in Japan Chaga is known as 'Diamond of the Forest', in Siberia it is the 'Gift from God'
Used for centuries in Asian folk medicine for a myriad of ailments
Chaga is rich in trace minerals and anti-oxidants
Chaga grows on old-growth hard wood trees such as birch.
The struggle in nature gives Chaga its therapeutic properties, therefore it should not be cultivated.
Hence ORIVeDA sources Chaga sustainably from the wild.
180 vegetable capsules / 60 grams
2 months supply (recommended dose: 3 capsules per day)
A leaflet with detailed instructions and background is included with every order.
> 3.50 % triterpenes
> 2.40 % betulinic acid
> 20 % beta-glucan
> 3.70 % polyphenols
- dual extracted -
Produced in compliance with the following quality standards :
ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22000:2005, HACCP, cGMP
Halal, Koosjer, USDA organic (EcoCert)
In Chaga, the main bio-active compounds are beta-glucans, polyphenols (anti-oxidants), betulinic acid and other terpenes and sterols. We guarantee the presence and the percentage of these components. In Scientific research on the therapeutic potential of Chaga, the Chaga that is used is an extracted, highly purified mushroom powder. Research found that the immunological effects of mushroom extracts are up to 10 times higher when compared against non-extracted powders.
Oriveda's powdered extracts are comparable in both composition and quality, so the research results you read about you can also expect from our extracts. ORIVeDA Chaga contains guaranteed levels of the main bioactive compounds.
According to research the average amount of beta-glucans in Chaga is around 10-14% when properly extracted*.
Oriveda's Chaga extract contains significantly more: over 20 % of beta-glucan. (All beta-glucans are polysaccharides, but not all polysaccharides are beta-glucans!).
This high percentage is possible because we use advanced purification techniques, removing useless matter such as wood from the raw Chaga. Most people don't know that only ± 10% of the Chaga conk is actually 'mushroom', the rest is mainly 'therapeutically useless' wood.** By removing the 'non-Chaga' matter the potency increases significantly.
Extracted using a combination of hot water (for beta-glucan / polyphenols) and ethanol extraction (for sterols, betulinic acid and other terpenoids, etc.). The final product contains no traces of alcohol.
What we call ‘Chaga’ is the dense black mass (25-40 cm large) that can be seen on the outside of trees (almost exclusively birches) infected with the fungus Inonotus obliquus. It is not a fruiting body (meant for spreading spores, the final stage in the life of many mushrooms) but a dense sterile mass of mycelia, with decayed bits of birch tissue incorporated. When chopped from the tree the interior has a rusty yellow-brown color, somewhat granular in appearance, and is often mottled with whitish or cream-colored veins. The hard, deeply cracked black outside of the Chaga is called the sclerotium.
Typically, well-developed Chaga sclerotia are found on trees over 40 years of age, but the infection starts earlier. The period from initial infection to tree death varies with the number of infection sites and tree resistance, but is typically around 20 years. After about 3-5 years the Chaga can be harvested. After harvesting, chaga can regrow to harvestable size again in three to ten years, and this can be repeated until the tree dies. Chopping off the Chaga does not stop the infection.
One of the many benefits of using a full-spectrum Chaga extract is that it has no side effects at all.
Chaga is merely stimulating the body to heal itself. There is no potential disturbance of the body’s chemical and hormonal balance. This makes medicinal mushrooms like Chaga the ideal supplement for everybody.
The only contra-indication are immune suppressing medicines (e.g. cyclosporin containing products, used after a transplant). Never use medicinal mushroom extracts together with this type of medication – the immune modulating effect might neutralise its workings.
CHAGA RESEARCH ARTICLES