Inonotus obliquus

(Chaga)

Inonotus obliquus

Alpha Extracts Mushrooms
Powders & Extracts

Chaga, scientifically known as Inonotus obliquus, is a slow-growing fungus typically found on birch trees in cool climates. Indigenous to regions including Russia (especially Siberia), Mongolia, northern and eastern Europe, Japan, the United States (specifically North Carolina), Canada, Scotland, and the UK. It also grows naturally in Korea, Turkey, and Georgia.

This remarkable mushroom can take up to seven years to reach maturity, developing a brown/black, woody outer shell covering its inner orange/yellow hard sclerotium.

All mushroom powders and extracts are organic, certified according to:

EU, UK, Cosmos Organic Certificate

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Inonotus obliquus (Chaga)

Recognized globally for its medicinal properties, Chaga has been utilized for centuries. The Japanese refer to it as the “Diamond in the Forest.” Its reputation extends for its antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.

Main uses as Mushroom Powder:

  • Rich in polysaccharides, beta-glucans, triterpenoids, melanin, phenolic compounds, ergosterol, betulinic acid, sterols, amino acids, minerals
  • Serves as a rich source of fibers, devoid of mushroom flavor.
  • Used in cosmetics as raw material, adaptable for various end product applications.

Main uses as Mushroom Extract:

  • 30% Extract: Due to its bitter taste with sweetish after notes, it complements fruity or sweet combinations well, impacting the product’s color even in small amounts. Exhibits a versatile dark powder with a wood-like, slightly smoky flavor, devoid of mushroom taste. Suitable for a variety of food and beverage formulations, sweet or savory.
  • 50% Extract: Offers a stronger flavor, rich dark color, and a quite bitter taste, ideal for tableting or encapsulation, boasting greater therapeutic properties. Suitable for seasoning, spices, dry/pre-made meals, savory treats, beverages, and protein mixes.

Main uses in Supplement Formulations:

  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Anti-viral effects
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Arthritis prevention
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cancer support therapies
  • Cholesterol regulation
  • Digestive health support
  • Gastrointestinal support
  • Heart support
  • Hepatoprotective properties
  • Immune system enhancement
  • Liver support/detoxification
  • Nervous system support
  • Physical performance enhancement
  • Skin support
  • Stress reduction

Side Effects: Research regarding potential side effects is currently lacking.

Interactions: Research on interactions with other substances is limited and remains unknown.