A medicinal mushroom known as the “King of Herbs,” chaga has been prized for thousands of years in Russian and Chinese folk medicine. Though overlooked and relatively unknown in the West for centuries, chaga has emerged recently as a dietary supplement that supports the immune system in many ways.*
Have you ever wondered why birch trees are white in color? The answer is: betulin. Betulin, from the Latin word betula, meaning “birch”, is one of the main components of birch bark, and this is what gives the birch tree its white color.
Betulin is a naturally occurring substance found in the bark and sap of birch trees. Betulin can be converted into betulinic acid, which is an even more biologically active substance than betulin itself. Betulinic acid is a usual component of birch leaves and birch mushroom (fungus), although its content is much lower than betulin.
Birch tree bark has been used in folk medicine for many years. In recent decades, betulin has attracted increasing attention from researchers, biologists, and pharmacists. Scientific studies on the properties of betulin have been conducted in more than 40 Russian and foreign research centers. Recent studies have shown that betulin is known to support the immune system, promote healthy cholesterol and fatty acid, regulate body weight, and support heart health.*
Major Benefits of Chaga Extract Powder with Betulin
Sayan Health offers exclusive and great product: chaga extract with betulin. While chaga itself contains a small percentage of betulin, we enriched our chaga extract by adding 5% betulin to it. This dietary supplement could provide many health benefits when you add it to your diet.
- Stimulates energy and sharpens mental focus*
- Supports health of the lymphatic, digestive, and respiratory systems*
- Supports the immune system*
- Promotes the vitality of skin and hair*
- Supports maintenance of healthy weight*
- Regulates stress levels*
- Stimulates detoxification*
What’s Inside Chaga Extract Powder with Betulin
Sayan Health chaga extract powder with betulin is developed using only the highest-quality, wild-harvested chaga mushroom from Siberia’s Sayan Mountain range. We use only birch tree bark from remote areas to produce an ecologically clean product. A leading natural adaptogen, chaga extract has a high ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of 151 000 μmole TE/100 gram 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 constituents also include polysaccharides, beta-glucans, and polyphenols, all of which contribute to chaga’s many health benefits.*
Our enriched extract is made from wild-harvested chaga mushroom with no additives other than pure betulin.
Prized Medicinal Mushroom, Fortified with Betulin
The beneficial properties of chaga were first documented in Chinese traditional medicine thousands of years ago, and folk healers in Siberia have prized chaga for centuries. The typical method of chaga consumption is drinking a warm, woodsy tea made by steeping the raw mushroom in hot water. People in Siberia still drink chaga tea daily to support health and longevity.
Chaga is emerging today as a scientifically backed adaptogen. Adaptogens are natural substances that can help the body adapt to stress and help normalize bodily processes. People in the West are realizing that chaga offers many health benefits. Many people drink chaga tea instead of coffee, for a natural way to stimulate energy levels without using caffeine, regulate the effects of stress on the body, and support overall health.*
Now we’ve fortified our chaga extract powder with betulin, boosting its ability to support the immune system, regulate body systems, and promote overall well-being.*
A Little Bit of Science About Our Unique Chaga Extract
A wide spectrum of chaga action is due to the presence of a rich complex of biologically active substances. Active substances are considered pigments, forming the chromogenic polyphenol-carbon complex, organic acids (oxalic, formic, acetic, oil, vanillic, p-hydroxybenzoic).
Organic acids have a great influence on the human body. Aromatic carboxylic and hydroxycarboxylic acids can regulate healthy function of the tissues. Also, micro- and macro-elements that support health have been found in chaga: manganese in large numbers, silicon, iron, aluminium, magnesium, zinc, and potassium.
Chaga contains the whole complex of terpene compounds that can be divided into four groups:
Derivatives of lupeol – betulin and betulinic acid – are extracted from birch bark.
Two triterpene acids are also found in chaga from the group of tetracyclic triterpenes; acids, free phenols, polysaccharides, pterin, lignin, fiber, etc. Due to the presence of pterins, chaga can support the immune system.*
Betulin has the ability to support resistance to cell damage caused by free radicals, the main cause of aging and degradation of the individual systems.*
Ingredients: Whole Chaga Mushroom (Innonotus obliquus) Extract Powder, Betulin.
Daily supplement use: 0.07–0.10 oz (2–3 grams, or about half a teaspoon) of chaga extract powder with betulin, mixed with your favorite beverage to be taken daily.
Daily Supplement Intense use: For individuals wishing to improve a certain health condition, such as a cold, respiratory problem, or digestive problem, etc.: 0.25–0.35 oz (7–10 grams, or about 1.5–2.0 teaspoons) of powdered chaga extract, to be taken daily. If the herbal flavor of chaga is too strong and makes it difficult to ingest, add some sweetener or use more liquid (we also find that beverages with lots of flavor could mask the herbal note of chaga very well).
Pure chaga is an acquired taste. It may even taste bitter, as it has a lot of herbal flavor. If the herbal flavor of chaga with betulin is too strong and is difficult to ingest, add some sweetener such as honey or sugar to taste, mix chaga into a beverage with more flavor, or use more liquid to dilute it more.
The daily serving size can be split in half or even 3 to 4 equal portions, to be taken throughout the day.
Please note that chaga extract with betulin is slightly less soluble in water than pure chaga extract. Also you may notice that the color of this extract is lighter than the pure chaga extract powder.
You can use this unique product by stirring chaga extract powder with betulin into yogurt or smoothies, or brewing it as a tea for a caffeine-free energy boost. It tastes good, is simple to prepare, and can support the health of the body in many ways.*
For best results, take a 5- to 7-day break from taking chaga extract powder with betulin 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 with betulin, we recommend following a dairy-vegetative diet and minimizing 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 with betulin 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 FDA. This product does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.