Known as the king of mushrooms, chaga has been used for hundreds of years for its numerous anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune system benefits, just to name a few.
Two capsules contain 1,000mg of pure organic mushroom extract from 100% Chaga sclerotia (Inonotus obliquus). Dosage and frequency of consumption varies from person to person – average daily dosage is 2 capsules twice daily.
The Wellness Way mushroom extracts are organically cultivated and naturally grown as nature intended. Wild Chaga grows naturally in the vast forests of Russia, northern China and northern climatic zones in general where birch make up the primary tree species. Even though Chaga is commonly referred to as a mushroom, it is actually a sterile conk, a hardened mass of wood and mycelium with an amorphous shape and dark pigmented outer layer. A tree pathogen known as a canker, Chaga slowly causes birch trees to decay and die. Our Chaga mushrooms are sustainably wild-harvested, with only part of the Chaga conk being removed to help ensure it will continue to grow without harming the tree.
US lab-grown Chaga is not Chaga sclerotia but rather it is mycelium grown on grain. We do agree that all parts of the fungi have their benefits, however we choose to use the fruiting bodies of mushrooms, and never mycelium grown on grains. Normally, mycelium based products contain 50-80% starch from the growing substrate, up to 50% less beta-glucans than fruiting bodies, and far less beneficial compounds. Analysis has shown that US Chaga mycelium on grain has low levels of beta-glucan and very high levels of starch. All of our mushrooms are extracted to provide the highest amount of beta-glucans and polysaccharides, as well as triterpenes and other more adaptogenic compounds. We guarantee active compounds verified by scientific analysis
All mushrooms used in our Wellness Way products are grown or wildcrafted deep in the mountains of China by our Certified Organic production partners. China is estimated to provide about 85% of the world’s mushrooms, and is best place where you can get organic and extracted mushroom fruiting bodies. Any company selling food or herbal products grown in China will be required to run detailed analyses. Every single batch of our extracted mushroom capsules are tested in a third party lab for heavy metals, allergens, bad bacteria, yeasts, molds, mycotoxins, pesticides, and irradiation before they get in your hands.
As with all Wellness Way products, we stand behind every step of the production process. We are able to verify each and every batch we produce in order to ensure the best possible product. Quality is our top priority at the Wellness Way and we ensure that our fruiting body mushroom extract capsules are the best available on the market.
Properties of Chaga
- Cholesterol lowering