Why Chaga?

What is Chaga?

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) also known as the “King of Mushrooms”is a type of fungus that grows on the bark of birch trees in the Northern forests of Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, Estonia, Iceland, Russia, Korea and Alaska.

The King of Mushrooms

Chaga is a mushroom that grows very slowly — over several decades — and eventually becomes a large concentrated mass known as a conk. This conk is what is harvested by Canoom's team of pickers..
Chaga has been used for thousands of years as a very prominent herbal in traditional Chinese, Russian and Scandinavian medicine and also used by Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

A Powerful Herbal

Traditional herbal medicine considers Chaga as one of the most powerful
antioxidants on Earth. It acts as a super adaptogen, giving the body what it needs to return to its natural state.
Its unique combination of nutrients, vitamins and minerals working together give Chaga its immense therapeutic properties.
Interested in learning more about the incredible benefits of mushrooms? Watch the documentary Fantastic Fungi. available for purchase at the official Fanatstic Fungi website.

Health Benefits

The list of purported uses of Chaga over the centuries is long and includes prevention against many of the top killers in North America including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Chaga has historically been used for:

Immune modulation
Battling sun damage
Cancer treatment
Pain relief
Removing certain parasites
Balancing blood sugar
Lowering cholesterol
Improving circulation
Intestinal health
Chemotherapy & radiotherapy protection
There are over 200 + active compounds that can be found in Chaga. It is exceptionally rich in a wide variety of nutrients including B complex vitamins, potassium, vitamin D, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, fibre, sterols, amino acids and the super antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD)
The Chaga mushroom contains 19 out of the 20 amino acids required by humans, making it easier to build and rebuild protein, making you stronger and keeping you flexible.
Foremost though are beta-glucans, polysaccharides, polyphenols and the triterpene Betulin. Betulin is abundant in Chaga and has been shown through in-vitro studies to be effective in slowing the growth of a variety of cancer tumors.

Safety and Side Effects

Chaga is generally well tolerated, however, it can interact with some medications. Consult with your health care practitioner before taking Chaga as a supplement for your health and well-being.
Hear FROM the Canoom Family

Before adding any supplements to our regimen, we do our research. About 4 years ago we were excited to add CBDs. We’ve recently added the powerful Chaga to our household! Now more than ever, we need good immune support to help our bodies deal with the elements that we face! These 2 products are packed with so many benefits. We’re in our 60’s and are enjoying the benefits of these 2 products with good health and endurance, few aches and pains or illnesses. CBD, Chaga, exercise and a bit of red wine will always be a part of our daily arsenal!

Jim & Debra Anderson - Sherwood Park, AB