Chaga mushrooms are an antioxidant nutrient rich powerhouse, making them excellent contenders for fighting free radicals and inflammation.
Boost Immune System & Fight Infection:
Inflammation is a natural response of your immune system that can protect against disease. However, long-term inflammation is linked to conditions like heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis (4).
By promoting the formation of beneficial cytokines — specialized proteins that regulate the immune system — chaga stimulates white blood cells, which are essential for fighting off harmful bacteria or viruses (5, 6).
As a result, this mushroom could help fight infections — from minor colds to serious illnesses..
This dark black mushroom combats oxidative stress which is linked to the aging process. Antioxidants combat free radicals which are damaging particles that cause our bodies to age. They come in from outside and are created in the body by normal metabolic processes. Chaga neutralises them, making it a powerful anti-aging herb.
Chagas’ most exciting antioxidant research, however, is being done on its ability to prevent and treat cancer. A 2010 study found that chaga could slow the growth of lung, breast, and cervical cancer cells in a petri dish. The same study also found that chaga could slow the growth of tumors in mice. Another 2009 study found that triterpenes, the compounds found in chaga and some other mushrooms (like reishi), cause tumor cells to self-destruct. Unlike other cancer treatments, however, chaga does not appear to harm healthy cells.
Chagas other potential benefits include lowering blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and even preventing side effects of chemotherapy
Chaga might lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use chaga products. Chaga can also slow blood clotting which can increase the risk of bleeding in people with blood disorders or who people who are taking blood thinners. Consult with a doctor.