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Organic Chaga 10:1 Extract - "Fungi Cleanse" - 100 Grams (3.52 Oz). Hemp Bag included with every order

$49.98 $39.98

Description

Key Benefits:

  • Contains high percentage of betulinic acid, the most important triterpene sterol found in Chaga. It is useful in supporting healthy function of the immune system, healthy cell division, and a healthy inflammation response.
  • Helps the production of white blood cells, which are essential for fighting infections
  • Contains beta-glucans, which is what modulates the immune system by stimulating macrophages, natural killer cells, and neutrophils. All of which are necessary components to fight infections, bacteria, and viruses
  • May benefit cholesterol levels, reducing your risk of heart disease
  • May help lower blood sugar levels
  • Considered to have the highest antioxidant levels of anything found in nature

Servings per container:

Mógū recommends 3-5 grams per day. 3g/day provides 33 servings, while 5g/day provides 20 servings. For optimal effects and to reflect the dosage given in research studies, Mógū recommends a daily dosage of 5 grams (about 1 full teaspoon).

Choose-Your-Own Mushroom Dosing Schedule:

For your reference, we include instructions for dosing in our packaging. Mushrooms are adaptogenic. To prevent changes in tolerance over time, choose a dosing schedule below that best suits you:

1. 3 weeks on, 1 week off

2. Every other day (every 2 days)

3. Weekdays on, weekends off


Organic Chaga 10:1 Extract Description:

Chaga mushroom (scientific name: Inonotus obliquus, if you’re into that kind of knowledge) has been grown in cold climates in the Northern hemisphere for centuries. Most chaga is grown on the sides of birch trees in Russia, Siberia, Scandinavia, Canada, or the northernmost parts of the United States (chaga loves the cold). Mógū uses only wild Chaga from Russia!

Chaga doesn’t look like a typical mushroom. It grows off the side of the birch tree, and looks similar to a big piece of charcoal. It is not eaten as a food, but strictly for its medicinal purposes and needs to be extracted before ingestion. All medicinal mushrooms require extraction with hot water and/or alcohol (ideally, both) to get all the beneficial compounds out. Mógū does both extraction procedures separately and blends the finished products together to prevent dilution. 

 

What do researchers claim about Chaga?

The main areas in which chaga mushroom has been studied for its health benefits are with cancer prevention and treatment, immune system function, and antimicrobial/antiviral activity.

One of chaga’s main claims to fame is its benefits for supporting the immune system. Chaga has been shown to modulate the immune system by promoting the formation of helpful cytokines. Cytokines can either be pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory, and we want more of the anti-inflammatory. By promoting the formation of beneficial cytokines — specialized proteins that regulate the immune system — chaga stimulates white blood cells, which are essential for fighting off harmful bacteria or viruses. As a result, this mushroom could help fight infections — from minor colds to serious illnesses.

Other studies have shown that chaga can help with the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. A study done on mice found that the mice who received chaga extract had reduced intestinal inflammation, as well as inhibition of those pro-inflammatory cytokines. All good things for reducing the symptoms of ulcerative colitis!

 

Another study on human cells found that chaga extract inhibited colon cancer cell growth and increased apoptosis (cell death) of the cancer cells. A separate study suggests that chaga mushrooms may be beneficial in the development of anticancer drugs. Although these studies show promising results, further human research is needed to determine the effectiveness of using chaga to fight or prevent cancer.

Either way, there is a reason people have used chaga mushrooms for medicinal purposes for centuries. Packed with antioxidants, Chaga helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals or oxidants. When the body is unable to produce enough antioxidants to prevent this damage, oxidative stress occurs. Oxidative stress can cause cancers and a host of other health problems. To prove the anti-cancer benefits of chaga conclusively, researchers will need to conduct extensive studies on humans. 

*Click here to visit our Chaga Mushroom page for more in depth information about the origins and active constituents of this fungi.