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Bio Chaga Powder

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Chaga - Inonotus obliquus

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Chaga is one of the most antioxidant food on the planet, if not the most and it’s full of melanins that feed healthy gut bacteria. This fungi it’s been used for centuries in northern Europe and Asia to treat cancers, when radio and chemotherapy didn’t exist. This tradition continued well into the twentieth century.

Aside from its attributed anticancer properties, it was traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory, as a purifying soap on the skin and genitals, and to bathe newborns. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, already used a chaga decoction to wash wounds in the fourth Century b.C.

Main benefits:

  • Powerful antioxidant (1): chaga is one of the most antioxidant foods on the planet.
  • Gut-healing: the melanins in chaga feed healthy gut bacteria, especially bifidobacteria, supporting gut health (2) (3). The practice of using Chaga for gut health is centuries old (4).
  • Anti-inflammatory (5) (1).

Chaga needs freezing temperatures to develop its full potential. The best Chaga in the world develops in the Arctic.

How to drink it: the traditional way to take chaga is to boil it for a long time and then consume the remaining liquid over the next three days. We love this way but don’t always have the time to prepare our chaga in advance. That’s why we process our chaga milling it so fine you can just add it to your coffee or shake, no boiling needed.

All our mushrooms are cell-wall extracted for best bioavailability and, of course, we use zero fillers. At Agabia, we support organic farmers that use respectful growing and harvesting practices, especially for rare-in-the-wild mushroom species like chaga, reishi, and lion’s mane.

1. Szychowski KA, Skóra B, Pomianek T, Gmiński J. Inonotus obliquus – from folk medicine to clinical use. J Tradit Complement Med. 2021 Jul;11(4):293–302.

2. Yin C, Noratto GD, Fan X, Chen Z, Yao F, Shi D, et al. The Impact of Mushroom Polysaccharides on Gut Microbiota and Its Beneficial Effects to Host: A Review. Carbohydr Polym. 2020 Dec;250:116942.

3. Burmasova MA, Utebaeva AA, Sysoeva EV, Sysoeva MA. Melanins of Inonotus Obliquus: Bifidogenic and Antioxidant Properties. Biomolecules. 2019 Jun 24;9(6):248.

4. Shikov AN, Pozharitskaya ON, Makarov VG, Wagner H, Verpoorte R, Heinrich M. Medicinal Plants of the Russian Pharmacopoeia; their history and applications. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Jul;154(3):481–536.

5. Wold CW, Gerwick WH, Wangensteen H, Inngjerdingen KT. Bioactive triterpenoids and water-soluble melanin from Inonotus obliquus (Chaga) with immunomodulatory activity. J Funct Foods. 2020 Aug;71:104025.