supported to hold a whole host of incredible human benefits.
Chaga Mushroom, known in Siberia as the "King Of The Mushrooms" has a incredible nutrient dense buildup. Packed with over 215+ Phytonutrients, Chaga is one of the strongest medicinal mushrooms available.
Polysaccharides - A complex long chain of carbohydrate molecules that are used for storing energy, sending cellular information and providing support to cells & tissue.
Beta-Glucans - Are types of sugars that are found within the cell walls of fungi, algae & plants. These are effective at helping reduce cholesterol levels & supporting the immune systems functions.
Phytonutrients - Also called Phytochemicals, these types of compounds are produced by plants to keep themselves healthy. They have strong antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties and could potentially aid with metabolism and DNA repair.
Chaga Mushrooms has a rich history. With the Khanty people of Western Siberia being the first true known users of Chaga, this mushroom has over 6000 years of possible historical use.
Naturally used as a tonic it was hailed the "King Of The Mushrooms" in the 12th century by Tzar Vladmir Monamakh, who attributed it's use to the disappearance of his lip tumor!
In 1955 the Moscow Medical Institute started conducting specific clinical trials with Chaga Mushroom. It soon showed that Chaga use help raise the immune system's functions.
Inflammation is a completely natural response that your immune system creates to help protect against disease and viruses. In a study on mice it was shown that Chaga Mushroom intake drastically drastically inflammation.
Several animal based studies have shown that Chaga Mushroom intake can help prevent and slow cancer growth. In one study there was a tumor reduction size of up to 60%.
It is thought that the antioxidants within Chaga Mushroom help protect cell damage from the effects of free radicals. Free radicals is when a molecule splits into single atoms which causes oxidative stress within the body.
Recent studies have shown that Chaga Mushrooms & extracts have contributed greatly in the reduction of blood sugar levels. There was a decrease in over 31% within a test performed on mice.
Chaga Mushroom can also help reduce Cholesterol Levels. In a 8 week study it was shown that rats with high cholesterol that Chaga Mushroom extract reduced the "bad" LDL Cholesterol while naturally increasing the antioxidant levels.
It's been shown that Chaga Mushroom taken over a period of 7 days or more has a strong effect on cognitive brain function. With this, it is a high possibility that daily Chaga Mushroom use can drastically improve memory loss.
Chaga Mushroom has quite a few uses. With Chaga Powder add 1-2 tsp (5-10g) a day mixed in water to create a natural tea. This can also be used in smoothies.
The traditional way of brewing a Chaga Mushroom tea is simple. Heat 1-2 teaspoons of Chaga Powder or Chaga Mushroom Granules to a cup of water at a low temperature (75 degrees or less to stop the breakdown of the bioactive ingredients). Brew & simmer for 15-60 minutes until the water turns a dark brown colour.
Strain and serve!
Mountainlife provides 100% natural Chaga Mushroom Powder wild harvested from the forests of the Altai in Siberia. Our Chaga Mushroom is highly nutrient dense and a valuable super food for any diet.
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