What is Chaga ? Chaga mushroom is a type of mushroom that mainly grows on birch trees in cold climates for example Scandinavia, Siberia, Canada and Alaska. In Latin this mushroom is called Inonotus obliquus. Chaga has been used as a traditional medicine in Scandinavia for centuries, mainly to boost the immune system and general health. Chaga is low in calories, high in fiber, and filled with antioxidants. Chaga probably has the highest ORAC value of any plant food in the world ( more about ORAC later in this blog )
How do you use Chaga?
The best way to use Chaga is to use a the chaga extract or the haga powder. Chaga extract is ready for use, you simply just add it to warm water and your chaga tea is ready. You can also add it to your smoothie, yogurt or other hot drinks such as coffee. If you use Chaga powder it is a bit more difficult, because you must first add the powder to almost boiling water and let it cook for at least 45 minutes, you can cook it for up to 3 hours, the longer you cook it stronger at the end result is.
What is ORAC?
ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. This is the potential power and ability to neutralize free radical activity and damage. Antioxidants help the body deal with free radicals before they can cause damage to the organs. As mentioned earlier, chaga probably has the highest ORAC value of all plant foods in the world, actually the highest of all food products in the world.
What is the best Chaga product?
We believe that the best chaga product is the Chaga Extract. The reason for this is because the extract is so strong and its all ready prepared for use. Our best selling product is the Chaga extract from Puhdistamo. This product is a award winner and is made from the highest quality hand-picked Chaga. The Chaga is harvested in Lapland, Finland, far from people, cars and factory emissions. Chaga extract is a double extract of Chaga, which is why it is so strong. It is easy to use and comes in a small package which makes it easy to take with you wherever you go.
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