Chaga Warnings, Dosage and Chaga Mushroom Danger

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Chaga mushroom tea can be consumed daily to help maintain balance and alkalinity within the body.  Used for centuries in Northern Europe and North America to help with a variety of health conditions including:

Major depression
Rheumatoid arthritis
Bleeding disorders
Heart disease
Autoimmune diseases
Combat tumor cells.
Helps reduce oxidative stress
Fights cancer cells

Chaga mushroom inonotus obliquus is a rich source of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Offering a rich source of daily nutrients that are anti cancer and helps to maintain optimum health.

Chaga Tea Side Effects

One should follow proper mushroom dosage to achieve the best results.  Chaga is best used as a tonic and one should avoid high doses of chaga.  

Let these instructions be your guide to using Annanda mushroom tea products to maximize good health. 

Chaga Tea Dosage

  • 1 to 2 - 6oz cups per day
  • Recommended Daily intake should not exceed 3.6g or 2 6 oz cups.

Chaga Powder Dosage / How to use Chaga Powder

How to make chaga tea from powder

  • Adults - Use 1/2 tsp (2.5g) of Annanda Chaga Powder per 6oz cup of boiled water daily.
  • Re steep 2 or 3 times or as desired
  • Sprinkle 1/2 tsp (2.5g) directly onto food

Can You Eat Chaga Powder?

You can consume raw chaga powder if desired.  However, most the benefits will be inaccessible until its extracted in hot water first.  Raw chaga powder has little to no taste. 

Health Canada suggests you limit your intake of raw chaga to 3.6g per day.  

Chaga Mushroom Tincture Dual Extracted Dosage

  • Annanda Chaga Tincture  Adults – Take 2 to 3 droppers per serving under the tongue or with any beverage. 
  • (2.2ml - 3.3ml / equivalent to 72 mg - 109 mg of dried Chaga mushroom)
  • Repeat 3 to 5 times a day 
  • Annanda Chaga Tincture can be added to your daily protocol of Chaga Tea if desired. 
  • Annanda Chaga Tincture is a Health Canada Regulated NPN #80064674

Annanda Chaga Extract Dosage

Annanda Chaga Extract : Take 1 dropper pull = 0.75 ml twice daily 

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Chaga Capsule Equivalent Dosage

Health Canada mushroom monographs recommend a maximum daily intake of 3.6g or 3600mg of chaga per day. 

Annanda Organics does not produce or suggest taking mushrooms in capsule form.  Traditional use as food or tea one can accomplish the same equivalency using Annanda mushroom tea products by following the guideline below:  

Annanda Chaga Mushroom Tincture (Health Canada NPN #80064674)

3 droppers x 5 times per day = 540mg


3/4 teaspoons of chaga tea fine powder = 3000 mg 

(extracted in boiled hot water (cup of tea) for 10 min then drink including fine powder sediment.)  


Annanda Chaga prepared as per package directions consuming 2 x 6 oz cups per day.  

Prepared Annanda chaga tea concentrate is also available which offers the proper extracted benefits with convenient ready to serve option.

Side Effects of Chaga Tea and What you can expect

Chaga is a free radical scavenger and a powerful diuretic, so drink plenty of fresh water when taking chaga. This will help to flush toxins, heavy metals and other contaminants from the body.

Chaga mushroom side effects can mimic a blood thinner and is suspected to be a vasodilator. This helps to prevent blood clotting, opens blood vessels, lower blood pressure, promote healing and reduces diabetic blood sugar levels. 

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 deep cellular healing. 

Side Effects of Chaga Tea may include vivid dreams and awakening with feeling very refreshed and an improved clarity of mind. 

The mushroom is rich in Birch tree sterols which stimulates the pumping action of the heart increasing blood circulation and energy and helps to reduce bad cholesterol levels.

Chaga is naturally anti-fungal and anti-viral. Making it a natural way to help keep foreign bacteria in check while promoting healthy flora and intestinal health. 

Chaga Warnings & potential Chaga Danger

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

Birch allergies are not common but usually accompany other known allergies to other foods like pitted fruits or carrots.  

Consult a healthcare professional prior to using mushrooms or herbal teas if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Chaga is rich natural minerals like potassium and magnesium which is naturally excreted from the body via the kidneys and liver. Consistent over consumption of Chaga nutrients may overburden the kidneys and may lead to kidney or liver damage and/or disease. 

A documented case of Oxalate Nephropathy was reported in a 72-year-old Japanese woman. Already suffering from liver cancer which was suspected to be complicated by over consumption of chaga powder.  

You are taking diabetic medications laboratory studies suggest that chaga may also lower blood sugar, causing additional effects.

Oxalates in Chaga | Kidney stones 

Recent studies suggest that some medicinal mushrooms may contain high levels of oxalates. Read more about Oxalates in Chaga Mushroom and why they may be of concern for those with kidney stones.

Health Benefits of Chaga Mushroom

Long term use of mushrooms helps supports the immune system and are naturally anti inflammatory.  You can learn more about Chaga Mushroom Benefits are outlined in our comprehensive chaga benefits page.

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Can you take too many mushroom supplements?

The Health Canada mushroom monographs outline the recommended daily dose for key functional mushrooms.  Keeping within these limits is recommended.

Health Canada Mushroom Monographs

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Chaga Dosage - Inonotus Obliquus

(Fruiting body, Mycelia, Cultured Mycelia)

Decoction: Up to 15g dried Chaga, per day

Dry, Powder, tincture, fluid extract: Up to 3.6 g dried Chaga, per day 

Cautions & Warnings:  1

reishi mushroom

Reishi Dosage- Ganoderma Lucidum

(Fruiting body, Mycelia, Cultured Mycelia)

Decoction: Up to 15g dried Reishi, per day 

Dry, Powder, tincture, fluid extract: Up to 6 g dried Reishi, per day 

Cautions & Warnings: 2,9 

lions mane mushroom

Lions Mane Dosage- Hericium Erinaceus

(Fruiting body, Mycelia, Cultured Mycelia)

Decoction: Up to 12 g dried Lions Mane, per day 

Dry, Powder, tincture, fluid extract: Up to 2.8 g dried Lions Mane, per day 

Cautions & Warnings: 1 


Cautions and Warnings:

1:  If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.  

2:  If claims related to reductions of symptoms are made, If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health care practitioner

9:  Hypersensitivity/allergy can occur: in which case discontinue use.


The dosages outlined within the Mushroom monograph section are for informational purposes and do not imply nor suggest Annana Mushroom Tea products are supplements.  

More information is available at the Health Canada website. You can also access the Health Canada Licensed product database to lookup currently active NPN product numbers.

Chaga is recognized as a safe natural mushroom tea or herbal tea used for centuries with no known complications. 

Annanda Mushroom tea products are recognised by the Canada Organic Regime, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Ecocert Canada as an organic food commodity (Mushroom tea).

Chaga is not similar to drying magic mushrooms or psilocybin mushrooms nor do they contribute to any psychedelic experience nor are adverse to mental health.