Fermented Chaga—Supports a Healthy Response to Stress, Supports Mental Focus and Concentration, and Fights Oxidative Stress†
With a Full-Spectrum Fermented Chaga Blend, Fermented Warming Botanical Blend, Organic Ashwagandha Extract and an Organic Fermented Bitter Botanical Blend, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Chaga is specially formulated to provide support for a healthy response to stress and support for mental focus and concentration.†What Sets Ancient Apothecary Mushrooms Apart?
- Live Fermentation
- Essential Oils Infusion
- Organic Herbs & Spices
- Warming Botanicals
- Digestive Bitters
Ancient Apothecary Fermented Mushroom formulas are powered by fermentation—our own proprietary, patent-pending, dual-stage, live fermentation process.
What is fermentation and why is it important?
Fermentation is an ancient process used to break down food into more absorbable components.
Here are some key benefits of fermentation:
- Fermentation pre-digests nutrients and beneficial compounds into more accessible and bioavailable forms.
- In some instances, fermentation can actually make certain foods more edible and more digestible, such as roots, leaves, nuts, tubers, seeds and grains.
- Fermentation can increase the presence of probiotics in the food.
Each Ancient Apothecary Mushroom formula is infused with Organic Essential Oils and CO2 extracts.
The Power of Essential Oils
Essential oils are often referred to as the “life blood” of plants and trees. They are the concentrated oils of herbs, plants and trees.
For example, it takes approximately 3,000 lemons to make one kilo of lemon essential oil, while one 15mL bottom of lemon essential oil takes about 75 lemons! To go deeper, there are nearly 300 drops in a 15mL bottle, so 1 drop of lemon essential oil is made by using ¼ of a whole lemon!
Likewise, 150 pounds of lavender is necessary for just one pound of pure lavender essential oil, while one 15mL bottle of lavender oil requires 27 square feet of lavender plants. With approximately 300 drops of lavender oil in a 15mL bottle, one drop equals nearly .09 square feet of lavender plants.
The bottom line: here’s a whole lot of beneficial plant life in essential oils.
These precious oils can be distilled or extracted using CO2 and bottled, and when steam distilled, essential oils keep the “frequency” that they had when they resided in the plant.
Additionally, essential oils provide lipo-soluble fractions of plants. Since plants contain both water- and fat-soluble active compounds, we believe it is important to consume a full spectrum of beneficial compounds. Fats and oils are beneficial for the effective delivery of key antioxidant compounds.
Therefore, essential oils infused into herbal formulas can help serve as a delivery system for botanicals.
Here’s the takeaway: Essential oils are some of Nature’s wonders!
That’s why you’ll find essential oils in each and every Ancient Apothecary Fermented Mushrooms.
The Importance of Organic Mushrooms
It’s no secret that in conventionally grown plants, farmers often use a variety of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides synthetic fertilizers and many other "processing agents” which often remain in and on the food or herbs. Even washing these foods or herbs can’t get many of these off the produce.
Why? Because nearly 20 percent of the 17,000 (or more) pesticides in use today are known as systemic pesticides—those which reside inside the plant via its root system and have permeated the plant. That means they’re everywhere within the plants themselves and can’t be washed off.
To try to avoid these chemicals in and on our food, many people choose to go organic. That reason alone is enough to make going organic is all the rage these days.
But another important benefit of organic food and herbs is that, because they’re grown organically, these plants are often able to produce their own natural defenses against pests.
As a result, these plants can have some of the very compounds and natural defenses that we can and often should include in our diet.
That’s why you’ll find these health-supporting organic mushrooms in each and every Ancient Apothecary Fermented Mushrooms.
PLUS, each Ancient Apothecary Mushroom formula features an Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend of black pepper, ginger, long pepper and sprouted cumin.
In Ayurveda, black pepper, long pepper and ginger are tied to the Sanskrit word trikatu, meaning three spices or three peppers. Trikatu is an Ayurvedic blend of the fruits of black pepper, long pepper and the rhizomes of ginger.
Each Ancient Apothecary Fermented Mushroom formula also features an Organic Fermented Bitter Botanical Blend of milk thistle, dandelion and peppermint.
Bitter botanicals or "bitters" are historically regarded as beneficial.
By combining organic fermented botanicals, whole organic herbs and spices, hot water herbal extracts and lipo-soluble fractions, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Mushroom formulas feature a full-spectrum infusion of the best that Nature has to offer!
What Is Oxidative Stress?
Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radical production and the body’s ability to counteract free radicals and their harmful effects via antioxidants’ power to neutralize free radicals.
Antioxidants are nutrients in plant foods known as phytochemicals and are found in deeply colored fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other plants and foods, including fungi (mushrooms).
Antioxidants have the uncanny power to take destructive free radicals and convert them to harmless waste products that the body can eliminate. In short, antioxidants act as scavengers to support the body’s overall health.†
Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) grows on birch trees and has a long history of use.
Of course, mushrooms are fungi, which are so distinct in nature that they are classified as their own kingdom—separate from plants or animals. While there are approximately 140,000 species of mushroom-forming fungi in the world, science is familiar with only approximately 10%, while only 100 species or so are being studied for their potential health benefits.
Chaga is an important mushroom, too.
Here are some other interesting observations about chaga mushrooms:
- 5,300 years ago, chaga was used and is still used today.
- There are 215 phytochemicals identified in chaga.
- Superoxide dismutase, also known as SOD, is featured in chaga.
- There are 29 different polysaccharide derivatives found in chaga.
Ancient Apothecary Fermented Chaga also features ashwagandha in the form of Organic Ashwagandha Extract (Root and Leaf).
Ashwagandha is well-known for being a stress buster, and the clinically studied ashwagandha ingredient in Ancient Apothecary Fermented Chaga can:
- Support a healthy response to physical, emotional and mental stress†
- Boost energy and reduce fatigue†
- Enhance focus and mental stamina†
- Assist in sustaining energy levels†
- Help to support restful sleep†
Combined with the Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend PLUS the Organic Fermented Botanical Blend AND the power of clinically studied Ashwagandha, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Chaga is a top pick!
To Use: Adults take 3 capsules daily with 8 ounces of water or your favorite beverage. May be taken with or without food.