The chaga mushroom is known as “the mushroom of immortality” in Siberia and the “diamond of the forest” in Japan. Its anti-aging properties stem from its high levels of antioxidants that ward off free radical oxygen molecules and help fight inflammation at the cellular level.
- Rich in Antioxidants
The chaga mushroom has one of the highest antioxidant levels found in nature—more than 45 times that of blueberries! The phytonutrients found in these antioxidants battle free radical molecules, which play a part in the onset of conditions like heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and osteoporosis.
- Antioxidants Slow Aging
As people age, they become more susceptible to the effects of inflammation at the cellular level. Antioxidants, like those found in the chaga mushroom, protect your cells from damage and minimize the impact of aging. The chaga mushroom also prevents the formation of peroxide lipids.
- Exceeds Recommended Daily ORAC Consumption
Foods can be evaluated by their oxygen radical absorbance capacity, or ORAC. The FDA recommends you consume four to 13 ORAC units a day. The chaga mushroom has an ORAC of 1,104 units per gram, meaning its antioxidant levels and capacity to fight cell damage from free radicals is quite impressive.
- Chaga Mushrooms are Adaptogens
The chaga mushroom belongs to a class of herbs called adaptogens. Adaptogens help your body maintain optimal homeostasis and adapt to synthetic living conditions. Adaptogens also promote restful sleep, sustained energy, and nerve and muscle functions.
- Dense in Nutrients and Available in Several Forms
Scores of nutrients can be found in the chaga mushroom, including B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, pantothenic acid, niacin, and others. You can experience the benefits of chaga mushrooms in several forms. Chaga mushrooms are available as extract drops, chaga-birch bark tea, or a face or body cream.
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