New superfood drink, Chaga Life has launched in to the U.K market, the first of its kind to bottle the centuries-old health supplement. Known for its antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, cardio-protective, anti-hyperglycaemic properties, the boundless benefits of this age-old tea can now be discovered and easily accessed by the public, thanks to Chaga Life’s mission to help consumers discover new health and medicinal benefits.
Developed by founder Tiffany Kushner, Chaga Life is the instant way to reap the benefits of the medicinal mushroom that has 45 times the amount of antioxidant power of an acai berry (‘Orac’ – measure of antioxidant power of a food) and over 1000 times the orac value of a blueberry.
The drink is made up of 100% Siberian mushrooms ‘Chaga’, harvested from birch trees in the forests of the Northern Hemisphere. These elusive mushrooms live on trees for decades, seeping the nutrients and goodness from the birches into their own cells. In their solid form the fungi have been named a top health and food trend by Whole Foods, with the Chaga Life team selling and distributing the chunks since 2016.
This Chaga mushroom forms the foundation of the natural, woody, vanilla flavoured herbal infusion, that is created from brewing this miraculous mushroom in water to create a tea. For years, Chaga consumers have been buying the mushroom form to brew in their own homes, but now Chaga Life has brought to the public a pre-bottled form, with all the benefits of Chaga now immediately available.
The Chaga mushroom has long been used in alternative medicine and has been the holistic market’s best kept secret for many years - it has been said that Chaga has been used by humans for over 5,000 years.
This is due to the exceptionally high natural amounts of vitamins and minerals found in the herbal infusion including –
- Vitamin D – helps maintain the health of bones and teeth, supports the immune system and regulates insulin levels.
- Potassium – lowers blood pressure.
- Rubidium – helps keep the body’s hormonal activity in check.
- Amino Acids – great for building muscle and regulating immune function.
- Fibre – slows the rate that sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream.
- Copper – healthy bones, blood vessels, nerve maintenance and contributes to iron absorption.
- Selenium – an antioxidant that helps lower oxidative stress in the body.
- Zinc – imperative for wound healing.
- Iron – an important component of haemoglobin, the substance that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout the body within red blood cells.
- Manganese – aids metabolism, by helping to regulate blood sugar and decreasing inflammation and cramps.
- Magnesium – regulates muscle function.
- Calcium – required for the formation of bones.
The Chaga mushroom has been described for many years as a natural miracle and has been highly revered by the holistic community for its numerous capabilities, proven to help and restore physical and mental wellbeing. Chaga mushrooms are known to be able to support the immune system and fight inflammation, improve sleep and metabolism, and strengthen the central nervous system just through a daily amount of Chaga Tea.
The Beta-Glucans found in Chaga help stimulate the immune system when needed, but also help slow it down when it is being overactive – this makes Chaga a natural Biological Response Modifier (BRM). These Beta-Glucans and the Betulinic Acid found in the mushrooms also help lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure and have been found to help in the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers and gastritis.
For those who want to slow down signs of skin aging, Chaga’s high level of antioxidants helps skin repair improve quicker. Not only this, but Chaga has been found to be a powerful adaptogen - a non-toxic plant that helps the body resist stressors of all kinds from physical, chemical or biological, with devoted drinkers claiming to feel less stressed and more motivated.
It is predicted by 2023 that the global mushroom market is expected to be worth more than $50 billion, with the medicinal mushroom extract market to grow by 6.3% annually. Mushrooms are known to be some of the most impressive foods on the planet and have been used to protect the liver, reduce stress, treat inflammation and even some cancers.
With celebrities and ordinary people alike discovering the powers of medicinal mushrooms, Chaga Life offers the gateway to stay on top of the latest superfood trend to sweep the nation. Now available to buy in subscription or one-off orders online delivered straight to your doorstep or is available to be discovered in independent health food stores across the South-East of England.