Chaga is widely considered to be a nutrient-dense superfood offering many potential health benefits.
Originally used as a natural remedy for various ailments in Russia and China, Chaga has recently been the subject of compelling academic research into it's many uses in naturally combating different diseases.
There are over 175 published academic studies on Chaga mushrooms, however to date there have not been any human clinical trials.
Below we segment research based on the particular disease or subject studied.
Chaga has shown potential as a Hypoglycemic agent. This 2014 study suggest that chaga may have additive effects in lowering blood sugar levels: Ying YM, Zhang LY, Zhang X, et al. Terpenoids with alpha-glucosidase inhibitory activity from the submerged culture of Inonotus obliquus. Phytochemistry. Dec 2014;108:171-176.
This 2006 study concluded that chaga mushroom powder (extract) was effective in lowering the blood sugar level in rats.
This 2016 study investigates the effects of continuous intake of water extract from Chaga on tumor suppression. The results suggest that that a Chaga water extract could be used as a natural remedy for cancer suppression by promoting energy metabolism.
This 2009 study, was undertaken to investigate the potential anticancer properties of Chaga extract by induction of apoptosis in melanoma B16-F10 cells. The conclusion was that the water extract of Chaga mushrooms exhibited a potential anticancer activity against B16-F10 melanoma cells in vitro and in vivo through the inhibition of proliferation and induction of differentiation and apoptosis of cancer cells.
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