Chaga C-max from Provita Nutrition: Recent studies have revealed that Chaga extract also has anti-mutagenic and antioxidant activity. Latest studies indicate that Inonotus obliquus belongs to the family of medicinal mushrooms exhibiting antitumor activity. Inonotus obliquusis a dietary supplement ingredient listed in Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Ingredients Database.
Provita Nutrition Chaga C-max Highlights:
- helps improving the immune system
- fights against tumours
- strong anti-inflammatory
- has inhibitory and proapoptotic effects against colon cancer and hepatoma cells
- used as anti-HIV agents
- used as chemotherapeutic natural agent but without the side effects
- fights against breast cancer, liver cancer, uterine cancer, and gastric cancer, as well as in hypertension and diabetes
- prevents a range of infectious diseases
Wild CHAGA grows on birch trees in colder northern climates. Since the 16th century, chaga mushrooms were recorded as being used in alternative medicine of the European Eastern and Northern Countries as a remedy for cancer, gastritis, ulcers, and tuberculosis of the bones. The active constituents are thought to be a combination of triterpenes, such as betulinic acid, sterols, and polysaccharides. Like many medicinal mushrooms, chaga is rich in beta glucans which have immunomodulating activities. Beta glucans bind to Complement Receptor 3 (CR3) that allows the immune cells to recognize cancer cells as “non-self”. A hot water extract of chaga exhibited inhibitory and proapoptotic actions against colon cancer cell proliferation via up-regulation of Bax and caspase-3 and down-regulation of Bcl-2.
In 1958, scientific studies in Finland and Russia found chaga provided an extraordinary effect in breast cancer, liver cancer, uterine cancer, and gastric cancer, as well as in hypertension and diabetes. In 1973 in an interesting case study including 50 patients about the effect of a Chaga extract on psoriasis was published in the Russian journal Vestnik Dermatologii i Venerologii. The outcome was almost 100% successful. Recent scientific research in Japan and China has been focused more on the anticancer potential and showed the effects of these specific polysaccharides to be comparable to chemotherapy and radiation, but without the side effects. Further research indicated these polysaccharides have strong anti-inflammatory and immune balancing properties, stimulating the body to produce natural killer cells to battle infections and tumor growth, instead of showing a direct toxicity against pathogens. Herbalist David Winston maintains it is the strongest anticancer medicinal mushroom. Russian literature Nobel Prize laureate Alexandr Solzhenitsyn wrote two pages on the medicinal use and value of chaga in his autobiographical novel, based on his experiences in a hospital in Tashkent, Cancer Ward (1968).
In a 48-patient human clinical trial in Poland in 1957, 10 patients treated with chaga showed a reduction of tumor size, a decrease in pain, a decrease in the intensity and the frequency of hemorrhaging, and a recovery accompanied with better sleep, appetite and feelings of improvement. Most of these patients were females treated with chaga for cancer of the genital organs or breast cancer. Other apoptosis-inducing factors result in cleavage of caspases and nuclear fragmentation.
Provita Nutrition CHAGA C-MAX CONTAINS:
- Chaga Mushroom Powder extract (Inonotus obliquus) ………………… 350mg
Containing minimum 20% polysaccharides
- Vitamin C ………………… 50mg
Provita Nutrition Chaga c-max DOSAGE:
- Take 1 capsule 2 times per day or as advised by your healthcare provider.
- Constituents of Provita Nutrition CHAGA C-MAX mushroom extract may interact with anticoagulant and ant diabetic drugs, consult a health care practitioner before taking it.
- Do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children.