Improving Your Mental Health With Chaga

Chaga is known for being one of the greatest up-and-coming power foods on the planet.

A growing body of research has highlighted the incredible health benefits and healing properties of this amazing mushroom, which has resulted in a greater demand for Chaga in recent years.

improving your mental health with chaga

The physical health benefits of Chaga, which is often referred to as ‘the King of Mushrooms’, have been well documented in the past. In our article ‘5 Massive Chaga Mushroom Health Benefits You Need To Know About’, we showed you how Chaga can; boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol and much more.

However, the positive effect that Chaga can have on your mental health is a topic not frequently discussed, which is what we are going to address in this article.

Reducing Your Anxiety and Stress Related Depression With Chaga

None of us are immune to the pressures of modern life, whether it is work deadlines, the daily commute or just simply never having enough hours in the day.

Whenever the human body experiences stress, it releases adrenaline, cortisol and other hormones.

These hormones stimulate the stress response, increasing metabolism, suppressing the immune system and allocating all available energy towards brain function and muscle performance.

In small doses, this stress response can be highly beneficial by increasing your productivity, strength and more. However, these responses are unsustainable and, in cases of chronic or long-term stress, can actually become harmful to the body. Fatigue, anxiety, and a weakened immune system are just a few of the consequences associated with repeatedly high stress levels.

This is why the stresses of everyday life can have a huge impact on our mental health. Thankfully, Chaga is here to help.

Chaga the Adaptogenic Superhero

The chaga mushroom is among a rare group of plant species known as an adaptogenic herb.

So what exactly are adaptogenic herbs? Well, the clue is in their name. Adaptogens literally help your body to adapt, adjust and recalibrate itself depending on your environment. So, for example, they can help calm you in stressful situations, or they can give you a surge of energy when you’re tired.

With your body being able to adapt to greater energy needs in this way, there is a decrease in muscle fatigue and overall physical endurance improves. 

These adaptogenic properties of Chaga make it excellent for increasing your body’s ability to combat the damaging effects of anxiety, fatigue and stress related depression.

Plant adaptogens stimulate your nervous system differently than caffeine and other conventional stimulants. The stimulants in plant adaptogens regulate the metabolism of several individual elements of the stress system.

With adaptogens, your body still triggers the appropriate response to a stressful event, but the changes in cell function that result are more moderate and have less of an adverse effect on the entire body.

A lack of mental health can be caused by many things. In many cases, trauma from illness, chronic low self-esteem, or biological imbalances can all be the culprit.

At Ötzibrew we believe that drinking Chaga tea every day can help reduce stress and ease the negative physical, mental and emotional effects of chronic stress.  

Although Chaga is arguably one of nature’s most powerful stress relievers, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as miracle foods that can meet all of your needs. Chaga should be integrated into your diet along with a balance of foods to meet all of your nutritional needs.

Here at Ötzibrew we pride ourselves on offering the premium source of Chaga in the world. Coming from the richest forests in Siberia and specifically harvested for Ötzibrew, you know you are getting a Chaga like no other when you choose Ötzibrew. 

You can check out all of our Chaga products here

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