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Chaga for Pets!

Chaga is known as the King of Mushrooms. Can it help your dog or cat?

What is Chaga?

Whilst often thought of as a mushroom, it actually is a hardened mass of mycelium (fungal root structures) and wood lignans. And it's a parasite, feeding on its host, which are commonly birch trees. After some time feeding, it develops a hard canker like shape.

Active Compounds

Chaga contains a variety of active compounds:

  • polysaccharides

  • melanins

  • triterpenes

  • benzoic acid derivatives

  • ergosterols

  • sesquiterpene

  • hispidin

Benefits of Chaga

Due to the active compounds (combined with other supportive constituents found in Chaga), Chaga has been found to offer many benefits, including:

  • immunomodulating - balances the immune system

  • enhances cell-mediated immune function

  • may have antitumor activity

  • antioxidant - protecting from oxidative stress - has a very high ORAC scale (measurement of antioxidant power)

  • supports digestion

  • supports a healthy inflammation response

  • adaptogen - helps with stress adaptation and restores balance

  • may balance blood sugar

  • may increase exercise endurance

  • may slow down skin ageing

  • may improve learning and memory

Can Chaga help your pet?

If your pet has any of these symptoms, Chaga may help!

  • anxiety

  • digestive issues

  • compromised immune system

  • diabetes

  • cognitive decline

  • inflammation

  • high toxic load

  • tumours

  • poor skin health

  • low stamina

The synergy effect

When mushrooms are combined with other mushrooms, a greater therapeutic effect can be seen. This is because the mushrooms work synergistically together, they complement one another. This is true of a wide variety of plants. Other mushrooms that can support pet health include Reishi, Turkey Tail, Shiitake, Lion's Mane and Cordyceps.

If you'd like to start using medicinal mushrooms with your pets, check out LifeCykel mushroom extracts for pets. Use the code RUTH20 to save 20%. And in case you'd like to pick up extracts for you too, you can get a 10% discount with the code RUTH10.

If you'd like to learn more about mushrooms and how they can support animal health and wellbeing, check out my Mushroom Magic Masterclass here.


About Ruth

Ruth Hatten is a Holistic Animal Care Mentor with qualifications in animal naturopathy, pet nutrition and energy healing. She helps animals using holistic principles and natural remedies, including naturopathy, nutrition, plant medicine, energy and spirituality. Ruth believes that animals can thrive when they are supported in this way.​

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