Chaga, otherwise known as Inonotus Obliquus, is a parasitic fungus that grows exclusively on approximately one in 15,000 white birch trees. It is indigenous to Siberia as well as Maine and other regions of the world with similar climates.
Chaga has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine as well as tribal folk medicine throughout the world. In Russia, Chaga is recognized by the government as a treatment for cancer. In Japan, China and Australia, it is used for the same purpose. Chaga is exceptionally high in antioxidants, anti-parasitic and antibacterial properties. Research has provided convincing evidence that certain types of liver cancer, when exposed to Chaga, are significantly reduced.
Chaga and Antioxidants
Most Americans understand the concept of antioxidants. They understand that “free radicals” get into our bodies and cause premature aging and damage to DNA that may lead to cancer in certain individuals. Antioxidants, like garbage collectors, clean up the streets (cells) of your body and eliminate free radicals before they can cause damage. This makes antioxidants one of the better theoretical preventive tools against cancer and premature aging.
Most Americans also know that some of the stronger antioxidant products on the market contain blueberries, pomegranate, Acai, and other fruits. The tool most commonly used to measure a fruits’ antioxidant strength is the ORAC scale. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity, or its ability to scavenge free radicals. To put it simply, blueberries generally fall between 24 and 100 on the ORAC Scale. Pomegranate and Acai fall a bit higher. Chaga averages between 52,000 and 60,000 while lower calculations put Chaga at 32,000.
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