- Potent anti-stress adaptogen
- Immune system enhancer
- Powerful liver tonic
- Heart tonic/improves circulation
- Lung/respiratory tonic
- Premier shen tonic/spiritual catalyst
- Offers detox support & protects against oxidative stress, heavy metals & radiation exposure
- DNA protective/cellular regeneration
- Antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, anti-aging, anti-fatigue
Chaga was approved as an anti-cancer drug in Russia way back in 1955.Since that time more research has been done in the West and the East showing that it appears to be one of the best mushrooms for this purpose. Not only did it seem to have cancer fighting effects, but it also reduced the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation when taken in combination with these treatments.
- Reduce Inflammation
- Anti-Cancerous and Tumor Proliferation Reduction
- Anti-Viral (May help with HIV, Influenza and Herpes)
- Reduces DNA Damage
- Immune System Enhancement
- Gastrointestinal Support
- Liver Protective
- Cognitive Enhancement
- Blood Sugar Balancing
- Both a Jing and Shen Tonic Herb according to Chinese Medicine
- Superoxide Dismutase (Contains 25 to 50 times SOD as other medicinal mushrooms)
- Betulin and Betulinic Acid
- Polysaccharides including 29+ types of Beta Glucans
- Many Minerals (High in Potassium, Rubidium, Cesium, Zinc, Germanium, Silicon and others. Note that natural cesium is not radioactive and happens to be anti-cancerous and very alkaline.)
- Vitamins B2, B3, K and D2
- Soluble and Insoluble Fiber
Chaga is a dense powerhouse of 215 potent phytonutrients — including B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, minerals, and enzymes. It contains one of the world's densest sources of pantothenic acid, and high amounts of riboflavin and niacin. Pantothenic acid is especially useful for supporting your adrenal glands and digestive organs.
Chaga is also rich in a set of phenolic compounds called chromogenic complex. Don't let the term scare you. What you need to know is that it protects your tissues and skin. And it's only found in chaga.
Looking for a great natural source of minerals? Chaga shines here too. It is especially high in copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc, and iron.
The Soviets declared chaga a national secret
Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitzyn is credited with informing the West about the health benefits of chaga in his book The Cancer Ward — where his character in the novel took it and was cured.
In the 1950s, chaga was endorsed by Moscow's Medical Academy of Science, and was widely used by their public. During these years, 1,200 of their most prominent scientists conducted more than 3,000 experiments involving 500,000 people to study the effects of adaptogens.
An adaptogen is a substance that has the ability to reduce your body's negative response to stress. Many studies suggest that up to 80 percent of ALL diseases have a root link to stress. So adaptogens can be critical to your health.
The findings from the Soviet research became a protected national secret for 40 years… one of the secrets behind the physical strength and power of people fortunate enough to get chaga, including cosmonauts and other members of the Soviet elite.
Russia fed its elite athletes chaga. And they were famously dominant in international competitions for decades.
A secret of Chinese longevity
Chaga is a health food that can support your entire system.
The ancient Chinese held that it was a longevity factor. That's why they consider it the most complete of all foods.
In much of Siberia, Russia, and Eastern Europe it's considered an essential daily beverage, said to add years to lives of those who use it.
Many Japanese and Koreans reportedly prefer chaga to tea and coffee, because of its cleansing and adaptogenic factors. Some people describe its flavor as between tea and coffee.
Most powerful antioxidant known
The chaga mushroom sits high atop first place on the ORAC scale, a measure of antioxidant levels in your food. Goji berries aren't even close to chaga, yet they get more attention.
Besides being an antioxidant, chaga is known for its anti-cancer, anti-viral, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
There's one other benefit for you, if you're insulin resistant or have type 2 diabetes… Chaga can help normalize your metabolism, which can provide a cascade of other health benefits. (See section on Warnings if you're on diabetic medication.)
Oh… and the Russians managed to formulate a joint cream out of chaga. Tiny microcapsules allow chaga ingredients to easily penetrate the skin and soothe your joints. The topical remedy is said to relieve pain, end muscle spasms, stimulate toxic and salt removal from the joint, and slow cartilage deterioration.
Chaga mushroom (inonotus obliquus) is prevalent throughout the circumpolar region of the northern hemisphere & has been a powerful component in natural medicine and herbal shamanism for many centuries in places like Russia & Siberia, Northern Europe & Canada/North America. It grows primarily on Birch trees and requires extensive sub zero temperatures in order to proliferate successfully. Unlike most other medicinal mushrooms, Chaga is actually the fungal ‘sclerotia’ rather than the reproductive fruiting body. The sclerotia is a growing mass of fungal cells that stores the reproductive potential of the fungi. As Chaga ages, the nutrient content and concentration of medicinal compounds increases – wild Chaga is generally not considered ‘ready’ until it is at least 15 years old, although the older the better. Chaga is known as a parasitic fungi but has also been observed engaging in a symbiotic relationship with seemingly healthy host trees for many decades.
The vast Siberian wilderness supports the largest population of wild Chaga in the world – much of which is impossible to harvest due to the lack of infrastructure and sheer inaccessibility, making Siberian Chaga a much more sustainable resource than other more fragile, depleted ecosystems. Some researchers have been experimenting with Chaga cultivation and have managed to control Chaga’s development so that it becomes quite large in just a few years, but in reality Chaga develops gradually so only truly aged specimens contain a balanced and complete array of beneficial constituents. Until the science catches up with the need for cultivation, wild Chaga sclerotia is a far superior option, although commercial over-harvesting has become a serious issue in many parts of the world due to increased consumer demand and so a conscientious approach is imperative.
The production of the concentrated liquid extract (tincture) of wild Chaga uses up dramatically less natural resources than the powdered extract equivalent. It has a level of high potency and takes effect more quickly too due to the fact that it absorbs directly into the bloodstream via the capillaries underneath the tongue. This kind of sublingual administration completely bypasses the need for digestion and means that Chaga’s active constituents are in the bloodstream within a couple of minutes.
Chaga is one of the most powerful ‘adaptogens‘ that we know of in the world today. Adaptogens are known as “biological response modifiers” because they have a normalising effect on metabolism and all biological function. Adaptogens never stimulate or suppress activity in the body regardless of circumstances – they literally ‘observe’ our own, unique inner-terrain in order to see what action is most appropriate. In this way, adaptogens have become widely recognised as one of the most effective long term strategies for dealing with stress and its myriad consequences, not least due to their stabilising effect on the interplay between the sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (healing and repair) branches of the nervous system.
There has been a lot of scientific research conducted into the properties of Chaga in Russia, northern Europe as well as China and Japan. New discoveries are being made all the time, much of which validates the age-old folk wisdom surrounding Chaga as a potent health tonic. Before any scientific analysis had taken place, Chaga had an indigenous reputation as a potent anti-aging/longevity medicine offering powerful immune support. Laboratory analysis have illustrated that wild Chaga possesses an abundance of beta glucans and other polysaccharides that have shown to nourish and support the immune system and significantly enhance the activity of all immunological cells. These polysaccharides balance the immune system rather than simply stimulate or suppress it because they plug directly into immune cell receptors and initiate an adaptogenic cycle throughout all levels of the immune system. These long chain polysacchraide sugars also impart a powerful anti-inflammatory action, and they have a somewhat bitter taste that is easily detectable in Chaga’s unique flavour – which also offers a delicious vanilla overtone!
Chaga is also known as being one of the richest sources of antioxidants found in nature, far exceeding many of the better known antioxidant rich substances like blueberries, acai and resveratrol to name a few. Chaga is a rich source of the free radical scavenger Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) and also contains incredibly high levels of melanin – a deeply pigmented antioxidant that comprises the dark surface of Chaga and is used abundantly throughout the human body. Melanin has been revealed as a geno-protective nutrient, meaning that it can protect the integrity of DNA and reduce genetic mutations, and is present in large amounts in the skin and eyes and even regulates the function of the pineal gland in the brain.
Chaga also contains a number of triterpene compounds – most notable betulin and betulinic acid – which are present in concentrated amounts in Birch bark. Chaga accumulates and further concentrates these substances from the tree, making them many times more powerful. Analysis of Chaga’s triterpenes have illustrated pronounced antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, anti parasitic/anti candida as well as anti cancer/anti tumour properties amongst others. These triterpenes actually increase the delivery of oxygen throughout the body making the whole process much more efficient, while at the same time providing immense antioxidant support in order to protect against the oxidative stress that damages the cells and tissues of the body. Chaga is always striving for balance on every level and working towards a state of homeodynamis – the body’s ability to maintain equilibrium under stress, and to be able to change and adapt in order to flourish and thrive.
Chaga’s impressive assortment of beneficial compounds can be divided into two basic categories – all of Chaga’s immune enhancing polysaccharides are soluble in hot water whereas all of the triterpene compounds are soluble in strong alcohol. This is why dual extracts are so important, because they contain the full spectrum of Chaga’s beneficial nutrients and active constituents.
Higher Self Herbs Wild Chaga extrsct is a most powerful 1:1 ratio; meaning for each part of chaga, 1 other part of liquid is used. Most other extracts are at least 2;1, which would mean that each part chaga, 2 parts of liquid extract are used, making it less potent.
Higher Self Herbs Wild Siberian Chaga Dual Extract is an incredibly concentrated and potent extract, and made at a phenomenal price, considering it is 60ml, as opposed to 30ml for a similar or same price as others doing 60-30ml. Some have testified that these tinctures are among if not The best they have tried ever in the world, as good and actually even better than leading top brands.
Ingredients: Wild Siberian Chaga Mushroom, Organic Portugese Fig Alcohol. Crystal energyto increase absorption and nothing else.
Serving Size: 1 dropperful = 0.75ml
Serving Per Container: 80
Directions: Squirt the tincture into the mouth underneath the tongue and hold it in the mouth for at least 2 minutes before swallowing.
This is a 1:1 duel extract of both water and alcohol extraction. Simply squirt under the tongue and leave for a minute or two to gain the benefits. The tinctures of Higher Self Herbs have been tried by many, and many people testify that they are the strongest, best tinctures that they have tried, equal or even better than many of the worlds most expensive and famous brands. As well as the sheer QUALITY, this is also because we use the most powerful 1:1 ratio in the tincture possible. This means that 1 part herb/mushroom is used with only 1 part liquid during the extraction process. This guarantees the most powerful extract possible. Using 2:1 or even 3:1 or 4:1 means that 1 part herb is used with 2/3/4 parts liquid, making it less potent as 1:1. 1:1 is the best you can get. The value on this product is unsurpassed, considering it's also 60ml. Often other companies sell for a similar price for just 30ml. You will gain maximum benefits from this amazing herbal product as a result. Give it a try and see for yourself!