FAQ Chaga

FAQ Chaga2019-04-25T08:36:44+00:00
What does Chaga taste like?2019-04-25T08:45:36+00:00

Chaga is definitely less bitter than Reishi, it has earthy flavour with a bitter undertone.

Recipes that mask the taste of Chaga?2019-04-25T08:46:05+00:00

Similar to Reishi it goes well with coffee, but you can experiment in the kitchen and try with different foods. If you’re not sure, check our recipe section on the website.

What are the benefits of using Chaga extract?2019-04-25T08:46:21+00:00

Chaga is the king of mushrooms for a good reason, it promotes longevity and endurance. It has many health benefits including the following: ANTI – INFLAMMATORY, ANTI – BACTERIAL, ANTI – VIRAL, ANTI – TUMOR, it has highest known concentration of ANTIOXIDANTS in any food, it improves CARDIOVASCULAR and METABOLIC HEALTH, it offers LIVER SUPPORT and aids in DIGESTION.

What kind of extract is that?2019-04-25T09:15:05+00:00

This is a dual extract, which means that we’re using HOT WATER extraction for water soluble compounds such as polysaccharides and heteropolysaccharides and ALCOHOL EXTRACTION for non – water soluble compounds such as triterpenoids and sterols.

Which part of the mushroom is used for the extract?2019-04-25T09:15:16+00:00

We use mushroom fruiting body.

Which are the key compounds that are beneficial?2019-04-25T08:46:55+00:00

The key components are polysaccharides and the triterpenoids, for example betulin and betulinic acid and many more.

Where does Chaga grow?2019-04-25T08:47:06+00:00

This mushroom grows on birch trees in colder climates in Northern hemisphere.

Exactly which species are you using?2019-04-25T08:47:20+00:00

We are using Inonotus Obliquus.

Any negative side effects?2019-04-25T08:47:29+00:00

It isn’t known if Chaga is safe or what the possible side effects might be. However there are certain conditions, where you want to be extra careful. Chaga might cause the immune system to become more active, which could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases, like MS, lupus, RA and others. If you have one of these conditions, it’s best to avoid using Chaga. Don’t use it during pregnancy and breast feeding because there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Chaga during this time. And also taking Chaga might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders. Definitely stop using Chaga 2 weeks before any surgery because it might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. You should also be careful if you have diabetes, because Chaga can lower your blood sugar levels, so monitor them carefully.

Any warnings on who should use it?2019-04-25T08:47:37+00:00

This mushroom contains high oxalate concentrations and there is one report of a 72 – year old Japanese woman diagnosed with liver cancer who developed oxalate nephropathy after consuming 4 – 5 teaspoons a day of Chaga powder for 6 months.