Chaga tincture is made from fruiting bodies, instead of mycelium, for maximum health benefits. All of North Spore's Chaga is foraged from Maine forests.
Chaga is the common name for Inonotus obliquus, a species of fungus that grows on birch trees. Known as one of the "mushrooms of immortality," Chaga has been traditionally used to boost the immune system and improve overall health.
Tinctures are meant to be used as a dietary supplement and taken 1-3 times daily or as needed. Our mushroom tincture is extracted using a double extraction technique that involves a month-long alcohol soak followed by a hot water decoction for optimal extraction of both alcohol and water soluble constituents. You can take tinctures directly from the bottle or add it to tea, coffee, juice, or water.
Check out what our customers are saying!
"I have a histamine intolerance and Aspirin/NSAID sensitivity. I use Chaga tincture for its anti-inflammatory, mast cell stabilizing qualities! Chaga helps regulate mast cells reducing the overall histamine and inflammatory response in my body. Now I feel better all-around and have less joint pain! ** This is not medical advice ** :-)" -Matt
"The Chaga tea or tincture pairs fantastically with chocolate, birch and maple syrup. My favorite, would have to be Chaga tea or tincture sweetened with birch syrup, for booth food-medicines come from the same magical SIlver birch." -Mateo
"My tincture story is simple - I developed an auto-immune disorder which causes my body to reject melanin, or the darker pigments in my skin. This condition is known as 'vitiligo', and I began recognizing it in my early teens. Despite being of Portuguese decent, and looking cow-spotted in the summer, vitiligo wouldn't be such a major health concern. However, when combined with my profession (I'm a conservation botanist working throughout New England with endangered plant species), and a family history of skin cancer, my struggles with the sunlight are significant; it potentially jeopardizes my career path. Your tinctures, in particular the full-spectrum chaga and hemlock reishi tinctures, have significantly reduced the spread of my condition. I am not sure the science behind why this seems to be the case (betulinic acid, anyone?), and I speak anecdotally, but I've witnessed a slowed growth in the areas of my arms and legs where the condition has spread most significantly in the past 5-years. It's easier to track the spread in the summer months when the skin becomes darker. Who knows, in future years perhaps the tinctures will assist in my body producing melanin once again. What a sunny day that would be." -Michael