Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus) is a mushroom that grows over the course of many years on the wounds of living birch trees. The visible growth resembles a big lump of coal often mistaken for a burl or knot. It is this part of the mushroom we collect from the tree; over time it will grow back.
Chaga has been used extensively for centuries as a folk medicine for a wide range of ailments. As a tea, chaga is a complex source of nutrition linked to many health benefits.
Much research has been done on the effects of certain compounds found in chaga. However, drug developments are costly and take a long time to approve. Tea is an easy way to get the nutritional benefits found in chaga.
By hand and with an axe, the exposed section of the chaga is broken free from the tree trunk without cutting into the tree. This practice promotes re-growth on the birch tree.
Mega Chaga has over 1,200 trained professionals collecting a wide range of non-timber forestry products (NTFP), like chaga. We've been collecting NTFP from the forest of Canada for over 12 years. It's our passion and our way of promoting the message; healthy forests equals healthy people
Mega Chaga is a subsidiary of Chatham Biotec Ltd.; a company dedicated to the supply and development of active pharmaceutical ingredients collected from natural sources.