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Chaga is called the – “Mushroom of Immortality”.
Most of the medical research on Chaga has been done in Russia where the mushroom grows in abundance as it prefers cold climate forests. Chaga mushroom is an adaptogen. Adaptogenic plants and mushrooms help to bring the body back into balance and have reported beneficial effects on the nervous system, immune system, the GI tract, the cardiovascular system and the endocrine system.
By supporting the body and mind in these ways, adaptogens help us to cope with stress, stay healthy during the cold and flu season, fight cancer, and lift us out of the dark depths of depression and adrenal burnout. They have immune-modulating properties that make them helpful in treating auto-immune diseases and have high levels of anti-oxidants that protect cells from damaging free radicals.
Adaptogens gently tone and support the body systems over time and need to be taken for a minimum time of two months to develop the full effect of their healing powers.
In addition it provides oxygen to the cells, energy in all the organs, and is an excellent source of several B-complex vitamins, Vit D, Vit K, polysaccharides, antioxidants and plant sterols. It is also rich in calcium, iron and other essential minerals.
Chaga has high levels of a special enzyme called SOD (superoxide dismutase) which helps repair damaged cells.
Some people refer to the Chaga mushroom as a “Gift from God”.