Is this Product Organic?
Our Chaga as well as all other products are organically sourced.
What Is The Fruiting Body? Is It Different From Mycelium?
What you would visually recognize as a mushroom. It’s fleshy and contains spores.
Usually grows above ground or directly on the surface of its host – like a tree or old log.
Made up of a stem, cap, and gills. It’s what you might eat in a culinary dish.
The main body and feeding membrane of a mushroom.
It grows underground or within the host plant.
Think of it like the ‘roots’ of the mushroom.
Is Antioxi's Chaga Made Up Of Fruiting Body Or Mycelium?
The product is a 100% fruiting body extract.
This gives you a higher concentration of the mushroom’s active compound Beta D Glucan.
I’m Confused -- What’s The Difference Between The Raw Mushroom, The Powder And The Powder Extract?
Here’s a simplified summary of each:
Raw mushroom = the whole mushroom.
Mushroom powder = dried mushrooms -- ground into powder. Goes into giant pressure cookers - that pre-digest the cell walls.
Mushroom powder extract = dried mushrooms -- ground into powder. The powder is cooked with water/alcohol, so that the medicinal compounds can be extracted. A spray dryer removes the liquid - leaving you with a fully-active powder.
Antioxi’s Chaga products are powder extracts. Here’s why that’s beneficial to you.
The long-term cooking process allows for…
1. Better control over the mushroom’s medicinal properties that remain in the final product. So your quick intake can go a long way. And improve your health.
2. Beta D Glucans can be up to 15 times more concentrated in powder extracts - compared to powders.
So you can benefit from more natural immune-boosters.
3. Easier access for your body to the medicinal goodness. And easier absorption too.
Should I Get The Chaga Capsules Or The Powder? Which Is Better?
They’re both essentially the same. Only their forms are different.
The powder = mushroom powder extract.
The capsules = mushroom powder extract – in capsule form.
So really, it comes down to your personal preference.
Don’t mind taking tablets with a good ol’ glass of water? → By all means, get the capsules.
Prefer to mix powders in your smoothies, tea, coffee etc? → Then go for the powdered version.
Either way – you’ll enjoy the same medicinal benefits!
How Are The Nutrients Extracted From Mushrooms?
Simply put -- during the extraction process, the mushroom’s nutrients are dissolved as much as possible.
This can be done with...
-Both (Double Extraction)
Antioxi’s Chaga products have a water-based extraction. This helps dissolve the most Beta-Glucans – which is the active compound that helps balance your immune system.
Where Are The Mushrooms Sourced From?
We’re open about our mushrooms being sourced from China. In fact, in China mushroom usage has a rich history. Going on a 1000 years!
You see - in Europe, it wouldn’t be doable (re: climate, economics, resources) to grow *genuine* mushrooms for supplements.
And remember: all products have been tested for elements such as heavy metals. No toxins here.
If you ask, we’re happy to send the lab reports.
We have a video here where we discuss our farming regions, methods and lab reports in more detail
Is It Safe To Consume This During Pregnancy?
If you’re pregnant – or trying to conceive – we recommend consulting your doctor before taking Chaga. The same applies to any of our products. Just be safe!