The Origins of Chaga
Research on Chaga
Additional animal & test-tube studies show that Chaga can prevent and slow cancer growth, by reducing tumor size by as much as 60 %. Chaga extract also reduced blood sugar levels in obese, diabetic mice, according to a recent study. In an 8 week study in rats with high cholesterol, Chaga extract reduced "bad" LDL cholesterol & triglycerides, and simultaneously increased antioxidant levels.
The Health Benefits of Chaga Mushroom Extract
- decreased inflammation
- white blood cell stimulation, to fight off harmful bacteria or viruses
- tumor reduction (in mice with cancer)
- blood sugar reduction
- increased antioxidant levels
Although Chaga can decrease blood sugar levels, talk to your doctor if you are on insulin. If you have any autoimmune conditions, talk to your doctor before adding Chaga as a supplement. Because there is no research on the health benefits of Chaga for pregnant women, avoid use entirely during this time.