The Chaga mushroom is called the “king of mushrooms,” while the better-known reishi mushroom gets the title of “queen of mushrooms.” Chaga mushroom is considered as one of the most powerful antioxidants across the world. The chemical analysis of Chaga in scientific literature revealed several compounds such as polysaccharides, triterpenes, and polyphenols, which might be responsible for most of the therapeutic effects Industry challenges
The Inonotus obliquus mushroom, also known as Chaga mushroom in Russia and Kabanoanatake in Japan, belongs to the Hymenochaetaceae family of Basidiomycetes. It is a parasitic fungus growing on birches and used in traditional medicine (especially by Khanty people) to treat various health problems. The Khanty people, an ethnic group from Siberia formerly called the Ostyaks, also used it in traditional medicine for different therapeutic indications: as an anthelminthic, as an antitubercular, to cure digestive disorders (gastritis, ulcers, etc), or even to prevent cardiac or hepatic illnesses.
Consumption of chaga mushroom is highly concentrated across the European and American regions due to greater demand for these mushrooms as an essential source of antioxidant and due to its use in the production of chaga tea. Furthermore, chaga mushroom has also been in focus due to its medicinal properties, which has further been strengthening the market for chaga mushrooms across the globe.
At BKD we source our mushrooms in the Zhejiang area, they are grown in a controlled and clean environment where the quality of water is thoroughly monitored and the wood chips on which they grow are sourced from sustainable forests, especially planted for this purpose. The mushrooms are grown in greenhouses with natural lighting and ventilation that is provided by mountain breezes.
Mushrooms are sponges and absorb most of components that compose its environment : water, soil, air. The main challenges that the industry face when sourcing mushrooms extract is its purity which is very much linked to the raw material quality.
Inonotus obliguus (Fruiting Body)
Polysaccharides 10% & 15%UV
Cultivated in China, Zhejiang
SAFETY & QUALITY
Low PAH trace
Soluble in water
No standardized dose recommendation