Chaga – Ionotus Obliquus
Preferring the colder climate, Chaga mushrooms mainly grown on the birch tree, but does grow on other trees. Interesting how this wonderful fungus grows. By entering into a broken or damages part of a trunk, its spores will enter into the tree and spread throughout the host (the tree). The Chaga will continue to infect the tree and its growing cycle is anywhere from 10 years, minimum. It forms a burnt looking clump outside of the tree, a bit like coal. Actually it is known that once the Chaga spores and fungus get inside the host (tree) it will eventually kill the tree.
The Chaga mushroom is one of the most highest ratings of Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity (ORAC) which means it has a high ability to protect the body. Chaga mushroom has very high antioxidant content, with a ORAC value of 146,000 approx, it’s no surprise. And it is that high antioxidant content, which the Chaga is valued for!
It is a powerhouse for your immune system, like the Reishi it is loaded with beta-glucans, adaptogenic betulinic acid and melanin to protect the skin, (anti-aging! Yes!).
Benefits of Chaga:
- Very high antioxidant.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Regulates blood sugar, from the polysaccaridges.
- A great tonic for the Kidneys and Liver.
- Assists with stresses.
- A great asset to the fit minded due to the polysaccharide content.
It does contain vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin D, B2, Minerals, such as Iron, Magnesium and phosphorus. Not high amounts, it focal point is the high antioxidant content that has taking notice!
We are very glad it has been put into the wonderful Mushroom Immunity Mix!
This information only and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat. etc, etc.