Chaga…is truly unique among the wide range of medicinal mushrooms as this ancient forest fungus is one of the most effective natural anti-ageing herbs yet discovered. Contrary to how it is often referred to, Chaga isn’t really a mushroom. It is a parasitic fungus that feeds off its host tree and grows into a scab-like formation providing a host of remarkable health benefits. Of any food, this otherworldly fungus has one of the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbent capacity) scores. The higher your ORAC value is, the greater a food’s capability to protect your body from illness-causing free radicals.
Ancient Purity presents Chaga, known by some as “Black Gold”. Botanically-speaking, not a mushroom but in the following text we will refer to it as mushroom. Like every medicinal mushroom, Chaga features beta glucans, which are the complex polysaccharides giving Chaga Tincture its powerful immunity-enhancing properties. Like we said in the intro of this page, Chaga extract boasts an incredibly high ORAC value, even higher than blueberry extracts. In fact, it might be the strongest anti-oxidant ever found. Surthrival’s Chaga Tincture is produced from wild-crafted species and combines both ethanol and hot-water extractions.
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- King of the Medicinal Mushrooms.
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- Chaga Wild-Harvested in New England.
- Dual Extraction using Organic Menstruum.
- Made from Wild-Crafted Mushroom Fruit bodies.
- Infused with Clean, Natural Spring Water.
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- ORAC Value Greater than Blueberry Extract.
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Chaga King of the Medicinal Mushrooms
Chaga mushrooms (Inonotus obliquus) grow wild in destinations like Siberia (Russia), Alska, Northern Canada and certain northern regions of the continental United States. They are a parasitic fungus that mostly grows on birch trees’ outside in extreme cold weather conditions. They can be found on chestnut, alder, beech, alder and hornbeam trees as well. Chaga has helped these trees remain healthy and vibrant while aiding dying and sick trees recover! Now, isn’t this cool? To identify a Chaga mushroom isn’t too hard since these species have such an otherworldly appearance. What do they look like? Well, they are covered with lumps with the outside looking like burnt charcoal with a squishy, softer, yellow-orange centre. The word “Chaga” means mushroom in Russian. Often Chaga mushrooms have also been named “Black Gold.” For centuries they have been used as traditional medicine in Russia and Northern Europe. Some of the ailments Chaga is believed to help with in these regions of the world include: heart issues, elevated levels of glucose and uncontrollably growing and reproducing cells in the digestive tract organs.
Chaga Tincture can help to effectively decrease dark sunspots that can appear on our skin. Due to its composition and structure, Chaga features some of the richest forms of melanin and pigment available that assists to provide a massive quantity of UV protection. The component melanin is important as it does a terrific job of shielding and shading our skin against dangerous UV beams and sun rays. This can be essential in decreasing intense damage to our skin caused by lengthy sun exposure. The Chaga Tincture provided by Ancient Purity is made with passion from organically-grown mushrooms. Our mushroom tincture can be taken pure or mixed into your favourite beverage, and it works wonderfully in homemade tonics. One of my personal favourite ways to access Chaga Mushroom Tincture’s ancient power is to mix it into warm Almond milk with some of our Tropical Forest Honey (Go for Bush Apple Syrup if you're vegan) and Kakadu Plum Powder (Jam-packed with Vitamin C), giving it even more health benefits. I’m actually consuming this powerhouse drink to achieve Immortality, so i'd like to see you in person or on our Instagram over the next million years.
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Immunity... Chaga "King of the Medicinal Mushrooms" number one use is for its ability to empower our immune system. Chaga's bountiful in Beta Glucans, a well-studied compound, Beta Glucans stimulate our immune system by activating macrophages (white blood cells that attack and remove foreign particles and pathogens–and natural killer cell function). Animal studies showed Chaga could help boost production of certain immune system cells, including interleukin 6 and T lymphocytes. This is vital for us, as these cells support a regulated immune system and ensure our body fights off invading bacteria and viruses. Chaga research (specifically on Chaga extract) show it can stimulate spleen lymphocytes, which has a direct positive impact on the function of your immune system.
Inflammation… Inflammation is your immune system’s first response to a range of triggers, such as foreign invaders and toxic agents. It is part of our bodies’ natural healing process as well. When our cells are harmed, our bodies release inflammatory chemicals to aid mitigate the injury and restore tissue homeostasis. In a nutshell, a healthy inflammation response is your best friend.
Promote Balanced Blood Sugar Levels… A number of animal studies indicate that Chaga Extract might be able to promote balanced blood glucose levels. In one study, researchers found that mice that were given dry matter Chaga Extract for one month were better able to retain healthy blood sugar levels and total cholesterol, triglyceride, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C, “bad cholesterol”) levels. Most remarkably, the research team revealed that feeding the mushroom promoted mice’s healthy pancreatic tissue. A follow-up research confirmed these positive effects on cholesterol and blood sugar. Mice treated with either 30 or 60 mg/kg body weight of Chaga ethanol extract for one month had similar results as in the first research.
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Muscle Fatigue… Chaga is showing significant potential as a dietary supplement for athletic endurance. Recent animal research demonstrates its capability to increase the storage of glycogen in muscles and to reduce blood lactate levels, resulting to decreased muscle fatigue.
Skin Health… Beta-glucans and betulinic acid present in our Chaga Mushroom Tincture might aid slow-down signs of skin ageing. Chaga infusions have been used to comfort irritated skin and reduce redness and dryness. A case study of 50 people found that after taking Chaga for 9 to 12 weeks, individuals experienced improved skin health, as demonstrated by increased skin comfort, smoothness, and moisturising. Melanin also plays a pivotal role in skin health. Melanin, like that found in Chaga Mushroom is believed to protect our skin against DNA damage by absorbing UV radiation. One in vitro study found that melanin increased the sun protection factor (SPF) of gel sunscreens. Another found that melanin functions as a free radical scavenger, which can also assist keep your skin looking youthful for a longer period of time.
Digestion… Chaga Mushroom has been used since ancient times as folk medicine to reduce gastrointestinal issues. Today, modern science is confirming Chaga’s potential to support gut health.
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Chaga is rich in Powerful Health Elements
It’s simply amazing how such an odd-looking fungus can contain so many potent health-boosting components. Chaga Mushroom houses D and B vitamins and a huge load of protein which support health over stress, chronic tiredness, exhaustion and even low mood. Chaga Tincture has mighty immune system promoting properties it is a high source of polysaccharides and beta-glucans that are essential substances for a proper functioning immune system. These polysaccharides provide vigorous immune-balancing and anti-inflammatory properties, improving our bodies’ ability to create natural killer cells that can combat infections. These polysaccharides are believed to be Chaga Tincture’s principal active constituents, at least from an immunity-boosting perspective. Upon swallowing, an array of secondary metabolites are created, numerous of which are extremely active as influential immune modulators.
Chaga Mushroom Extract is home to polysaccharides, sterols, triterpenes, and saponins. With regards to the triterpene group, the most active one seems to be inotodiol (An anti-inflammatory sterol). Another element present in Chaga Extract is betulin that is absorbed and concentrates from the birch trees that it is usually found growing on. It is used for treating of skin ailments, such as pre-carcinoma of skin and actinic keratoses. This constituent can easily be transformed to Betulinic acid that has been revealed to contain a wide range of biological activities. Chaga’s active constituents are believed to be a combination of Amino Acids, Beta Glucans, Betulinic Acid, Calcium, Chloride, Copper, Dietary Fibre, Enzymes, Flavonoids, Germanium, Inotodiols, Iron, Lanosterol, Manganese, Magnesium, Melanin, Pantothenic Acid, Phenols, Phosphorus, Phytonutrients, Polysaccharides, Potassium, Saponins, Selenium, Sodium, Sterols, Trametenolic Acid, Tripeptides, Triterpenes, Triterpenoids, Vanillic Acid, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin D2, Vitamin K, and Zinc.
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Chaga Mushroom’s History in Herbal Medicine
Justifiably nicknamed the "King of Herbs" and "Gift from God," the Chaga Mushroom has been highly-respected since ancient times across Russia (Siberia), Canada, Korea, Northern and Eastern Europe, Northern USA, and the North Carolinian Mountains. Throughout Eastern Europe, Chaga has been used since the 16th century in folk and herbal medicine. A birch fungus, Chaga Mushroom grows on mature birch trees’ living trunks in very cold environments. The word Chaga originates from the Russian name for mushroom which is derived from the word for fungus. In Norwegian language Chaga (kreftkjuke') means "cancer polypore" due to its fungal look and alleged medicinal benefits.
The use of Chaga in Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back thousands of years where Chaga tea was drank daily by the locals in Siberia’s mountain region. It was also used topically. Over time the mushroom’s popularity spread to Eastern Europe’s Baltic regions as well as the western part of the Ural Mountains. Documented in his ancient book "The Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing" in 100 B.C., Shen Nong, a Chinese monk proclaimed Chaga Mushroom as a high-ranking class herb, due to the fungus’ diverse and complete health-boosting benefits. The entry reads "A Precious Gift of Nature" and "The King of the Herbs". Throughout history, men and women have used this natural gem as a daily remedy for the overall balancing of their bodies’ immune system and supporting good health even for the elderly. Historically, many Siberians did drink Chaga as a daily beverage just as we drink our cup of tea or coffee.
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Chaga Lives! Chaga's Time-Line
At present time, tea from Chaga Mushroom is commonly consumed in Russian cultures as a family beverage to promote a healthy immune system. The use of Chaga from Siberia was embraced by early Russian culture. About 900 years ago, Tsar Vladimir Monamah was reportedly treated with this herb to retain his good health. Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, the famous Russian novelist who won the Nobel Prize, introduced Chaga Mushroom in his 1968 book, "The C Ward". Due to this novel Siberian Chaga received acclaim and notice by the Western world. According to more than thousand years of testing by Chinese Health Specialists, mushrooms such as Chaga can aid to increase longevity, support overall health, and enhance life energy or "Chi". These mushroom’s biochemistry is extremely complex and is still researched. After 4 decades of scientific research, the publication of numerous of clinical, in vivo and in vitro investigations, the scientist community is only starting to comprehend the life and health-boosting properties of the class of high-ranking mushrooms and fungi.
- 3,300 BC: Evidence from Ötzi the Iceman shows that Chaga was used by people towards the end of the Stone Age.
- 3,000 BC: Legends of amazing birch fungus found in Western Siberia that has been used in health are told. Chaga is used by the Khanty and other Siberian peoples.
- 2696 BC: Medicinal Mushrooms are classified by the Shen Nung Pen Ts'ao Ching among the "Upper Class" herbs, as the "King of Herbs" and "Gifts from the Gods".
- 1000 BC: Chaga is used throughout Asia. In Traditional Chinese Culture, Chaga was used to balance the body's life energy or Chi and enhance immunity.
- 15th Century AD: Use of Chaga and its health benefits are documented in Russian folklore.
- 1955: Chaga is approved for use by the Russian Medical Academy of Science for supporting a healthy immune system.
- 1968: A book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the renowned Russian author, is published, introducing Chaga to the Western world.
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Chaga Tincture… Closing Thoughts
Formulated by Surthrival, the Chaga Tincture we offer here is most impressive for its antioxidant content. It is also low in calories, free of sugar and fat as well as very extremely high in fibre. In 1864, German-born pharmacist and chemist Johann Georg Noel Dragendorff was the first to study Chaga’s complicated chemical composition. Since then, scientific research has revealed a wide range of more than 200 different bioactive metabolites. Some of these components include: triterpenes, ergosterol & ergosterol peroxide, sesquiterpene, benzoic acid derivatives, hispidin, melanins, and polysaccharides, including beta-glucans.
Chaga Mushroom is considered to be very high-ranking on the ORAC scale as well, which is a measurement of antioxidant potency and several sources have reported, backed-up by scientific research, this incredible fungus is the highest of any foods. Probably there’s another abbreviation, SOD, you might have often seen while searching for antioxidants. SOD stands for superoxide dismutase which is the process of enzymes forming the first antioxidant defence line against harm caused by free radicals. Chaga Mushroom Tincture is a powerhouse containing trace minerals like manganese, iron, copper and zinc, which can boost SOD production. Finally, I would like to share this delicious Chaga Beverage recipe with you guys:
- 1.5 cups non-dairy milk.
- 1 Tablespoon loose leaf chai, or one teabag of your favourite chai blend.
- About 30 drops of the tincture
- A little Forest Honey or Bush Apple Syrup.
- Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt
''Chaga is one of the weirdest mushrooms you may ever see. A fungal parasite found on birch trees, Chaga is a hardened, blackened, crusty formation that looks like a bursting tumor.'' - Author: Paul Stamets
''Chaga is the most powerful cancer-fighting herb known and fights all kinds of radiation damage to healthy tissue.''- Author: David Wolfe
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- Wild Harvested Chaga Mushroom.
- Organic Grain alcohol (30-40% by volume).
- Distilled Water.
- Tahitian Vanilla Bean.
- Organic Maple Syrup.
Take 30 drops and hold in your mouth for 90 seconds, then swallow. Or take it as directed by your health care practitioner. Do not exceed the daily recommended intake. The tincture can also be added to water or your favourite beverage.
- Brand: Surthrival.
- Size: 50ml (1.69 fl. oz.).
- Container: Miron Glass Bottle.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1 - 2 years.
- Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.
Supporting Scientific Research
- Y. Han, S. Nan, J. Fan, Q. Chen, Y. Zhang Inonotus obliquus polysaccharides protect against Alzheimer’s disease by regulating Nrf2 signaling and exerting antioxidative and antiapoptotic effects Int J Biol Macromol, 131 (2019), pp. 769-778, 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.03.033.
- B.S. Hwang, I.-K. Lee, B.-S. Yun Phenolic compounds from the fungus Inonotus obliquus and their antioxidant properties J Antibiot (Tokyo), 69 (2) (2016), pp. 108-11010.1038/ja.2015.83.
- Shibnev V.A., Mishin D.V., Garaev T.M., Finogenova N.P., Botikov A.G., Deryabin P.G. Antiviral activity of Inonotus obliquus fungus extract towards infection caused by hepatitis C virus in cell cultures. Bull. Exp. Biol. Med. 2011;151:612–614.
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- Lee J.H., Hyun C.K. Insulin-sensitizing and beneficial lipid-metabolic effects of the water-soluble melanin complex extracted from Inonotus obliquus. Phytother. Res. 2014;28:1320–1328.
- Chung M.J., Chung C.K., Jeong Y., Ham S.S. Anticancer activity of subfractions containing pure compounds of Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) extract in human cancer cells and in Balbc/c mice bearing Sarcoma-180 cells. Nutr. Res. Pr. 2010;4:177–182.
- Song F.Q., Liu Y., Kong X.S., Chang W., Song G. Progress on understanding the anticancer mechanisms of medicinal mushroom: inonotus obliquus. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. 2013;14:1571–1578.
- Kim Y.O., Park H.W., Kim J.H., Lee J.Y., Moon S.H., Shin C.S. Anti-cancer effect and structural characterization of endo-polysaccharide from cultivated mycelia of Inonotus obliquus. Life Sci. 2006;79:72–80.
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