Chaga mushrooms is a medicinal mushroom grown almost exclusively on birch trees, and resembles a large growth of burnt bark. It has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, but modern research is now beginning to validate many of chaga tea’s historic uses, and with its high nutritional and antioxidant levels, chaga tea offers benefits for nearly everyone.
One of chaga teas’s most impressive qualities is its high level of antioxidants, along with a variety of vitamins and minerals. It is listed as one of the top antioxidant foods currently. The high antioxidant content helps to protect the cells from damage caused by free radicals, especially within the cardiovascular system. Abundant with vitamins, including vitamin K, vitamin D and several B vitamins. Contains minerals: calcium, iron and manganese.
Chaga contains one of the highest antioxidant levels of any plant found on earth and has the highest ORAC score for natural foods or supplements as tested by the USDA. ORAC stand for Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity. The ORAC scale designed by the USDA, measures the amount of free oxygen radicals that a food, or supplement can absorb in your body. The ORAC value of chaga is almost ten times that of goji berries and over six times more than acai berry.
Chaga should be taken with Vitamin C to aid the body with absorption.
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Chaga has been found to do the following:
Supports immune system and healthy digestion
Improves the appearance of skin and hair
Supports the body's ability to detoxify
Supports healthy blood sugar levels
Supports respiratory tract health
Increases the body's resistance to stress - Boosts energy and stamina. Chaga is a strong adaptagen, which means that heavy stress levels are handled with more calm, ease and mental clarity
Reduces bad cholesterol - Rich in chitin protein which breaks down cholesterol
Strengthens cells - Chaga has more super oxide dismutase (SOD) than fish oils, barley grass and vitamins E and C. SOD is a powerful enzyme; it works as an anti-oxidant that repairs cell damage from free radicals. SOD is an extremely important enzyme in that it keeps the body`s cells young and supple.
Caution is advised in people with diabetes or low blood sugar, as well as those taking drugs, herbs, or supplements that affect blood sugar. Chaga should also be avoided if there is a known allergy or sensitivity to mushrooms.