You’ve probably heard the term ‘Antioxidants’ numerous times. But what are Antioxidants, and how do they affect the quality of our Health?
The fight against free radicals
Antioxidants help our body fight against ‘Free Radicals.’ Free radicals are unstable molecules resulting from toxins, environmental pollutions, and stress, to name a few. As we age, free radicals begin to build and become responsible for all sorts of nasties like disease, premature ageing and autoimmune disorders.
The worst part about free radicals is they start to affect our mitochondrial function. This is the ‘energy’ created within our cells. So not only can free radicals shorten our lifespan, but they also affect our overall energy levels as our cells begin to weaken with age.
The perils of our modern Lifestyles
Our modern lifestyle contributes to the buildup of free radicals. Processed food, alcohol, smoke, mobile phone radiation, excess sugar and stress are all contributors. The deterioration in soil quality, overuse of insecticides and pesticides make it hard to find food sources with high levels of Antioxidants.
How Antioxidants help
This deterioration in modern food production standards means we need to supplement to offset the buildup of free radicals in our system. Enter antioxidants and the positive impact they can affect our quality of Health. You can find them in most fresh foods. But let’s face it, these days, with poor production standards, you’ve got to eat a truckload of them to have any impact.
To show how this is the case, let’s compare Chaga to blueberries. The Chaga mushroom has one of the highest ORAC scores of any food— 31 times higher than blueberries! The definition of ORAC is: “oxygen radical absorbent capacity.” It measures how much antioxidant activity is contained within certain foods. The higher the score, the more likely food can fight free radicals and help offset oxidative stress.
One mushroom thats a HUGE source of antioxidants
Among other medicinal mushrooms and adaptogens we use in our extracts, Chaga mushroom is the most potent source of Antioxidants. It can significantly help affect the quality of your Health by helping fight those nasty free radicals. Chaga is also known as the ‘OG, king of mushrooms, and for good reason: It is one of the most antioxidant-rich, nutrient-dense superfoods on the planet. Studies have shown that supplementing with Chaga mushroom extract can significantly reduce the presence of free radicals in the body. Combine this with a host of other benefits, including immune-boosting, anti-bacterial, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory activities. This is mainly due to the medicinal properties found in Chaga mushrooms, including beta-glucans, antioxidants, melanin, triterpenes and polyphenols.
Chaga mushrooms are not native to Australia and can take up to thirty years to grow on Birch trees. Chaga thrives in cold environments, which is why it’s mainly found throughout North America, Canada and Siberia. We are meticulous in sourcing our Chaga, ensuring it’s of the highest quality, organic and free from any heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides. Obviously, nature grows the best possible product, which is why we chose wild-foraged Chaga mushroom from Canada for our tinctures. We then subject it to a month-long dual-extraction process resulting in the most bioavailable product on the market. We’re convinced our process results in the highest possible level of antioxidants possible, resulting in a positive effect on your overall health.
You can buy our dual-extracted medicinal Chaga mushrooms from shroomunity.com. It’s available as pure Chaga or an addition to a few of our’ Shroomstacks.’ A synergistic blend of medicinal mushrooms and adaptogenic herbs.,
The Shroomunity Team.