Chaga mushroom extract is known for supporting healthy immune system defense through its high anti-oxidant levels, and includes melanin compounds that nourish skin and hair. 90 vegetable caps.
Chaga is a mushroom that grows in the forests of Northern Siberia and Northern Canada. Chaga is highly prized in Russian herbalism with the modern clinical research validating many of the health benefits described in the Russian sources.
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), similar to that of blueberry extracts.
Chaga also has melanin compounds that nourish the skin and hair. The betulin and betulinic acid compounds, similar to the triterpenes found in Reishi, also have immune supporting properties.
Chaga is a mushroom that must be wild crafted as only those mushrooms harvested from living birch trees will have the full compliment of active compounds Chaga is famous for. Mushroom Science's Chaga extract is the only Chaga supplement available in North America that contains guaranteed levels of all the active compounds described in the scientific research, including the non-linear polysaccharides, betulin and betulinic acids.
Hot Water Extracted: Dr. Mark Stengler N.D., in his recent book, The Health Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms, made the observation that all of the independent scientific studies on medicinal mushrooms are based on the use of hot water extracts. All of the references from Traditional Chinese Medicine also recommend hot water extraction when preparing medicinal mushrooms. There are two main factors involved:
Bioavailability - The immune-supporting polysaccharides common to all medicinal mushrooms and mushroom mycelium are found inside of the cell walls. However, the cell walls are made from an indigestible fiber called "chitin", the same material a lobster shell is made of. Hot water extraction is the only clinically validated method for breaking these polysaccharides out of the indigestible cell walls. Even soft mushrooms like shiitake are prepared as a hot water extract or a tea when used medicinally.
Concentration - The immune supporting polysaccharides found in the cell walls of mushrooms and mushroom mycelium comprise only 0.5-2% of the total mass by dry weight (depending on the mushroom), not enough to have effect even if they were bioavailable. Most hot water mushroom/mycelium extracts are at least a 20:1 concentration. Hot water extraction dissolves the indigestible fiber (chitin), allowing the fiber to be removed from the extract when the water is removed. This process concentrates the polysaccharides to the effective levels identified in the published research.
Hot water extracts (dehydrated) are 50-80 times more potent than tinctures (cold water extracts) or mycelium biomass.
2% Betulin and Betulinic acid
Each bottle contains 90 vegetarian capsules /400 mg per capsule.
Suggested Use: 2-4 capsules twice daily, AM and PM, or more as recommended by your healthcare professional. Take on an empty stomach.
The staff at Mushroom Science are dedicated to providing their customers with the highest quality medicinal mushroom products possible. A commitment to good health allows no less.
While medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in Traditional East Asian Medicine, rigorous scientific testing on the use of these mushrooms has been conducted only in the past thirty years. However, those thirty years of research have produced a wealth of information. They find that on all of the important points, science supports the preparation and use of medicinal all-natural mushrooms as described in the texts on Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This knowledge, a point of convergence between the clinical traditions of East and West, is the foundation of their approach to quality, and guides every step of their manufacturing and quality control process. It is your guarantee that you are purchasing a quality medicinal mushroom product specifically formulated to deliver the active constituents unique to each mushroom.