Chaga mushrooms discussed in this video are a fungus found exclusively on birch trees and produce plant-based sterols that can improve your health. Chaga mushroom resembles a piece of burnt charcoal unlike most mushrooms. It grows in Europe, Asia, Canada and recently found in the northeastern areas of the United States, where they are often found in the mountainous regions of North Carolina and these are typically sweet birch trees.
Now this powerful medicinal mushroom is getting popularity all over the world because of many health benefits and curative nutritional contents. Chaga mushroom is mainly used as an alternative treatment to boost the immune system and overall health as well as a natural remedy slow the aging process, help prevent and fight diabetes and certain cancers.
- Helps With Alopecia
Chaga mushrooms have compounds in them called triterpenes which can stimulate hair growth naturally. These compounds are potent alopecia agents because they also control hair loss. Many men and women suffer from alopecia that can be due to aging or triggered by genetics. In 2019 study scientists concluded that chaga mushrooms have the potential to naturally boost hair growth.
- Promotes Healthy Hair
Research shows that chaga mushrooms are used in shampoos to maintain healthy hair. These mushrooms are rich in vitamin D and melanin which are two crucial nutrients for hair health. The vitamin D nourishes the hair follicles while strengthening the epidermis of the skin to prevent hyperpigmentation. The melanin is responsible for giving your hair natural pigmentation. Chaga mushrooms antioxidants help promote healthy hair.
- Supports Memory and Cognitive Function
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter associated with memory functions and learning. Chaga mushrooms can support memory and cognitive function by re storing the levels of acetylcholine reduced by oxidative stress. In Japan researchers determined that chaga mushroom helped improve memory function in people with scopolamine-induced amnesia. This tea can also promote alertness without the unwanted effects of caffeine such as increased nervousness.
- Helps Fight Inflammation
For optimum health we should all consider reducing chronic inflammation through our diets. Many foods such as chaga mushrooms have the power to reduce inflammation, which is a major factor in diseases like cancer, arthritis and even depression. Chaga mushrooms help reduce inflammation in the body by regulating cytokine production which helps reduce the risk of developing inflammation related health conditions.
- Helps Reduce Bad LDL Cholesterol
The reduction of bad cholesterol is imperative to unclog the arteries in order to decrease the risk of heart disease. Chaga Mushrooms are rich in antioxidants that specifically target bad LDL cholesterol.
- Supports Adrenal Glands
Many people begin feeling tired for no reason, gaining weight and having trouble sleeping but are not aware they could be suffering from adrenal fatigue. Chaga mushrooms contain pantothenic acid which is vital for adrenal function. Your adrenal glands are important for maintaining physical and mental energy levels. Stress can take a toll on your adrenal glands and cause the release of too much cortisol which leads to adrenal fatigue. Adding chaga mushroom tea or extract to your diet can aid in boosting your adrenal function.
- Slows Down Aging
The powerful antioxidants in chaga mushrooms can help slow down aging and keep you looking youthful. They can neutralize the side effects caused by pollution and exposure to the sun. If you want to look younger as you age, try chaga mushrooms to keep the signs of aging at bay.
- Enhances Physical Endurance
Athletes have discovered that chaga mushroom can help increase physical performance and promote endurance. This is due to the fungus in the mushroom and athletes report that they can perform longer without fatiguing. You might want to try this tea if you are a runner, swimmer or participate in other strenuous exercises.
- Enhances Immune System
Chaga mushrooms can enhance your immune system to better combat threats posed by viruses and infections. Drinking this tea is especially beneficial during cold and flu season when people tend to become ill. According to a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, chaga mushroom extract encourages the production of cytokines which are proteins vital for cellular communication and promoting a healthy immune system.
- Helps Combat Cancer
There is evidence that chaga mushrooms may contain cancer preventing properties. Recent studies show that they had the power to slow the growth of tumors associated with lung, breast and cervical cancer. As of now, research has been confined to mice but because chaga mushrooms do not harm other cells there is considerable medical interest and developing this mushroom as a cancer treatment.
- Enhances Digestion
There is no need to sit around feeling miserable because you are having problems with digestion such as bloating or gas. Poor digestion usually occurs when the body can’t produce enough enzymes for your food to digest efficiently. Chaga mushrooms help promote the production of digestive enzymes that will keep your system running smoothly and guard against inflammatory bowel disease.
- Helps Manage Type 2 diabetes
Regulating blood sugar levels is essential to control and prevent complications in people with type 2 diabetes. Research is still in the initial stages however, it is promising and shows that chaga mushroom extract can help people that are suffering from this disease regulate their blood sugar levels. If you are looking for natural remedies that may reduce your blood sugar, try chaga mushroom tea.
- Helps Restore Skin Elasticity
Chaga mushrooms contain a unique form of betulonic acid that aids in the restoration of elasticity and the regeneration of skin cells which helps your skin look younger and more natural.
- Helps Prevent Acne
One of the best ways to prevent acne is to ensure your skin gets an adequate amount of nourishment, consistently stays moisturized and is kept clean. When you have clogged, dirty or dry skin it is notorious for developing acne. Chaga mushrooms are full of enzymes that help keep your skin moisturized as well as minimize dirt and clogging to reduce the onset of acne.
- Provides Sun Protection
Chaga mushrooms dark exterior and burnt caramel color interior includes one of the highest forms of melanin and pigment content. Chaga mushroom can provide protection from the sun and UV rays as well as reduce dark sunspots on the skin.
- Decreases the Risk of Anemia
Chaga mushrooms are an excellent source of iron. Anemia occurs when the iron in the blood is low enough to result in a variety of health problems including headaches, digestive concerns, exhaustion and reduce brain functionality. Research shows that the iron found in chaga mushrooms is often more readily broken down and absorbed by the body which makes it an excellent choice to increase your consumption of iron.