Medical References

Cleveland Clinic - Chaga Mushroom Health Benefits

General information on chaga and its benefits.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Chaga Mushroom Benefits and More

Details on chaga's benefits, uses and side effects.

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WebMD - Health Benefits of Chaga Mushrooms

Quick description of the benefits of incorporating chaga mushrooms in your diet.

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Scientific Articles

Antioxidant effect of Inonotus obliquus

This study was undertaken to evaluate the antioxidant activity of Inonotus obliquus (chaga) with findings showing that it exerts an antioxidant activity and protects cells against oxidative stress, thus why it has long been used to improve overall health and prevent various diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Deciphering the antitumoral potential of the bioactive metabolites from medicinal mushroom Inonotus obliquus

Study into the effects in tumor inhibition by the metabolites in I. obliquus which also exhibit immunomodulatory potential to restore compromised immunity and protect against ulcerative damage of GI tract caused by chemotherapy.

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Inonotus obliquus – from folk medicine to clinical use

Evaluation of Inonotus obliquus use in traditional treatments and potentially positive effects on health. Conclusions include the use of extracts from I. obliquus prepared in various solvents as well as individual fractions of substances derived from the fungus show antiviral, antibacterial, immunostimulating, and anti-tumor activity.

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Anti-diabetic effects of Inonotus obliquus

Study on the effects of Inonotus obliquus polysaccharides on restoring body and fat mass weight, reducing blood glucose levels, improving glucose tolerance ability, increasing hepatic glycogen level and ameliorating insulin resistance.

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