Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) has one of the highest antioxidant scores of any mushroom. A rich charcoal-coloured fungus prized for its immune supporting qualities, Chaga can be taken on its own or used as a tasty and nutrient-rich boost to your morning coffee, smoothie, or added to foods.
Chaga is a class above your common button mushroom. These woody textured fungi grow on the side of birch tree trunks in colder climates including mountainous regions in China, Siberia and Northern Canada. These mushrooms have adapted themselves to withstand the harsh environment they live in. Being exposed to temperature and weather extremes makes them hardy, strong and high in special plant nutrients. Some benefits of Chaga:
- Supports immune function
- Supports the body’s ability to adapt to stress– including both internal and external stressors
- Supports gut health and gut immune function
- Supports the body’s healthy inflammatory pathway Chaga has a super high antioxidant content – it has one of the highest ORAC ratings (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)
ORAC is a lab test that quantifies the antioxidant capacity of plants and foods. The higher the rating the better free radical protection. Add Chaga mushroom powder to hot or cold drinks and baking recipes to discover these amazing benefits for yourself.