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Oriveda's focus is on selling well-researched medicinal mushroom extracts of superior quality.

As a business we are focused on providing our customers with the best possible products, value-for-money and service. We are serving customers in over 85 countries.

Our business is based on common sense and pragmatism. We feel that every claim of quality should be backed up with hard facts.

All our products are tested by independent objective laboratories, not just for safety but in particular for active ingredients. You don't have to take our word for it when we claim premium quality - you can verify it. We share our test reports with our customers.

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• Therapeutically speaking, ORIVeDA extracts are the most powerful extracts available worldwide, with guaranteed levels of the most important bioactive components and the highest bioavailability possible. And this is not just a marketing statement.

Our authorized supplement facts labels and Google make it easy to compare our products with others. As said, our Certificates of Analysis from independent third party laboratories are available on request.

• Since we started as a business we have always emphasized the use of extracts, being the only reliable way to accomplish therapeutic effects.

Already in 2012 we started specifying beta-glucans (the main active ingredient of most medicinal mushrooms) on our supplement fact labels. This was a time when 95 % of mushroom supplements had zero specifications (not being extracted) and the rest mentioned 'polysaccharides' at best, a broad term covering a lot of non-bioactive compounds, in the core unsuitable as a quality marker. Currently beta-glucans are widely accepted as a quality marker, using an AOAC-validated test method.

• We are the first ones specifiying cordycepin as a quality marker for Cordyceps and the first and only ones to specify the NGF-promoting compounds for which Lion's Mane is known - the terpenes. In short, we have set and pointed out quality standards since we started. This approach makes it easy for consumers to choose the right stuff and they're less likely to be deceived by marketing tricks. Make sure to check our FAQ for additional details.

• The value-for-money you get with our products is excellent. Not only are our prices often lower than others, but the level of bioavailable active ingredients in our extracts is also much higher, in some instances over three times higher than the best of the rest. So, instead of spending $ 90 on “product X” you only have to spend $ 30 on our product for the same therapeutic potential.
And on top of that, as said before, we guarantee the bioavailability of the bioactives; your body can absorb and digest them 100%, so the therapeutic potential is maximal. And all these claims can be verified - objective third party test results are available on demand.

• In SE-Asia medicinal mushrooms have been used for many centuries. These countries therefore contain probably the best-informed and most critical consumers. We are proud to be able to claim that we are currently the only Western company selling mushroom extracts on a large scale to this region.
• A lot of the research on which our products' reputation is built is available and can be downloaded for free from the resources-section of our site.

• We ship to almost all countries in the world, except warzones.With only a few exceptions, shipping is free for website orders, worldwide. We usually ship orders the next day.

• We offer maximum personal service: we are online 7 days a week and your questions will be answered in great detail. Those questions are important: they help us develop new ideas and products. Keep them coming!

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ORIVeDA is a registered brand name of ORIGO Holding BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. All rights reserved.








About Chaga
Why Oriveda's Chaga ?
  • 180 v-caps @ 300 mg
  • (2 months regular use)
  •  
  • wild-harvested
  • > 4.10 % triterpene
  • > 2.60 % betulinic acid
  • > 20 % beta-glucan
  • > 6.60 % polyphenols
  •  
  • • • dual extracted • •

Why ORIVeDA 's Chaga ?

Scientific research uses in general extracted, highly purified mushroom powder to investigate the therapeutic potential of medicinal mushrooms. Research found that the immunological effects of mushroom extracts are up to 10 times higher when compared against non-extracted powders.
ORIVeDA's powdered extracts are comparable in both composition and quality, so the research results you read about you can also expect from our extracts. (This encapsulated product is identical to the loose extract powder sold separetly)

ORIVeDA Chaga contains guaranteed levels of the main bioactive compounds. Click here to see our authorized 'Supplement Facts' label.


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In Chaga those ingredients are mainly beta-glucans, polyphenols (anti-oxidants), betulinic acid and other terpenes and sterols. We guarantee the presence and the percentage of these components - see our supplement facts label.

According to research* the average amount of beta-glucans in Chaga is around 10-14% when properly extracted.

Due to advanced processing techniques our extract contains over 20 % of beta-glucan.**. ( All beta-glucans are polysaccharides, but not all polysaccharides are beta-glucans!)

Recommended dosage is 3 caps p/day - but also see our FAQ. A leaflet with detailed instructions and background is included with every order.

The Certificates of Analysis are available on request so you can verify our quality claims.

Extracted using a combination of hot water (for beta-glucan / polyphenols) and ethanol extraction (for sterols, betulinic acid and other terpenoids, etc.).

* http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0023643807001430
**Independant lab test; performed Febr. 2017.

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* The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA or the EFSA.
This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Do not use this product instead of regular medication.

Why Chaga ?

Science has been researching medicinal mushrooms for decades. Below we've listed the main targets in Chaga research*.
Take notice: this list should not be interpreted as a list of medical claims ! For an extensive background click here  ( page opens in new window ).

• Immune-modulating potential

A shared property of all medicinal mushrooms is said to be immune-modulation: research has been investigating their potential to normalize our natural resistance against diseases for many decades. Although undeniable proof has not yet been presented the outcome of research is promising.

In particular water-soluble beta-glucans have triggered the interest of scientists: in the EU several health-claims based on beta-glucans have been ratified in the past years by the EFSA. Beta-glucans are e.g. thought to help with immune support and with normalizing of cholesterol levels.

When properly extracted, Chaga has good levels of beta-glucan. In basic hot water extracts these levels are only 3 - 8%, though. Globally, Oriveda's Chaga can claim the highest percentage of beta-glucan.

Given that our immune system is the core of our health this is very important - allergies, infections, auto-immune diseases and many old-age problems are all immune related. Also see our dedicated article about the immune system.

Two terms are worth mentioning here: adaptogenic (helping our body to adapt to the never-ending assaults on our health) and BRM (a natural Biological Response Modifier - helps to normalize the body's natural defense mechanisms without any side effects).

These terms are keywords when describing medicinal mushrooms. Medicinal mushrooms do not cure or heal directly, but they help the body to perform at its best.

• Anti-inflammatory, anti-viral potential

These properties are of course linked to Chaga's immune-modulating potential. Responsible for these properties are most likely the beta-glucans found in Chaga. Polyphenols also might play a role.

Harmful micro-organisms, bacteria and viruses should be neutralized by the immune system before they can cause infections and inflammations. Existing infections etc. will last considerably shorter if the immune system is functioning at its peak level.

Betulinic acid (an important component of Chaga) is currently being researched in several countries for its anti-HIV potential. Unfortunately betulinic acid has a very low 'bio-availability'; the body has trouble absorbing it. The often seen claims that 'Chaga contains a bioavailable form of betulinic acid' are unfortunately unfounded. For additional information visit our resources page.

Oriveda's Chaga contains over 20% of beta-glucan and over 2.5% of betulinic acid.

• Anti-ulcer, anti-gastritis properties

In folk medicine Chaga was used often to battle gastritis and related gastro-intestinal problems.

Again, the immune-modulating potential of Chaga plays an important role here, both in treating and prevention of these problems, but betulinic acid and the phytosterols present in Chaga might also play a role.

Stress e.g. can have a devastating effect on the metabolism, and is known to contribute to the development of ulcers because of its negative effect on the immune system. Most ulcers are caused by bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori. A well-functioning immune system will be able to deal with this pathogen.

• Its potential as an anti-cancer adjuvant

Chaga is used often in combination with standard cancer treatments such as chemo-therapy and radiation. There are claims suggesting it can neutralize in whole or in part the devastating effects these treatments have on our immune system.

If these claims are justified Chaga might aid in preventing metastasis (cancer cells traveling through the bloodstream should be neutralized by the immune system before they can cause harm). Chaga might be able to significantly contribute to the quality of life during and after treatment this way.

Furthermore, some research is focusing on Chaga itself as having a direct anti-cancer potential. The betulinic acid and some of the phytosterols present are thought to have the ability to kill cancer cells directly. How this is supposed to work exactly is the subject of several theories. So far, no clinical trials have been performed and all research has been performed on animals and in the lab.

Betulinic acid / phytosterols are only present in dual extracted Chaga; these compounds are not water-soluble.

• Anti-oxidant properties, revitalizing, anti-aging potential

Our ORIVEDA extract includes the sclerotium ( the black outside layer ) of the Chaga conk. This is important, because this sclerotium contains a massive amount of a specific fungi-melanin, giving our extract a very high level of anti-oxidants. The percentage of polyphenols is a good indicator - melanin is a polyphenolic derivative.

Research has linked anti-oxidants to DNA-regenerating and re-vitalizing properties. Assuming this is justified, the whole body will benefit from this; your organs will function better and because of this you will look and feel better.

Antioxidant power is often expressed in an ORAC-value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity).

The ORAC-value Certificate of Analysis (COA) issued by Brunswick Labs indicates 146,700 µmole TE p/100 grams, putting Oriveda's Chaga extract in the top 10 of anti-oxidants right away. As far as we know it's also the highest level ever found in a Chaga product. The COA is available on request.

Oriveda's Chaga extract has the highest ORAC score in its league - verifiable!
Check this graph for a comparison with other 'super-foods'.

• The effect on cholesterollevels and the cardiovascular system

In vitro research showed betulinic acid (a compound unique to Chaga) to be able to break down 'bad' cholesterol. Unfortunately betulinic acid has a very low 'bio-availability'; the body has trouble absorbing it. The often seen claims that 'Chaga contains a bioavailable form of betulinic acid' are unfounded, although there are theories that a synergetic effect is taking place.

The beta-glucans in Chaga have a positive effect on cholesterol levels; as said before in the EU such health claims have been ratified by the EFSA. A healthy balance between LDL (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol helps with high blood pressure and promotes a healthy cardio-vascular system: less plaque, stronger arteries.

Oriveda Chaga contains ± 2.5 % of betulinic acid and ± 20 % of bioactive beta-glucans.

• The effect on psoriasis symptoms

Psoriasis is basically an auto-immune disease. In the early 70s a case study was performed in the USSR, investigating the effect of a traditional Chaga preparation (Befungin ®) on psoriasis symptoms. We have translated this case study into English.
The full article is available for download in our 'resources' section.

One of our clients started a blog with day-to-day pictures of his battle against psoriasis, using a combination of healthy food and Oriveda Chaga. His blog can be found here.

• Side effects and safety

Chaga extracts have no noteworthy side effects at all. The lack of side effects is due to the fact that Chaga extracts work mainly in an indirect way: as a natural BRM (a Biological Response Modifier - stimulating the body's natural defense mechanisms).

There is no potential disturbance of the body's chemical and hormonal balance. This makes medicinal mushrooms extracts like Chaga the ideal dietary supplements for everybody.

The only contra-indications are immune suppressing medicines (e.g. after a transplant). Never use medicinal mushroom extracts together with this type of medication - the immune modulating potential might neutralize its workings.

There are also reports that Chaga extracts might increase the risk of hypoglycemia (blood sugar levels that fall too low) in people that are sensitive to that, such as those taking diabetes medicines like insulin. Taking it together with some sugar-containing beverage such as fresh juice will help.


Keywords:
Inonotus obliquus, Chaga, immune support, anti-cancer adjuvant, anti-cholesterol, anti-oxidant

* The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA or the EFSA.
This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Do not use this product instead of regular medication.
  • • 180 v-caps @ 300 mg
  • (2 months regular use)
  •  
  • • • wild-harvested • •
  •  
  • > 4.10 % triterpene
  • > 2.60 % betulinic acid
  • > 20 % beta-glucan
  • > 6.60 % polyphenols
  •  
  • • • dual extracted • •

Produced in compliance with the following quality standards :
  • ISO 9001:2008
  • ISO 22000:2005
  • HACCP
  • cGMP
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  • and also
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  • Halal
  • Koosjer
  • USDA organic (EcoCert)

Immunological effects of 39 mushroom supplements compared. [source]