The legendary Chaga mushroom is believed to hold power to balance one’s immune system. Chaga is used as a traditional folk medicine in many parts of Europe, China, and Canada. These fungi are found growing predominantly on birch trees throughout the northern hemisphere. Out of all the natural substances, Chaga has the highest amount of melanin found on this planet. Melanin from this mushroom was found to have strong antioxidant properties and may even have gene protection effects.