Chaga mushroom is known as the "king healer" mushroom and offers a rich source of betulinic acid, B vitamins, melanin, and zinc. This antioxidant rich, nutty textured mushroom can be consumed in powdered form or steeped over a long period of time into a tea. It can serve a potent base for broths, soups, and adaptogenic tonics. The immune system connects chemically with this adaptogen and tones up or down, depending on what the body needs at that time. We don't necessarily need to over-activate our immune system, or else we may seep out our congenital essence that is so crucial in living a life of longevity and virility.