Source of fungal polysaccharides with immunomodulating properties.
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a woody mushroom habitat-specific to several species of birch. It has the appearance of burnt charcoal, with the interior having a smoky orange hue. The mycelium penetrates the paper-like bark to feast on its rich source of nutrients including polysaccharides, which it assimilates and transforms into the matrix of the fruiting body. The establishment and growth of chaga eventually shortens the lifespan of the birch tree, yet chaga can still thrive several years on its decaying host.
Chaga thrives in the northern hemisphere and is wild-crafted throughout Canada, Scandinavia, Russia, and Japan. It has a centuries-old history of use by indigenous peoples worldwide, along with a therapeutic niche in traditional Chinese medicine.
The primary active compounds in chaga are triterpenes, sterols, and polysaccharides, agents that are all known to strengthen immune function and cellular health.
Triterpenes, which give chaga a bitter taste, exert a strong immune-strengthening influence by increasing the body’s resistance to disease.
New Roots Herbal’s chaga mushrooms are sustainably grown in climate-controlled greenhouses, free from heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicides.
They are hot-water–extracted to achieve a minimum potency-validated polysaccharide content of 40%, then encapsulated in vegan-compliant capsules.
Directions of Use
Adults: Take 2 capsules daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Each vegetable capsule contains:
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) mushroom extract standardized to 40% polysaccharides
Other ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide in a non-GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
Contains no: Gluten, soy, wheat, eggs, dairy, yeast, citrus, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you have a medical condition; if you are taking prescription medication; if you have diabetes; if you are taking anticoagulant medications; if you have an autoimmune condition; or if you are taking immunosuppressants.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Known adverse reactions: Discontinue use and consult a health-care practitioner if adverse reactions occur.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children. This product is sensitive to humidity and heat. Keep in cool and dry place.