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- Dehydrated Hot Water Extract
- Wild Crafted
- Immune System Support
- Potent Anti-oxidant
Chaga is a mushroom that grows in the forests of Northern Siberia and Northern Canada. Chaga is highly prized in Russian herbalism with the modern clinical research validating many of the health benefits described in the Russian sources.
Chaga is unique among medicinal mushrooms and may be one of the most important anti-aging supplements yet discovered. Like all medicinal mushrooms Chaga contains the non-linear, complex polysaccharides that give the Chaga extracts potent immune supporting properties.* However, Chaga also has an extremely high ORAC value (antioxidant properties), similar to that of blueberry extracts.
Chaga also has melanin compounds that nourish the skin and hair. The betulin and betulinic acid compounds, similar to the triterpenes found in Reishi, also have immune supporting properties.
Chaga is a mushroom that must be wild crafted as only those mushrooms harvested from living birch trees will have the full compliment of active compounds Chaga is famous for. Our Chaga extract is the only Chaga supplement available in North America that contains guaranteed levels of all the active compounds described in the scientific research, including the non-linear polysaccharides, betulin and betulinic acids.
Why hot water extraction?
BIOAVAILABILITY – The immune supporting polysaccharides common to all medicinal mushrooms and mushroom mycelium are found inside of the cell walls. However, the cell walls of the mushrooms and mushroom mycelium are made from an indigestible fiber called "chitin," the same material a lobster shell is made of.
Hot water extraction is the only clinically validated method for breaking these polysaccharides out of the indigestible cell walls. Even soft mushrooms like Shiitake are prepared as a hot water extract or a tea when used medicinally.
CONCENTRATION – The immune supporting polysaccharides found in the cell walls of mushrooms and mushroom mycelium comprise only 0.5-2% of the total mass by dry weight (depending on the mushroom), not enough to have effect even if they were bioavailable. Most hot water mushroom/mycelium extracts are at least a 20:1 concentration.
Hot water extraction dissolves the indigestible fiber (chitin), allowing the fiber to be removed from the extract when the water is removed. This process concentrates the polysaccharides to the effective levels identified in the published research.
Adults, take 2-4 capsules, twice daily AM and PM, or as recommended by your health care professional. Take on an empty stomach.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule
|Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Capsule
|Organic Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) mushroom extract 15% beta glucan (non-linear polysaccharide), 2% betulin & betulinic acid
|† Daily Value not established
V-Cap (cellulose), kosher certified magnesium stearate (from vegetative source).
Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breast feeding, consult a health professional before using this product. Do not use if allergic to mushrooms. Do not use if safety seal around top of bottle is missing or broken. Store at room temperature, with lid tightly sealed.