AKA: Clinker polypore, Black birch.
Scientific: Inonotus obliquus
Part used: Extracted Conk - mycelium
Where: Changbai Mountain
Chaga is the hyperplastic conk consisting of wood and mycelium that lives on Birch trees post infection. Extracts of Chaga have been used in China, Korea, Russia and the Baltics for thousands of years and studied extensively for their antibacterial, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, antitumor and powerful antioxidant activities.
The chemical components of Chaga studied for their potential therapeutic effects include polysaccharides, inonotus, inonotol, a variety of oxidized triterpenoids, trombonic acid, a variety of lanosterol-type triterpenoids, folic acid derivatives, aromatic vanillic acid, syringic acid and gamma hydroxybenzoic acid, tannin compounds, steroids, alkaloids, melanins, low molecular weight polyphenols and lignin compounds. Chaga is an integral part of our Resilient formula due to its immune-modulating and anti-oxidant potential.