Forest Mana Answers: All About Chaga Mushroom Extract Powder

Chaga mushroom (Inonotus Obliquus) is one of the most valuable super food additions to your nutrition. Often deemed as the “The King of Mushrooms”, we treat it with the respect that it deserves by developing Chaga Mushroom Extract Powder by Forest Mana! Here are some facts and questions answered about Chaga.

1. What Are the Health Effects of the Chaga Mushroom?

Chaga mushrooms have been an important part of Baltic folk medicine and healthcare for hundreds of years. Lithuanians have used it for the development of various tinctures when mixed with spirit, in order to treat skin diseases, as well as for general use in nutrition.

Most known for its explosive antioxidant content, Chaga delivers the key nutrients to support an active lifestyle. It’s support towards the proper functioning of the immune system, skin health and overall wellbeing is what makes Chaga not only the King, but also enables you to take back the reigns of our body for a healthier you!

Add it to your coffee, stir it into any other hot beverage, hot tea or smoothie and enjoy sipping your daily mana fix!

We recommend consulting with a dietitian if any health condition is present, to make sure that the use of Chaga feeds into the overall nutrient pool needed for your specific lifestyle.

2. Where Do Chaga Mushrooms Grow?

Chaga may be most commonly found growing on birch trees, especially in colder climates in the Northern Hemisphere. Seemingly evolved to blend in with the tree trunks, this black-gold mushroom grows into a hard mass, with a total lifespan of about 10-20 years. Even though it may be find thriving on ash or maple trees as well, some mycology experts suggest that it is best to harvest Chaga mushrooms from birch trees for best quality and nutrient density within the fruiting body of this medicinal mushroom.

3. What is the Taste Palette of the Chaga Mushroom Extract Powder by Forest Mana?

Harry, co-founder at Forest Mana, suggests that Chaga mushroom, especially our extract powder tastes like freshly ground, premium, dark or medium roast coffee. The taste palette may closely resemble a strong robusta-based espresso, made into a long black coffee - perfect for your average coffee lover! Some Chaga mushroom extract powder batches may have a “fireside” after-taste - a truly unique, earthy and exclusively rich taste. 

4. Does Chaga Have Caffeine?

Despite it’s taste closely resembling a dark or medium roast coffee, Chaga mushroom extract powder by Forest Mana does not have caffeine and will not prevent you from enjoying quality sleep. It’s adaptogenic properties allow for it to be consumed at any time during your daily routine, with potential soothing and calming properties when prepared as part of a hot beverage.

Our founders love Chaga with their morning coffee! Mixing Forest Mana mushroom extract powders into hot cocoa, espresso-based and hot tea beverages will help seamlessly adapt Chaga into your daily power routine!

5. Are Chaga Mushrooms Legal?

All of our mushroom extract powders and other products listed on our official website, including all products containing Chaga are not on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned substances list and is legal all around the world. Functional mushrooms have been used over 5,000 years in Asia and elsewhere, so it is extremely unlikely that they will ever be added to that list or become illegalised. Chaga does not have any psychedelic properties.

You can shop Forest Mana Chaga products here!