Botanical name: Inonotus obliquus
Other names: 'Diamond of the Forest'

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Chaga does not look like a mushroom at all, it is in fact an extremely hard black fungi that grows on birch trees in Northern temperate climates and is the most nutritionally dense of all the tree growths. Known by the Siberians as the “Gift from God”, the Japanese refer to it as the “Diamond of the Forest”, and to the Chinese it is the “King of Mushrooms”. It has been used to support health and vitality for thousands of years, but has been relatively unknown in the West until recently. The Russians, in their extensive research into adaptogens, found it to be the most adaptogenic substance on earth!

Some of the benefits of Chaga include:

- Supports immune system (Beta-D-Glucans balance immune response)
- Super Antioxidant (ORAC 50,000)
- Super adaptogen (helps body adapt to stress, increased strength & endurance)
- Cancer therapy (activates immune cells, research ongoing)
- Anti-ageing (high in the enzyme superoxide dismutase - SOD)
- Anti-fungal
- High nutrient density (B-vitamins, flavanoids, phenols, minerals and enzymes)
- Protects skin and DNA

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