Dragon Herbs, Wild Siberian Chaga, 100 vcaps
Dragon Herbs, Wild Siberian Chaga
Chaga is comprised of two visually distinguishable parts: a black part (outside) and an orange part (inside). These are generally classified as the fruiting body and sclerotium, respectively. Chaga does not produce an extended "fruiting body" ("mushroom") like that of Reishi mushroom. Typically Chaga is a blackish irregular shape, or "sclerotial conk." The "black" (very dark brown) skin (or "fruiting body") is rich in melanin. It takes about 1015 years of parasitism to become large enough to be called "Chaga." From this age on, the fungus can be used for tonic and medicinal preparations. Some commercial growers of Chaga in Myanmar can "grow" Chaga to a pretty large size in just a few years, but it has weak biological activity. Chaga is a "slow growth fungus" and requires the years of growth to attain a certain maturity and biological complexity. Recently, many reports have been published concerning the health promoting functions of Chaga, including protection of DNA damage from oxidative stress, and anti-inflammatory activity throughout the body.
Dragon Herbs Chaga is collected wild, from remote, pristine black birch forests in the Kama River Basin of arctic Siberia, considered the premier source in the world for Chaga (Di Tao), and all Chaga mushrooms used to produce Dragon Herbs Wild Siberian Chaga are at least 20 years old at the time of collection. It has been well established that Chaga older than 20 years has both superior chemistry and superior benefit to human consumers. Siberian Chaga has been used for at least six hundred years in Russia, according to records, and probably much longer. It is considered to be a virtually miraculous herb by indigenous Siberians. There have been attempts at cultivating Chaga, but the results have so far been disappointing to pharmaceutical companies. Attempts for culturing this fungus axenically (under sterile conditions) have all resulted in a reduced production of bioactive metabolites. Wild Chaga is the way to go at this time.
There's Plenty of Chaga Science
You don't have to understand (or even read) all of the following science to appreciate the fact that there is currently a lot of research being conducted on Chaga.
Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) has long been used as a folk medicine due to its numerous biological functions such as antibacterial, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidative activities. Recently, a large amount of research has been, and continues to be done, on Inonotus obliquus (Chaga).
Russian and Scandinavian scientists had conducted most of the scientific research on this powerful herb in the last century. More recently however, Japanese, Korean and Chinese researchers are doing much of the scientific heavy lifting. Traditionally, Asian herbalists believed that Chaga "preserves youthfulness, promotes health, and promotes longevity." Because of its potent protective qualities and high degree of safety, it is designated as a ‰ÛÏsuperior herb.It is categorized as a Qi tonic, like Reishi mushroom. It is also considered to be a superb Kidney tonic and cleanser. It is also used as a remedial herb every place that it is collected.
Chaga contains a multitude of active constituents and co-factors, many of which are currently being investigated for their potential health benefits.
Ingredient Name: Chaga Mushroom (Wild Russian Siberian Inonotus obliquus) powdered extract (water and alcohol extraction), (32% Chaga Polysaccharides by analysis)
Based on a history of safety and efficacy as a tonic, and upon epidemiological evidence that Chaga is very safe and free from side effects, Chaga may be consumed as a tonic herb over a long period of time (indefinitely) in moderate amounts. Chaga has Ron Teeguarden's Five Star rating (top).
Consume 1-4 capsules, 1 to 3 times per day as desired, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. In general, as a tonic herb for health promotion and health maintenance, a low-moderate dose of just 3 capsules per day is quite sufficient. Some animal studies support the notion that low doses and high doses of this herb have similar effects, so the low-moderate dose is recommended as a general protocol. Nevertheless, higher doses (equating to about 12 capsules a day) have not been found to cause side effects in the short or long term, so higher doses are safe for certain periods of time to enhance human functioning. Larger doses are possibly indicated for immunological balancing.
Vegetarian fast-dissolving NP Capsules
Kama River Basin of pre-arctic Siberia, Russia (Di Tao)
*Disclaimer: The FDA has not evaluated any of the above statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.