The Power of Chaga Mushroom
Found in the deep remote northern forests of the world is a truly rare and powerful medicine—provided by nature itself—one that has been long revered for centuries for its potent and unmatched nutritional powers—the chaga mushroom.
Grown on wild birch trees, the chaga mushroom is a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants making it truly one of the most potent yet purely natural nutritional complexes known. Wild chaga mushroom is a dense source of a wide range of nutrients, including B vitamins, minerals, sterols, and enzymes. In particular, chaga is the world’s top source of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), giving it more antioxidant capability than acai berry, elderberry, blackberry, or cranberry. Such potency gives chaga an ORAC value of 42, 860 units per three ounces. Anything above 500 is considered exceedingly powerful. To add, chaga is also an excellent source of beta-glucans and natural, wild sterols such as betulin, betulinic acid, lanosterol and inotodiol. Thus, the vitality and power of wild trees are literally condensed into this mushroom. Impressively, this is truly nature at its best.
The use of chaga dates as early as 100 BC in the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing—the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine. Asian cultures have deemed chaga as the “King of all Herbs” and “A Gift from God.” Very few Westerners were familiar with chaga before the great Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn introduced it in one of his novels The Cancer Ward. He wrote, “He could not imagine any greater joy than to go away into the woods for months on end, to break off this chaga, crumble it, boil it up on a campfire, drink it and get well, like an animal.” Afterwards, chaga was validated by Moscow’s Medical Academy of Science in 1955 and used extensively by the public.
Chaga is also known for its powers of prevention as well as longevity. People who consume it regularly live a long and vigorous life, versus those who don’t. For instance, the
Siberians, another culture who used this mushroom for centuries, live up to 100 years, calling it the “Mushroom of Immortality.” In contrast the Inuit who don’t consume it live an average of only 50 years. In addition chaga’s strength-producing properties have been utilized by professional athletes. Chaga was one of the state secrets in the former Soviet Union, accounting for the vast strength of Russian athletes. The world record holder in the squat, Fred Hatfield, set his record squat of over 1,000 pounds while using this complex. Yet, once he broke the record the Russians became upset and quit supplying him.
Chaga can now be experienced and enjoyed in a variety of ways. Do not accept cheap synthetic imitations produced from vat-grown chaga.
Chaga tea—enjoy this wonderful, tasty tea made with wild birch bark, one or two cups daily
Chaga capsules—a convenient way to get your chaga through easy-to-take capsules. Each 500 mg capsule contains wild chaga plus wild oregano and birch bark. Take one or more capsules daily.
Chaga drops—take as wild, raw emulsified drops under the tongue, 40 or more drops daily
Chaga cream—apply topically as wild, raw chaga cream, two versions available for the face and body
Chaga power drink—use as a pre-brewed drink to add in juice or water, 1/2 ounces or more daily
Chaga syrup —take as a raw honey-based wild chaga syrup, a teaspoonful or more daily
Try one or more of the above wild forest chaga products and experience the powers of nature at its best. You will see a noticeable difference in your health.
For more information on the Chaga mushroom and other Forest Cures Read Dr. Cass Ingram’s
The Cure is in the Forest.