Chaga

Chaga, A Great Coffee Substitute

Posted by Kaitlin Lawless on

  No matter how hard you try to ignore it, your morning just seems lonely without coffee! There's a myriad of reasons why one might have to stop drinking coffee. Whether it's a medical issue, pregnancy, healthier habits or a caffeine sensitivity, no one really wants to give up their favorite morning pick-me-up. Chaga is a fantastic coffee substitute, and here's why!    Energy and Mood-Boosting Chaga contains Polysaccharides, a natural source of long-lasting and buzz-free energy. These Polysaccharides are healthy alternative to caffeine, and won't induce anxiety or a 'buzzed' feeling. They provide a subtle, enduring energy to motivate...

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Hair, Nails, Skin...and Chaga!

Posted by Kaitlin Lawless on

    Skincare It's no secret that winter takes a toll on our skin! Flaky nose corners, less-than-lustrous skin, and an overall feeling of dryness can really distract one from appreciating the season. A common mistake made with skincare is focusing solely on topical products.  The health of your skin is directly related to your overall health, so the things you put into your body can make a big difference. We recommend a mix of topical and internal skincare. Chaga can be the perfect fit!   Topical For topical purposes we have a few do's and don'ts. Do make sure...

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Why Buy Adirondack Wild-Harvested Chaga?

Posted by Kaitlin Lawless on

Here at Birch Boys, we pride ourselves on a few key characteristics about our Chaga. Sustainable, Adirondack, and Wild Harvested our Chaga has a lot going for it! Keep reading to discover why these aspects of our practice are so important! Sustainability Chaga is abundant in birch forests with harsh, rapidly changing climates. This is why the Adirondacks is a great place to find it! We have a 3-step method to ensuring sustainability in our practices. Firstly, we work with local logging companies to purchase Chaga from birch trees already cut down for logging. This way we save Chaga from...

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5 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Chaga Tea

Posted by Kaitlin Lawless on

All sorts of people will benefit from chaga tea. Keep reading if you're a Senior, a College Student, Undergoing Cancer Treatment, Pregnant, or Just Looking for an All-in-One Superfood!  You're a Senior Citzen  Defense - Chaga contains Beta-D Glucans which boost the immune system, helping your body fight illness. Chaga also contains betulin, a compound found in birch trees that defends the birch against foreign invaders. Human cells are immune to betulin, so it only attacks the invaders you don't want around (a pesky cold, fungal infection, etc).  Energy - The structural polysaccharides found in Chaga's Cell walls help to provide...

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What is Chaga?

Posted by Garrett Kopp on

Chaga is a super-mushroom that has one of the highest antioxidant concentrations among any food in the world. It grows on live birch trees in semi-arctic climates, which is why the Adirondack Mountains are Chaga's perfect habitat.  Rich in antioxidants, melanin, polysaccharides, phytonutrients, vitamins, triterpines, betulinic acid, and absolutely caffeine free, it is no mystery that Chaga has been dubbed the "mushroom of immortality" by the health food community. This smooth tea will leave you tasting the vitality of the mountains, and mixes great with honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, berries, and milk.

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