Organic Fermented Chaga - Living Nutrition
Chaga is one of the best-known medicinal mushrooms that has been revered for many hundreds of years for its high levels of antioxidants.
The Chaga for this supplement is grown on birch trees, which has the advantage of being full of betulinic acid.
Living Nutrition uses a Kefir-Kombucha fermentation process which increases the bioavailability of this mushroom even more.
Use of Chaga by Hippocrates
One of the oldest reports on the medicinal use of Chaga was written by Hippocrates, in the so-called 'Hippocratic Corpus', a Greek medical book. He described how Chaga could be used to disinfect wounds.
Chaga in Eastern Europe
Chaga was also used traditionally, particularly in Eastern Europe and Russia. Here Chaga was used to make a strong, almost black tea, which was believed to have healing properties.
Chaga was also used through infusion, inhaling the mushroom, or in the form of soap to treat various skin problems.
Fermented medicinal mushrooms capsules
Living Nutrition uses a carefully selected fermentation process for this fermented mushroom supplement line that naturally increases the bioavailability of the medicinal mushrooms.
After the fermentation process, the organic medicinal mushrooms are carefully freeze-dried to ensure that all of the unique ingredients remain intact.
After this, the medicinal mushroom powder is encapsulated in organic, vegan tapioca capsules. Thus, this supplement is 100% organic both inside and out
Living culture symbiotics with Kefir and Kombucha
The products from Living Nutrition are made of a combination of the two most superior fermentation processes: Kefir, made from fermented soy milk and Kombucha, made from fermented tea.
This form of fermentation is also known as "symbiotics". The following differences are found between symbiotics and single probiotics:
Are grown synthetically in laboratories
Naturally fermented from plants
Only isolated bacterial species
More than 100 balanced and evolved bacterial species
Attaches to maltodextrin, a form of sugar, to stabilize
Attaches to natural enzymes and peptides
Contains no digestive nutrients
Rich in nutrients for digestion
Prebiotic sugars or fiber added
Wide range of natural prebiotics
Many naked, exposed bacteria
A complete, living ecosystem in harmony with the digestive microbiome
Fermented Soy Milk in Living Nutrition
Living Nutriton uses fermented soy milk for the Kefir fermentation process. In fact, sprouted soybeans contain a host of exceptional properties, including a unique balance of nutrients such as amino acids and polyphenols.
After the fermentation process, these nutrients form compounds that provide wonderful support for the digestive process, the healing of tissues and for creating the optimal environment for a healthy microbiome in the intestines.
Organic Fermented Chaga contains:
- 600 mg organic fermented Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) per daily dose (2 capsules)
- Organic fermented tapioca (capsule)
- Symbiotic fermentation of Kefir (fermented soy milk) and Kombucha (fermented tea)
Health benefits Chaga
Research on Chaga shows that it contains the following, interesting components:
- Polysaccharides/ beta-D-glucans: Read more about it here (LINK TO BLOG)
- Betulinic acid: This acid is formed by the birch tree, then Chaga absorbs it from the birch bark. Betulinic acid is full of antioxidants and possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
- SOD (superoxide dismutase): SOD consists of a group of metalloenzymes known to be powerful antioxidants. SOD can support the body in breaking down harmful oxygen molecules which can prevent permanent tissue damage.
Fermentation health benefits
Research suggests that regular consumption of fermented foods may reduce the risk of certain cancers, it may support the immune system, it may protect the health of the gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract, and it may alleviate symptoms of Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome. (LINK: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7823516/)
Probiotics and prebiotics
The fermentation process significantly increases the level of nutrients which are, in this way, pre-digested into a bioavailable form. New nutrients are thereby created together with a wide range of metabolic and digestive enzymes, which are also sometimes called probiotics or prebiotics.
About Living Nutrition
In 2014, Living Nutrition was founded in England, by nutritional therapist Graham Botfield. Living Nutrition is a small company with a great vision and mission: to live and work in synergy with nature.
All products are handmade in a purpose built laboratory where every ingredient and the entire process is 100% natural.
The basis for all Living Nutrition products consists of a specially developed Kefir-Kombucha fermentation process applied to organic herbs and foods in order to offer them in their most natural state and with the most bioactive components.
Only the raw materials of the highest possible quality are selected for Living Nutrition products in order to guarantee the completeness of activity of each ingredient.
All ingredients in Living Nutrition products are 100% organic. In addition, all the products of Living Nutrition are:
- 100% vegan
- 100% GMO free
- 100% plastic free
- 100% pure