What is Chaga?

To the average eye, it might not look like much – as a mushroom-like growth on birch trees, Chaga often appears like charcoal and contains a non-toxic parasitic fungal growth, known as Inonotus Obliquus. The inside of Chaga is softer in color, usually a rust-brown interior that is then broken down into chunks or ground into powder.

Chaga grows best in very cold climates, most notably in the wild forests of Korea, Eastern Europe and Russia – specifically in Siberia. In Northern America, Chaga is found in the upper regions of the United States and throughout Canada. The quality of Chaga depends on where it is harvested – at Siberian Empire, we harvest all of our premium products from deep within the Siberian forest, untouched by environmental pollution.

Despite Chaga being available for centuries, it is now experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Due to its positive effects on a range of health conditions and diseases, it has been classified by the World Trade Organization as a medicinal mushroom.

Health Benefits of Chaga

Chaga has a long history of being used for a number of health conditions. The mushroom has shown promise in:

A number of scientific studies have also touted the beneficial effects of Chaga. One such study, which looked at the effects of Chaga on glucose levels, discovered that Chaga had a noticeable effect on those who consumed the mushroom-like ingredient for a period of six weeks. At the end of the study, glucose levels in patients consuming Chaga was significantly lower than those who had not, therefore highlighting the therapeutic effect it also has on common diabetes symptoms.

Antioxidants in Chaga

Aside from the number of health benefits associated with Chaga, it’s also an exceptional source of antioxidants. Some of the most notable include:

Chaga also contains many nutritional elements, including minerals like iron, zinc and potassium. By balancing out the body’s internal system with the help of these powerful antioxidants, the risk of disease is dramatically reduced!