Chaga mushroom


Inonotus obliquus

Kabanoanatake (Japanese), Clinker polypore, birch conk, birch canker polypore

Active Ingredients: inonotsuoxide A, inotodiol, trametenolic acid, and lanostérol

Taste: Earthy flavor with a slight bitterness. Chaga also contains a naturally occurring form of vanillin, the same as what is found vanilla beans.

Top Benefits Include:

  1. Fights inflammation
  2. Supports immune system
  3. Benefits skin

What the Active Ingredients Do: The Beta-D-glucans found in Chaga mushrooms help balance the immune system, stimulating it when a boost is needed and down regulating when it is overactive. Betulinic acid, inotodial, and ergosterol peroxide are compounds in chaga that help reduce inflammation by inhibiting the production of cytokines.

Key Applications: Chaga is a popular addition to overall health ingredient mixes included in supplements, functional foods and beverages.

  1. Dietary supplements for skincare and immunity
  2. Addition to tea and coffee as a functional enhancement
  3. Addition to ready to eat and grab-n-go foods (soups, shakes and prepared meals) as a functional ingredient

History: Chaga mushrooms have been used as a traditional medicine in Russia and other Northern European countries for centuries to boost immunity and overall health. They have been used to treat diabetes, certain cancers and heart disease. They also benefit the skin. Chaga mushrooms are known for their antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antitumor properties.

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