At the Canadian Pine Pollen Co., we sustainably wild-harvest Chaga from the pristine boreal forests of Northern Canada. Our sustainable harvest protocols guide our harvest, and as such, supplies are limited. We exclusively wild-harvest mature Chaga mushrooms in the peak of their potency.
Chaga (a.k.a. the King of Mushrooms) will only grow in symbiosis with a wild birch tree and has medical recognition dating back to 3,300 B.C. - even being used by the Native Americans, Egyptians, and Mesopotamians.
Because of its potency and excellent safety profile, Chaga is known as a ‘superior herb.’ Like Reishi mushroom, Chaga is a Qi tonic. Chaga is a very effective antioxidant, with studies suggesting it is much more potent than foods like blueberries and açai. Chaga is an immune-modulating, strengthening, and balancing tonic of the highest class.
In Asia, Chaga is used to preserve health, promote youthfulness, and encourage longevity. It is known as an excellent kidney tonic herb. Chaga is also used to nourish ‘Shen’ (spirit/consciousness). Some of the most powerful nutrients in Chaga include beta-glucans, polyphenols, sterols, triterpenoids, melanin, betulinic acid, and lupeol.