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Side Effects of Chaga Mushroom

Chaga Tea - Usage and Dosage

Chaga is considered a tonic and is recommended daily to help maintain balance and alkalinity within the body.  Very rich in phyto-nutrients, vitamins and minerals, Chaga Mushroom offers a rich source of daily nutrients that helps to maintain health.  Chaga should be taken every day, indefinitely, to help keep the immune system strong and the body in balance.

One to two cups of well extracted Chaga Tea for general health and maintenance is the recommended daily intake.  For a more therapeutic dosage, three to five cups of extracted Chaga Tea can be consumed as a protocol to help speed healing and assist with more serious health conditions. 

Observations and Expected Results from taking Chaga

Chaga is a very powerful detoxifier, free radical scavenger and a diuretic.  One can expect signs of detoxification!  Most notably, increased urination, so it is important to also increase your water intake which will further help flush toxins, heavy metals and other contaminants from the body.

Chaga stimulates the endocrine system, which aids the body’s ability to produce melatonin and serotonin naturally.   With consistent daily consumption of Chaga, deep R.E.M. sleep is induced helping the body with re-generation and deep cellular healing.   This may also be accompanied by vivid dreams and awakening with feeling very refreshed and an improved clarity of mind. 

Rich in tree based sterols, Chaga promotes the pumping action of the heart and increases blood circulation which helps increase energy, vitality and stimulates metabolism.   Chaga Builds Energy!

Chaga is naturally anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-Candida which helps to keep foreign bacteria and micro organisms in check while promoting healthy flora and intestinal health. 

Chaga grows on the Birch tree so those with allergies to Birch should not consume Chaga Mushroom in any form.

Chaga - Too much of a Good Thing?

Chaga is natural medicine which can and should be taken every day, but in reasonable amounts.  As with all things, too much can hinder rather than help.  Be aware that Chaga is a natural blood thinner.   Excessive amounts of Chaga, combined with prescription blood thinners like aspirin, Plavix,® Coumadin,® or heparin can have an averse affect on blood hemoglobin levels. 

Chaga is also very high in potassium and magnesium which is naturally excreted from the body via the kidneys and liver.  Consistent over consumption of Chaga may over burden the kidneys and may lead to kidney damage. 

Chaga lowers blood sugar.  People with diabetes should limit daily intake of Chaga to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.  You are taking diabetic medications laboratory studies suggest that chaga may also lower blood sugar, causing additional effects.

Chaga is recognized as a safe natural mushroom used for centuries with no known complications.  Recognized with G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized as Safe) status by the World Health Organization.