Chaga Extract Powder for Optimal Health Benefits
Prized in Russian and Chinese folk medicine for thousands of years as a “Gift from God,” wild Chaga is a chaga medicinal properties that offers numerous wellness benefits. Though relatively unknown and overlooked in the Western world for centuries, this little mushroom has in recent years emerged as a natural immune booster.*
Enjoy pure, wild-harvested Chaga extract powder in smoothies or mix with hot water to make instant tea for a daily energy boost. It has a pleasing taste, is easy to prepare, and can support your wellness in many different ways.*
Major Benefits of Chaga Extract Powder
What’s Inside Chaga Extract Powder
Wellness Benefits of Chaga Mushroom Powder
Sayan Chaga mushroom extract powder is developed using only the highest-quality, wild-harvested Siberian Chaga mushroom benefits from the Sayan Mountain range of Siberia. A leading natural adaptogen, Chaga has a high ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) that exceeds that of known superfoods acai berries, blueberries, and pomegranates. The higher the ORAC level, the better the body is able to fight oxidative stress caused by free oxygen radicals.*
Chaga mushroom constituents also include polysaccharides, beta-glucans, and polyphenols, all of which contribute to Chaga’s many wellness benefits.*
A Celebrated Medicinal Mushroom throughout the Ages
Chaga’s purifying properties were first documented in Chinese traditional medicine thousands of years ago, and it has been celebrated in Siberian folklore homeopathy for centuries. The preferred route of consumption has been a soothing, woodsy tea made by steeping the raw mushroom in hot water. People still drink it daily in Siberia to improve their wellness and longevity.
Although ignored in the Western world for hundreds of years, today Chaga is re-emerging as a scientifically-backed adaptogen. Adaptogens are natural substances that can help the body adapt to stress and help normalize bodily processes. Many are realizing chaga tincture numerous wellness benefits, and are finding that using it daily is a great way to increase energy without caffeine, fight the detrimental effects of stress on the body, and boost overall well-being.*
The Science Behind Potency and Quality
Not all Chaga extract powder is created equal – there’s a science behind producing the purest and most potent extracts. An independent lab, Brunswick Laboratories, determined that our Chaga extract has an ORAC value of 153,200 micromoles of Trolox Equivalents per 100 grams (molTE per 100 g). Compare this to acai extract at 102,700 mol TE per 100 g, blueberries at 9,621, and pomegranates at 4,479. As the creator of the first Chaga beverage in 2007, we are actively and constantly researching the benefits of Chaga using different methods.
Our Chaga extract is very potent. The extraction rate is 16%, which means for every 1 kg of raw Chaga, we produce 160 grams of extract. In other words, we process 6.25 lbs of raw Chaga to produce 1 lb of Chaga extract powder.
The secret to Chaga’s immune-boosting power is in a chemical structure known as “chromogenic complex.” The chromogenic complex is measured as a percentage of polyphenols, which are the molecules that dissolve in water first (40–45%) during the Chaga extraction process. Polyphenols are responsible for the extract’s dark color, and aid in absorption.
Sayan Chaga extract contains:
- 44–50% polyphenols (chromogenic complex)
- 12–13% polysaccharides
- 1.5% β (1,3) D-glucan
- <1% betulinic acid
It is very important to understand why Chaga extract with 12–13% polysaccharides qualifies as a high-quality Chaga extract. For more detailed info on chromogenic complex, quality Chaga extract powder processing methods, and polysaccharides check out our FAQ.
Why Choose Sayan Chaga Extract Powder?
As the developer of the first raw Chaga beverage, Sayan is dedicated to producing only the most potent, high-quality Chaga mushroom extract powder on the market. Ever since 2007, we’ve used our proprietary technique to prepare raw Chaga for a low-pressure hot water extraction method with subsequent freeze-drying process, to ensure our product is optimized with the most essential nutrients.
The majority of Chaga manufacturers use a Thermal Infrared Drying extraction process which doesn’t preserve all useful ingredients. See the table below for detailed info on the benefits of our Sublimation drying process.
Water vs. Alcohol Extraction
We’ve been asked numerous times what the difference is between wild Chaga liquid extract produced through water extraction versus alcohol extraction, so we created the table below to explain. All studies that have been conducted by Chaga mushroom scientists have used Chaga extract powder produced by water extraction. To date, there is no scientific proof that Chaga extract produced by alcohol extraction is superior to Chaga extract produced by water extraction. But if you’re only looking for Chaga extract produced by alcohol extraction or a mix of alcohol and water extraction, before purchasing such a mix, it’s a good idea to ask about the ratio between the two.
At Sayan, we believe that Chaga produced by water extraction is far superior and proven by time. Thus we only offer Siberian Chaga organic mushroom extract powder produced by water extraction with a sublimation freeze-drying process.
We believe in the merits of hard science to present to you a formula based on scientific research with no false claims. For any questions about the tea mushroom benefits, our wild Chaga experts are always ready to give you answers and steer you toward impeccable wellness.
Ingredients: Whole Chaga Mushroom (Innonotus obliquus) Extract Powder.
Daily supplement use: 0.07 – 0.10 oz (2-3 grams, or about half a teaspoon) of powdered Chaga extract mixed with your favorite beverage to be taken daily.
Daily Supplement Intense: 0.25 – 0.35 oz (7-10 grams, or about 1.5 – 2.0 teaspoons) of powdered Chaga extract, to be taken daily.
Pure Chaga has an acquired taste – it may even seem bitter as it has a lot of herbal flavor. If the herbal flavor of Chaga is too strong and makes it difficult to ingest, add some sweetener such as honey or sugar to suit your individual preference or use more liquid (we also find that beverages with lots of flavor could mask the herbal note of Chaga very well).
Please note that the daily dose can be split in half or even three or four equal portions, to be taken throughout the day. Also if you start with Daily Chaga Supplement Benefits Intense chaga powder dosage we advise to increase serving size gradually, for example, start with 0.07 – 0.10 oz (2-3 grams, or about half a teaspoon) and then increase serving size to 0.25 – 0.35 oz ( 7-10 grams, or about 1.5 – 2.0 teaspoons ) in 7-10 days.
For best results, take a 5 – 7-day break from taking Chaga studies extract powder every 24 – 28 days. In other words, use it for about a month, stop for a week, and then use it for another 4 weeks, and so on.
While taking Chaga extract powder we recommend to follow a dairy-vegetative diet and try to minimize the amount of smoked meats, products high in animal fat such as bacon, strong seasonings, and processed foods. We also recommend quitting smoking and limiting alcohol intake to a moderate level
Caution: Avoid consuming Chaga extract powder if you are currently taking penicillin or intravenous injections of glucose, in case of adverse interactions or side effects.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.