web analytics

Health Benefits

birchIn Asian folklore, Chaga’s applications are diverse, including supporting the immune system, supporting the body’s ability to eliminate toxins, stimulating the central nervous system, maintaining skin color and elasticity and promoting youthful looks. Today, in Japan, Chaga has become very popular among women to support healthy skin.

For thousands of years, Chaga was revered throughout the known world, particularly in China, Japan, Russia, Manchuria, and Asia Minor. Chaga is documented in the early oriental journal, “Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing” in 100 BC as “The King of Herbs” and a “Gift From God”. Chaga is also referred to in Asian culture as the “Mushroom of Immortality”.

The international scientific community has begun significant reasearch of Chaga’s immense health benefits. Chaga helps to support a healthy immune system. In Russia and Eastern Europe, Chaga has been used for centuries for it’s effects on good health, immunity and balancing metabolism.

Chaga is considered by many researchers as one of nature’s perfect herbs. For the past 44 years, modern scientific studies and clinical trials involving Chaga-based products have demonstrated efficacy on immunity and age related health issues.

Scientists worldwide are now discovering the health enhancing abilities of this ancient herb and it’s unique compounds. In the past there have been numerous scientific research publications devoted to Chaga and its benefits. This supports the belief and historical information that the superior class mushrooms and in particular Chaga, are a valuable source of nutritional substances and help to support good health.

Chaga contains

Numerous Phytonutrient Nutrient Compounds
Ergo sterol ( a vitamin D2 precursor 0
Complex immune activating compounds, especiallty a high concentration of melanin
Many forms of Beta Glucans ( complex sugars called Polysaccharides )
Saponins, Sterols, Triterpenes, Betulinic Acid, SOD ( superoxide dismutase )
Contains Amino Acid Complexes (proteins) and other trace minerals
Melanin, a DNA protector beneficial to maintaining healthy skin
Extremely high antioxidant values measured by ORAC, HORAC, and SORAC scales
Compounds shown to support human Natural Killer (NK) cell activity
Chaga contains a complex “cocktail” of phytonutrients and immune activating compounds such as Beta Glucans (Complex Carbohydrates) or Polysaccharides also found in Algae, Yeast, Oats, etc. Chaga’s Beta Glucan – Polysaccharides are a potent immune activator. the Beta Glucans are powerful immune boosters that work by stimulating the body’s ability to set up cellular defenses. Beta Glucans are largely responsible for modulating immune deficiencies.

Chaga has 29 beta fractions. It contains Saponins, Sterols, Triterpenes, SOD, Protein and Amino Acid Complexes and other trace minerals.

Known active compounds of Chaga Mushroom Extract

Betulin flanosterols
Inositols (B vitamins)
Inotodiol
Lactones
Lanostanoid trterpenoids
Melanin
Protein-bound Polysaccharides
Steroidals
Xylogalactoglucan
Chaga was approved in Russia as a cancer drug already in1955, successfully used to treat cancers of the stomach, lungs, breasts, and cervix.
facts

According to recent scientific research lending support to a wide range of historical references, certain mushrooms are now touted by many experts to have numerous health benefits including providing anti-aging antioxidants and phytonutrient compounds that support a healthy immune system.

We have a full selection of ground chaga, dry chaga, prepared liquid and tinctures. You can also find us at the Farmer's Market in Winooski, Vermont on Sundays from 10 - 2. Click here to order online and have your chaga shipped directly to your door.

Chaga is considered by many researchers as one of nature’s perfect herbs. For the past 44 years, modern scientific studies and clinical trials involving Chaga-based products have demonstrated efficacy on immunity and age related health issues. The international scientific community has begun significant reasearch of Chaga’s immense health benefits.