The immune system of plants also helps humans: OPC and Inonotus obliquus (Chaga mushroom)

OPC stands for oligomeric proanthocyanidins. These are substances that occur naturally in plants. They are part of your immune system. The task of the OPC is to protect the plant germs from oxygen oxidation. We use these properties - to slow down or prevent oxidation - for our body.

In addition to grape seed extract, the "OPC + Chaga" from PALJARI also contains the valuable active ingredients of the medicinal mushroom Inonotus obliquus (Chaga), which enhance the medicinal properties of the OPC.

OPC Grape Seed Extract

A true fountain of youth for health and beauty - what about grape seeds? In fact, OPC is literally on everyone's lips. And for good reason. Its active ingredient - mainly obtained from grape seeds - has numerous positive effects. Researchers are now continually providing scientific evidence of the health benefits of grape seed extract. Several studies have shown that OPC has been shown to reduce oxidative stress. Which in turn promotes diseases like Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, arteriosclerosis and cancer. In addition, it accelerates skin aging. OPC's reduction in oxidative stress could be confirmed by our experts in vital blood tests.

Inonotus obliquus (Chaga mushroom)


Inonotus obliquus contains a lot of germanium and zinc. The birch it grows on also releases substances like betulin and betulinic acid to the fungus. All amino acids, with the exception of isoleucine, are contained in inonotus obliquus, as well as polysaccharides, triterpenes, melanin, manganese, boron and iron. In particular, Chaga has a higher than average content of polyphenols and therefore antioxidants, as well as minerals and trace elements.In particolare, il Chaga ha un contenuto superiore alla media di polifenoli e quindi di antiossidanti, nonché di minerali e oligoelementi.

Application in folk medicine

Inonotus obliquus has been used medicinally in Russian and Finnish folk medicine for hundreds of years and is traditionally highly regarded as a tonic preparation. Furthermore, the Chaga mushroom is used in many ways because it has a strong antioxidant effect, regulates the immune system and has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. Above all, it has made a name for itself as a natural remedy for the treatment of all gastrointestinal diseases and even cancer (prevention and therapy). Inonotus obliquus has been placed on the Russian list of medicines since 1858 due to its effects on cancer.

Use in modern mycotherapy

In modern mycotherapy, the Chaga mushroom is mainly used in complementary cancer therapy. Its tumor inhibitory effect has been shown particularly in the early stages of cancer. But it is also valuable for advanced cancers because it can slow tumor growth. It also helps in curbing metastases. Its effects calm the pain and side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy to those affected. In the area of the gastrointestinal tract, inonotus obliquus, among other things, has been shown to be effective for ulcers and inflammation. It has a very beneficial effect on the skin, for example against psoriasis.

What is oxidative stress?

Oxidative stress occurs in the body when the percentage of free radicals exceeds the neutralizing performance of antioxidants. Oxidative stress is favored by an insufficient supply of antioxidants or by the body's processes in which free radicals are increasingly formed.

What are free radicals?

Free radicals are substances with oxygen compounds with a missing electron. To eliminate chemical instability, free radicals react with other substances as quickly as possible and strip an electron from them. The most diverse areas of the cell up to the genome can be affected and damaged by this internal-cellular process.

Cosa sono gli antiossidanti?

Antioxidants or also called radical hunters are chemical compounds that can slow or prevent oxidation in the body and neutralize free radicals.



Blood with a healthy environment:

The red blood cells are free and there are no filiti (fine threads) in the dark spaces.

Blood with oxidative stress:

The fine threads between red blood cells called filites are typical when there is oxidative stress.