For many of you, this might be the first time you are hearing about Chaga Mushroom, let alone the benefits it has for your skin. There is a reason why this beneficial ingredient might have gone unnoticed for so long.
Chaga is a prime example of the phrase, ‘Don't judge a book by its cover’. You see, the Chaga mushroom is a certain kind of fungus that primarily grows in cold climates on the bark of birch trees. Before being used in our tea, it looks like the appearance of burnt charcoal. The appearance has not discouraged Chaga Life though as we have utilised this ingredient in a way that will benefit your skin. You’ll be seriously amazed with what the addition of Chaga into your routine could mean for your skin, especially during these winter months
What you need to know
Did you know Chaga mushroom contains various minerals and vitamins as well as nutrients? These include elements such as vitamin D, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and more. With so many elements, is it any wonder Chaga tea has so many health benefits!
All these components work together, which means Chaga can provide you with more energy, better sleep or the essential day-to-day vitamins and minerals that you need to maintain a healthy diet.
Today, you will discover why Chaga mushrooms are known as ‘nature’s miracle’ and how they can benefit your life.
1. Reduce Inflammation
Chaga contains anti-inflammatory phenols which contain the compounds betulin and betulinic acid. These two components work together in order to reduce inflammation.
Betulinic acid also works to regulate sebum secreted from the skin. This helps inhibit the growth of acne causing bacteria! Acne, as well as, other skin conditions such as eczema & psoriasis are all due to inflammation.
2. Protection from the Sun
We find this part particularly intriguing, as we first thought 'how could Chaga tea protect your skin from the sun?' The answer is equally as interesting. Due to the dark exterior and burnt caramel coloured interior, Chaga actually has high levels of melanin and a high form of pigment content.
If you go to our product page you can see just how dark the beverage is for yourself! Drinking Chaga will, surprisingly, provide you with some protection from the UV rays! Chaga has also been found to reduce dark sun spots on the skin!
3. Chaga and Cancer
Chaga has been said to inhibit the growth of cancer cells & can help prevent metastasis, while not harming any healthy cells.
Drinking Chaga has immense benefits for the skin, reducing tumor growth & preventing carcinogens, which ultimately cause cancer. Which is yet another reason why Chaga can be so crucial for finding relief!
4. Super Antioxidant
Antioxidants are amazing because they are able to protect our cells from free radicals. I’m sure you are aware that blueberries are a great source of antioxidants. But get this... according to the National Cancer Institute, Chaga is 46 times more powerful in antioxidant content in comparison to blueberries!
Chaga, along with cacao, contains the highest amount of Superoxide Diamatuse (SOD). SOD helps prevent & reduce oxidative stress found throughout the body, which is SO important because oxidative stress is the cause of everything disease/chronic illness related.
The final benefit of Chaga for your skin that we would like to touch upon hasn’t had extensive research conducted, however, it has proven to fight forms of oxidative stress. To expand this point, Oxidative stress has been linked to signs of ageing.
Antioxidants have been said to reduce or slow the signs of ageing, such as wrinkles or grey hair. This means that, in theory, taking in more antioxidants will slow down the signs of ageing. Chaga mushroom contain high levels of antioxidants, which means, our Chaga tea could reduce the signs of ageing.
We hope you have enjoyed reading our list of benefits that Chaga mushrooms have on your skin.
If you are interested in taking advantage of the multiple benefits the Chaga Mushroom possesses, and trying the delicious beverage, take a look through our Chaga Life products. Treat yourself here.
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