There is a new, global interest in mushroom therapeutics…and it’s growing. Exponentially. More and more people are learning about the health benefits of mushrooms and sharing stories with friends and family.

As we learn more about the healing power of mushrooms for everyday health, different words have become part of our vocabulary. Every day people are learning about the world of Mycotherapy (mushroom therapy).

Per our customer feedback, we’re building the series “7 Important Things to Know to About” to help our community learn more about the all-natural ingredients in our products and why they are used to create our proprietary, synergistic extract blends.

7 Important Things to Know About Chaga

Chaga mushrooms are unique and have many useful and effective applications in the treatment of various conditions, diseases and illnesses. Other websites often list conflicting information about the benefits and effects of Chaga. They don’t cite proper sources or specify how health benefits apply to different people and conditions. In this post, we selected only the most helpful information for you, so you can learn more about the wonderful powers of Chaga and their role in mycotherapy.

What are Chaga Mushrooms?

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a kind of fungi that grows on birch trees, commonly found in the northern latitudes of North America (US, Canada), Europe (Scandinavia), Russia and some parts of North Asia. Although Chaga may grow in other trees in other regions or climates, the birch tree is the one responsible for giving Chaga its considerable medicinal properties.

What’s the Big Deal with Chaga?

Extract from Chaga mushrooms has been proven as an effective, non-pharmacological aid for many health issues, most notably in the treatment of different types of cancer and viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis C.

What Gives Chaga Mushrooms Their power?

Chaga mushrooms are rich in a substance called Inotodiol. In addition to its anticancer, antioxidant and antiviral properties, Inotodiol has been proven effective against blood-vessel inflammation, food allergies, ulcers and diabetes.

Does Chaga Have Side Effects?

Chaga does not have any reported side effects. However, since Chaga helps lower blood sugar levels and aids in preventing blood clots, we ask and encourage you to seek medical advice about potential interactions before taking Chaga or blends that contain its extracts.

Are There Different Types of Chaga?

No. Chaga is unique. Given the proven medical applications and popularity of Chaga in recent years, different regions have seen a flood of people hunting for Chaga mushrooms in northern forests.

There are many other mushrooms that grow in different trees that share the dark-gray and black appearance of Chaga. Therefore, beginners often mistake other mushrooms for the real thing.

How Do I Know That My Product Has Real Chaga?

Regretfully, some businesses engaged in unethical business practices may try to sell so-called “Chaga” supplements. We encourage our customers and everyone in the Mycotherapy community to research the source of their ingredients before making a purchasing decision.

Is Chaga Related to Chagas Disease?

No. Chaga is a type of edible and non-toxic fungi (mushroom). Chagas disease is an infection caused by parasites and transmitted by insects that live in rural areas in Central and South America, far away from where Chaga mushrooms are found and harvested.

About Our Blends

Our Immunity Support blend includes a synergistic combination of Cordyceps and other natural respiratory and immune system-boosting extracts from quality, organic, non-GMO ingredients, such as Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, Reishi, Shiitake, and Turkey Tail mushrooms, with Oregano Leaf Oil.

All of our blends are formulated to generate synergy among the ingredients, delivering stronger effects and results than consuming each ingredient separately.

Our specially formulated blend is convenient and easy to use. Simply add it to a glass of water a couple of times each day to reap all the benefits and help you support your immune response systems.

Add ViroSafe to your stack for an EXTRA layer of protection

The most important thing to understand about our products and ingredients can be summed up in one word: synergy. It’s true…we strategically selected each of our ingredients for their known health benefits. Each independent ingredient can generate a boost for you. However, the combination of ingredients enhances the potency and efficacy of each individual ingredient, creating synergy! You know the saying, “Two heads are better than one”? In this case, the careful combination of ingredients works exponentially better than the individual ingredient alone.

For this reason, we highly recommend you add ViroSafe Roll-On to your usual mix of Empyrean products. Yes, ViroSafe works great by itself and many of you already love it. But the magic of our products lies in the synergy between ingredients. That’s how you are going to get maximum health benefits!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.