Submitted by Nicole Marie, Co-Founder of Blue Skye Fungi

Adaptogenic plants and fungi help to bring the body back into balance. They have
beneficial effects on the nervous system, immune system, GI tract, cardiovascular
system and endocrine system. By supporting the body and mind, adaptogens help
us to cope with stress, stay healthy during the cold and flu season, fight cancer, and
lift us out of the dark depths of depression and adrenal burnout.

They have immune-modulating properties that can make them helpful in treating auto-
immune diseases and have high levels of anti-oxidants, like superoxide dismutase (SOD) which protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

Adaptogens gently tone and support the body systems over time and should be taken daily for at least two months to develop their full adaptogenic effects.

Chaga is a highly studied medicinal fungus and a potent adaptogen.
This highly sought after fungi contains over 215 phytonutrients, Polysaccharides,
Beta Glucans, Tripeptides, Triterpenes including Lanosterol-type Triterpenes, Sterols,
Saponins, Inotodiols, Trametenolic Acid and Melanin.

Chaga is high in Amino Acids, Ionized Trace Minerals (Copper, Selenium, Zinc, Magnese, Iron), Ionized Essential minerals (Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Chloride, Sodium, Phosphorus), Vitamin B1, B2, B3, and Vitamin D2 (Ergosterol), which is not found in vegetables.

Chaga tinctures are a fabulous way to enjoy all of these benefits, or you can make a
decoction. For more informations about how to get and prepare Chaga, check out

Nicole Marie is the co-founder of Blue Sky Fungi LLC and has spent 20 years as a professional massage therapist and is a semi-professional chef. She and her partner, Matt Toth, started the mushroom farm in 2018. Together, they do everything from making the spawn to harvesting the mushrooms and all of the steps in between. When Nicole isn’t working on one of her various projects, you can find her hanging with her pet turkey and chickens, foraging for wild mushrooms or playing in the vegetable garden. You can find Nicole and the farm’s offerings at several local farmer’s markets around the Silverton, Oregon area or check them out online at