Chaga Tea How Much Should You Drink

How Much Chaga Tea Should You Drink Per Day?

Our Recommendation: Begin by trying one cup of chaga tea as a morning beverage. When you become more familiar with its taste, progress to three cups a day: Morning, midday and evening.

That is the recommendation for adults in generally good health. If you have pre-existing medical conditions or are taking any medications, please consult with your doctor before beginning a regular regime of chaga tea.

For children or adults over the age of 60, consider fewer cups per day starting with 1/2 cup to one cup in the morning. Begin with a small amount. See how your body reacts. If you’re comfortable you can begin increasing the amount, but listen to your body.

To our knowledge, no official studies have been conducted relating to the daily dosage amounts of chaga or chaga tea. However, a number of animal studies have been conducted using similar amounts and many studies have found positive benefits.

A recent study found that mice taking chaga in varying amounts over a 14-day period saw an improvement in their fatigue levels with no toxic effects. In another, mice taking chaga over a 4-week period saw the benefits of chaga as a hypoglycemic functional food. One more tested the effects of various doses of chaga extract and found positive effects suggesting it could be used as a natural anti-cancer ingredient in the food.

Are There Side Effects Of Chaga Tea?

Side effects, of course, are a concern held by most of us when it comes to consuming new or different alternative health supplements. There is a certain medication that may need to be monitored when taken in conjunction with chaga.

If you are not sure, check with your own medical practitioner.

A few important considerations:

First, it’s important to see your doctor regularly for any recommending testing of blood work and vitals.

Second, if you are taking medications you may need to adjust both daily and long-term chaga tea amounts. Work with your doctor to develop a plan specific to your situation.

Third, to our knowledge there haven’t been long-term dosage studies on the effectives, positive or negative, of chaga. However, there is one case study of a 72-year old woman taking chaga to aid her liver cancer. After six months, some vital signs diminished.

Fourth, there have been animal studies showing the benefits of chaga including one that found that continuous chaga extract use in mice promoted energy metabolism.

Chaga Tea How Much Should You Drink

What Is The Correct Chaga Tea Dosage?

Most advocates of chaga see its popularity growing. More enthusiasts are learning how to make chaga tea. There are a number of wonderful chaga tea recipes. It’s best to be sure your supplier is one who is passionate about the products so as to bring you the best available.

It’s also important to consider your long-term dosage. Above, we recommended that it is generally considered safe to consume up to three cups of chaga tea per day: morning, midday and night. This dosage is a good recommendation for long-term consumption as well.

Moderation in everything is still a good example to live by. It’s important to not overuse any natural supplement. Our bodies are very good at removing supplements we do not need. If we let out body do its job, it will absorb what we require and dispose of the rest.

Reasons behind drinking chaga tea are as different as the people consuming this herbal beverage.

From immunity boosting potential to anti-oxidant protection elements, chaga is used for a number of reasons.

To say that chaga is versatile would be an understatement.

13 Responses to “How Much Chaga Tea Should You Drink Per Day?”

  1. Janet

    I bought the tea is it all right. To put it in your coffee and let it steep or is their a specific one for coffee I can’t find it , I have Ben doing this for a couple of days now thank you any e mails or information , on Chagall would be welcome

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    • admin

      Hello Janet,

      If you want to use chaga products with your coffee, than it has to be chaga extract powder. You can’t use raw chaga by mixing it with your coffee.

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    • admin

      Dear Tejay,

      Thank you very much for contacting Sayan. The best way to dry chunks after use would be to keep them on flat surface under the sun and let them dry naturally.

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    • admin

      Hello Debbue,

      Thank you very much for contacting Sayan. Chaga tea doesn’t have any side effects. Yes it good for lived because it supports liver detoxification.

      Best,
      Sayan

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  2. Judy

    Chaka DOES have side effects…. I just read in a naturopathic magazine that a lady had kidney failure due to “overusing” tea but of course I don’t know how much.

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    • admin

      Dear Judy,

      Thank you for contacting Sayan Health. You probably referring to chaga mushroom, not chaka.
      The story which you referring to was published at PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23149251. That article indicates that women took 4-5 tea spoons of chaga powder per day. We do not recommend raw chaga in that amount per day to our customers. The abstract doesn’t provide information how exactly that patient was consuming chaga mushroom, was it brewer or was it just consumed per oral/ eaten?

      We only recommend brewing raw chaga mushroom. Consuming raw chaga mushroom doesn’t provide any health benefits to humans, you can read about it on our website.

      According to the researchers this was the first report of a case of oxalate nephropathy associated with ingestion of chaga mushroom powder. As far as we know it is the only case. Still, a rare occurrence should be heeded.

      It was presumed that the fungus was to blame for her kidney failure. However, the woman had liver cancer for a year prior, and it is unknown if she had taken any other supplements or medicine prior to, or during her treatment for liver cancer, which may have contributed to her renal failure other than just the chaga mushroom powder.

      In order to be sure that there is such connection between chaga mushroom and oxalate nephropathy scientists would need to do case studies where they have control group in order to make scientific conclusion.

      Also article says:”This is the first report of a case of oxalate nephropathy associated with ingestion of Chaga mushrooms.” they use word “associated” not caused by. There could be many other reason what cause oxalate nephropathy in that particular woman as well. Since that report there was not any other reports worldwide which had similar conclusion that chaga mushroom is associated with oxalate nephropathy.
      There are thousands of people who take chaga mushroom on daily basis as dietary supplement and so far only one person who had liver cancer, had oxalate nephropathy. And we could not determine if that particular person took chaga mushroom in proper way. So at this time it too early to jump to conclusion that there is definitive connection between chaga mushroom consumption and oxalate nephropathy.
      The other article which you are referring to: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25576897 only states that “Oxalic acid was found as the main organic acid, with the highest amount in the aqueous extract from Russia.” There is nothing in this article which concludes that oxalic acid is the cause of any side effect or is the reason for developing any health problems in people who consume chaga extract.

      Best regards,
      Sayan

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  3. latifa

    do we have to avoid any specific medicines while consuming chaga tea and should be after meal or before or any time

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    • admin

      Some studies suggest chaga has platelet inhibiting properties and may potentiate the effects of blood thinning medications such as warfarin. Chaga may also lower blood sugar levels , thus you need to monitor blood sugar levels when you get intravenous glucose infusion, and for people taking medication for diabetes. Also some people can be allergic to medicinal mushrooms.

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  4. Kimbra

    I just want to add, Oxalic acid is found in other foods also. Nothing was mentioned regarding her recent food consumption. Other foods with higher oxalates are beets and their greens, spinach, endive, kale, rhubarb and cocoa, just to name a few that are commonly eaten. So too many details were not included for that biased conclusion. YAY Chaga! 🙂

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