The Anti-Viral king
Aptly nicknamed “The King of Mushrooms” — Chaga lives up to its name by balancing immune system response, neutralizing free radicals, supporting healthy skin, and even fighting cancer in animal and in-vitro studies. It grows naturally on Birch trees in cold climates, and has been used as a healing remedy in Eastern Europe as far back as the 1200s, and Native Americans use it both as a medical treatment and for spiritual rituals.
This “Black Gold” mushroom gets its dark appearance from Melanin, the same pigment that gives our skin and hair its color and acts as a powerful antioxidant. When combined with the potent vitamins and minerals in Chaga (such as vitamins B & D, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and zinc, just to name a few), Melanin supports healthy skin, hair, and overall wellness. Chaga contains five triterpenes that have been shown to be more powerful than minoxidil (the main active ingredient in Rogaine) in stimulating hair growth. Early studies have also shown that Chaga may have anti-aging properties, by protecting against free radicals, UV damage, and wrinkle formation through the triterpene betulinic acid.Chaga is thought to regulate the production of cytokines, which stimulate white blood cells to fight off harmful bacteria and viruses, protecting you from minor colds and serious illnesses.
- One of the highest anti-oxidant foods on the planet
- May reduce cholesteral levels
- May enhance athletic performace
- Promotes blood sugar balance