Learn the Benefits of the Chaga and Read the Testimonials From Our Customers
Doctors, academic researchers, and alternative medicine experts are becoming more and more interested in the benefits of the Chaga. Research conducted over the last few years has opened the door to some exciting benefits Chaga has on both the mind and body.
Chaga Mushroom is a Superfood Loaded with Nutrients
For centuries people from around the world have incorporated the Chaga into their diet and medical care. These ancients already understood the power of this particular odd looking mushroom found on birch trees in Northern climates. Modern-day science has taken this understanding to the next level with researchers finding the following nutrients in the Chaga mushroom.
• B-complex vitamins
• vitamin D
• amino acids
Slows Down the Aging Process
Many natural and chemical factors cause physical signs of ageing on the human body; one of the most significant factors is oxidative stress. This natural process induces wrinkles, sagging skin, and even grey hair. Pollution, exposure to harmful chemicals, and damage from UV rays can accelerate oxidative stress. Chaga is loaded with natural antioxidants, providing a natural way to combat the ageing process (there's evidence suggesting that it can even reverse visible signs of ageing).
There are still many studies to be done to prove the specific benefits that the Chaga mushroom plays in combating the natural ageing process, but recent science has been very encouraging. Our exclusive Birch Ridge Collection is designed to harness the anti-ageing effects of the Chaga mushroom by infusing it into our line of organic skincare products.
Help Lower Cholesterol
High cholesterol is something that many people are dealing with, and its impact on the human body can be extremely harmful. People with high cholesterol have a greater chance of suffering from heart disease. The Chaga mushroom contains some fascinating antioxidants that many believe can reduce the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in the body (more commonly known as ‘bad’ cholesterol).
Help Prevent and Fight Cancer
Researchers with organizations such as the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are finding that the Chaga mushroom can help prevent and fight cancer. There’s a lot of compelling evidence proving that the antioxidants found in Chaga can prevent the harmful skin damage that can lead to cancer and various other health concerns.
A 2010 study conducted by the Korean Nutritional Society and the Korean Society of Community Nutrition found that Chaga can slow down the growth of cancer cells in the breast, cervical wall and lungs of cells in petri dish tests. They also tested the superfood’s cancer-fighting abilities in mice and found that Chaga slowed down tumour growth.
Some other recent studies have found evidence that the triterpenes found in Chaga can cause cancer cells to self-destruct. This research is especially exciting because current cancer treatments kill a patient’s healthy cells, along with those found in tumours.
Improved Blood Pressure
Many people face the challenge of high blood pressure. It can be a tough health challenge to manage, and oxidative stress is a contributing factor. The antioxidants found in Chaga have been proven to aid in lowering blood pressure and improving a person’s overall cardiovascular health,
Support and Enhance the Immune System
A robust immune system is an essential element in one’s overall health. Cytokines do a vital job by stimulating the white blood cells that provide the first line of defence against illness. Some exciting research has shown Chaga helps regulate the production of this critical chemical in the body. A healthy immune system can help prevent everything from the common cold to severe and life-threatening illnesses.
Lowering Blood Sugar
More and more Americans and Canadians have diabetes. This illness can make life difficult for its sufferers and can lead to death. There’s some exciting research that’s proving that regular use of Chaga can help lower blood sugar levels in rats. During an eight-week trial period, the rats were given Chaga mushroom, and their blood sugar levels were noticeably lower. This research is still early, but it’s exciting to think of the positive impact it could have on humans down the road.
Inflammation is a natural process that happens when the body is fighting off injury or illness; it can either be a short-term issue or a painful longterm challenge. Chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis are some of the most common causes of inflammation. Chaga has been found to regulate the body’s production of cytokine, a chemical that helps lessen inflammation and autoimmune conditions.
Testimonials from Our Chaga Skincare Product Customers
“The chaga beard balm and oil are amazing. I've noticed that my beard and face has felt more refreshed and smooth since I've started using both. The smell is very pleasant and I've actually gotten a few complaints. I highly recommend both the chaga beard balm and beard oil to anyone, I look forward to buying some more.” – Jason, Kingston, ON
“During winter my face gets really dry and this chaga face wash is the only one I've tried that leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated without having that oily feel. It has a beautiful golden brown foamy texture to it and turns into a lather when you apply it. Gets the job done and smells really great too! Highly recommend this! You won't go wrong.” – Stephane, Montreal, QC
“It is just a little bit embarrassing sometimes with my underarm odor. So with your product being 100% natural I thought what to heck I would give it a try. It is unbelievable. I absolutely love it and there are no issues with odor anymore. I am very excited to try some of your other products. I see you have a NEW LINE coming soon made with chaga. Birch Ridge collections I have read a little bit about chaga and it sounds to be awesome. I am looking forward to the opportunity to try some of these products.” – Jennifer, Kingston, ON
Overall, there is still a lot of research to be done to gives us a full understanding of the Chaga mushroom’s benefits. We’re excited to witness firsthand how quickly the mushroom’s popularity is growing amongst of customers. Chaga is not substitute any forms of medical care, but it can be an excellent aid, and it’s a great addition to one’s ongoing healthy lifestyle routine.
We regularly post chaga recipes, and we encourage you to try cooking with the mushroom. In addition to infusing Chaga into our ever-growing line of organic skincare products we also offer some tremendous Chaga teas with flavours including Chaga Green Tea, Chaga Peppermint Tea, Chaga Chai Tea, and Chaga Berry Burst Tea. We look forward to continuing to learn about and share the benefits of the Chaga mushroom.