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Article: What Is Chaga?

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What Is Chaga?


Already popular in certain (colder) regions of the world, Chaga is rapidly making its way into the mainstream culture.

You can already see it in everything from coffee to skincare products, but what is it exactly?


Unlike mushroom species we use for food, the part of Chaga that we use for decoctions is called the mycelium (see img above). It grows mostly on birch trees, and thrives in cold weather.

While forming and surviving in harsh conditions, mycelium stores loads of nutrients, minerals, and micro-elements.

The colder the surrounding, the more nutrients Chaga stores. Which is why our Siberian Chaga is so vital and potent.


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