A 1998 medical study showed that chaga did slow down the growth of cervical cancer cells in the laboratory. Further studies from 1995 state that betulin contained in chage slows down the growth of melanoma cells under laboratory conditions and destroys these cells.
Chaga prevents the possibility of metastasis and strengthens the immune system.
It protects the body against cancer in several ways:
- destroying free radicals that cause cancer
- by strengthening the body's immune system so that the immune system is able to destroy mutated cells before they become cancerous
- by limiting the ability of cancer cells to "stick" to other organs and glands, creating metastases.
Cancer cells are often detached from the tumor and spread through the body through the lymphatic system. In a process called metastasis, they create new tumors by attaching to other tissues. Chaga reduces the activity of these molecules and thus prevents cancer cells from attaching to healthy tissue.