FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHAGA

How does the real Siberian chaga mushroom look?

The chaga on the picture is a genuine Siberian chaga.Siberian chaga mushroom is a powerful source of antioxidants

Is RUSSIAN Siberian chaga better than chaga originated from other PLACES?

Yes. Because the chaga that we offer is wild grown, harvested in wild forests of Siberia. Siberia is known for its harsh climate and very low winter temperatures. And siberian winters last for almost 7-8 months. Chaga mushroom grown in such conditions aquires much more biologically active substances than chaga harvested in other areas. This can be proved by certificate of analysis. And cultivated (artificial, non-wild) chaga is totally useless.

What is better chaga tea or chaga extract?

What is chaga tea?
Chaga tea is a dried and ground chaga mushroom. When infused correctly the tea aquires pleasant taste and some health supporting properties. But concentration of biologically active substances in this drink is not significant.

What is chaga extract?
On the other hand, chaga extract is a highly concentrated powder produced by hot water extraction. This extract powder is saturated with lots of antioxidants and currently is a very popular health promoting dietary supplement. Baikal Herbs Ltd uses no chemicals in manufacturing of its chaga extract.

Is your chaga extract safe?

Yes, if our chaga extract is taken in recommended amount it is absolutely safe. Up to this day we have not received any complaints from our customers and neither we have heard any reports about adverse reactions.

I've heard that Siberian chaga extract is an anticancer medicine. Is that true?

Siberian chaga extract is not a drug or a medicine. It is currently classified as a dietary food supplement. We recommend  you to conduct your own research and explore multiple studies which were done in different countries here.

Can you provide Certificate of Analysis for your chaga extract?

Yes, small copies of the documents are published here .

Where do you harvest your chaga?

chaga mapHealing Siberian chaga mushroom grows only in limited areas. On the map, green color shows where chaga mushroom can be found in general. But yellow color shows where does the real Siberian healing chaga mushroom grows. We collect our chaga from Russian Eastern Siberia taiga forests, Altai mountains, Tomsk region, Northern Irkutsk region and Khakassia. These are the areas with winter temperatures as low as -50 degrees Celcius. These huge regions are very thinly populated and have no industries around. The lack of industries and harsh climate conditions make our chaga ecologocally clean and free of any contamination.

Is your chaga mushroom wildgrown or cultivated?

Our chaga is hand picked from live birch trees growing in the wilderness of Siberian taiga of Russia.

IS THERE ANY FAKE chaga extract on the market?

Basically there are several ways you can be offered fake or low quality chaga extract:

- the extract can be made from fermented chaga, not from wildgrown chaga. In this case you won't get the real chaga benefits.

- the extract can be made by way of adding some other similar in color dried mushroom. As a result the extract will have good color and high content of polysahharides but no chromogenic complex or very little. Such presumably useless extract would have perceptible mushroomy smell.

- Chaga mushroom can be dried and ground to a very fine powder which could be even water soluble. If added some colorants it would become quite difficult to be distinguished from the chaga extract. Only the structure of the powder particles and taste can help to define whether it is the real freeze-dried extract or just ground raw chaga. The freeze-dried chaga extract has solid, glistening crystalls of tar in it and it doesn't smell like mushroom. Chinese made chaga powder is not natural and has no health supportive properties

- Without knowing the difference you can purchase a crushed chaga powder thinking that this is chaga extract. On the picture you can see an example of the above said. According to the package label this is "Chaga powder" - there is no word "extract" there. This is just milled chaga powder but merchants may claim it is chaga extract (probably just due to their ignorance on this subject)..

DoES your chaga products contain caffeine?

No - none of our products contain caffeine or any other types of stimulants of any kind.

Are the products vegan and gluten free?

Yes! There are no animal or wheat products in our products.

How can i order and pay?

You can order chaga extract from our online store. We accept PayPal which makes possible also to use credit cards.

DO YOU SELL YOUR CHAGA IN WHOLESALE?

Yes we do. Also we provide private labelling if necessary. Minimum order for discounted price is 20kg. Please contact us for details.

“ chromogenic complex content in Baikal chaga extract exceeds 57% “  I don’t understand this message.  I just wonder what the rest of your 43% is ?  I just think the content of each package is 100% chaga?

Our chaga extract is indeed made exclusively of 100% Siberian chaga mushroom. As any organic product chaga has its chemical composition too which consists of many different substances (polysaharrides, Beta-glucans, polyphenols, flavonoids, trace elements, vitamins and minerals). But only wildgrown chaga mushroom contains chromogenic complex ľ a set of humic acids and melanin which makes chaga so powerful. Raw chaga possess only about 15% of Chromogenic complex content, whereas good chaga extract should have minimum 40% (concentration of chromogenic complex). Our chaga extract has more than 50%!