Wildcrafted Chaga Extract by BrightRaven

$30.00

Support your immune system with Wildcrafted Chaga Extract. Lovingly made by hand in small batches, Inonotus Obliquus, also known as Chaga, cinder conk, or kabanoanatake has been used for thousands of years by eastern Europeans, Eurasians, and the northeastern North American First Peoples. It was used both medicinally and as a fire starter by our ancient ancestors. The Cree people considered it one of their most sacred medicines made from the sclerotia growing on Birch containing Betulin, a chemical that the mushroom hyper-concentrates, which has shown promise in treating melanoma, inhibiting tumors and causing apoptosis of cancerous cells (Pisha et al. 1995; Duke 1999). Other compounds found in the mushroom include water-soluble and water-insoluble hetero-polysaccharides, protein-bound polysaccharides, lanostane triterpenoids (including vitamin B), Inotodiol, and ergosterol peroxides.

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Support your immune system with Wildcrafted Chaga Extract. Lovingly made by hand in small batches, Inonotus Obliquus, also known as Chaga, cinder conk, or kabanoanatake has been used for thousands of years by eastern Europeans, Eurasians, and the northeastern North American First Peoples. It was used both medicinally and as a fire starter by our ancient ancestors. The Cree people considered it one of their most sacred medicines made from the sclerotia growing on Birch containing Betulin, a chemical that the mushroom hyper-concentrates, which has shown promise in treating melanoma, inhibiting tumors and causing apoptosis of cancerous cells (Pisha et al. 1995; Duke 1999). Other compounds found in the mushroom include water-soluble and water-insoluble hetero-polysaccharides, protein-bound polysaccharides, lanostane triterpenoids (including vitamin B), Inotodiol, and ergosterol peroxides.

There’s been quite a bit of research into its ability to treat various cancers, but unfortunately, precious little in vivo clinical trials have been performed. Much of the research we have comes from places where its traditional usage extends to the modern-day. It was approved as an anti-cancer drug in Russia in 1955 and was reportedly successful in treating breast, lung, cervical, and stomach cancers (Hobbs 1995). Extract of I. obliquus caused significant tumor-suppressive effects in mouse models of Lewis lung carcinoma growth and spontaneous metastasis after 3 weeks of continuous extract intake (Arata et al. 2016). Betulin and Betulinic acid demonstrated cytotoxic effects on MCF-7 (breast cancer) Cell lines in both viability and oxidative stress. The total extract of the mushroom showed much Higher levels of inhibition. Analysis of the total anti-oxidant content was much higher than most other sources of phytochemicals (Alhazmi, H 2018). Inotodiol showed mast cell stabilization and reduced temperature change in food allergy-related anaphylaxis in a mouse model (Nguyet, Nguyen, et al. 2018). Chaga showed cytotoxic effects against human lung cancer A549 cell line (Al-Tuwaijri, M., & Ibrahim, J. 2019)

Chaga has long been used for other types of infection as well. In vitro, it is a potent anti-viral, immunomodulatory, and anti-inflammatory. This is very important, considering that western medicine generally holds that increased immune response goes hand in hand with inflammation. Considering many infections do the most damage via inflammation, this is a crucial benefit. Crude fractions from this mushroom showed antiviral activity against HIV and influenza (Mizuno et al. 1996; Kahlos et al. 1996). Perhaps more impressively, protective properties were shown in Polkovnikova MV, et al. (2014). It showed a higher efficacy when taken as a preventative.

There’s a lot of concern with viral infections producing Cytokine storms. Many have stated that any substance that increases interleukin 6 should be avoided at this time. Yeon-Ran Kim 2005 clearly suggests that Chaga extract can normalize the production of Cytokines. “All these data suggested that the CW (Chaga Water Extract) can modulate the dysregulation of cytokine production in chemotherapeutic damage.” This study was performed on the bone marrow of white mice exposed to chemotherapy, so we should take this with a grain of salt; however, The Chaga clearly showed the ability to increase depressed cytokines while simultaneously decreasing the production of other overproduced cytokines. Some suggest taking Chaga as a preventative but ceasing dosage if a severe infection occurs. We must make our own judgment based on the information at hand and consult with your physician before implementing any new dietary supplements, especially if you have a preexisting medical condition, upcoming surgery, or taking prescription medications. The USFDA has not evaluated the statements made here. They are for educational purposes and not designed to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or replace your healthcare provider’s advice.

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Weight 0.06 kg
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 12 cm