Due to its superior properties, the Chaga mushroom is called the “queen among mushrooms”. They also call it “God’s gift” and “birch mushroom” because it usually lives on a birch tree. It contains more than 250 phytonutrients including high concentrations of beta-glucans, betulinic acid, high concentrations of tripterpene, melanin and polysaccharides. Birch fungus is an excellent adaptogen that is a great way to prevent the effects of stress on the body. Adaptogens do not target a disease or an internal organ, but restore the balance of the whole organism. That is why this fungus recognizes “what the organism lacks”, providing it with the most necessary and returning the organism to a normal state. That is why the Chaga mushroom is excellent in the fight against oxidative stress, psychophysical efforts. Some research says that Chaga fungus is the best possible choice of adjunctive therapy in the fight against cancer cells.
Humans are associated with fungi more than with any other living or non-living kingdom. This fascinating fact means common pathogens of humans and fungi in terms of bacteria and viruses. Fungi have developed antibiotics (penicillin, streptomycin, tetracycline and others). Special components of mushrooms are polysaccharides, glycoproteins, sterols and triterpenoids. Chaga mushroom contains miraculous beta-glucan. All of the above compounds are pre-cursors to beta-glucans and agents of complex structure. Their task is to strengthen the immune system. They stimulate physical immune functions and slow them down when they are too active. By combining precursors and beta-glucans, we help the body fight bacteria and viruses. We double the duration of the disease and speed up the recovery from the disease. With the correct and regular use of medicinal mushrooms, the organism can fight all diseases. Beta-glucans are 1.3 / 1.6 D-glucans. Only by consuming these specific beta-glucans do we activate key components of the immune system. Beta-glucans are immunostimulants. They are responsible for a number of events in the body. Beta 1,3 D glucan increases immune activity by 50-120% within the first 72 hours. The macrophage then turns on and becomes seven times more active. Macrophages have the ability to recognize, destroy and devour all types of viruses and bacteria and all pathogens.
The best organically grown mushroom for consumption is Chaga. Fungi are known to accumulate everything including heavy metals and water and air pollutants. Chaga is not recommended for people on anticoagulant therapy, patients with organ transplants and patients on immunosuppressive therapy. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult a doctor. Chaga mushroom is not recommended for children under 3 years of age. Older children need a consultation with a pediatrician.
The recommended daily dose of the mushroom is 2-3 grams for regular maintenance of good health and energy. Up to 5 grams for chronic diseases. You can make herbal tea with Chage powder. Pour the powder with hot water (not boiling water). Wait 10-15 minutes. Chaga powder is a good addition to a smoothie.