The chaga mushroom grows on birch trees throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It resembles a dark clump of dirt more than a mushroom but is distinguished from other growths by its orange tissue.
As claims of benefits of CBD continue to increase, researchers are even more interested in the potential health benefits of the chaga mushroom and CBD. Some studies on chaga mushrooms have yielded promising results.
Raw ADK in Barneveld, NY serving Utica, NY carries a variety of chaga products. From flavored teas to topical creams, we can point you toward the best chaga product for you.
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Six benefits of chaga
If you've never tried chaga before, you've come to the right place. Raw ADK is experienced with chaga products and can educate you on all of the benefits of chaga. Some of the biggest advantages that chaga users claim are...1. Relief from oxidative stress
The antioxidant concentration of chaga is statistically unrivaled among naturally occurring foods. It's 45x higher than acai berries, 80x higher than pomegranates, and 1,300x higher than blueberries.
Antioxidants are natural or man-made substances that prevent cell damage from highly reactive molecules called free radicals, or toxic byproducts of metabolism. Our bodies need a proper balance of antioxidants and free radicals to thrive; but if this balance is disrupted, it could lead to a state of oxidation stress. Antioxidants are especially important in counteracting the damaging effects of free radicals and are found in many foods including fruits, vegetables and wild mushrooms.2. Heightened energy levels
Chaga is rich in polysaccharides, which help our body to convert food into usable energy, leaving us with a more enduring and sustained mental energy. Not only does this make you want to start organizing your closet, but it actually helps with weight loss, too. 3. Cell regeneration
Chaga is high in beta-glucans, which may promote white blood cell activation and catalyze the growth of healthy new skin cells. This is especially true when chaga is used topically, like in lotions or soap.4. Skincare supplement
Chaga is one of the most potent natural sources of melanin, which is essential for healthy pigmentation in human skin. Additionally, chaga is a strong source of vitamin D, which is helpful to those who endure long winters, as well as anyone on a dairy-free diet.5. Chaga is an adaptogen
This means that it supports your adrenal system, which aids in a positive response to stress and stress hormones. Chaga also contains a wide variety of beneficial compounds, triterpenes, minerals, phytonutrients and vitamins. Chaga is even packed with more potassium than a banana.6. Chaga & Cancer
Studies have suggested that the betulinic acid found in chaga can induce apoptotic death in cancer cells, but these studies were performed on mice and rats. There have not been any studies using human trials. Intuitive reasoning would suggest that adding chaga to a cancer diet would be a wise move.
Please note that our statements have not been approved by the FDA, and chaga has not been proven to fight, treat, cure or prevent any disease.