Natural medicine, in particular those derived from trees has been used as both food and healing for thousands of years. The potency of natural medicine has been considered broader in its healing powers than any other commercial drug. A fact well known long before the advent of modern medicine that has been sorely neglected.
The harsh cold climate encourages the protective phyto-nutrients that can have a profound effect on our health and longevity. The Chaga mushroom and Birch tree survive in harsh climates, due to massive amounts of sterols and superoxide dismutase.
A few of the noteworthy sterols found within Chaga and Birch trees are lanosterol, lupeol, inotodiol, betulin and betulinic acid. The sterol lanosterol is antiviral and chaga is the only tree based mushroom which contains rich amounts of it.
Considered one of the more potent sterols within Chaga are the triterpenes Inotodiol, lupeol, betulin and betulinic acid. A waxy lipid which is vital to building healthy cell membranes making healthy cell walls flexible and diseased ones brittle.
Triterpenes help to destroy tumor cells by producing molecular oxygen which help to immunize cells against cancer, viruses and foreign pathogens.
Triterpenes are some of the largest most complex biological molecules known. Because they are so large they are difficult to absorb. This is one of the reasons why Chaga must be emulsified or 'extracted' so that they become readily absorbed.
A comparison study on chaga from France, Canada and Ukraine suggests that France contains the most betulin and betulinic acid. Canadian Chaga is more rich in inotodiol.
Chaga and birch are also very rich in the biologically active and potent immune potentiator beta glucan. Beta glucan fortifies the immune system and helps it to operate optimally.
Considered by Russian researchers to be the best defense against cancer and viral infections.
Beta glucan can be taken on an empty stomach but should be combined with a healthy fat to maximize absorption. Good choices are organic butter or cheese, extra virgin olive oil, or organic whole milk.
Chaga Mushroom Antiviral | Natural Viral Protection
Chaga mushroom and birch bark are also powerful antiseptics with potent antiviral action.
The key substances responsible for this is the phenolic compound hispidin which is found exclusively within chaga and birch bark. As such, extracts of Chaga mushroom have a profound ability to activate the immune system.
Chaga helps to repel dangerous invaders and viruses.
Chaga activates various immune cells and encourages them to release vital anti-viral and anti-tumor natural killer (NK) cells.
The combination of sterols, superoxide dismutase, and phenolic compounds in such massive amounts make Chaga Mushroom a boon for optimal health.
A reminder that we need to embrace natural medicine for all it has to offer us.
Chaga Supplements | Sorry, you can't fool Mother Nature
Commercially produced chaga capsules, extracted chaga powders or beta glucan supplements are highly processed. They often contain yeast, various chemicals and genetically modified organisms.
Studies have shown chaga grown in vats or on other medium has up to 10x less lanosterol content. The fact is that we simply cannot duplicate the medicinal properties and natural chemistry that can only be created by nature.
Components which are isolated, synthesized or claiming to have been enhanced are stressed by companies to achieve a patent or monopoly.
The convenience factor often comes with a degree of toxicity and loss of efficacy.
Extracting chaga using traditional brewing methods allows the natural beta glucans to interact with the other mushroom compounds.
The nutritional content of chaga is a direct result of the harsh climate and cold conditions it has been exposed to.
Read The Truth about chaga capsules and extracted chaga powder for information on how some convenience products are produced.
Medicinal Mushroom Inonotus Obliquus | Nature's Antiviral Multivitamin
- 215 nutrients and phytonutrients as have been identified in Chaga mushroom.
- Chaga contains significant amounts of B vitamins, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and biotin. B12 and rare vitamin D. Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, iron, manganese, potassium and zinc.
- The only primary missing elements are vitamin A and vitamin K.
- Mushrooms rich in vitamin D reduce Covid-19 complications
- Chaga is the world's richest source of Superoxide Dismutase SOD. Maintaining a healthy diet rich in beta glucans and SOD can increase our ability to repel viruses.
- Chaga promotes and stimulates the immune system
- Chaga Mushroom has everything we need to maintain optimal health.
- Chaga antiviral benefits can possibly help save lives.
Chaga is extremely dense in nutritional content and when used properly Chaga can be re-steeped several times. Even small daily amounts of chaga tea or chaga extract can yield dramatic and life changing health benefits.
Each of us can do our part to help conserve the supply of Chaga by using it properly. Consult our brewing directions for tips on how to achieve maximum usage and benefit from this precious gift of nature.
Superoxide Dismutase: Correlation with Life-Span and Specific Metabolic Rate in Primate Species - Julie M. Tolmasoff, Tetsuya Ono and Richard G. Cutler
"SOD - the Enzyme that Keeps us Alive in a Oxygen Rich Atmosphere" - John Colman
"The cure is in the forest" Dr. Cass Ingram - Knowledge House Publishers - 2013
SOD Value Per Gram Analysis and Study : (Dept. of Health and Food Services Research Center - Tokyo, Japan)
Nature's Pain Killers - Germano and Cabot - Kensington Publishing Corporation