Chaga is definitely less bitter than Reishi, it has earthy flavour with a bitter undertone.
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.
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.
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.
We use mushroom fruiting body.
The key components are polysaccharides and the triterpenoids, for example betulin and betulinic acid and many more.
This mushroom grows on birch trees in colder climates in Northern hemisphere.
We are using Inonotus Obliquus.
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.
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.