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Chaga Facts

Chaga contains a variety of active biological substances. As a complex superfood, its polysaccharides, beta-glucans, triterpenes, polyphenols and bioactive proteins stand out in particular. Thanks to its vital substances, the chaga mushroom is one of the best health foods of our time.

The world’s most powerful antioxidant

The Chaga mushroom (lat. Inonotus obliquus; slaty slipper mushroom) is an unusual tree fungus that grows in living trees. It thrives in circumpolar temperate forests in the northern hemisphere. Chaga is considered an outstanding plant adaptogen, a metabolic regulator that increases an organism’s ability to adapt to environmental conditions and withstand stress. Together with WoodKPlus at the Technical University of Vienna, we have discovered that this miracle of nature is the most powerful antioxidant in the world.

Chaga’s antiviral effect

It has therefore been used in Asian folk medicine for more than five millennia. Over the past 40 years, more than 1600 scientific studies have been published that have focussed on the antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and strong antioxidant effects of this medicinal mushroom.

The Chaga mushroom and the immune system

Wild Chaga is considered to be the most potent antioxidant (ORAC 36,560,000, compared to wild blueberries ORAC 2,400) discovered on earth to date. Because of its unique composition of health-promoting myconutrients and immune-activating compounds, international researchers consider Chaga to be nature’s perfect medicinal plant.

Why the Chaga mushroom is so valuable for us

01.

Most powerful antioxidant

The Chaga mushroom has a superior Orac value¹ of over 36.5 million.

02.

Primal medicine

The northern Europeans integrated chaga into their folk medicine as long as 400 years ago.

03.

Stone Age finds

5300 years ago Ötzi was already using chaga as a medicine

04.

The miracle of Chaga

Chaga contains 29 different polysaccharide derivatives² and is one of nature's most powerful medicinal mushrooms.

05.

Activate cell protection

300% proven increase in natural killer cell activity due to chaga.

06.

DNA Update

Chaga DNA is 30% more similar to human DNA than any other plant DNA.

07.

Superfood pur

215 health-promoting plant substances have been identified in chaga in over 1,600 studies.

08.

Alternative to caffeine

The Finns have been using chaga as a caffeine-free coffee substitute for over 60 years.

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Reducing the ageing process

Optimum protection against the premature ageing process possible thanks to 40x more SOD³ than in Q10, for example

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Highly pure quality

Chaga has been proven to contain 0% toxic compounds.

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Basis for pharmaceuticals

Over 50 medicines are currently produced based on the active ingredients chaga betulin⁴ and betulinic acid in chaga. So why not take chaga pure, in its most natural form?

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Superoxide dismutase

50x more superoxide dismutase (SOD) in chaga than in any other medicinal mushroom.

¹The Orac value accurately quantifies the antioxidant reactivity of a food.
²Chaga contains structural polysaccharides that supply energy resources, support the health of the cardiovascular system, improve gastrointestinal and liver function, and help normalise blood sugar levels. The polysaccharides it contains can also have a mood-enhancing effect.
Superoxide dismutase is an important antioxidant. It refers to a group of enzymes that play an important role in protecting our bodies from the devastating effects of free oxidation and free radicals. SOD reduces the ageing process in the body and acts as a cell protector.
⁴Betulin and betulinic acid are powerful therapeutic agents that play a major role in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. They can be extremely effective for skin diseases and cancer.
⁵Beta-glucan has the ability to modulate the immune system. It has a hypocholesterolaemic property and can therefore be used in particular to lower blood sugar levels.

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Use of Chaga

Die traditionellste Form der Anwendung erfolgt über die Heißwasser-Extraktion. Dabei ist zu erwähnen, dass die Kontaktzeit des Granulats mit siedendem Wasser am besten über längere Zeit erfolgen sollte. Wir sieden unseren Chaga für 60 MInuten oder länger. This increases the ORAC value and therefore also the value and possible effect of the antioxidants.

If this takes too long, you are welcome to use our Chaga extracts!

Our Chaga extracts are produced gently and without pressure.

Tip: Alcohol extracts dissolve triterpenes. These have a strong antiviral effect. We therefore recommend our Chaga Dual extract for travelling, especially in winter!

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Preparation of Chaga

Preparation in the French press

  • Bring 300ml water to the boil
  • Place 2-3 teaspoons in the stamp press
  • Leave to infuse for at least 15 minutes or longer
  • Press down the plunger, pour and enjoy!

Preparation Pot (casserole)

  • Bring 500-1000ml water to the boil
  • Stir in 1 tbsp (adjust the amount according to flavour)
  • Boil for at least 60 minutes or longer
  • strain, pour and enjoy!

Watch the preparation video here!

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