Chaga mushroom is a potent medicinal fungi whose wide-ranging benefits have been recognized by traditional and modern medicine. Chaga, or inonotus obliquus, grows on birch and other trees in the Northern Hemisphere, and has been used by indigenous Siberian for thousands of years. In China, it was referred to as the “King of Plants,” and in Japan, “Diamond of the Forest.” Studies today find that it has numerous health benefits for the body and mind
Here are three amazing health benefits of chaga.
1) It keeps you energized.
Chaga is high in B-vitamins, which help convert our food into fuel and keep us energized and strong. There are eight b-vitamins, and each plays specific role in keeping our body running like a well-oiled machine. Learn what each one does here.
2) It supports the immune system.
Chaga balances the body’s immune system through its high content of Beta-D-Glucans, which regulate the immune system and help normalize cholesterol levels and blood sugar. It’s also rich in antioxidants, which help protect the body against cancer. It’s also been found to protect the body against viral and fungal infections, and protects against the growth of bacteria.
3) It helps you deal with stress better
Chaga helps your body deal with stress more efficiently. That’s because it is a powerful adaptogen, which helps the body become more resilient to stress by supporting adrenal function and eliminating toxic byproducts that result from metabolic processes associated with stress.
Chaga is classically consumed as a soothing tea regularly to stabilize bodily functions, relax, and keep us strong and healthy. Try Sun Potion’s “Chaga: King Healer Mushroom,” a chaga powder that’s wildcrafted in the remote parts of Northern Canada that can easily be brewed in a tea.