Scientific research uses in general extracted, highly purified mushroom powder to investigate the therapeutic potential of these mushrooms. Research found that the immunological effects of mushroom extracts are up to 10 times higher when compared against non-extracted powders.
ORIVeDA's powdered extracts are comparable in both composition and quality, so the research results you read about you can also expect from our extracts. (This encapsulated product is identical to the loose extract powder sold separetly)
ORIVeDA Chaga contains guaranteed levels of the main bioactive compounds. Click here see our authorised 'Supplement Facts' label.
In Chaga those ingredients are mainly beta-glucans, polyphenols (anti-oxidants), betulinic acid and other terpenes and sterols. We guarantee the presence and the percentage of these components.
For the most recent Certificates of Analysis, please click here.
According to research* the average amount of beta-glucans in Chaga is around 10-14% when properly extracted.
Oriveda's Chaga extract contains significantly more: over 20 % of beta-glucan. (All beta-glucans are polysaccharides, but not all polysaccharides are beta-glucans!).
This high percentage is possible because we use advanced purification techniques, removing useless matter such as wood from the raw Chaga. Most people don't know that only ± 10% of the Chaga conk is actually 'mushroom', the rest is mainly useless wood.**
By removing the 'non-Chaga' matter the potency increases significantly.
Recommended dosage is 3 caps p/day - but also see Oriveda's FAQ. A leaflet with detailed instructions and background is included with every order.
Extracted using a combination of hot water (for beta-glucan / polyphenols) and ethanol extraction (for sterols, betulinic acid and other terpenoids, etc.). The final product contains no traces of alcohol.
Science has been researching these mushrooms for decades. Below we've listed the main targets in Chaga research*.
Take notice: this list should not be interpreted as a list of medical claims ! For an extensive background click here ( page opens in new window ).
• Its immune-supporting potential
• Its anti-inflammatory and anti-viral potential
• Its anti-ulcer, anti-gastritis properties
• Its potential as an anti-cancer adjuvant
• Its anti-oxidant properties, revitalizing, anti-aging potential
• The potential effect on cholesterol-levels and the cardiovascular system
• The potential effect on psoriasis symptoms
**Chemical characterization and biological activity of Chaga (2015)