Mushrooms For Weight Loss - Birch Boys, Inc.

Mushrooms For Weight Loss

May 14, 2018Garrett Kopp

Fungi have a wide variety of benefits for the body, mind and spirit. Did you know that functional fungi can be a valuable part of your weight loss regimen? Keep reading to discover how Chaga and Maitake can help you lose (and keep off) those pounds in addition to following a doctor-approved fitness plan. Before starting any fitness plan, please consult with your medical provider to determine if intense physical activity is safe for your body at this time.

Chaga Tea/Tincture As An Appetite Suppressant

The first way we encourage you to use Chaga is to try it as an appetite suppressant. Because Chaga teas and tinctures contain fiber in many forms, Chaga can help make you feel full quicker, leading to a decrease in overall calorie intake. This may help you to lose weight- keep in mind this is in addition to a healthy diet and exercise program. Another thing to note is that Chaga conk itself is not edible. Only the teas and tinctures extracted from it. Think of it like bone broth, you extract the nutrients into the broth and then discard the inedible bone.

Benefits of Chaga When Trying to Lose Weight

Chaga contains antioxidants, which help relieve the oxidative stress caused by exercise. It supports your body’s post-workout recovery.

Chaga contains long-chain polysaccharides, a buzz-free, crash-free, natural energy booster! This way you won't fizzle out during your workout... even if you stop for a much needed breather.

Chaga has also been shown to support a healthy endocrine (hormone) system. Which is important to any weight loss journey.

How to Use Chaga for Weight Loss

A rich brew of Chaga tea in a purple mug, held by a woman outside

Drink a cup of Chaga tea every morning in addition to your regular diet and exercise. Add Chaga tincture to soup, coffee or a superfood smoothie. Chaga is also beneficial when used before and after a workout. Keep some in your water bottle to replenish yourself throughout your workout and day!

Benefits Of Maitake When Trying To Lose Weight

Maitake Mushroom Growing on Fallen Tree

You know those delicious mushrooms that go great in stir fry? Yes, the delectable mushroom known as Maitake, or hen of the woods, has the potential to support healthy weight loss. Research has been performed on this fascinating mushroom, with one study focusing on Maitake's ability to support weight loss. In this study, 30 overweight adults received a Maitake supplement daily, with no other changes being added to their diets. The results were staggering, with the participants averaging an 11-13 pound weight loss over the course of 2 months! Maitake also has a wealth of health benefits, which you can read about here in our blog on the history and benefits of Maitake mushroom. Next time you reach for a bag of chips, consider trying this healthy and delicious mushroom instead.

How To Use Maitake For Weight Loss

For Birch Boys Maitake Tincture, we recommend using 4mL daily. If consuming whole Maitake mushroom, use it as a replacement for high-calorie, sugar-filled processed snacks.

Garrett Kopp Expert Chaga Harvester and woodsman

About The Author

Garrett Kopp is the 25 year old Chaga visionary and founder of Birch Boys, Inc., a company well-known for its assortment of teas, tinctures, and extracts from healing wild fungi. Kopp grew up in the Adirondack Mountains, where he naturally developed a broad passion for the wild northern forests of New York. He began to specialize and narrow this passion toward Chaga after a freak accident where he helped himself to a cup of what appeared to be iced tea in his Grandmother’s refrigerator, who had started harvesting Chaga and brewing it on her own amidst a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Soon thereafter, Kopp and his grandmother expanded their Chaga harvesting activities to local farmer's markets, where they discovered significant demand for the fungus and its powerful ability to help everyday people.

These entrepreneurial efforts landed Kopp acceptance into Clarkson University’s early entrance program, the Clarkson School, where he studied Engineering & Management and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Several years and hundreds of research hours later, Kopp returned to his hometown. Having shipped to over 20,0000 individuals throughout all 50 states, Birch Boys has organically grown into a nationally recognized online brand . Kopp is proud to have built a vertically integrated supply chain, sustainably sourcing the fruits of tree-borne fungi from over 220,000 leased acres of leased private land in the Adirondack park, where it is carefully harvested by hand before being dried, processed, and extracted with love, at his fungi factory in none other than Tupper Lake, NY.

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Comments (3)

  • This has been a wonderful post…especially for we beginners. Thank you!

    Beth Reed
  • Great post
    Thanks for sharing the blog

  • looking for info on a chaga tea diet.

    john rendell

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