Chaga mushrooms produce unrivaled quantities of antioxidants, which calm inflammation in all bodily systems.
The potency of this anti-inflammatory action classifies Chaga as an adaptogen, an herbal agent that supports the body's ability to regulate stress.
Chaga may reduce inflammation through a histamine pathway, which may also contribute to its immunostimulant properties.
Sold in bulk, powdered extract. Packaged in a biodegradable ziplock.
1/4 - 1/2 tsp, up to 3 times daily
Why aren't these all 8:1 dual extracts anymore?
After reviewing the latest lab results on our mushroom extracts, we found that many of the 8:1 dual extracted mushrooms yielded the same or even less of the active constituents as our 1:1 extracts. For example, Cordyceps 10:1 dual extract yielded 22% polysaccharides and 1.8% cordycepin; whereas Cordyceps 1:1 yielded 48% polysaccharides and 2.2% cordycepin. This is likely because of the alcohol extraction. Alcohol is great at extracting some constituents, but will denature others. Note: quantity of active constituents will vary from batch to batch.
We have decided to keep our Reishi 8:1 extract as per our test results it definitely benefits from the alcohol extraction. Moving forward we will be supplying all other mushrooms as 1:1 extracts. That way, our extracts will be as potent, or more-so, at a lower price.
We asked the manufacturer about the differences we see in these results. They informed us that mostly, they offer the 8:1 concentrated extracts not because they believe them to be more potent than the 1:1 extracts, but because health and wellness companies want to claim they have a more potent product than their competitors. While alcohol can be a great way to extract certain medicinal benefits, that is not true for all herbs and mushrooms. In this case, we decided the simplicty of a hot water extract is best!
We're staying up-to-date about new research findings and adjusting our offerings to provide the best products we can at affordable rates. Thanks for remaining flexible with us!