What is Chaga mushroom and what are the benefits?
Funnily enough, it is a fungus (doesn’t sound too appealing right?) which can be found growing on birch trees in cold climates such as Northern Europe, Siberia, Russia, Korea, Northern Canada and Alaska.
It has actually been used for centuries in some of the above mentioned countries. Mainly to boost immunity and treat diabetes, prevent chronic inflammation, fight cancer and generally improve overall health.
Nowadays, as we have become more familiar with this rather unattractive charcoal-looking piece, we’ve added skincare to the list of beneficial use. Traditionally it’s been, and still is, enjoyed in the form of a fine powder; either as a nice cup of tea, or as a capsuled supplement, with a taste similar to vanilla and nut.
Chaga is low in calories, very high in fiber and loaded with antioxidants.
It really works wonders with the entire body, inside and out. In terms of skincare, Chaga, with its antioxidant properties, helps to slow down the ageing process by protecting our cells from free radicals. That’s why we find a variety of creams containing Chaga as the benefits are endless.
To sum it up, Chaga helps us stay strong when stress in its many forms tries to get us down, so in a way, it really is a Magic Mushroom 😉