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.
Hyperion Herbs 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 cant eat a tree, nor can we root ourselves in the ground and mimic them, so while the birch is indigestible, and were 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 wed 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.
A chaga mushroom also contains SOD or superoxide dismutase, an enzyme that is naturally contained in our bodies. SOD helps in protecting the body from free radicals and the damaging effects of oxygen specifically the singlet oxygen which causes diseases and rapid aging.Naturally found in our skin, SOD is responsible for rejuvenating the skin through skin-cell rebuilding, in effect slows down the aging process. Specific to Chaga are the phenolic compounds that protect tissues. Skin tissues in particular, phenolic are present that contains pigments like melanin, helps regain skin color and achieve more radiant look.
Also rich in minerals, enzymes and various B vitamins, Chaga is a nutritional powerhouse. A Chaga mushroom is also considered one of the worlds abundant sources of pantothenic acid and is very rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium.
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