NootroFX Mushrooms Chaga
Also known as Inonotus obliquus
A Strong antioxidant that is used in providing immune support, providing body balance, and enhancing digestive health. Chaga is known for its popular name “KING OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS.”
It offers Intestinal wellness
Strong antioxidant source
Immunological support and antiviral qualities.
Chaga is extensively dispersed all through the Canadian forests, Northern Europe and Russia, and grows naturally on dead or dying trees. Chaga was traditionally harvested from wild birch trees and made into a tea to cure specific cancers. Additionally, it has been utilised for skin health and stomach issues. Since the beneficial ingredients that give this fungus its potent properties depend on a complicated interaction that exists between the birch trees and the mushrooms that it lives on, authentic Chaga is still picked from the wild today.
THE CHAMPION CHAGA
Chaga, like other useful mushrooms, is a potent source of beta-glucans that promote immunological health. However, this versatile mushroom is also jam-packed with triterpenoids, polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins, and several other minerals to provide support real whole-body wellness.
THE KING OF MEDICAL PORCS
This “mushroom” doesn’t appear particularly spectacular from the outside. But as the expression goes, what matters most is what’s inside. And wow, does this one have a lot within.
Is it a mushroom at all?
Chaga, though frequently described as a mushroom, is actually a “sclerotia” made of birch wood and Inonotus obliquus mycelium that has hardened into a black mass. Chaga is a slow-growing fungus, and it might take up to three years for the “sclerotia” to fully develop.
It is crucial for the fungus and the tree to work together in order to generate particular advantageous chemicals which bestows superpowers to chaga. Chaga technically has a real “fruiting body,” but they are incredibly rare and have long been a mycology mystery.
Ingredients in Chaga
Chaga contains a wealth of immune-supporting fungal beta-glucans, just like all other therapeutic mushrooms. However, betulinic acid, a triterpenoid that is alcohol soluble and has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and maybe anti-cancer activities, is also present in chaga. Chaga is a potent antioxidant since it contains a lot of phenolic components.
Chaga should be extracted more than once to generously make all the advantageous components bioavailable and to get the most benefit because some of these compounds are soluble in water and some are soluble in alcohol.
Chaga mushrooms have been found to be powerful immune system modulators because they enhance the host immune system by controlling cytokines.
In other words, Chaga has the ability to reduce the response at the time the immune system is overreacting. On the other hand, provided the immune system becomes underactive, chaga can help get it going so that it can more easily fight off viruses or bacteria. Added bonus!
Beta-glucans, a water-soluble substance present in the cell walls of the fungus, is responsible for the immune-stimulating properties of chaga mushrooms. It is important to think about how Chaga might be able to help because a sound immune system can be seen as the cornerstone of general health.
As an antioxidant, chaga.
Melanin is significantly concentrated in the "sclerotium" of the Chaga, which is the black outer layer. As a consequence, extracts that include this component of the mushroom are potent antioxidants that aid in shielding the body’s cells from dangerous free radicals. These extracts have been utilised for anti-aging because they may also help shield one’s body from other “oxidative” processes in general.
Chaga has a long history of use as a digestive aid and may help IBS symptoms subside. It has been discovered that the starch in chaga have the power to alter the gut bacteria and support a healthy gut bacterial composition.
Patients suffering from psoriasis that has been made worse by digestive issues were the focus of one investigation on a chaga alcohol extract. 50 patients were included in a study where "Extensive psoriasis with enormous plaques was fully healed in 14 individuals, and improvements were noted for 2 patients. In 16 patients, severe psoriasis with localised plaques was totally healed, and improvements were noted in 3 patients. Five and three patients, respectively, were fully healed of mild psoriasis swellings and erythrodermic lesions. Chaga was particularly effective in treating psoriasis when it coexisted with chronic inflammatory illnesses of the GI tract, liver, and biliary system.
Why is wild Chaga gathered for us?
The therapeutic value of Chaga is significantly influenced by its growing environment. In an effort to duplicate the advantages of wild-harvested Chaga, efforts to plant this mushroom have largely failed. “Cultivated” Typically, chaga is only a mycelium culture that has been grown on grain or another nutrified medium, which is ineffectual for chaga. This is so because the parasitic link existing between the Chaga and the tree that hosts it is the source of many of the advantageous substances found in the fungus.
For instance, the therapeutic substance betulinic acid, which is discovered in wild-harvested chaga, has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also demonstrating promise as a potent anti-cancer agent that can stop the spread of cancer cells. Betulin, a substance found in birch trees, is the source of the betulinic acid, which is entirely missing from cultivated chaga, which does not grow on birch trees.