Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) is one of the most well known of the medicinal mushrooms.
All medicinal mushrooms are rich in polysaccharides and contain a high number of beta glucans, as well as other Ormus-containing polysaccharides. They are one of the most intelligent adaptogenic herbs/superfoods on the planet.
Chaga is known in Siberian shamanism as the “King of the Mushrooms" and is comprised of two visually distinguishable parts: a black part (outside) and an orange part (inside). These are generally classified as the fruiting body and sclerotium, respectively. Chaga does not produce an extended "fruiting body" ("mushroom") like that of reishi mushroom. Typically chaga forms a blackish irregular shape, or "sclerotial conk." The "black" skin (or "fruiting body") is rich in melanin.
Chaga is a "slow growth fungus" and requires years of growth to attain a certain maturity and biological complexity. It takes about 10 - 15 years of parasitism for the mushroom to become large enough to be called "chaga." From this age on, the fungus can be used for tonic and medicinal preparations. There have been attempts at cultivating chaga, but the results have so far been disappointing. Attempts to culture this fungus axenically (under sterile conditions) have all resulted in a reduced production of bioactive metabolites.
Wild Chaga is the only way to go!
Data from research conducted at facilities all over the world indicates that chaga contains a full assortment of nutrients including:
Antioxidants: Chaga is second only to cacao in antioxidants of any whole food or herb in the world (excluding powders)
- Polysaccharides (beta glucans, protein-bound xylogalactoglucans, etc.)
Melanin: Chaga is the best source of this nutrient found in Nature.
- Betulin, betulinic acid, and lupeol
Trace Minerals: Contains antimony, barium, bismuth, boron, chromium, copper, germanium, manganese, selenium, and zinc
Major Minerals: Contains calcium, cesium (highly alkaline), iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, rubidium (highly alkaline), silicon, and sulfur
Tree mushroom allergies are rare and chaga is generally considered hypo-allergenic.
BENEFITS OF CHAGA
Chaga is unique among medicinal mushrooms and may be one of the most important anti-aging supplements yet discovered.* Like all medicinal mushrooms, Chaga contains the non-linear, complex polysaccharides that give the Chaga extracts potent immune supporting properties.* However, Chaga also has an extremely high ORAC value (antioxidant properties).
Chaga contains betulinic acid, which is a powerful compound naturally present in the white part of the birch bark. Chaga is also high in vital phytochemicals, nutrients, and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, especially melanin. Melanin is the same compound which is the main pigment in human skin and hair, the retina of the eye, and the pigment-bearing neurons within the brain stem.
The mycelium of the mushroom provides special compounds and metabolites that function to support longevity, immunity, and health in mammals and humans.*
WHY DRAGON HERBS® WILD SIBERIAN CHAGA?
Dragon Herbs® Chaga is collected wild, from remote, pristine black birch forests in the Kama River Basin of arctic Siberia, considered the premier Di Tao source in the world for Chaga.
Siberian Chaga has been used for at least six hundred years in Russia, according to records, and probably much longer. It is highly revered by indigenous Siberians.
Is is well established that chaga older than 20 years has superior chemistry. Therefore all chaga mushrooms used to produce Dragon Herbs® Wild Siberian Chaga are at least 20 years old at the time of collection.
Please read our complete International Shipping Policy located within the main Shipping Policy, as not all countries allow Medicinal Mushrooms entry.
Per Dragon Herbs: This product is for individual use ONLY and cannot be resold or redistributed.
Container Size: 100 Capsules
Suggested Usage: 1-4 Capsules, 1 to 3 times per day as desired, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Low-Moderate Dose: In general, as a tonic herb, a low-moderate dose of just 3 capsules per day is quite sufficient.
High Dose: Higher doses (equating to about 12 capsules a day) have not been found to cause side effects in the short or long term, so higher doses are safe for certain periods of time.
Safety: Based on a history of safety and efficacy as a tonic, and upon epidemiological evidence that Chaga is very safe and free from side effects, Chaga may be consumed as a tonic herb over a long period of time (indefinitely) in moderate amounts. Chaga has Ron Teeguarden's Five Star rating (top).
Storage Instructions: Keep tightly sealed. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
Ingredients: Chaga Mushroom (Wild Russian Siberian Inonotus obliquus) powdered extract (water and alcohol extraction), (32% Chaga Polysaccharides by analysis) 350 mg per capsule.
Source: Kama River Basin of pre-arctic Siberia, Russia (Di Tao).
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules (pullulan caps - 100% natural water-soluble polysaccharides produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch; preservative or chemical modifications, gluten free).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.