Organic Chaga Reishi Tincture 100ml
Organic Chaga Reishi Tincture 100ml from Nordic Chaga . Chaga and Reishi’s most beneficial compounds require both water and alcohol extraction – one tea is not enough! Our tincture double extraction process is designed to extract a broad spectrum of key compounds from both chaga and reishi.
Our potent chaga & reishi tincture is handmade in small quantities using sustainably harvested wild chaga from clean Scandinavian forests and carefully selected organically cultivated fruit bodies of Reishi (no mycelium!)
How do we make organic Chaga & Reishi Tincture?
First, we mix two 40% (80°) alcohol extracts with two highly concentrated water extracts. This blends 4 different extracts together!
Then we use several patented processes to bring the alcohol content below 1.2% to make the taste appealing to more people and still have a longer shelf life.
What exactly is Chaga?
Chaga mushroom is a type of mushroom that grows mainly on the burst of birch trees in cold climates, such as those of Scandinavia, Siberia, Canada and Alaska. In Dutch we call the mushroom Berkenweerschijnzwam, in English chaga mushroom and in Latin Inonotus obliquus. For centuries, chaga has been used as a traditional medicine in Scandinavia, mainly to boost the immune system and for general health. Chaga is low in calories, rich in fiber and filled with antioxidants. Chaga probably has the highest ORAC value of any plant food in the world.
Want to know more about chaga? Then read this interesting and informative blog post
What exactly is reishi?
The Reishi is a mushroom and one of the most widely used medicinal and healing mushrooms used in Asia, in countries such as China, Korea and Japan. Reishi, which is the Japanese name for the mushroom, is mainly found in medical literature or on the Internet under the Latin name Ganoderma lucidum or Lingzhi / Ling Zhi which is the Chinese name for the mushroom. In Dutch, we know the mushroom as the stalked lacquer mushroom.
Mushrooms such as Reishi are held in very high regard in Asian medicine, this is because they have medicinal properties for a number of diseases. Because they were previously very rare, they have unfortunately been unavailable to many for more than centuries. They were quite rare in nature and were not bred then. This has changed a lot in recent years, this through greatly improved breeding methods. Today, mushrooms are grown in several countries under very controlled conditions, such as in special tunnel greenhouses. Growing in these greenhouses produces a high quality mushroom, which is then available in sufficient quantities for everyone.
What this mushroom is best known for are the tremendously positive effects it has, such as increasing resistance and many positive effects on our immune system. The Reishi mushroom improves the condition, which is why it is often used by people who are undergoing or have already undergone radiation.
Want to know more about reishi? Then read this interesting and informative blog post
Place under tongue for 30 seconds and then swallow. You can also mix the tincture in a glass of water, tea, coffee, smoothie or your own favorite beverage.
2.5 ml or 50 drops, 2 times a day. Daily dosage contains 500 mg chaga and 500 mg Reishi
Water, chaga, reishi, ethanol (less than 1.2%). Controlled by organic farming.
Store in a cool and dry place. Follow the instructions for use.
Nordic Chaga – our chaga comes from the forests, far from busy cities or roads. Our chaga is harvested only in areas where plant protection products and pesticides are prohibited by law. In Nordic Lands, the forests are generally mixed, so it is important to hunt the older birches. It takes time. Chaga is often found on trees in swampy areas. We want chaga growth of a decent size on a tree (not too little, so it is best to let it grow and mark its position with GPS to return a following year). The next step is to carefully cut off the chaga with a small axe (this may mean climbing the tree). It is important to leave 10-25% behind to allow further growth. It is important to harvest it carefully so as not to damage the host of the birch tree. It is important to recognize that chaga is a precious resource and that “taking all you can” is not sustainable.
Once the chaga searching and harvesting is done for the day, it is time to clean the chaga properly. It is important to remove debris or insects. The Nordic Chaga is then air-dried in a clean environment or placed in an oven over very low heat. The following is a humidity test of the chaga to make sure it is 14% or less. This is important to prevent mold or rot. Unfortunately, some of the other brands/products do not follow this process. Once the chaga is dry, it is stored in airtight, sealed containers in a cool place. Each batch is checked individually to ensure it is good. Quality is everything and we offer only the highest quality Chaga tea products available.
Quality really matters. There are rumors that some major suppliers, especially in Asia, are tampering with their chaga. It is claimed that chaga has been soaked in ponds to add weight or that ground chaga / chaga powder has been mixed with dirt, starch or other fillers to increase weight. We recommend using only pure, wild chaga, which comes with 100% guarantee as that of Nordic Chaga.
Chaga has been part of Nordic folk medicine for thousands of years, as in Asia, North America, Siberia and parts of Eastern Europe. It is only recently that Western countries have heard about chaga, and we will hear more and more as time goes on. People want immunity boosts from natural sources, and that is one of the reported strengths of chaga.