The best Chaga is believed to come from subarctic birch forests like those in Siberia. It takes 10-20 years of wild arctic growth for a fungus to reach maturity and become a genuine CHAGA. All our Chaga is at least 10 years old and foraged in the pristine Siberian Taiga.
💠 HOW TO MAKE CHAGA TEA
☛ Some enjoy steeping the chaga tea (a.k.a. Mushroom Coffe) by simmering it on the stove over low heat for up to 4 hours. This technique will allow a more bitter, rich, and calming brew.
☛ Others use a Crock-Pot to slowly brew Chaga for 8-12 hours over low heat. This way, you will get a very rich and dark tea that almost has the same color and consistency as black ink.
☛ Use 1-2 chunks per 1 qt. (1 liter) of water.
☛ Steep for at least 1 hour in HOT water. (Boiling kills potent elements in Chaga).
☛ When the tea gets dark reddish-brown, it’s ready.
✔️ After the steeping is finished, don’t throw away the chucks!
☛ You can steep the same chunks twice more after the initial extraction (keep chunks refrigerated between the steepings).
☛ When all the nutrients are exhausted, you can burn dried chunks as incense (it smells like wood burning in a fireplace).
💠 BENEFITS OF CHAGA
Regardless of whether or not Chaga is the miracle cure as it is promoted, the abundance of vitamins, essential minerals, and nutrients chaga carries can boost your immune function, improving overall health and wellbeing.
☛ Chaga is nutrient-dense.
Chaga mushroom is rich in various vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, including amino acids; B-complex vitamins; calcium; cesium; copper; iron; magnesium; manganese; potassium; rubidium; selenium; vitamin D; zinc.
☛ Chaga Boosts Immune System and Fights Inflammation.
Chaga extract can positively impact immunity by reducing long-term inflammation and fighting harmful bacteria and viruses. Chaga is a unique polypore fungus that is also anti-viral, anti-fungal.
☛ Chaga is a powerful antioxidant.
Chaga sclerotium contains massive amounts of the natural black pigment known as melanin, which has high antioxidant levels due to the amount of polyphenols it contains. In fact, Chaga has the highest ORAC score (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity -- the measure of antioxidant potency) of any superfood.
☛ Chaga Protects and Improves Skin.
Chaga is excellent for both internal and external use. In addition to containing melanin (the pigment in your skin responsible for sun protection), Chaga also combats infection, promotes good circulation, and reduces inflammation. Chaga is an invaluable supplement for robust and healthy skin!
☛ Chaga is an Adaptogen.
Adaptogens can “adapt” their function depending on our body's specific needs. Adaptogens help balance various body systems, stimulating some without harming others. Taking Chaga tea is especially helpful to strengthen the body’s response to stress and increase its ability to deal with anxiety and fight fatigue – slowly and gently, without jolts or crashes.
💠 ABOUT OUR CHAGA
✔️ 100% WILD HARVESTED: Our Chaga mushroom comes from the heart of the Siberian Taiga.
✔️ READY TO BREW: No need to break the chunks up; we have already done that for you!
✔️ SUSTAINABLY foraged in the Taiga and processed by our Altai family.
♻️ We package our Chaga in moister-proof, stand-up, resealable bags that are easy to repurpose and reuse.
💚 As always, if you are taking any prescription medication, please consult your doctor regarding possible interactions and never stop taking medications without your doctor’s approval.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.