Chaga, Inonotus obliquus
- Origin Funghi
- Source Itself
- Type Bioactive polysaccharides, Bioactive proteins, Minerals, Vitamins
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.