Inonotus obliquus, Chaga

Chaga is a type of mushroom that grows in cold weather and had been used in traditional medicine as a imune booster and to lower cholesterol and blood sugar. This fungus is packed with lots of antioxidants and fiber. Researchers are becoming more aware of Chaga’s properties, as the studies with mushrooms are increasing year by year.

  • Origin: Funghi
  • Source: Itself
  • Type: Bioactive polysaccharides, Bioactive proteins, Minerals, Vitamins
  • Age Range: Adults (18-60), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity: There is no evidence of toxicity until now
  • Outcomes: Immunity, Immune Response, Cardiovascular Health, Anti-Inflammatory, Cholesterol & Triglycerides, Diabetes & Blood Sugar, Blood Sugar Control

What are Chaga benefits?

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Immunity Immunity
Cardiovascular Health Cardiovascular Health
Cardiovascular Health Cardiovascular Health
Diabetes & Blood Sugar Diabetes & Blood Sugar

Cardiovascular Health Chaga and Cardiovascular Health

The cardiovascular system is responsible for blood circulation, which has the function of transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. It consists of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases are caused by changes in the blood lipid profile, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, genetic predisposition, overweight, stress, and others. The compounds that help cardiovascular health are those that normalize risk factors, such as cholesterol.
  • Anti-Inflammatory

    For short-term conditions, inflammation is helpful, but sustained low levels of inflammation irritate your blood vessels. Inflammation may promote the growth of plaques, loosen plaque in your arteries and trigger blood clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks and strokes. Anti inflammatories can prevent the cardiovascular system to get to the first stages of diseases.

  • Cholesterol & Triglycerides

    Triglycerides and cholesterol are both types of fat present in blood. They play very important roles in the body, such as hormone metabolism and nutrient circulation. In order for them to function properly, they need to be at optimum levels - not too high neither too low. The primary way to keep those good levels is to have a healthy diet, with lots of fiber and balanced fats. But there are some nutraceutics that have been proven to help in this process in a very effective way.

Diabetes & Blood Sugar Chaga and Diabetes & Blood Sugar

Blood sugar (or glucose) is the main sugar found in the blood. It comes from the food you eat, and is the body's main source of energy. The bloodstream carries glucose (with the help of a hormone called Insulin) to all of the cells of the body in order for them to live. There is a range of healthy glucose/insulin levels, if they get too high or too low the body responds quickly with unpleasant symptoms. And if those levels stay out of range you might develop chronic conditions like Type 2 Diabetes and others. That's why taking care of blood sugar levels is so important.
  • Blood Sugar Control

    The body's cells use glucose to produce energy. Glucose comes from food and is stored in the body in the form of glycogen (in the muscles and liver) or circulating glucose (in the blood). Cells need the hormone Insulin to capture glucose molecules. The glucose / insulin balance in the blood is essential for the proper functioning of the body's whole metabolism. A change in this metabolism can lead to serious physiological dysfunctions, leading to the development of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as type II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. There are several classes of compounds that influence this metabolism, these can increase insulin synthesis and secretion, decrease blood glucose levels, reduce the immediate absorption of carbohydrates, regulate the sensitivity of cells to insulin, among others.

Immunity Chaga and Immunity

The immune system is made up of cells, tissues and organs that act in the organism's defense against the harmful effects of external microorganisms. The supplements indicated for immunity act as strengthening agents of this system, increasing the antibodies production and, consequently, its defense activity.
  • Immune Response

    The immune response is measured by how fast and how effective the immune system can neutralize any kind of sickness, being viruses, bacteria or other pathogens.

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