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. In recent clinical studies, Chaga has demonstrated anti-cancer activity due to its concentration of betulinic acid which treats skin cancer melanoma (Eiznhamer and Xu, 2004). Studies have also found that Chaga contains significant anti-inflammatory properties as well as being high in antioxidants (Kim et al., 2007; Cui, Y et al. 2005).
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.