Why is it beneficial?
As you can see from the list below, Chaga is incredibly supportive to the immune system. It also has one of the highest levels of anti-oxidants of any food:
Chaga ORAC chart :
Beta-glucans / Polysacharides – essential nutrients for the immune system.
Betulinic Acid – Chaga converts betulin (from the Birch bark) into digestible Betulinic Acid which has been shown to reduce inflammation drastically, supporting healthy function of the immune system, and healthy cell division.
Melanin – possibly the best food source for melanin. An important pigment for healthy skin, hair and eyes.
Vitamin D2 – one of the few food sources for this. Important for people who don’t get enough sunlight. It supports a healthy immune system, calcium absorption, healthy bones and teeth.
Vitamin B1, B2, B3 – these help convert food into energy, keeps your skin, lining of the gut, and blood cells healthy.
Zinc – important for tissue repair, immune function, blood clotting, healthy thyroid function.
Chaga also contains: Amino Acids, Calcium, Chloride, Copper, Enzymes, Flavonoids, Germanium, Inotodiols, Iron, Lanosterol, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Polysaccharides, Potassium, Saponins, Selenium, Sodium, Vitamin K.
Where does it come from?
Our wild Chaga is collected in Russia. Chaga also grows in Canada, Norway, Sweden and eastern Europe.
How is it consumed?
Chaga is usually consumed as a tea but can also be used as a stock for quinoa or rice for example. It can be used to make Chaga tinctures (alcohol extractions) after it has been used for tea.
How do I make the tea?
1. Put approx. 30g of Chaga and 1 litre of water in a covered pot. 2. Turn on heat. When it’s close to boiling turn off heat and leave sit for 30 minutes OR simmer for up to 2 hours. Depending on desired strength. (This step can be repeated for a stronger brew after repeated use.) 3. Remove Chaga pieces from tea and allow to dry in a warm area until next use OR store covered in the freezer. Chaga can be re-used many times to make tea.
How much should I drink?
This is entirely up to you. I would suggest starting with 1 mug a day and then increasing as you see fit.
Where do you ship to?
We offer shipping to anywhere in Ireland and the EU, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and United States.
Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet or supplementation program.