Our Wildcrafted Chaga Tincture is made with Chaga fungus (Inonotus obliquus) ethically harvested from the forests of Northeast Michigan. Chaga is a parasitic fungus found growing on Birch trees around the world. Chaga contains a wide array of essential vitamins,minerals, and antioxidants, including B-complex vitamins, vitamin D, copper, zinc, iron, selenium, amino acids, rubidium, cesium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and manganese.
Many laboratory studies have demonstrated chaga’s ability to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, support the body’s immune system as well as prevent or slow the growth of cancer cells. Chaga is also gaining popularity as an adaptogen due to its myriad of health benefits. Chaga has been used for centuries in Eastern Europe and Russia, and for thousands of years by indigenous tribes of Siberia. After years of being an obscure folk medicine, modern studies have validated the virtues of this unique fungus.
How our tinctures are made:
All of our wildcrafted mushroom tinctures are made by a dual extraction process: first the mushroom is soaked in alcohol for several weeks, then strained and the mushroom is then simmered in water for several hours to produce a double extract. Double extraction is necessary to extract the maximum amount of medicinal compounds in the mushroom since they contain some compounds which are soluble in water, and others that are soluble in alcohol. The first phase of extraction in alcohol extracts terpenoids and phenolics from the fruiting body of the mushroom. Next, during the water extraction phase, heat is needed to break down the hard cell walls of the mushrooms to extract the polysaccharides- these are the compounds responsible for the immune boosting properties of the mushroom. Studies of fungal derived polysaccharides have demonstrated immune-modulating, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activities.
Dosing and usage recommendation:
Tinctures are a versatile medicine, they can be taken daily as an adaptogen to help support immune function in low doses, or at higher doses to ward off the onset of a cold or other maladie. We recommend taking between 1m-3ml, 1-3x times daily. Our 1 oz bottle has a metered glass dropper to help you measure. Tinctures are best mixed with fluid to dilute the concentrated flavor- add to tea, coffee, cocoa and other hot beverages(the heat will cause the alcohol to evaporate leaving the beneficial compounds in the cup for you to drink), add to smoothies, oatmeal, soups, salad dressing and anything else you would like.
The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.
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