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Freguently Asked Questions

How does the real Siberian Chaga mushroom look?

The Chaga on the right picture is a genuine Siberian Chaga.Siberian chaga mushroom

Is Siberian Chaga better than Chaga originated from other areas?

Yes. It has much more biologically active substances than Chaga harvested in other areas. The certificate of analysis can prove this.

What is better Chaga tea or Chaga extract?

Chaga tea is made from dried and ground chaga mushrooms. When brewed properly, the tea acquires a pleasant flavour and some health-promoting properties. However, the concentration of biologically active substances in this drink is not significant. Chaga extract, on the other hand, is a highly concentrated powder produced by hot water extraction.

This extract powder is full of antioxidants and is very popular among health-conscious people.

Is your Chaga extract safe?

Yes, if you take it in the recommended dose.

I've heard that Siberian chaga extract is an anti-cancer drug. Is this true?

Siberian chaga extract is not a drug. It is currently classified as a dietary supplement. We recommend that you do your own research and explore several studies conducted in different

Are you able to provide a certificate of analysis for the Chaga extract you sell?

Yes, small copies of the document are published here. We can provide full copies to our customers.

Where is the chaga harvested?

We collect our Chaga from the taiga forests of Eastern Siberia, the Altai Mountains, the Tomsk region, the northern Irkutsk region and Khakassia. These are the areas with winter temperatures as low as -50 degrees Celsius. These vast areas are sparsely populated and have no industry. The lack of industry and harsh climatic conditions make our Chaga ecologically clean and full of healthy phytonutrients.

Is your Chaga mushroom wild-grown or cultivated?

Our Chaga is handpicked from wildcrafted birch trees growing in the wilderness of the Siberian taiga of Russia.

What is the method of extraction that you use for your chaga extract?

Our Chaga extract is produced using the water extraction method.

I've heard that the dual extraction method is better for chaga than the water method. Is this true or not?

We don't. Firstly, there is not much to extract from chaga with alcohol. They say they get a lot of betulin or even betulinic acid from chaga by double extraction. This is not true, because even wild chaga contains a very small amount of betulin. Not to mention cultivated chaga, which contains neither betulin nor melatonin. The main ingredient of chaga is melanin (chromogenic complex) - and it can only be extracted from wild chaga mushrooms and only with water.

Secondly, the insignificant amount of betulin extracted from chaga with alcohol is not worth the cost.

Thirdly, if the chaga hasn't been collected from a wild birch tree and the extract hasn't been freeze-dried, then all the talk about extraction methods is pointless. Instead of looking for some fancy extraction method, make sure that the raw material comes from the right place and that the dehydration process has not been done with the application of heat.

What about the level of betulinic acid in chaga?

Chaga doesn't contain betulinic acid at all. It doesn't occur naturally in chaga or anywhere else. To produce any amount of betulinic acid, highly purified betulin would have to be processed. And the whole process is too expensive to consider for mass production.

Is there any kind of fake chaga extract on the market?

  • The extract can be made from fermented (artificial) chaga instead of wild chaga. In this case, you won't get the real chaga benefits, if any.
  • The extract can be prepared by the addition of other dried mushrooms which are similar in colour. As a result, the extract will have a dark brown colour and a high content of polysaccharides. However, thefake-extract amount of the chromogenic complex will be very low or even non-existent. Such an extract, which is mostly useless, would have a distinctive mushroom-like odour.
  • Chaga can be dried and ground into a fine powder that would become water soluble. The addition of colouring agents would make it difficult to distinguish from genuine Chaga extract. Only the structure of the powder particles, the colour and the taste can tell if it is the real freeze-dried extract. The freeze-dried extract has solid, shiny crystals and doesn't have any mushroom smell.
  • In the picture you can see an example of chaga powder. It is not an extract. The label on the box says "chaga powder" - there is no word "extract". It is just chaga powder, but traders may claim it is chaga extract powder.

Do your Chaga products contain caffeine?

No - none of our products contain caffeine or any other type of stimulant.

Are the products vegan and gluten-free?

Yes, they are! We do not use animal or wheat-based products.

How do I place an order and pay?

You can order Chaga extract from our online store. We accept PayPal /credit cards.

Do you offer your chaga extract on a wholesale basis?

Yes, we do. We also offer private labelling if required. The minimum order for the discounted price is 20kg.

"The content of chromogenic complexes in Baikal chaga extract exceeds 57%" I don't understand this message.  I wonder what the rest of your 43% is?  I thought the content of each packet was 100% Chaga?

Our chaga extract is made from 100% Siberian chaga mushrooms. Any organic Chaga product has its chemical composition, which consists of many different substances (polysaccharides, beta-glucans, polyphenols, flavonoids, trace elements, vitamins and minerals). However, only wild chaga contains the chromogenic complex - a group of humic acids and melanin that makes chaga so powerful. Raw chaga has only 15-18% of chromogenic complex, while a good chaga extract should have at least 45%. The amount of melanin in our Chaga extract is over 57%!