Chaga Mushroom Extract
Hyperion Herb’s provides a concentrated hot-water extract of the sclerotium of Wild Siberian Chaga, at no less than 30% polysaccharide content. 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 and modulate systematic functionality in our bodies. Our Chaga extract ranges from no less than 30% polysaccharide to 35% depending on the batch.
Benefits of Chaga Extract may include:
- Powerful antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiproliferative 
- Regarded tonic for longevity and anti-aging
- Immune-boosting  
- Protective of lymphocytes against oxidative damage 
- Geno-protective through resistance to free radicals  
- Naturally occurring betulin and betulinic acid 
- Naturally occurring vanillin, giving it a nice flavor with vanilla undertones
Ingredients: Wild Siberian Chaga Mushroom Extract
Other Ingredients: None
Concentration: at least 30% polysaccharides
Container Size: 4 oz. | 114 grams
Suggested Serving Size: ½ teaspoon which is about 2 grams 1-2 x a day, or as directed by a health professional
Serving Per Container: 57 servings
Directions: Add ½ teaspoon (or as directed by your health professional) to beverage or food of choice.
Sensation of Chaga and Suggested Use:
Wild Siberian Chaga Extract can be described as calming and mellow, while energizing and clarifying to the mind. Chaga, amongst the medicinal mushrooms represents the perfect bridge between Reishi and Cordyceps as it is both calming like Reishi, while having an immediate energy “pick up” type feeling that is depict of Cordyceps. Chaga’s taste can be described as rich and woody, with chocolate and vanilla like tones making it an ideal addition to coffee, milk drinks, or teas. Added to a morning coffee, Chaga may extend the energetic life of the beverage, take the edge off the caffeine and smooth out the crash. With an array of phyto-nutrients, Chaga extract supplies the brain with efficient fuel while aiding the nervous system in reducing stress.
Association with Beauty:
Chaga contains a rich content of phenolic compounds specific to itself 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 is an essential beauty herb. Its ability to produce a glowing and even skin tone surpasses that of almost all herbs with its melanin regulating qualities. When the body is truly nourished and has adequate qi to draw from it can then focus on maintaining a youthful and beautiful complexion. Part of the anti oxidative qualities of Chaga is that it cleans our cells of destructive toxins, keeping our physical anatomy more rugged, pure, and candescent. We recommend trying Chaga for a 21-100 day period and witnessing first hand the positive benefits in physical appearance and energy.
Function in Chinese Medicine:
In Chinese medicine Chaga is classified as a qi tonic, which invigorates and replenishes the qi. It is a primary ally in supplementing the “wei qi” or “surface defense qi,” in defending the immune system from external pathogenic influences such as environmental toxins, and drastic weather fluctuations. The wei qi regulates the bodies ability to appropriately open and close the pores in order to close the body off from pathogens while still being able to vent heat. The difference between two individuals exposed to the same pathogenic influence and one becoming sick is the integrity of their wei qi. Qi can be depleted through excessive work, stress, or lack of sleep. Over a period of time this eventually leads to what the ancient Chinese refer to as “blood deficiency”. By the time illness progresses to this stage the “jing” or “primordial essence energy” of the kidneys is drawn from and the individual begins to show signs of extreme depletion. This avoidable cascade of physical degeneration starts with the qi and can be prevented through consumption of powerful qi tonics such as Chaga and Reishi. Because our Qi fluctuates so drastically depending on the demands of our weekly schedule, it can be helpful to supplement in an herb which is able to replenish this vital life substance on a daily or weekly basis, both as an insurance policy on health and to ensure we are truly engaging in life and not just surviving.
- Antibacterial, Anti-oxident, and Anti-proliferative Evidence:
- MSW, MPH Faass, Nancy. Price-Pottenger, Journal of Health and Healing. Volume 35. No. 4. “The Healing Powers of Chaga.” Winter 2011-2012. Pages 6-11.
- Lymphocyte protection against oxidative damage:
- Immune-balancing/disease resistance:
- Differences between mycelia and scloterium:
- Betulinic Acid as anti-inflammatory and immunomodulant:
- Antimutagenic properties:
- Chemical constituents and melanin:
- Polysaccharides and immune/anti-inflammatory function:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19041933 clinical claims for Cancer.