Wholesale Chaga Mushrooms
Our Wholesale Chaga mushrooms (Inonotus obliquus), also known as birch conk, cinder conk and clinker polypore, is a type of fungus that grows mainly on the bark of birch trees in cold climates, such as Northern Europe, Siberia, Russia, Korea, Northern Canada and Alaska. For centuries people in Eastern Europe have been drinking chaga tea for its many health benefits. It is more rock-like than a typical mushroom, resembling a dark clump of dirt but has bright orange tissue beneath its exterior.
Hailed as the "King of Medicinal Mushrooms", our bulk chaga mushrooms is high in antioxidants and plant compounds that may benefit health, including:
- Triterpenoids that can inhibit enzymes involved in glucose metabolism, prevent the development of insulin resistance and normalize plasma glucose and insulin levels. *
- Polyphenols that can protect the body's tissues against oxidative stress and associated pathologies such as cancers, coronary heart disease and inflammation. *
- Polysaccharides that are well known for their high nutritive value and the positive effects on our immune and digestive functions and detoxification system.*
- Flavonoids that are beneficial phytonutrients with anti-inflammatory effects, and they protect your cells from oxidative damage that can lead to disease and antioxidants that may prevent the development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and cognitive diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia. *
Easily customized for CBD product applications.
Our wholesale Chaga Mushroom extract products do not contain CBD or other hemp-derived cannabinoids, but can be blended with 20% concentration CBD water soluble powder or 10% concentration Full Spectrum water soluble powder as a custom order. Contact your Account Manager for a custom order quote.
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*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. As with all dietary supplements, talk to your doctor before adding to your diet if you are pregnant, nursing or have a medical condition for which you are taking any prescription medications.
Fighting Inflammation With Our Bulk Chaga Mushroom's
High in antioxidants, chaga mushrooms have been found to help fight inflammation. When the body is fighting an illness, inflammation supports the fight. But sometimes, inflammation transitions from a short-term attack to a chronic health problem. Some illnesses, particularly chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, are linked to inflammation. Recent research suggests that some conditions that are not considered inflammatory — including depression — may be partly due to chronic inflammation. Chaga’s role in regulating cytokine production may also help control inflammation.*
Lowering Blood Sugar and Cholesterol
For those with insulin resistance, polycystic ovarian syndrome or Type 2 diabetes, using chaga mushroom may help reduce blood sugar levels and improve insulin resistance. Several studies show the potential — as much as a 31% decrease in blood sugar levels — but more research, especially on humans, is also needed. Chaga mushrooms contain many antioxidants and compounds that may reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called bad cholesterol. High cholesterol is a significant risk factor for heart disease, so chaga mushrooms could be useful to protect against cardiovascular disease.*
Immune System Support
Cytokines are the immune system’s chemical messengers. They are proteins that play a vital role in stimulating white blood cells, which are the immune system’s first line of defense against a range of illnesses. Chaga may help regulate the production of cytokines, supporting the immune system by helping cells communicate with one another. This could help fight infections, from minor colds to life threatening illnesses.*
Fighting and Preventing Cancer
Chaga is rich in antioxidants. These are chemicals that help prevent cell damage caused by free radicals or oxidants. Oxidative stress occurs when the body cannot produce enough antioxidants to prevent this damage. Damage from oxidative stress can contribute to the development of many health conditions, including cancer. Many studies show the potential for chaga mushrooms to slow the growth of cancer cells.*
Frequently Asked Questions About Wholesale Chaga Mushrooms
Is Chaga mushroom extract the same as Chaga mushroom powder?
Not really. A mushroom extract powder contains potent phytonutrients derived from a careful CO2 extraction process and then freeze dried to lock in the goodness. This freeze dried material is then ground and sifted to a nutriceutical grade product for formulation of premium products. Most often products labeled "mushroom powder" are the material that is left over after the extraction process. These may still contain some natural nutrients and they are typically less expensive than mushroom extract powders, but significantly less potent in high value compounds. Buyer beware.
Is Chaga Mushroom toxic?
Chaga mushrooms do not contain neurotoxin compounds, however, as with other supplements and medications, chaga carries some risks. It can also trigger side effects and may interact dangerously with some medications. Talk to your doctor before adding to your diet if you are pregnant, nursing or have a medical condition for which you are taking any prescription medications.
How will chaga make me feel?
With it's superior adaptogenic properties, chaga helps your body adapt to stress and calm down after a long day. This is why it is the perfect beverage to have before going to bed at night to ensure you get a great sleep and are well rested for the next day.
What health risks are associated with chaga?
Chaga is exceptionally rich in natural minerals like potassium and magnesium which is naturally excreted from the body via the kidneys and liver. It’s generally safe to eat chaga mushroom and drink it as a tea. It is well-tolerated in moderation, however consistent overconsumption of Chaga nutrients may overburden the kidneys and may lead to kidney or liver damage and/or disease.
If you do have Type 2 diabetes, talk to your doctor first to make sure you’re keeping your blood sugar levels where they need to be.
if you take any blood-thinning medication or have an upcoming surgery or procedure, talk to your doctor first, as chaga mushrooms contain a protein that prevents blood clotting.
What is the best way to consume chaga?
Chaga is pleasant tasting as a tea, which is the most common way it is consumed. Next most common is as a tincture. The most complete process is a dual extraction involving alcohol and heat. As chaga is 'trendy' right now, you'll find many products using it in chai or coffee blends or supplements.
* 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. Consult your healthcare provider before use if you are pregnant, nursing or have a medical condition for which you are are taking any prescription medications.
Clincial Research References
Chaga mushrooms may fight inflammation and support immune system health*
- Immunomodulatory Activity of the Water Extract from Medicinal Mushroom Inonotus obliquus | Mycobiology. 2005 Sep; 33(3): 158–162
- Inonotus obliquus extracts suppress antigen-specific IgE production through the modulation of Th1/Th2 cytokines in ovalbumin-sensitized mice | J Ethnopharmacol 2011 Oct 11;137(3):1077-82
- Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Inonotus obliquus in Colitis Induced by Dextran Sodium Sulfate | BioMed Reasearch International Volume 2010 | Article ID 943516
- Orally administered aqueous extract of Inonotus obliquus ameliorates acute inflammation in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in mice | J Ethnopharmacol 2012 Sep 28;143(2):524-32
Chaga mushrooms may fight and help prevent cancer*
- Antitumor activity of water extract of a mushroom, Inonotus obliquus, against HT-29 human colon cancer cells | Phytother Res 2009 Dec;23(12):1784-9
- Continuous intake of the Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) aqueous extract suppresses cancer progression and maintains body temperature in mice | Heliyon. 2016 May; 2(5): e00111
- Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) induces G0/G1 arrest and apoptosis in human hepatoma HepG2 cells | World J Gastroenterol 2008 Jan 28;14(4):511-7
- Anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities of extracts and compounds from the mushroom Inonotus obliquus | Food Chemistry Volume 139, Issues 1–4, 15 August 2013, Pages 503-508
- Ethanol extract of Innotus obliquus (Chaga mushroom) induces G1 cell cycle arrest in HT-29 human colon cancer cells | Nutr Res Pract 2015 Apr;9(2):111-6
- Anticancer activity of subfractions containing pure compounds of Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) extract in human cancer cells and in Balbc/c mice bearing Sarcoma-180 cells | Nutr Res Pract 2010 Jun;4(3):177-82
- Chemical constituents from Inonotus obliquus and their antitumor activities | J Nat Med 2016 Oct;70(4):721-30
Chaga mushrooms may help lower blood sugar and reduce cholesterol*
- Anti-diabetic effects of Inonotus obliquus polysaccharides-chromium (III) complex in type 2 diabetic mice and its sub-acute toxicity evaluation in normal mice | Food Chem Toxicol 2017 Oct;108(Pt B):498-509
- Antihyperglycemic and antilipidperoxidative effects of dry matter of culture broth of Inonotus obliquus in submerged culture on normal and alloxan-diabetes mice | J Ethnopharmacol 2008 Jun 19;118(1):7-13
- Anti-diabetic effects of Inonotus obliquus polysaccharides in streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetic mice and potential mechanism via PI3K-Akt signal pathway | Biomed Pharmacother 2017 Nov;95:1669-1677
- Hypoglycemic Effects of Fermented Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) in the Diabetic Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) Rat | Food Science and Biotechnology 2006 ISSN : 1226-7708
- Protective Effect of Polysaccharides from Inonotus obliquus on Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Symptoms and Their Potential Mechanisms in Rats | Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014; 2014: 841496
- Effect of the Inonotus Obliquus Polysaccharides on Blood Lipid Metabolism and Oxidative Stress of Rats Fed High-Fat Diet In Vivo | 2009 2nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, Tianjin, China, 2009, pp. 1-4