The medicinal or therapeutic use of Chaga has a long history. Traditionally it was a remedy used in the treatment of various diseases, to boost immunity and aid in overall health. Chaga is a wood-decaying polypore fungus and it grows in the forests of Northeastern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and North America. It grows on the birch of trees which is also where it gets most of its nutrients from.
There are records dating back to the 13th century that show the Khanty people, an indigenous tribe from Russia and Siberia, used Chaga to treat skin diseases, lung problems, cancer-like diseases, liver conditions and digestive disorders.
Throughout Canada several indigenous tribes like the Cree, the Ojibway and the Denesuline used Chaga as medicine to aid with pain, infections and immunity.
Main active components
This is a full spectrum extract made from the fruiting body of the mushroom. It contains high levels of betulinic acid derivatives, polysaccharides and sterols.
*Chaga that grows on birch trees also contains high levels of betulin and betulinic acid derivatives. This offers a different range of health benefits that are not discussed here.
Caution, do not use:
- During pregnancy
- Under 18 years
- When you are allergic to any of the ingredients or to mushrooms
- In case of a medical condition and/or use of medication, please consult a healthcare professional before using Chaga.
All our mushrooms are grown on a carefully selected substrate composition, created for the specific needs of the mushroom and its mycelium. The composition is reviewed for every single batch to ensure healthy growth and active compounds. The extracts are produced in Switzerland and are blended and bottled in the Netherlands. The extraction procedure is based on a combination of hydro and alcoholic extraction steps using ultrasound technology, ensuring full spectrum extracts. We are HACCP certified and all our products are strictly vegan. Do you want to know more about our production process? Please visit our ‘production process’ page.