Indivita Chaga is processed by hot water/alcohol extraction into a fine powder and then formulated with added Australian native ingredients into a paste for ingestion.
No added fillers, starch or grains
Beta (1-3),(1-6)-glucans: Greater than 10%
Starch: Less than 3%
Wild Chaga grows naturally in the vast forests of Canada, Russia, northern China and northern climatic zones where birch makes up the primary tree species. *Even though Chaga is referred to as a mushroom, it is a sterile conk or canker, a hardened mass of woody tissue with an amorphous shape and dark pigmented outer layer. It has been estimated that Chaga consists of only 10% Inonotus obliquus mycelium. Being a tree pathogen, Inonotus mycelium slowly grows throughout the tree trunk, causing decay and ultimately death. The canker/conk we call Chaga is a manifestation of this fungal disease. For hundreds of years, Chaga has been wildcrafted and utilized by the people of northern Europe and Russia.
Birch trees contain precursor compounds such as triterpenoid betulin. Chaga draws betulin and other precursors directly from the birch tree and turns them into inotodiol, trametenolic acid and betulinic acid. Chaga needs the tree-bound precursors to synthesize the triterpenoids for which it is famous.
Our mushroom extracts are commonly used as nutraceuticals, dietary and nutritional supplements. They are also used as a component ingredient of dietary supplements and vitamins. Mushroom extracts are also used in many food products, including but not limited to a meal replacement and energy bars, snack bars, fruit and vegetable-based drinks, milk and creamer based beverages, sauces and seasonings, chocolates, teas, and coffee and coffee substitutes.
Not All Medicinal Mushrooms Products are Created Equal
U.S. lab-grown Cordyceps is mycelium grown on grain. Analysis has low levels of beta-glucan and very high levels of starch. Indivita only uses 100% organic fruiting bodies, rigorously tested and guaranteed for active compounds.
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Glamočlija et all, Chemical characterization and biological activity of Chaga (Inonotus obliquus), a medicinal “mushroom”, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 162, 13 March 2015