Tradition & Science
The chaga elixir has strong anti-inflammatory potential, as its ingredients have that effect individually. However, until further research into their combined effect as an elixir, we’ll treat it as a food supplement only. Here are some research pointers on individual ingredients.
The chaga mushroom
Eastern-European folk medicine has likely known chaga (Inonotus obliquus) since the 1500s. Recent research confirmed that chaga possesses a strong antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory effect. Read more...
Sea buckthorn (Hippophaë rhamnoides) has been used in traditional medicine over many generations before us. Our ancestors knew sea buckthorn as a remedy that increased blood circulation, cured asthma, diabetes and peptic ulcers. Its anti-inflammatory effects are also well known. Read more...
Honey contains more than 200 chemical compounds and has many health benefits. The main compounds in honey are unrefined fructose, glucose, and water. Others include vitamins C, D, and E, calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and plant-based bioactive compounds. Read more...
Inflammation is often caused by bacteria and fungi. Research has shown pine oil (from Pinus sylvestris) to have a suppressive effect against both. (Motiejunaite O and Peciulyte D. 2004). Read more...
Traditional healers use yarrow (Achillea millefolium) in treating rheumatism, muscle pain, and wounds. This plant contains 120 chemical compounds and its antimicrobial effect is confirmed by science. Read more...
Science plays an important role
Our partners for R&D are BioCC in Estonia, Eurofins Scientific in Germany and Mycelia in Belgium.
BioCC is an internationally known and recognized competence centre for the development of functional food, food supplements and feed additives, situated Tartu, Estonia.
BioCC carries out internationally recognized R&D in the field of innovative biotechnological solutions for feed and food supplements, integrating international knowledge in the field of microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, metabolomics, genomics, physiology, and medicine.
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Eurofins Scientific is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and in agroscience CRO services. Our cooperation partner is Eurofins in Germany.
Eurofins are also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins are one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA. With over 45,000 staff in more than 650 laboratories across 45 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 150,000 analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin and purity of biological substances and products, which also includes innovative clinical diagnostics. The Group´s objective is to provide its customers high-quality services, accurate and timely and expert advice by its highly qualified staff.
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Estonian University of Life Sciences Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Polli Horticultural Research Centre
Estonian University of Life Sciences Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Polli Horticultural Research Centre is a basis for horticultural research and development in Estonia. Our cooperation is based on freeze-dry organic chaga and elixirs research and development.
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Read more from Mycelia webpage