Health Benefits of Chaga

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Chaga is a mushroom that has been used for thousands of years, especially by the Chinese, as a health and nutritional supplement. Chaga is used by millions of people to help boost the immune system, to promote longevity and as a treatment for many common ailments. Chaga serum is even used to help preserve the youthful appearance of your skin. What can chaga supplements and extracts do for you, you ask?
Chaga is rich in antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in your body to help prevent cell damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are produced by your body naturally as part of the metabolic process. Left unchecked, free radicals can cause irreparable damage to your cells, even altering the cells’ DNA. Foods and herbs that are orange in color, including chaga, are loaded with antioxidants. Chaga is especially rich in a group of antioxidants called flavonoids. Flavonoids are especially helpful to reduce your LDL cholesterol. That’s the bad cholesterol that contributes to a number of diseases, including plaque on your artery walls.
By now, just about everyone has heard about the the health benefits of dietary fiber. It helps with digestion, keeps you regular and significantly lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes, aids in weight loss and helps you feel fuller longer so you don’t overeat. Consuming natural dietary fiber may help to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of some types of cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers. Chaga is loaded with healthy dietary fiber.
Chaga may also inhibit the growth of certain types of bacteria due to chaga’s rich supply of antibacterial molecules, including selenium, pantothenic acid, sterols, tripeptides, triterpenes and zinc. Chaga may also help to relieve inflammation, because it contains a number of anti-inflammatory substances that inhibit the effects of molecules, such as nitric oxide synthase and cyclooxygenase-2.
Your immune system will benefit from a chaga supplement, too. It contains beta glucans polysaccharides that support your body’s natural ability to fight off infection. Chaga’s polysaccharides promote the body’s production of white blood cells, which are the primary defense against disease-causing invaders in your blood.

You can find out more about the many health benefits of chaga at Chaga International. Review some of the scientific and research information when you visit Chaga International.

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About Robin R.
I’m an AFPA certified personal trainer & nutrition consultant, NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, NASM certified youth exercise specialist, online fitness coach and freelance writer specializing in health and fitness. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in natural health. I specialize in weight loss, functional strength training, total body toning, aerobic conditioning, plyometric training, nutrition planning, and home-based boot camp style workouts for women. My goal is to make every personal training session fun and effective for my clients. My services include both in-home personal training and online fitness coaching.

One Response to Health Benefits of Chaga

  1. I really LOVE chaga mushroom and your blog, but for more information I would like to personally recommend Chaga Mushroom Benefits and Side Effects

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