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CHAGA IMMUNITY BENEFITS
The Chaga mushroom has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to boost immunity and overall health. In recent years, scientific studies have been conducted to investigate the potential benefits of Chaga mushroom on the immune system.
RESEARCH IN SUPPORT OF CHAGA
Chaga mushroom is a type of fungi that grows on the birch trees of cold climates, particularly in Russia, Korea, and parts of Europe. It has a dark, hard outer layer and a reddish-brown interior.
Chaga mushroom has been used in traditional medicine for its potential benefits on the immune system, as well as for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties – 50% more than blueberries.
Immunity: A study published in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms found that Chaga mushroom has immune-boosting effects. The study found that Chaga mushroom stimulated the production of cytokines, which are proteins that help to regulate the immune system. The study concluded that Chaga mushroom has the potential to be used as an immune-modulating agent. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21299355)
- Anti-inflammatory agent: Inflammation is the body’s natural response to infections and injuries, but chronic inflammation can lead to a weakened immune system. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that Chaga mushroom has anti-inflammatory properties. The study found that Chaga mushroom reduced the production of inflammatory cytokines and inhibited the activity of an enzyme called COX-2, which is involved in the inflammatory response. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20359267)
- Antioxidant: Oxidative stress is a condition in which there is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. This can lead to cellular damage and a weakened immune system. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that Chaga mushroom has antioxidant properties. The study found that Chaga mushroom contains high levels of antioxidants, which help to neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress in the body. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19679118)