Meie lugu



(Inonotus obliquus)

It is known that Chaga aka clinker polypore, cinder conk or birch canker polypore is an immune system balancer and a powerful antioxidant that supports the intestinal microflora that promotes the natural functioning of the body’s physiological processes. Chaga, also known as the King of Mushrooms, has been used for millennia, all the way from the ancient Finno-Ugric tribes to the American Indian and Siberian tribes.

Chaga’s antioxidant properties have been supported by various scientific studies. Chaga contains antioxidants, including polyphenols, which have been shown to protect against free radical damage in human cells. A wide spectrum of biological activity is also related to melanins, which effectively inhibit the peroxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids and prevent the DNA from single chain breakage, membrane damage and protein oxidation.

Animal studies have found that Chaga has an anti-inflammatory effect and can help reduce inflammation in the human body as well. Melanins can accelerate wound healing and have immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, enterosorbing and antitumor properties with low toxicity. Chaga has been found to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, which can help improve cardiovascular health.

Chaga mushrooms have been shown to strengthen the immune system by increasing the activity of immune system cells such as white blood cells. Polysaccharides extracted from Chaga have shown several bioactivities. Chaga is rich in β-glucan polysaccharides with a lower molecular weight, which contributes to their absorption and activity.

Some laboratory studies have found that Chaga may have antitumor properties and may help inhibit the growth of cancer cells, but more research is needed to determine its effectiveness in humans. Ethanol extract has been shown to exert a strong superoxide dismutase-like effect on DLD-1 tumor cells, slowing their growth, and exposure to chaga ethanol extract resulted in the induction of apoptosis, or tumor cell death.


Lion's Mane

Lion’s Mane*

(Hericium erinaceus)

Lion’s Mane aka the bearded tooth, Japanese yamabushitake, pom pom mushroom, and the hedgehog mushroom is the mushroom world’s first choice if there is a need for the brain to be active. There are a number of scientific studies looking at Lion’s Mane as a brain balancer and a stress reliever. It is also considered to increase productivity and focus. The Japanese call it Yamabushitake, or the mountain monk mushroom. Monks are known to have made tea from the mushroom to help them focus better during meditations.

The Lion’s Mane mushroom, also known as Hericium erinaceus, is a species of edible mushroom native to North America and Eurasia. It is named after its long rows of spines that resemble a lion’s mane or coral. The beneficial properties of coral reefs have been supported by scientific publications.

Enhancing brain function: Studies have found that consumption of the Lion’s Mane mushroom can improve cognitive function and memory in animals and humans. Compounds extracted from the fruiting body of Lion’s Mane have been found to promote the biosynthesis of nerve growth factor (NGF) in cultured astrocytes (central nervous system cells) of observed rodents and the growth and formation of nerve connections in these nerve cells.

The Lion’s Mane mushroom contains compounds with anti-inflammatory effects that may help to reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases. Some studies show that Lion’s Mane can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels in blood, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Due to its high content of beta-glucans, Lion’s Mane mushroom can help strengthen the immune system, which makes the fight against infections and diseases easier. Some studies have found that consuming Lion’s Mane can help reduce weight and improve metabolism through fiber and improving the glycemic index.

Various studies have shown that mushroom polysaccharides can even help with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases by slowing the disease progression, improving cognitive abilities, and reducing oxidative stress. These effects have been found through the regulation of lymphatic response, reduction of oxidative stress, and compounds acting as bioactive nerve growth factors in some mushrooms.

However, most research on the health benefits of the Lion’s Mane mushroom has so far been done only in animals or cell cultures, and more research is needed to confirm these potential benefits in humans.




(Lentinula edodes)

(Shiitake, or oak mushroom, is a fungus of vitality and beauty, belonging to the family of mushrooms, which stimulates the immune system and supports the work of the whole body. Shiitake is known to be rich in compounds that boost general well-being, slow down aging and protect against oxidative stress. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is used for metabolic problems and colds. It is also ideal in soups and has also been used in Buddhist dishes, such as Buddha’s Delight’x, which resembles a vegetable stew.

Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes), which contain β-glucans, have been used for human treatment. They have been used to treat cancer, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Various scientific studies have shown numerous health benefits, including:

Shiitake mushrooms contain polysaccharides such as beta-glucans, which help strengthen the immune system and protect liver health. Shiitake polysaccharide lentinan has shown strong anticancer effects in various animal models and is used in Japan for cancer treatment.

Shiitake mushrooms are completely free of cholesterol, and in addition, the compounds found in them can help reduce cholesterol levels. Through a similar effect, and also being a good source of minerals such as potassium, shiitake supports important functions to maintain heart health.




(Ganoderma lucidum)

Reishi, “Ling Zhi” or the elixir of life according to the name in Chinese culture, increases the quality of sleep and also contributes to the creation of more colorful dreams. An excellent adaptogen that promotes mental relaxation, supports the work of the immune system and the body’s resistance, sleep quality as well as helps to fight stress. It is a mushroom that is not intended for the dining table due to its hard texture and bitter taste. It is one of the most studied medicinal mushrooms. Scientific research to confirm its medicinal properties is still going on today, although Reishi has been used in Asian countries for the treatment of various diseases for over 2000 years already.

Ganoderma lucidum, also known as the Reishi mushroom, has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years for its soothing effects. It has also been traditionally used in combination with other herbs for its sedative effect and this has been scientifically proven. Reishi has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. Research has described a sleep-enhancing effect through the gut microbiome and a serotonin-dependent mechanism.

Like other medicinal mushrooms, Reishi contains polysaccharides such as beta-glucans that support the immune system. The triterpenes found in Reishi, whose content determines the quality of the mushroom, have an anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, reishi has been described to have antioxidant effects that can protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.