Chaga Tincture: Product Highlight and FAQ

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Birch Boys Chaga Tincture is a great choice for people looking to support their immune system, energy and wellbeing. In this blog we’ll talk all about our Chaga Tincture; features and benefits, customer reviews, how to use it and frequently asked questions. We’re so proud of our Chaga Tincture, so let’s get to it and talk chaga!

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Features and Benefits of Birch Boys Chaga Tincture

  • Made from 100% USA-sourced, sustainably harvested, WILD chaga.
  • Our 4oz tincture size is twice the standard amount!
  • Birch Boys Chaga Tincture contains the highest concentrations of the best quality Chaga available.
  • Full of antioxidants! You’ll notice that our Chaga Tincture is a rich black color. This is an indication of the antioxidants inside. Melanin is the most prominent antioxidant in chaga, and melanin imparts a deep black color on our tincture. These antioxidants help to support your immune system.
  • Motivation in a bottle. Chaga contains long-chain polysaccharides which help to efficiently turn food into energy. Many of our customers report having intense motivation to do usually-annoying tasks after consuming our Chaga Tincture. Tasks like organizing your closet, finishing those dishes and deep cleaning the bathroom are easy to undertake with the addition of chaga to your diet.
  • Great addition/alternative to caffeine! Many of our customers use our Chaga Tincture to augment their morning coffee - or replace it entirely!
  • We use traditional extraction methods, augmented with modern technology and practices. Dual extract tinctures have been used and trusted for centuries. The combination of a hot water extract and an alcohol extract is an extremely bioavailable and efficacious way to get the benefits of fungi, herbs and more!

What Customers Are Saying

Smiling woman adds Chaga Tincture to beverage

”I've been using Birch Boy products for 2 years now starting with the Chaga Maple tea bags, loose chaga to brew with my morning joe and now the tinctures, Chaga and Lion’s Mane. I feel both physically and cognitively improved at 58. The tinctures are very convenient to add to my morning coffee and afternoon green tea enhancing the flavor just a tad. The shipping and handling of the products received are always of high quality. I believe the product is of high quality and personally love that it's sourced in the Adirondacks of the North Country of NYS.” - Bernie, 02-10-21

”My wife has tried 3 Chaga products from other suppliers before this one. We have had serious quality and consistency problems with all of them. The Birch boys tincture has had none of these issues. This product has changed her life and greatly improved her condition. If you have been disappointed by other chaga products try this one before you give up on chaga.” - NJ, 02-26-21

”I see a difference! I started using the Chaga drops and within a couple of weeks I noticed that my nails are stronger. My entire life I've had thin nails that tear...no more. Very impressive.” - Martha, 01-04-21

To read more reviews, click here!

How to use Chaga Tincture

The short version is: Use the dropper to dispense up to 4mL of Chaga Tincture either directly in the mouth or into a drinking-temperature beverage-- like tea, coffee, juice or water. There is a diagram displaying how to use the dropper on the packaging, if you’re having trouble. But you have more questions! Let’s answer those…

Chaga Tincture FAQ

Chaga Tincture next to lily flower with question marks around them

How much Chaga Tincture should I take?

Everyone has unique body chemistry. This means that each person is different, and will respond to supplements differently. Some people are very sensitive to supplements. These people tend to notice effects more quickly than others and may be able to consume a smaller serving than less sensitive folk. If you are completely new to mushrooms, start with 1-2 mL and work your way up, over a week or two, to 4mL. That being said, you may find that your sweet spot is 1-3mL. That is great too! We strongly encourage listening to your body and finding your own routine. I personally take 3mL of Chaga and Lion's Mane Tinctures in my coffee, each morning. To learn about Garrett's routine, click here. 

What Does Chaga Tincture Taste Like?

Chaga Tincture has a fairly smooth flavor. Since our Chaga Tincture is a dual extract, there is 22% alcohol, so it tastes like chaga with a bit of an alcohol flavor. Chaga is sweet and earthy which helps to mediate the astringency of the alcohol. It is an enjoyable tincture for herbal enthusiasts to get down the hatch. Many people remark on it's sweet aftertaste. If you don’t enjoy strong flavors, it truly makes coffee and tea taste better; sweeter and more robust.

How Soon Will I Notice Benefits?

It can take anywhere from one week up to a month for a person to begin experiencing the benefits of Chaga Tincture. This will largely depend on how sensitive your body is to supplements. Some people notice effects incredibly quickly, others experience more gradual change. Our customers report increased motivation, fewer instances of sickness, enduring daily energy, and stellar hair and nails.

Should I Take Chaga Tincture On An Empty Stomach Or With Food?

Because our Chaga Tincture is a dual extract containing 22% alcohol, we recommend having a little something in your stomach when you take the Chaga Tincture, especially if you know that your gut is sensitive to alcohol. I personally just add it to my coffee (loaded with cream) in the morning and it’s perfect! You could also take Chaga Tincture with juice, tea, a smoothie, or whatever non-carbonated beverage that you most enjoy. If you’re a breakfast eater, just take your Chaga Tincture during or after breakfast.

Does Chaga Tincture Contain Caffeine?

Nope. In fact, Chaga Tincture can be a great alternative to caffeine.

When Should I Take Chaga Tincture?

Birch Boys Chaga Tincture is quite stimulating. Most people take Chaga Tincture in the morning to start their day with the best foot forward. However, some people spread out their consumption over the day and even into the evening. It’s all about how your body responds and your needs throughout the day.

What Are The Warnings And Side-Effects Of Chaga Tincture?

Responsible use of Chaga Tincture is key. We are not medical professionals and cannot dispense medical advice. You may want to consult a healthcare professional before using Chaga Tincture if you have any of the following; a blood clotting disorder, have diabetes or are on diabetes medication, you have an upcoming surgery, you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, you have osteoporosis or are on a reduced oxalate diet. For more information, check out Chaga Warnings.

Can I Take Chaga Tincture With Other Mushroom Tinctures?

Absolutely! Feel free to use the Chaga Tincture with any of our other Mushroom Tinctures; Reishi, Turkey Tail, Lion’s Mane and Maitake! You can take up to 4mL of each tincture daily.

Can pets take Chaga Tincture?

Dogs can consume Chaga Tincture. We recommend using 1-2mL in the dog’s food if you choose to do so. Cats cannot tolerate any amount of alcohol, therefore feeding cats Chaga Tincture could cause serious issues due to it’s alcohol content. For Cats, offer Chaga Tea instead.

Can I Add Chaga Tincture To Coffee?

Yes! In fact, it makes coffee taste better!

Where Should I Store My Chaga Tincture?

Store your Chaga Tincture in a cool, dry place. Ideally in a cabinet or pantry. Do not store Chaga Tincture in direct sunlight. This is because the glass bottle is sensitive to heat, you’d hate to waste your Chaga Tincture from it cracking and leaking out (or bursting) on a windowsill.

Can Kids Take Chaga Tincture?

There is no definitive research on this topic, there is also no indication that Chaga Tincture is unsafe for children. As a general rule, children under ten should not be given supplements without consulting a healthcare professional. Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance, use your parental discretion when introducing a supplement to your child’s diet.

Do you have more questions about Birch Boys Chaga Tincture? Drop them in the comments below!

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