Chaga: The King of Medicinal mushrooms


Chaga mushroom (inonotus obliquus), known as the mushroom of immortality or the King of medicinal mushrooms, is a fungus in the family Hymenochaetaceae that grows mostly on Birch trees in the circumboreal region of the Northern Hemisphere. Chaga is an effective adaptogen, it has the highest form of melanin on the planet.  Melanin is the color of your skin that protects you from the sun.  The concentrated melanin present in Chaga’s dark color protects it self from harmful UV rays and it gifts humans with the same protection when used.

Melanin is a phenolic pigment and potent antioxidant found in the surface layer of the mushroom and is the chief ingredient responsible for its distinctive coloration. This is the same compound that makes up the main pigment in human skin, the retina of the eye and the pigment-bearing neurones within the brain stem.

Chaga is one of the highest sources of melanin known in any food or herb and it has high amount of betulonic acid which is necessary for regeneration of skin, and healing of wounds. It has been demonstrated that chaga’s melanin has a strong genoprotective (DNA/gene protective) effect on the body, while the betulonic Acid targets cancer cells causing apotosis (It does not harm healthy cells). 

Chaga contains the highest amount of (SOD) Superoxide Dismutase, an important enzyme that functions as a powerful antioxidant. SOD repairs cells and reduces damage done by free radicals. 

Chaga contains over 215 Phytonutrients and Glyconutrients, Polysaccharides, Beta Glucans, Betulin, Triterpenes, Inotodiol, Lanosterols, Melanin, Vitamin K, Vitamin D-2, Vitamins B-1, B-2, B-3, Essential Minerals, Ionized Trace Minerals, Dietary Fiber, and Amino Acids.

Chaga is the King of superfoods, it contains more potassium than a banana, more antioxidants than blueberry and acai, more germanium than turmeric, and more rubidium than green tea. You can be sure you're getting the most versatile mix of health benefits for true sun protection!

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