Chaga, an anti-ageing, immunity-boosting powerhouse, is packed-full of beta glucans, adaptogenic betulinic acid, high levels of antioxidants and skin-protecting melanin.
Chaga is not technically a mushroom, though it’s often referred to as one in mushroom and herb books. The part of chaga that looks like it might be a mushroom is technically a woody, tough mass of mycelium, known as a sclerotium (pl. sclerotia), which is a strange word derived from the Greek word skleros, meaning hard. We do refer to chaga as a ‘mushroom’ so that people don’t get too confused, but we thought it best we let you know! :)
Chaga is used as a traditional folk medicine in many parts of Europe, China, and Canada.
Chaga is a powerful adaptogen (betulinic acid) and immune herb (polysaccharides), that may also help to counter fatigue, reduce inflammation, increase stamina and assist with stress management.
Chaga is a potent antioxidant that contains high levels of longevity enzyme; superoxide dismutase (SOD). Chaga is also the highest natural plant source of melanin. Chaga only grows on birch trees, and starts growing in the heartwood of the tree, slowly pushing its way out through the bark to emerge as the hard, dark lump that we harvest for our elixirs.
SuperFeast Chaga is grown Di Tao on the bark of wild birch trees, sourced from the Chang Bai Mountain region of China, a super pristine and clean region known for its Taoist tonic herbs. Chaga is traditionally extracted as a tea, however at SuperFeast we sell a dual extract (of the sclerotia) which helps to capture and retain the herbs’ full-spectrum benefits (including betulinic acid, which is not water soluble).
100% herbal dual *extract powder, 10:1 potency.