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Why our cans are made from aluminum

We think our cans look great, but there’s more to our decision to go with aluminum for packaging, rather than glass or plastic. ⁠ Aluminum cans deliver 100 percent protection against oxygen, light, moisture and other contaminants, keeping our drinks fresh and delicious. ⁠ ⁠Aluminum doesn’t weigh much, minimizing carbon emissions during transport. ⁠ ⁠The …

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How to make Chaga extract or Chaga tea in a slow cooker

A couple of months ago we shared our perfect extraction method to make chaga tea using hot water extraction. The method uses a sous vide machine. That’s what we do in the brewery when we need to make small amounts of chaga extracts for testing purposes.  We are huge fans of these machines because they keep water at a …

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What are adaptogens and how do they benefit me?

Adaptogens are naturally occurring substances that protect the body from stress. They do this by optimizing and stabilizing its physiological functions. The term adaptogen was first developed by the Russian toxicologist Nikolay Lazarev in 1947. He used it to describe ‘substances that increase the state of non-specific resistance’ in stress. In 1958 Soviet researchers created the …

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Say hello to Chaga and wave goodbye to stress.

Chaga mushrooms grow on birch trees in the boreal forests of the Northern hemisphere, including Canada. They have been utilized for medicinal and ceremonial purposes for centuries, possibly millennia, by the native populations of North America, Siberia and Northern Finland. By absorbing nutrients from the host tree over a long time, Chaga mushrooms are an extremely …

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How Chaga has been used throughout history – a guide

Chaga mushrooms (Inonotus obliquus) have been used for medicinal, ritual and recreational purposes for centuries all over the Northern hemisphere, from Russia to modern-day Canada. Chaga was even used to predict the future. Chaga use in Russia and Siberia In Russia and western Siberia, the Khanty people have used Chaga as part of their natural medicine chest …

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