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Inonotus obliquus (Chaga)

 

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Benefits

  • Chaga supports the immune system by having an immunomodulatory effect. This means that when your immune system is overactive, then it dampens the response. If it is suppressed, then it gives it a boost. Compounds in chaga have also been shown to help inhibit tumor growth and vascularization, killing of cancer cells, inhibit hepatitis C virus, help ulcers and gastritis and helps with HIV.

  • Anti-inflammatory. Chaga has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, as well as protect against oxidative stress (antioxidant).

  • It also helps with cholesterol due to its effect on lipid metabolism.

  • Additionally, compounds in chaga have been shown to have antibacterial and antiviral properties.

  • A host of vitamins and minerals.

 


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