Chaga is a functional mushroom used in traditional medicine, dense with benefits.
Grown in Canada, Siberia, and North America on birch trees, chaga mushrooms often look like clumps of dirt with a dark exterior, but on closer inspection, the interior flesh is orange.
Filled with nutrients
Chaga mushrooms are filled with vitamins and minerals including vitamin D, potassium, rubidium, cesium, amino acids, fiber, B-complex vitamins, zinc, selenium, copper, calcium, iron, manganese, and magnesium.
Immune system support
Chaga could help to regulate cytokine production, thus improving the immune system.
Cytokines are chemical messengers for the immune system that help the cells communicate with one another.
Oxidative stress causes wrinkles, gray hair, and sagging skin. Chaga can help to slow down the aging process caused by this stress thanks to its high antioxidant count.
Chaga mushrooms to reduce the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), known as “bad” cholesterol, in the body.
The antioxidants also likely lower cholesterol.
High cholesterol can increase the risk of developing heart disease, leaving mushrooms with an additional benefit: contributing to a healthy heart.
A test conducted in Petri dishes and mice slowed the growth rate of cancer cells in both.
Another study found that the triterpenes in Chaga could cause the tumor cells to destroy themselves.
Lower blood pressure
Antioxidants also contribute to lower blood pressure and improved cardiovascular health.
This reduces the risk of strokes, heart attack, and other cardiovascular problems.
The antioxidants and cytokine production mentioned earlier can also limit short-term and chronic inflammation in the body.
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