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Chaga 10:1 Extract

Mushroom Multivitamin
Experience optimal wellbeing with SolveLabs' Chaga. More than a supplement, it's a comprehensive solution offering immediate immune support and defense against oxidative stress. Trust SolveLabs' Chaga for future of improved wellness and stability.

Key Details:

  • Organic Siberian Chaga
  • 10:1 Extract
  • 100% Fruiting Bodies
  • 8-12% of Beta-d-glucans
  • Non-standardised with yeasts
  • Tested regularly for quality by 3rd party labs
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher
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Ingredients
  • 100% Fruiting Body of Chaga
The Benefits

Boost your body's natural defences and rejuvenate your health with the extraordinary power of Chaga mushroom.

  • High in Antioxidants - Chaga is renowned for its high antioxidant content that inhibits oxidative DNA damage. Antioxidants help protect the body against oxidative stress and free radicals, which can contribute to aging, inflammation, and various chronic diseases [8] [16].
  • Immune System Support - Chaga contains bioactive compounds, such as beta-glucans, which have immunomodulating properties. These compounds can help support a healthy immune system, enhance immune responses, and promote overall immune function. [16]
  • Inflammation Reduction - Chaga has been traditionally used for its potential anti-inflammatory properties. It may help reduce inflammation in the body, which is associated with various conditions, including arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, and skin disorders.
  • Digestive Health- Chaga has been used traditionally to support digestive health. It may help soothe digestive issues, such as stomach discomfort, inflammation, and ulcers, and support a healthy gut microbiome.
  • Energy and Vitality - Some people report increased energy levels and a sense of vitality when supplementing with Chaga mushroom. It may provide a natural boost to overall energy and vitality without the jitters or crashes associated with stimulants.
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antioxidant pOWERHOUSE

Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) is often regarded as an antioxidant powerhouse due to its exceptionally high antioxidant content.

Chaga is said to have one of the highest Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) values among natural foods. ORAC is a measurement of the antioxidant capacity of a substance, and Chaga's impressive score highlights its ability to combat free radicals and oxidants in the body.

The antioxidants found in Chaga mushroom have the potential to reduce oxidative stress caused by free radicals and inflammation, which are factors associated with aging and degeneration. Consider Chaga to be an anti-aging serum for your body and Lion’s mane an anti-aging serum for your brain. [15]

Mushroom Multivitamin

Chaga is a veritable powerhouse of antioxidants, serving as a kind of "mushroom multivitamin" that not only protects your cells but also helps in delaying the body's aging process. This remarkable attribute stems from its rich composition of vitamins, minerals, and unique enzymes. Chaga is known to be one of the highest scoring foods on the ORAC scale and has the highest oxygen radical absorbance capacity of any natural food we know of. [16]

Packed with essential B vitamins, including niacin (B3), riboflavin (B2), and pantothenic acid (B5). Chaga also provides a healthy dose of vitamin D, crucial minerals like potassium, selenium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and calcium. This nutrient-dense profile makes it stand out as a holistic nutritional source.

But what truly sets Chaga apart is its content of ergosterol and melanins, along with the presence of superoxide dismutase (SOD), an enzyme known for its potent antioxidant properties. SOD is one of those unique endogenous antioxidants, typically produced by the body, but in this case, it's supplied by Chaga, enhancing its antioxidative capacity.

Antioxidants, as we know, can come from dietary sources like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and dark chocolate. However, the inclusion of SOD in Chaga elevates its status, combining the benefits of dietary antioxidants with the exceptional qualities of an internally produced enzyme.

This combination of vitamins, minerals, and specialized antioxidants positions Chaga as a comprehensive supplement for not just maintaining health and fighting oxidative stress but also for potentially you to feel and look younger, thanks to its cellular protective and anti-aging properties.

not all polysaccharides are beta-d-glucans

Polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates composed of long chains of monosaccharides. While beta-D-glucans are a significant group within the vast family of polysaccharides, they are merely one of the many types. Beta-D-glucans are particularly renowned for their health benefits, including immune system modulation, cholesterol-lowering capabilities and prevention of oxidative stress. However, attributing these unique characteristics to all polysaccharides would be a misconception.

While other polysaccharides have their roles, understanding and capitalising on the superior attributes of beta-D-glucans can be a game-changer for those prioritising health and well-being [17] [18]. So while a beta-d-glucan is indeed a polysaccharide, not all polysaccharides are beta-d-glucans. Hence the value mushrooms have for our health. [18]

Beta-D-Glucans (1.3 - 1.6)

What are Beta-D-glucans? Great question!

Beta-D-glucans are a type of complex sugar made from long chains of glucose molecules. They are found in nature, especially in mushrooms, and are known for their strong ability to support and regulate the immune system. [2]

Beta-D-glucans from mushrooms are considered to be more beneficial than those sourced from cereals like oats and barley, yeasts, or certain algae. This is due to their distinct structural features and the health advantages they offer. At Solve Labs, we exclusively utilise mushroom-sourced Beta-D-Glucans for these reasons. There are two key attributes that are particularly noteworthy about mushroom beta-d-glucans:
MOLECULAR STRUCTURE
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HIGHER BIO ACTIVITY
Beta-D-glucans from mushrooms have a complex branching structure with β-(1,3) and β-(1,6) linkages. These is different from those found in grains, yeasts and algae. This branching pattern is believed to be responsible for their biological activity and potential health benefits. The unique molecular structure of mushroom beta-d-glucans allows them to interact with specific receptors in the immune system and exert immunomodulatory effects.
Not All Chaga Supplements are equal

When it comes to choosing the finest Chaga product, SolveLabs™ Chaga stands out as the clear choice - prioritising concentration and potency above all else.

  • Concentration refers to the quantity of active compounds found within the supplement, including Polysaccharides, Betulinic Acid, and Melanin, all of which contribute to the mushroom's health benefits. With our Chaga, you benefit from a remarkable 10:1 extract, meaning that for every gram of this extract, it's as if you're consuming the essence of ten grams of the pure mushroom.
  • Potency , on the other hand, concerns the robustness and effectiveness of these active compounds. Our Chaga supplement, derived exclusively from 100% fruiting bodies, guarantees that you harness the maximum benefits of the mushroom's natural properties.
  • Equally important is the avoidance of fillers derived from starch and grains . These fillers not only dilute the concentration and potency of the active compounds but may also introduce unnecessary additives or allergens. By choosing pure Chaga products without fillers, you guarantee that you receive the full potential of this extraordinary mushroom.

References
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  2. Issa, ‏Qays M. (2023) ‘Medicinal and nutritional importance of mushrooms’, South Asian Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5(03), pp. 48–52. doi:10.36346/sarjps.2023.v05i03.002.

  3. Khan, Md.A. et al. (2010) ‘Cordyceps mushroom: A potent anticancer nutraceutical’, The Open Nutraceuticals Journal, 3(1), pp. 179–183. doi:10.2174/18763960010030100179.

  4. Kumar, R. et al. (2011) ‘Cordyceps sinensis promotes exercise endurance capacity of rats by activating skeletal muscle metabolic regulators’, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 136(1), pp. 260–266. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2011.04.040.
    

  5. Mayer, E.A. (2011) ‘Gut feelings: The emerging biology of Gut–Brain Communication’, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 12(8), pp. 453–466. doi:10.1038/nrn3071.


  6. Mirończuk-Chodakowska, I. et al. (2017) ‘QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF 1,3-1,6-β-D-GLUCAN CONTENTS IN WILD–GROWING SPECIES OF EDIBLE POLISH MUSHROOMS’, National Institute of Public Health, 68(3), pp. 281–290. doi:PMID: 28895671.


  7. Najafzadeh, M. et al. (2008) ‘Chaga mushroom extract inhibits oxidative DNA damage in lymphocytes of patients with inflammatory bowel disease’, BioFactors, 31(3–4), pp. 191–200. doi:10.1002/biof.5520310306.


  8. Peng, H. and Shahidi, F. (2020) ‘Bioactive compounds and bioactive properties of chaga (inonotus obliquus) mushroom: A Review’, Journal of Food Bioactives, 12. doi:10.31665/jfb.2020.12245.


  9. SAITSU, Y. et al. (2019) ‘Improvement of cognitive functions by oral intake of Hericium erinaceus’, Biomedical Research, 40(4), pp. 125–131. doi:10.2220/biomedres.40.125.


  10. Tan, L. et al. (2020) ‘Anti‐inflammatory effects of cordycepin: A Review’, Phytotherapy Research, 35(3), pp. 1284–1297. doi:10.1002/ptr.6890.


  11. Z Assefa, S. et al. (2015) ‘The functions of sleep’, AIMS Neuroscience, 2(3), pp. 155–171. doi:10.3934/neuroscience.2015.3.155.

Mushroom Multivitamin

Chaga, the "King of Medicinal Mushrooms," is a nutrient-dense fungus that grows on birch trees. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and unique bioactive compounds, it offers a range of health benefits. This powerhouse fungus acts like a natural multivitamin, promoting immune, heart, and liver health.

Functional mushrooms

Mushrooms are qualified as adaptogens, which means that they support both physical and mental resistance to environmental stimuli and stress. How does this happen? Fungi have spent almost 1.5 billion years optimising their defence strategies, and today we can benefit from them.

PACKED WITH TREASURES

The chaga mushroom is a treasure trove of antioxidants that protect cells and delay the body's ageing process. Research shows that it ranks first on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale - an international measure of the antioxidant effect of foods.

B vitamins are also found in chaga mushrooms; niacin (B3), riboflavin (B2), pantothenic acid (B5). Vitamin D, potassium, selenium, iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium are also found in it. In addition, ergosterol, melanins and the unique enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) were found in their composition.

Black gold


Chaga is one of the most prized mushrooms. The inhabitants of Siberia have been using an infusion of this mushroom in folk medicine for centuries.

Siberian shamans refer to chaga as the "mushroom of immortality" because of its properties, the Chinese as the "king of plants", while the Japanese have given it the nickname "diamond of the wilderness".

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Why our Chaga extract?

10:1 extract - concentrated form of extract to ensure bioavailability of raw material

100% Natural - no unnecessary additives or fillers

Vegetable capsules - suitable for vegans and vegetarians

100% Fruiting bodies - no mycelium mixed with grain

Grown on wood - fruited on enriched sawdust to ensure high synthesis of active compounds

High beta-glucan content - tested in independent laboratories to ensure high beta glucan content

For whom?

Chaga Mushroom is ideal for individuals seeking enhanced immune function, stress resilience, potent antioxidant benefits, and superior sleep health. It is an outstanding solution that will be extremely beneficial for wellness enthusiasts, athletes, high-stress professionals, students, and anyone looking to optimize their sleep patterns and manage day-to-day stressors more competently.

How to use Chaga?

Recommended daily allowance: 1000 mg (2 capsules) sipped with water.

Do not exceed the recommended daily allowance.

This dietary supplement must not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Leading a healthy lifestyle and eating a balanced diet are essential for good health.

Not recommended for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Keep out of the reach of small children, in a dry and cool place.

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Where do the mushrooms come from?

Our mushrooms come from farms located in the mountainous regions of China's Fujian Province, where mushrooms have been cultivated using traditional methods for hundreds of years.

They are grown on natural wood where they occur wild in nature. We cut only the fruiting bodies of the mushrooms, without any additives or unnecessary fillers.

All mushrooms undergo testing for the presence of heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and key microbiological parameters to ensure maximum food safety.

What is the best way to dissolve the mushrooms?

If you are having difficulty dissolving the yellow lacquer mushrooms, we recommend adding the extract to the bottom of the cup and then gradually pouring in the coffee/tea, stirring all the time.

You can also use a handheld milk frother to dissolve the mushrooms.

What part of the mushroom was the extract prepared from?

We only use the fruiting bodies of the mushroom. This is due to the desire to obtain a pure mushroom extract. When dealing with mycelium-based supplements, unfortunately it may turn out that up to 60-70% of such an extract will be starch instead of mushroom without the health-promoting effects attributed to mushrooms.

This is due to the inability to separate the mycelium from the medium on which it grew. Once the fungus has colonised the medium, the whole thing is ground up and subjected to extraction processes. This is a cheap and quick way of growing mushrooms without bringing them to the fruiting stage.

How many polysaccharides does the extract contain?

Our mushroom extracts are not standardised to a specific amount of polysaccharides, as this is not an indicator of the quality of the extract.

Mushroom-based products contain many types of polysaccharides (polysaccharides), such as chitin, alpha glucans or beta glucans.

Alpha glucans are compounds that do not have the properties attributed to fungi. They are usually derived from the starchy medium on which the fungus grows. They are used in mycelium products or mushroom biomass, which is a mixture of mycelium and fruiting bodies.

Active substances are also polysaccharides, but in a different configuration - Beta-D-glucans 1-3 and 1-6. These are found in the fruiting bodies of mushrooms.

For more on beta-glucan and a survey of our mushrooms, see the article:

What is the mushroom extraction process like?

Dried mushroom fruiting bodies are ground to a fine dust and then extracted using hot water and alcohol.

The water dissolves the cell walls of the mushrooms, which are made of chitin, and extracts compounds such as beta glucans (biologically active polysaccharides in mushrooms). Since we do not have an enzyme that can effectively digest chitin - hot water extraction is fundamental to the bioavailability of fungal preparations. Alcohol, on the other hand, allows the extraction of water-insoluble compounds such as triterpenes.

Once the extract has been concentrated, spray drying follows, leaving a final dry extract. Spray drying is the optimum dehydration process for wet extracts - keeping nutrient losses to a minimum.

What distinguishes an extract from a ground mushroom?

Extraction is the optimal way of processing mushrooms to extract the active substances. These are encapsulated in the cell walls of the mushrooms, which are made up of chitin.

We do not have an enzyme that is able to digest chitin and for this reason mushrooms must be subjected to extraction processes. Extraction makes the raw material fully assimilable by our body.

What is the best time to take mushroom supplements?

Lion's mane and Cordyceps, as mushrooms support alertness and increase energy levels, are best taken in the first part of the day or before a workout. If you're adding mushrooms to your coffee, it's a good idea to limit your coffee intake to between 13:00 and 14:00. This will reduce the negative effects of caffeine on sleep quality. A good alternative to coffee is to drink mushrooms in tea.

Reishi, due to its tonic and calming properties on the nervous system, is worth taking in the evening, preferably with green tea or cocoa.
In the case of Chaga mushrooms, the time of consumption does not matter.