Chaga

Chaga, Inonotus obliquus

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.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Funghi
  • Source Itself
  • Type Bioactive polysaccharides, Bioactive proteins, Minerals, Vitamins

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.
  • Anti-Inflammatory

    The inflammatory process is a response by the body to an infection or tissue damage that occurs to eliminate microorganisms or irritants and to enhance tissue repair. Although this process is necessary, it can also cause cell damage. Anti-inflammatory compounds prevent inflammation from impairing the healthy functioning of the body.
  • Age Range Children (0-12), Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity There is no evidence of toxicity until now
  • Side effects Impact on Blood Sugar
  • Warnings Diabetes Medication, Antiocoagulant Medications, Autoimmune Diseases, Pregnant Breastfeeding

Why be Careful

Chaga may present risks for people on insulin or with diabetes due to its impact on blood sugar. It also can prevent blood clotting, therefore, people on blood-thinning drugs or with a bleeding disorder may reconsider taking Chaga. It may also help reduce inflammation, so it might cause the immune system to be more active. Thus, people with autoimmune diseases should be careful with this supplement.

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