The Chaga mushroom can be found in the northern hemisphere, growing in cold climates on birch trees. Chaga has a long history of being used for medicinal purposes in Asia and northern Europe due to its immunity-boosting properties and overall health benefits. It is mainly available as an herbal tea or supplement capsule.
Chaga mushrooms are a nutrient-dense superfood containing vitamin D, potassium, amino acids, fiber, copper, zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium, and more. The fungus can aid in fighting viruses and reducing inflammation, which helps boost immunity. Due to being rich in antioxidants, Chaga can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, which promotes good cardiovascular health.
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