5 Health Benefits of Chaga Mushroom: The “King of Herbs”

Small chunks of tree bark coated with orange-and-black coloured chaga mushrooms
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1. Boost Energy

2. May Combat Cancer

3. Possess Antiviral Properties

4. Boost Immunity

5. Lower Inflammation

According to the Medicinal Mushroom Man, Garret Kopp, “Blueberries are considered an antioxidant superfood; but chaga has 1,362 times more antioxidants than blueberries.”


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  8. The Medicinal Mushroom Man Ignite Your Life, Clarkson University



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