Chaga is a black mass of highly concentrated mycelium that
grows on birch trees that have parasitic growths – however, there’s no need to
worry because it’s not toxic. When describing it the hard outer layer looks
like a black or burnt charcoal, referred to as the sclerotium. Inside is a
the Inonotus Obliquus
Center stage are the antioxidants that offer free radical
protection against disease and strengthened immune system function. Although
there’s more than meets the eye!
System Function Support
The chaga is chalk full of Beta-D-Glucans, which give it the
ability to balance your immune system function. When it’s under-active, your
immune system gets a boost, and when it’s over-active, it gets knocked down a
few notches. The scientific term for this is BRM, or Biological Response
Research is ongoing but evidence has been found that shows
this mushroom has real potential to aid in the fight against cancer.
This mushroom is also loaded with phytonutrients that
stimulate stem cells within the bone marrow, supercharging your immunity and
specific immune cells like T cells and NK (natural killer) cells.
Experts at About published a study showing how chaga can help
treat inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative
colitis. Scientists found that using chaga extract to treat the diseased cells
helped reduce oxidative stress, which triggers the disease.
In another recent study, researchers found chaga helped lower
cholesterol and blood sugar levels in diabetic mice. Progress in finding
alternative therapies for one of the deadliest diseases known to humankind.
A nutrient called betulin is absorbed from the bark of the
birch tree and converted into betulinic acid. This is an active compound in the
chaga mushroom that helps shrink or prevent tumors.
Researchers believe the betulinic acid triggers apoptosis and
actually influences cell death within right inside the tumor.
There is also evidence the BA actively lowers the PH of the
tumors too. Extracts of the chaga mushroom have been approved as an anticancer
or anti-tumor drug and has been reported successful in the treatment of various
cancers; including breast, lung, cervical, and lung cancer.
How To Use
Fresh Mushroom – You can use fresh chaga right off the tree,
although usually it’s dried first. Many people grate it or break it down into
smaller pieces to throw in a blender and grind into a powder. Experts from
Healthy Living say the older the mushroom the more concentrated the medicinal
power when used in liquid or extract form.
Most of us don’t live where chaga grows wild, so it’s
convenient to buy it from herb companies that sell it dried in bulk or powder
The polysaccharides and antioxidants advantages are only
extractable in alcohol or hot water solutions. Some people brew chunks of chaga
tea and drink it, but it can also be tinctured in vodka for a few weeks to a
month. The simplest route is to just add the powder to hot water and enjoy.
As you can see the chaga mushroom is hugely beneficial to
your immune system health, along with a whole whack of other health-related
Speak with your doctor before using this mushroom as a
treatment for any serious disease.
Experience the benefits of this superfood mushroom for
yourself and for you ultimate health!