From the Arctic North: Wild-Harvested Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) Fruiting Body Mushroom Extract Powder
What You Need to Know
- Foraged and wild-harvested in the Arctic—home of the strongest Chaga;
- Broad-spectrum extract captures high concentrations of healing polysaccharides (30%) and triterpenes—including betulinic acid;
- Prepared and ready to use—incorrectly/unprepared Chaga is indigestible;
- Domestically produced in a certified organic, FDA cGMP compliant facility;
- 3rd party laboratory tested;
- Unique, long-standing relationships with our suppliers ensure the finest Chaga fruiting bodies are used for extraction.
Introduction to the Benefits of Chaga
- Chaga provides impactful, modulating support for the immune system;
- Adaptogenic and tonic, supporting improved endocrine (hormone) function;
- Healing and beneficial anti-inflammatory properties;
- Potent antioxidant;
- Used historically as an anti-tumor agent (with current supporting research).*
What Our Customers Are Saying
"I've been feeling intuitive like my body has needed Chaga for quite some time now and I've always hesitated because the other brands on the market that I've considered buying just haven't felt right for some reason. I bought this for myself recently and felt so incredible even after the first cup (I have it before bed with hot tea). It just feels "right" and I look forward to how it makes me feel daily. I don't have any particular health issues that I bought it for, I've just been very drawn to it I suppose for things going on inside I may not be aware of. I was worried about the taste, but it tastes amazing and mixes into tea perfectly! Highly recommended!" — Amanda, Customer Review
Chaga: The Source Matters
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a parasite fungus that predominantly grows on birch trees in cold regions. Growth requires winter freezing temperatures.
Our Chaga is harvested in ideal growing conditions, from regions affected by the harshest winters. We do this because the strongest Chaga grows in forests above the Arctic Circle
Betulinic acid, what is being discovered as one of the most potent compounds found in Chaga, is present in greater concentrations in Chaga grown colder climates.
Chaga: The Extraction Matters
This Chaga Extract Powder is a dual-stage hydro-ethanol powdered extract (standardized 30% polysaccharides).
Using both water and alcohol in producing this extract is the only way to ensure that both the healing polysaccharides and the healing triterpenes—including betulinic acid—are captured during extraction.
Other extracts rely on hot water and are unable to capture the triterpenes, which must be extracted in alcohol.
This dual-stage extraction results in a Chaga that is ready-to-use without any further processing.
Arctic Bear Siberian Chaga Extract Powder
As with all dietary supplements, please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner prior to use. As a dietary supplement, adults take 2 grams (roughly 1/2 tsp) 1-2 times per day, preferably on an empty stomach.
Due to the relatively high levels of naturally occurring vanillin (the flavor compound responsible for the taste of vanilla), Chaga Extract has pleasant taste and incorporates well into many drinks.
Our favorite way to consume this product is by simply combining it with 4-6 ounces of warm or hot water and taking it on an empty stomach.
Learn more about using all of our products here.
Chaga, Chitin, and Absorption
The cell walls of mushrooms, including Chaga, are primarily composed of chitin, an indigestible polysaccharide.
Humans are unable to digest chitin—it must be completely broken down before consuming (usually through prolonged cooking). The beneficial properties of all medicinal mushrooms are locked away unless properly processed.
This extract powder (as are all of our Medicinal Mushrooms) is ready to use. No further processing is required and all nutrients and therapeutic compounds are present and available.
A cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture.
Herb cycling schedules can be beneficial when healing. If you prefer to rotate your pro-androgenic and tonic herbs, we suggest a schedule of five days on and two days off, or four weeks on and one week off.
Where Else Will You Find Chaga?
In addition to this—our pure Chaga Extract Powder—our popular Twelve Rivers MycoMedic Mushroom Complex brings Chaga into a comprehensive medicinal mushroom formula, offering a broad-spectrum of benefits, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune support, and is an ideal daily, supportive adaptogenic tonic and as a first line of defense when confronting illness.
Wild Siberian Chaga Extract Powder Testing Certificate of Analysis (CofA)
Where to Buy Chaga Extract Powder?
RAW Forest Foods offers bulk, 70 gram pouches of Chaga Extract Powder, with 35 servings (2 grams per serving) per pouch. As with all of our products, we source our ingredients as close to the producers—the farms and forests—as possible, and visiting sites and meeting with growers, wild-harvesters, and processors as possible.
All information provided by RAW Forest Foods, including throughout this website, is for educational purposes only and is not intended as—nor should be misconstrued as—any type of recommendation, medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or advice.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Customers are advised to consult with their qualified healthcare practitioner before undergoing any lifestyle changes, including the use of dietary or nutritional supplements.
Products offered by RAW Forest Foods are not for use by those that are pregnant or nursing, children under the age of 18, individuals with a known medical condition, or those allergic or averse to any of the ingredients contained within them.
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