Repairing the Immune System with Chaga Mushroom

by Sharie on May 3, 2011

One of the biggest fallacies surrounding Candida is that you shouldn’t eat mushrooms because they are fungus. Medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries in all parts of the world. Many are known and proven to be anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. You only need to type in the name of the mushroom in question into’s search engine to see evidence of thousands of studies.

Shitake, Maitake, Agaricus, Reishi, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane are just a few popular species of medicinal mushrooms. Siberian Chaga tops the list for our needs as far as immunity and candida go.

Chaga is approximately 5-8 times more nutritionally valuable than any other medicinal mushroom. It’s a very unique fungus that grows on a living birch tree. The growth absorbs the nutrients from the entire tree, including its life-energy which is then delivered to the person who consumes it. There are over 215 known phytonutrients in Chaga including Betulinic acid (to counter viral infections and tumors), 29 Beta Glucans, Saponins, SOD, amino acids, Germanium, Triterpenes, organic minerals, polysaccharides and Triterpenes to mention a few. It has been shown to increase Natural Killer (NK) cell activity by up to 300%.

Increasing NK activity is exactly what a person suffering from Candida needs to do. When the immune system is functioning properly it is much easier for the body to eliminate excessive bad bacteria and yeast. Mushrooms are pathogenic to yeast. They literally eat the yeast.

It is not recommended to eat raw mushrooms or ones you have picked outdoors since these may be contaminated with heavy metals and possibly radiation which can cause illness and further worsening of your condition. Ideally mushrooms are put through an extraction process to draw out the potent phytonutrients mentioned above. This also ensures there are no toxins that could cause harm.

While I’ve seen success with other medicinal mushrooms, Chaga is unique in how it helps to reestablish the electrical grid, allowing the body to self-heal, function correctly and restore cellular communication. Melanin is a gene-protecting pigment that is found in high concentrations in Chaga. With the highest ORAC value known amongst food it has the ability to scavenge cancer-causing free radicals like nothing else. Chaga is also highly beneficial for radiation detox and is commonly used alongside radiation therapies in many countries so patients don’t have side effects.

As you probably know candida will wreak havoc with your organs, glands and immune system. All adaptogens can be useful since they know where to go in the body to do what is needed, whether that is the thyroid, the digestive system, the liver, the kidneys or skin. Adaptogens have been used for thousands of years but particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine which has a long history of being effective. The doctor didn’t get paid if the patient wasn’t healed!

My brand of choice because it is alcohol-free, easy to take (10 drops twice a day), virtually flavorless and not too expensive is found here on my site: For topical fungus there is also a ready made serum or you can simply add a few drops of the concentrate into virgin coconut oil or aloe vera gel and apply to your skin. Be sure to view the educational videos on the website as well for more detailed scientific information.

Disclaimer: Neither myself nor Chaga International claim to heal any medical condition. Do your own research before using anything.

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David Somers May 3, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Great article! I have seen so much healing the body does after chaga is introduced into the diet. I use it to allow my body to come into balance in all major systems. What a powerhouse! If I were stuck anywhere and could have just a few items chaga would be one for sure for its versatility.

Bob Cornell June 4, 2011 at 10:00 am

Yeah, this is good reading and very informative.
Chaga is full of surprises, though.
A good quality extract that contains betulinic acid as well (and most do not, believe me, even if they state they do – always ask for a Certificate of Analysis)
I found this website about how to battle cholesterol, written by a scientist and an expert in the field of nutritional supplements:

Chaga is very effective in normalizing your elevated cholesterol levels because of the betulinic acid it contains.

More research done on Chaga and other medicinal mushrooms can be found here:

But always be critical! Ask sellers to proof their statements!! There is a lot of fake..

Celia Greathouse July 23, 2013 at 8:32 am

My name is Celia Greathouse. Send me a friend request on facebook ot e-mail a testimonial. I have been drinking Chaga tea for approximately three years. within a few months huge cysts I had on my legs started disappear. I started drinking this gift from God to relieve gout which it did in just two week. About six months ago I started taking Chaga dual extract, a miraculous change in my spirit has taken place. I can also drive without my glasses, something I never thought possible. I am looking for other peoples testimonials, that I can share with others.If you take the time to look through my photos you will see the pics of my legs, I did not take the first one till I noticed they were disappearing.

Matt Moyer wow I don’t know where to start. But Chaga is epic stuff forshor and I first tried it a little over 10 years ago. Its help me get over colds flu’s and any other sickness stuff for years.
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Celia Sue Greathouse Thanks Matt Moyer, that’s the kind of stuff I am looking for testimonials. hope it is alright if I share with others.

I had a young man talking about an old lady that was staying at my neighbors house last summer, he thought we had just met, I was the old lady.. he kept saying no she was old, took awhile to convince him. I feel the changes and see the changes. I believe it has uplifted and help to heal my spirit.

Brent Samyia No thank you Celia Sue Greathouse for the friendship great to hear you have such great results with Chaga, it is truly powerful medicine. I have Chaga simming on the stove right now.I shall msg you the next day or so when I have time and give you my thoughts on this amazing substance!
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Celia Sue Greathouse Thanks Brent, funny I just turned my Chaga off. Never miss a day. I look forward to hearing from you. Always nice to make a new friend.

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Brent Samyia

Hi Celia, hope you are well?
I have been using Chaga for the past two years and have had great success My energy levels have increased ten fold and I have never really had a days sickness in two years my skin has become smoother and my intuition has increased this I suspect due to the melanin content and the effect on the Pineal Gland.
I have been studying Medicinal Mushrooms for three years now due to the fact my father has stomach Cancer and due to a combination of lifestyle changes including Medicinal Mushrooms my Fathers Cancer markers are extremely low at the moment and his level of health and quality of life is very good!
I use Dual Extraction Chaga and Raw Chaga for tea both for my consumption and my fathers Illness!
I use Turkey Tail, Agarius Blazai in cycles with Chaga for my father to stimulate his immune system and it is working!

Celia Sue Greathouse

Thanks for the testimonial, Brent. Is it alright with you if I share this with others. Chaga is truly amazing. I just lost a friend to cancer, I had been trying to get to try Chaga for the last two years. I think I am getting ready to lose another soon. He finally asked about Chaga yesterday, but then talking about having to ask doctor before starting to take anything. I was afraid he had probably waited to long, after reading the story of your father, it gives hope. I have absolutely no faith in pharmaceutical companies, as far as I am concerned on pill leads to another , till death knocks on the door.

Sharie July 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Thanks for sharing Celia! I haven’t been sick since using Chaga extract daily. It’s also improved my coordination and mental focus. I notice a lot more of what’s going on around me, catch stuff like a ninja, etc :)

I should mention that the Chaga from Chaga International is never heated. It’s a cold water extraction process that keeps the molecular structure intact. Heating will flatten the molecule but as you have noticed you will still get results, you just need more.

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