Chaga is primarily found on birch trees in the colder climates of Canada, Russia, Siberia and Northern Europe. Characterised by the contrast of dark, bark-like exterior to vibrant orange interior this unique fungi is packed with beta-glucans and triterpenoids. Chaga is commonly referred to as the ‘king’ of functional mushrooms. Why? Because its highly potent levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals can provide a huge boost for the immune system.
Chaga is packed with beneficial compounds such as iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, vitamin D and amino acids. With many people supplementing these vitamins separately on a daily basis, it is no wonder that Chaga is fast becoming a popular all-in-one alternative. In addition, it contains high levels of compounds such as polysaccharides, beta-glucans and peptides. These components interact with immune cells, such as macrophages and lymphocytes, stimulating their activity and enhancing the body's defense mechanisms.
By modulating the immune response, Chaga may contribute to a more robust defense against pathogens and infections. Research has also suggested that Chaga extract may stimulate the production of white blood cells, further fortifying the immune system's ability to recognise and eliminate foreign invaders.