North American Herb & Spice Chag-o-Charge Wild Chaga Mushroom Health Drink (90 g)
North American Herb & Spice In-Fusion Power Chag-O-Charge Mushroom Health Drink is infused with wild white birch bark and purple maca. North American Herb & Spice In-Fusion Power Chag-O-Charge Mushroom Health Drink has a delicious expresso flavor.
North American Herb & Spice In-Fusion Power Chag-O-Charge Mushroom Health Drink is the wild, raw chaga mushroom concentrate harvested from wild birch trees. Fortified with wild white birch bark and purple maca it is a potent source of antioxidants and nutrients. Chaga mushroom contains powerful active compunds such as sterols, polyphenols, betulin, and betulinic acid, the benfits of which are well published. Chag-o-Charge wild forest tea is a source for vital trace minerals as B vitamins. It is also a top source of antioxidant enzymes, especially SOD (superoxide dismutase). Chaga has the highest ORAC and SOD levels of any mushroom and has been used as a whole food for centuries. Do not accept cheap imitations made from vat-grown chaga.
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Parts used and where grown
Maca is a cruciferous vegetable in the mustard family, related to radishes and turnips. Used as food and medicine in the Andes Mountains of Peru, it is not known to occur naturally anywhere else in the world. The four major cultivars of maca are red, black, cream, and purple; none has been definitely proven to be medicinally superior to any other.
Historical or traditional use
Maca root has been an important food for the native people in the Andes of Peru, including the Incas, for at least 2,000 years. It is eaten baked, dried, mixed with milk, or in a variety of other forms and dishes. It is also traditionally believed to enhance strength, endurance, libido, and fertility.
Maca contains substantial quantities of protein, fat, fiber, and minerals including iron, which also contribute to its nutritional value. It also contains glucosinolates, the strong-smelling compounds that are responsible for the pungent smell and taste of mustard family plants. Neither these nor any other constituents in maca have definitively been shown to contribute to its actions.
Preliminary studies have shown that maca can increase libido in healthy men. It does this without influencing levels of testosterone or any other sex hormones. Healthy men who take maca have also been shown to have increased semen volume, increased sperm counts, and enhanced sperm motility.
Numerous animal studies show that maca extracts can increase sex drive and improve fertility. Other studies support that it can relieve the negative effects of stress reactions. The red cultivar, though not the black or cream, also reduced enlarged prostates in rats.
How much is usually taken?
The amount used successfully in studies so far has been 500 to 1,000 mg three times per day of dried root powder in capsules.
Are there any side effects or interactions?
Glucosinolates can cause goiter (swollen thyroid gland with decreased activity) if taken in excess combined with a low-iodine diet. Though this is documented to occur with other glucosinolate-rich foods, it is not known if maca causes goiter.
At the time of writing, there were no well-known drug interactions with maca.