- 100% Mushroom Powder mesh 120
- Extract standardized extract to 30% mushroom polysaccharides.
- Extract standardized extract to 50% mushroom polysaccharides.
- We have available all mushroom powders and extracts as organic, certified according to
- Cosmos Organic Certificate
Organic/Bio Specification Sheets
Inonotus obliquus/ Chaga
Common names: Chaga, carie blanche spongieuse de bouleau, Schiefer Schillerporling, berkenweerschijnzwam, kreftkjuke, pakurikääpä.
It is slow-growing fungus found mostly on birch trees in cool climates.
It is indigenous to Russia, especially Siberia, Mongolia, northern and eastern Europe, Japan, United States (North Carolina), Canada, as well Scotland, UK. The greatest concentration of Chaga can be found in the areas with cold and snowy winter. However, the mushroom also naturally grows in Korea, Turkey and Georgia.
The mushroom can take up to seven years to reach maturity.
Over the course of its growth it develops a brown/black, woody, chitin-based outer shell that covers its inner orange/yellow hard sclerotium.
The Japanese, who have also used it for hundreds of years, call it the “Diamond in the Forest”. Chaga is known worldwide for its antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Main uses of the Inonotus obliquus powder
Powder is good source of fibers, does not have mushroom flavour.
In cosmetics is used as raw material for further processing depending on application in end product.
Main uses of the Inonotus obliquus extract
Due to its bitter taste with sweetish after notes 30% extract goes well especially in fruity or sweet combination. Will affect colour of the product even in small amounts. Dark powder, versatile, wood kind of flavour, a bit smoky. Does not taste mushroomy, suitable for all kind of food and beverage formulas, both sweet and savory.
50% extract has stronger flavor, rich dark colour and quite bitter taste. Best for tableting or encapsulation. Greater therapeutic properties.
Suitable for seasonings and spices, dry/pre-made meals, savory treats, beverages, protein mixes.
IN SUPPLEMENT FORMULATIONS USED FOR:
- Lowering blood pressure
- Lowering cholesterol
- Enhancing the immune system
- Cancer support therapies
- Digestive health
- Liver support/detox courses.
SIDE EFFECTS: Research is lacking on potential side effects.
INTERACTIONS: Unknown, research is limited.