In Asian folklore, Chaga's applications are diverse, including supporting the the immune system, supporting the body's ability to eliminate toxins, stimulating the central nervous system, maintaining skin color and elasticity and promoting youthful looks. Today, in Japan, Chaga has become very popular among women to support healthy skin.
For thousands of years "Siberian" Chaga was revered throughout the known world particularly in China, Japan, Russia, Manchuria and Asia Minor. Chaga is documented in the early Oriental journal, "Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing" in 100 BC as "The King of Herbs" and a "Gift from God". Chaga is also referred to in Asian culture as the "Mushroom of Immortality".
The international scientific community has begun significant research of Chaga's immense health benefits. Chaga helps to support a healthy immune system. In Russia and Eastern Europe, Chaga has been used for centuries for its effects on good health, immunity and balancing metabolism.
Chaga is considered by many researches as one of nature's perfect herbs. For the past 44 years, modern scientific studies and clinical trials involving Chaga-based products have demonstrated efficacy on immunity and age related health issues.
Scientists worldwide are now discovering the health enhancing abilities of this ancient herb and its unique compounds. In the past there have been numerous scientific research publications devoted to Chaga and its benefits. This supports the belief and historical imformation that the superior class mushrooms and in particular Chaga, are a valuable source of nutritional substances and help to support good health.
Chaga contains a complex "cocktail" of phytonutrients and immune activating compounds such as Beta Glucans (Complex Carbohydrates) or Polysaccharides also found in Algae, Yeast, Oats, etc. Chaga's Beta Glucan - polysaccharides are a potent immune activator. The Beta Glucans are powerful immune boosters that work by stimulating the body's ability to set up cellular defenses. Beta Glucans are largely responsible for modulating immune deficiencies.
Chaga has 29 beta fractions. It contains Saponins, Sterols, Triterpenes, SOD, Protein and Amino Acid Complexes and other Trace Minerals.