By now, we all pretty much know that antioxidants are important for optimum health thanks to the numerous reports, studies and research that have been conducted over the last 10 years. But is there a way to get more concentrated antioxidants aside from eating a punnet of blueberries and pomegranate which are consistently hailed in the media for being a “superfood”? Hey, I love blueberries but if I can augment my health and the amount of antioxidants I can get in one sitting, I’m game. Enter medicinal mushroom Chaga.
Now don’t confuse this with magic mushrooms – that is some trippy stuff apparently! I’m talking about super potent Chaga, the heavyweight champion of all antioxidants that knocks açaí, pomegranate and the blueberry out of the water (or off whatever they are grown on!)
Aside from the supercharged antioxidants it contains, Chaga possesses strong immune-boosting and anti-viral properties. Plus it is thought to be an amazing health and longevity tonic full of phyto-nutrients that slow the aging process.
It is highly valued throughout Asia and Europe as a health food and as a medicine and has been used for various ailments and illnesses from stomach and lung cancers to gastritis, ulcers, colitis and inflammatory diseases such as cancer and arthritis as well as HIV.
Check out Daniel Vitalis talk about this amazing magical mushroom.
According to Daniel, this “tonic herb” as he calls it is;
- an immune system modulator
- an adaptagen
- has the highest ORAC level of any natural food
I have been using it in my smoothies and adding to my raw chocolate concoctions which I’m really enjoying adding into my diet, especially given it’s unique and amazing ability to create optimum health and vitality. I definitely recommend it.
Check it out here.