Discover Why Chaga Has Been Called Diamond of the Forest, Gift From The Gods, and The King of Plants….
Latin name, Inonotus obliquus
Kreftkjuke in Norwegian- translation: “Cancer Polypore”
Known in Siberia as, “Gift from God”
Japan calls it, “Diamond of the Forest,”
Even China has referred to it as “The King of Plants.”
This dense birch dwelling mushroom has been given many different names, but more importantly, has gotten the repertoire to earn them. Chaga is an amazing and capable herb that we have been blessed to have access to.
Hyperion Herb’s provides a concentrated hot-water extract of the sclerotium of wild Siberian Chaga, at no less than 30% polysaccharide content.
- Nutrient dense in B Vitamins, flavonoids, enzymes, minerals, and phenols.
- Most powerful known anti-oxidant
- Renowned and tenacious adaptogen
- Regarded factor in longevity
- Anti-aging, ant-viral, anti-bacterial
- Rich in Betulin and betulinic acid
- Naturally occurring vanillin (yum!)
The nutrient makeup of Chaga is rather impressive. Its lineup exceeds many of those in a similar class for the reason that it feeds on the actual living tree, as opposed to the ground. Trees, both individual specimens and colonies, have impressive “roots” in longevity. Some colonies of trees have manifested their beginnings over 200,000 years ago, while there are even individual trees that date back to almost 3.000 years ago existing on Earth as we speak. Needless to say, the trees have got some serious links to both longevity and the nutrients required to achieve it. The unfortunate fact in this circumstance is that we can’t eat a tree, nor can we root ourselves in the ground and mimic them, so while the birch is indigestible, and we’re still human, chaga comes to the rescue.
Chaga successfully, shall we say, “milked” the divine birch, and we can be the lucky recipients of the divine nutrition we’d otherwise be deprived of. Also, chaga grows on a living tree, as opposed to a dead tree like most mushrooms. In that light, chaga is a slow-growth fungus, meaning it take 15-20 years or more to reach maturity. In those 15-20 years, chaga has artfully grown into all of its beneficial nutrients, as you want to make sure your chaga product is the sclerotium of the mushroom as opposed to the mycelium. Though mycelium still does contain some of the nutrients, it has been scientifically proven that the sclerotium, or body, of chaga is more dense and fruitful.
Chaga, as already stated, is spawned from the birch, which is a revered “medicinal tree.” The birch naturally harbors betulin and betulinic acid, which has been shown in various studies to both inhibit tumors and fight certain types of cancer cells, showing to also strengthen your other cells. Chaga has taken a concentrated extract of betulin out of the birch and made it digestible for us. Betulin is anti-mutagenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and immuno-modulating. Anti-mutagenic means that chaga has been seen to actually help to not only to protect you from, but also inhibit, genetic mutations or diseases.
At an astounding 25% antioxidant makeup, it has one of, if not the highest anti-oxidant content, second to only chocolate. Chaga exceeds other mushroom supplements in antioxidants by a remarkable 23%.
Chaga also contains one of the highest known concentrations of superoxide dismutase, or SOD. SOD is a naturally occurring enzyme in our bodies that helps to protect us from free radicals and, ironically, the damaging effects of oxygen. Though we need oxygen to live, one type of oxygen called singlet oxygen is one of the leading causes of aging and disease in the body. SOD’s main function is to inhibit oxidation of this type and protect your body from toxicity. SOD is naturally found in our skin and is responsible for skin-cell rebuilding, helping also to rejuvenate our skin and protect it from aging. SOD also helps to carry nitrous oxide to hair follicles, aiding in the prevention of premature hair loss or thinning. This particular enzyme is typically found in darker green vegetables, they however do not even come close to the 10,000 to 20,000 active SOD units per gram in chaga, nor is it as digestible in alternative forms.
Rich in various B vitamins, flavonoids, minerals and enzymes, chaga is an inexhaustible nutritional powerhouse. It is one of the world’s densest sources of pantothenic acid, and also rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc. Chaga contains a rich content of phenolic compounds specific to chaga that help to protect all tissues, skin in particular, harboring pigments such as melanin that has been shown to help skin become more radiant and regain color.
Chaga also has an impressive content of polysaccharides, which is one of the many factors that have deemed it one of the most powerful known adaptogens on the planet. Polysaccharides are intelligent long-chain sugar molecules, which not only give mushrooms their bitter taste, but also plug into the receptor sites of immune cells, helping them to do their jobs more efficiently. Neither stimulating nor depressing, polysaccharides help to bring your body back to balance and no a natural state of homeostasis. This chaga extract that we are providing has a high content of at least 30% polysaccharides.
With high contents of vanillin, chaga leaves you with soft undertones of the vanilla taste, and also a little extra dose of what some studies have shown to have anti-oxidant and anti-tumor properties, making it not only one of the tastiest of the herbal mushrooms, but also supplementing its cause.
Chaga has been one of the Eastern Hemisphere’s best-kept secrets, being avidly utilized for its anti-aging benefits. This magical herb was introduced to the rest of the world by Nobel Prize-Winning Russian author, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, mentioned in his semi-autobiographical novel, Cancer Ward in which he speaks of the healing properties of both gathering chaga and drinking chaga tea.
Before our discovery of chaga, its usage dates back to the earliest days of Chinese folk medicine, used to revitalize chi, promote longevity, help to fight virus and bacteria and boost the immune system. 12th century Russian ruler, Tsar Vladimir Monamakh, was treated with chaga for his lip cancer. Chaga has indeed passed the test of time with flying colors, and maybe even a little extra-credit.
This is but a brief look inside of the many beneficial factors of chaga. It is undeniably a leader at the forefront of all herbal supplements. It is certainly not a mystery as to why it has received its many titles and nicknames, as this phenomenal fungus is something that you simply have to (and certainly will) see for yourself.
Ingredients: Wildcrafted Siberian Chaga – 30% Polysaccharides
Other Ingredients: None
Container Size: 16 oz. | 448 grams
Serving Size: 1/2 teaspoon which is about 2 grams
Serving Per Container: 228
Directions: Add 1/2 – 1 teaspoon(more or less depending on your taste and experience level) to 8 oz of hot water. Mix and enjoy. This powder can also be added to smoothies, juices, and protein shakes. Lastly, you can just eat the powder right from the bag as it is a pure extract and ready to consume as is.