Adults 18 years and older:1 - 2 Scoop(s) 1 - 2 per day
If you take 2 scoops at one time, take only once a day. If you take 1 scoop at one time, take twice a day. Do not take more than 2 scoops per day. Scoop into your tea, coffee or hot beverage of your choice. Let brew for 5 minutes. Consume to maximize wild chaga benefits for skin, chaga benefits for hair and many others
Cautions and warnings (Is Chaga Safe?)
Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/physician prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How to Prepare Wild Chaga
Wild chaga has a number of health benefits including chaga benefits for skin and chaga benefits for hair, but one of the biggest questions is: how do I prepare it?
Preparation is key in order to extract all of the nutritional ingredients and antioxidants from the mushroom-like growth. Siberian Empire offers wild Chaga in three variations:
- Chaga mushroom chunks
- Chaga mushroom powder
- Chaga mushroom tea
You can purchase each of them in our Chaga for Sale section.
Each of these options allow you to prepare the beverage as desired, while also ensuring you reap the most health benefits after consumption. Within each chunk of Chaga are antioxidants and nutritional minerals – but the tough outer exterior means an extraction process must take place in order to release those vital nutrients.
One of the most common forms of extraction is done using hot water, similar to the way you brew coffee or tea. A simple option is to place Chaga mushroom powder or chunks of the Chaga into a cup of hot (not boiling) water and allow it to steep, thus opening up and releasing the healthy compounds. Once the Chaga is fully steeped, you simply strain the water and sip the beverage.
Making Chaga Tea
It’s important not to use boiling water with Chaga, as that will destroy many of the important active ingredients. Instead, bring water just to the boiling point – about 75 degrees Celsius (165 degrees Fahrenheit) and then reduce the heat just before the water starts to simmer. The optimal steeping time for Chaga is about 5 minutes.
Another option for preparing Chaga is to use a grated form of the mushroom, which will infuse the water even faster. Fill a tea strainer with the ground substance and then place in water, allowing it to infuse for at least 10 minutes before enjoying. While using Chaga mushroom powder is faster, some loss of nutrients is to be expected compared to using the chunks. We covered an article about it called "How to Make Chaga Tea" please check it out!
Alternative Ways to Consume Chaga
While consuming it as Chaga mushroom powder is the most popular, there are also other creative ways to incorporate this superfood into your diet.
You can sprinkle some of the Chaga mushroom powder on finished dishes or as a spice for sauces that don’t reach boiling point. Since Chaga is generally flavorless, you don’t have to worry about it altering the taste of your dish!
Try incorporating Chaga mushroom powder into your coffee and prepare it using a drip coffee machine or French press in a similar fashion as to making tea – a healthy dose of antioxidants and minerals with your morning coffee is a great way to start the day.
Add Chaga to your:
- Fruit juices or smoothies
- Protein shakes
There are no limits to how you can prepare Chaga – use it to fit your lifestyle and reap the health benefits with every meal!
Remember to follow the recommended dose.