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Chaga Mushrooms : Benefits, Recipes and More!

If you are a wellness fanatic looking to boost your health, look no further than a daily dose of Chaga!

Chaga has a growing reputation as one of the most health-given superfoods on the planet and it's easy to understand why. 

In this article we will explain what the Chaga mushroom is, where it originates from, Chaga mushroom benefits and the healthiest way to consume this adaptogen. 


What Is Chaga?

Chaga mushrooms are a type of fungi that is found on the stumps of birch trees in colder climates. You can find them in places as diverse as Siberia, Alaska, Northern Canada and Northern Europe. 

Chaga mushrooms have been relied on for centuries with the mushrooms being used in traditional Russian folk medicine to aid in immunity and wellness. It was also used as a replacement for coffee during World War II as its apoptogenic qualities help fight fatigue, anxiety and stress.


Whilst Chaga mushrooms don’t have the prettiest of appearances, its apoptogenic properties prove that you should never judge a book by its cover. 

Change is believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties meaning it could be an alternative reliever for things like arthritis and high blood pressure. Chaga may also lower blood pressure and decrease the progression of cancer cells in the body. 

Taken on a regular basis, Chaga has the potential to boost healthy immune systems and help the body’s digestive system maintain a balanced response to stress and anxiety. 


How Do I Use Chaga? 

There are multiple ways to get Chaga into your system through tincture, capsules and powder. 

The most common consumption of Chaga is through the infusion of hot beverages such as tea. 

The most recent trend with Chaga is to mix the powder into hot frothy milk and sugar to create a creamy coffee-like drink full of mushroom undertones. This invention is known as a Chagachino. 

Whilst this doesn’t contain any coffee, it boasts a multitude of benefits such as increased fibre intake and calming antioxidants. 


Whilst many enjoy the Chagachino, some might opt for a more neutral experience by adding powdered Chaga into a cup of hot water with a squeeze of lemon for added flavour. This creates a smooth, chocolate-coloured refreshment which is the perfect way to start your day.


The recommended serving of Chaga mushroom is 3 grams of power into a 6-8 ounce glass or mug. It is suggested to take this serving size daily for a minimum of two weeks to notice the benefits of this superfood.

 

Final Thoughts 

Chaga mushroom powder can be easily incorporated into your daily routine through hot beverages, tincture or capsules. Chaga helps the body’s immune and recovery system, helps the decrease of inflammation within the body and is known to help with symptoms of arthritis and cancerous cells. 

Don’t forget that Chaga can help your mind and body with physical and psychological effects of stressful situations and environments. Taken as a part of a healthy diet, Chaga has the potential to lighten stress and support the immune system to maintain a strong and healthy body. 

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