The word “Chaga” originates from the Russian word for mushroom. These fungi are found growing on birch trees throughout the northern hemisphere. Chaga also known as ”king of the mushrooms”, have one of the highest levels of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) found in any natural food and are extremely high in antioxidants. SOD reduces the damage done to cells by “superoxide,” the most common free radical in the body. These antioxidants also help to normalize cholesterol levels and blood pressure.