A strange fungal friend, Chaga’s medicinal qualities come from a hardened mass of mycelium known as a sclerotia, which looks like the charred remains of wood on the side of a birch tree.
Chaga offers antioxidant support, promotes healthy cell growth and turnover in the body, supports gastrointestinal health, and is considered to be a tonic ‘mushroom’ to support overall wellbeing.
Our Chaga Extract combines multiple extraction processes to draw out the beneficial beta-glucans and triterpenoids that make Chaga such a potent mushroom tonic. A true one-way ticket to brown town.
Chaga is a highly sought after and untamable medicinal fungus. It only grows in the wild. When harvested properly, the fungus is cut from the tree without gouging into the wood, making it possible for the chaga to regrow to a harvestable size within around 5 to 6 years.
Due to the popularity of this "mushroom" there have been many instances of improper and unsustainable harvesting practices that do not respect the living context in which Chaga thrives.
Our source of Chaga is certified organic by Ecocert, the organization that administers organic certification in Canada, where our Chaga is harvested. According to Ecocert's harvest guidelines, harvests are restricted both geographically and seasonally. Harvesters work within a 60-mile radius surrounding Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick, allowing Ecocert to monitor the health of this ecosystem and adjust harvesting regulations as needed to protect it. Mushrooms are only collected during a narrow winter window, giving the conks time to mature throughout the rest of the growing season.
Because of the limitations of purchasing ethically harvested chaga, stock of our Chaga Extract may be inconsistent. The best way to ensure availability is to sign up for a monthly subscription, where subscribers are given first priority for all available stock.
To use: as a daily tonic, take 2-3 dropperfuls 1-3 times per day
Ingredients: organic Chaga sclerotia (Inonotus obliquus), organic cane alcohol and local spring water.
Available 2 oz bottles