Chaga down this Primal Herb stack!
Chaga isn’t just about increasing life span - but rather health span. With valuable anti-oxidant and immunity benefits it helps protect your cells to keep them functioning and healthy. Needless to say, the downstream effects of these are bound to benefit all parts of life. On top of this, Chaga has also shown promise for fighting liver, lung and colon cancer cells.
Per Serving: (1/2 tsp - 110 Serves)
Chaga Mushroom 30:1 Extract (428mg) - 30 times the chaga in one spoonful, its potent!
Chaga Mushroom 40% Polysaccharide Extract (428mg) - Standardised to what is valuable, making sure that you’re getting the stuff that does the work.
Betulin 98% (90mg) - Along with antifungal and antimicrobial activity, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-cancer properties have been found with Betulin.
Black Pepper Fruit Extract (5mg)- Yeilding 10% Piperines, this extract aids absorption of the other good stuff going down your gullet, getting you more out of each serving.
This combo results in a total composition of:
2% Betulinic Acid
No Fillers, No Dying Agents, No Additives, Just 100% Pure Extract
Check out what Primal Herb has to say about Chaga Shroom here.
CHAGA, A DIAMOND MUSHROOM
Why would we call chaga “the diamond mushroom?”
Because, more than any other researched mushroom or fungus for health today, chaga is the most multi-faceted and precious of all.
It is rich in powerful antioxidants and numerous beneficial compounds. Chaga at once boosts immunity, protects the liver, reduces cancer risk, fights free radical damage, protects the brain and nerves, and improves focus, cognition, and memory.
Over the long-term, it may help boost energy, lower one’s experiences with illnesses, and even provide invaluable support for chronic illnesses and diseases in addition to one’s doctor-approved treatment plan.
Whether healthy and wanting to keep it that way, or facing unique health challenges, chaga mushroom provides protective support: keeping good health the way it is or lending extra strength to one’s arsenal and fight for maintaining wellness and vitality.
When was chaga very first used, and what was it used for?
Records of chaga for healing appear among numerous cultures around the world, including China, Korea, and First Nations in Canada and the northern United States.
It was also a botanical remedy favored by ancient peoples of Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and Siberia as well. Today, visitors to these regions will still see it harvested, imbibed, and enjoyed as both food and medicine.
Brewed much like coffee or tea, chaga was sipped as a tonic to protect the body and organs against all manner of chronic disease or weakness. It also had a pleasantly earthy, vanilla-like flavor.
MORE ON CHAGA’S ORIGINAL USES
Whether as a healing beverage, hot broth, or prepared in a food soup or stock, chaga was used to assist with the recovery of any illness—from colds and flus all the way to certain cancers.
Chaga preparations were either used in cases of specific diseases or taken every day in certain amounts as a nutritive booster to keep illnesses at bay.
Today, instead of taking the time it requires for making proper tea preparations (which can be a long process), chaga may be enjoyed in more convenient extract or supplement form.
Plus, the benefits are just as good, if not even better when they are expertly extracted in supplement form, which ensures that all the healing compounds are represented in all of their richness.
STAY GOLDEN WITH CHAGA’S POTENT PROPERTIES
But none are quite at chaga’s level of known health benefits.
In fact, chaga’s properties have proven to be so fascinating throughout history that the fungus has drawn quite a bit of attention and interest in the world of research.
Loads of studies and research have been undertaken on the mushroom to see what it can truly do. As it turns out, this has revealed some real insight.
- Antioxidant action
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Anti-viral potential (for fighting colds and flu)
- Hepatoprotection abilities (supporting the liver)
- Immune-boosting effects
- Antimicrobial capabilities
- Reduced risk of chronic diseases
Studies show chaga is rich in a diverse array of compounds, the most potent of all of them being antioxidants.
Through these antioxidants mostly protect against free radicals and chronic inflammation, research also demonstrates further ability in this mushroom to protect the liver, soothe inflammation, increase immune function, and reduce the risk of harrowing illnesses.
But not only that: chaga mushroom is proving to be a great source of antimicrobial and antiviral compounds, making it great support during times of colds, flus, and various digestive illnesses.
CHAGA’S STAR COMPOUND: BETULINIC ACID
How can a simple, unique mushroom be responsible for such an array of health benefits?
The answer: it’s all in the compounds, but most specifically betulinic acid. This compound is perhaps the most sought-out, powerful compound in chaga.
Fun fact: chaga grows on birch trees almost exclusively.
To create betulinic acid (named after the genus Betula that includes all birch trees), chaga absorbs betulins from the tree that would otherwise be impossible to absorb and utilize in the human body, according to a study.
Instead, chaga transforms betulins into the triterpene betulinic acid, which actually can be absorbed in the body.
What’s more, betulinic acid is responsible for the mushroom’s most historic anti-cancer, anti-viral, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory qualities.
The synthesis Chaga performs on these betulins into betulinic acid, which is found in chaga powders and extracts, makes benefits completely available to everyone.
These benefits according to a major review include:
- Inhibition of specific viruses
- Pain relief
- Inflammation relief
- Digestive health benefits (including parasite resistance)
- Cancer protection
- Liver protection (per a 2011 study)
CHAGA’S OTHER VALUED COMPOUNDS
What’s most fantastic about the venerable chaga mushroom: betulinic acid is not the only healing compound that gives it a healing edge.
Like other healing mushrooms, chaga is full of polysaccharides, triterpenes, and many other healing compounds that make it one of the most well-rounded fungi out there.
- Beta glucans (polysaccharides)
- Other Terpenoids (including betulinic acid)
According to research, polysaccharides in chaga account for further antioxidant activities that may reduce the risk of cancers, diabetes, and heart disease.
Beta glucans – especially beta D glucan – are the most notable polysaccharides found in chaga. Like betulinic acid, these also have some implications for helping fight against cancer, according to this 2013 review.
Phytosterols are also found in the chaga mushroom. These provide some anti-cancer effects as well (according to a 2011 study).
Meanwhile, polyphenols lend even more power to the mushroom’s antioxidant potential: its ability to reverse oxidative damage and protect against disease, inflammation, and hampered immunity.
Terpenoids are also partially responsible for some of chaga’s anti-cancer qualities in this 2015 study. It might also be the vehicle behind some of its observed antiviral activity, captured in the data of this 2011 study.
WHAT CHAGA COULD BE GOOD FOR
No matter how the mushroom is brewed, boiled, or imbibed, here is a total summary of everything research shows it may be capable of:
- Improving the immune system to better handle seasonal changes, colds, flu, or possibly autoimmunity
- Combating viral intruders of all kinds, not just colds and flus
- Relieving the body of inflammation which can stop disease and even unlock energy
- Supporting the liver and thereby enhancing the body’s own processes of natural, gentle detoxification
- Priming the digestive system as both a fiber-like prebiotic and antimicrobial to enhance and balance gut health
- Protecting the nervous system and thus increasing mental focus, memory, cognition, alleviating stress, and banishing depression, while keeping brain fog at bay
- Reducing cancer risk as an antioxidant, a nutrient known to help slash its probability while battling inflammation in the body
USING ONLY THE BEST EXTRACTION METHODS
There are many different chaga supplements out there on the market today, each claiming to contain the powerful diversity that is chaga’s many healing compounds.
However, research shows only combination or “dual” extracts— using both hot water and ethanol/alcohol— can provide ALL valued compounds for the most potent chaga product, that allows for the most possible health benefits.
That includes all polysaccharides, triterpenes, and especially betulinic acids.
Within the chaga body itself, all compounds are tightly locked away within chitin, one of the toughest, most resilient natural materials found in all of nature.
Extraction using both hot water AND alcohol is essential to getting the highest amount of polysaccharides, terpenoids, and betulinic acids.
That’s why we’re adamant about providing customers with ONLY dual-extracted chaga fruiting body, which is then concentrated, filtered, and transformed into powdered form.
This provides the very best levels of polysaccharides, beta glucans, and betulinic acids possible, which are the most important components to making chaga such a golden opportunity for health in the first place.
About Primal Herb
Primal Herb is bringing the best of botanical supplements through the meeting of modern science and ancient practices.
Founded by Sean Landry and Michael Mueller, Primal Herb is on a mission to inspire and provide a natural path to Balance, Restore and Optimize the body. They work toward this through the dispersal of actionable information and their own botanical formulations which are devised from historical learning and the latest scientific studies.