Chaga is a powerful medicinal mushroom with immunomodulating properties. It contains potent anti-inflammatory substances and antioxidants. Chaga is strongly neuroprotective. It contains betulin, a potent anti-tumor (anti-cancer) substance. Consider adding a teaspoon of chaga mushroom powder to smoothies each day for added support. (All the medicinal mushrooms, including Reishi, shiitake, maitake, and lion’s mane, have similar benefits.)

Side effects: Well tolerated. Avoid if mushroom allergies are present.