I’ve been taking chaga mushroom for a couple of weeks and I have huge improvements with mental sides. I saw an immediate improvement, but I wouldn’t be able to tell if you get even more improvements over time because I had a very complicated schedule these last weeks that would have made my life difficult even without PFS.
These are the symptoms I saw important improvement with:
-Difficulty interacting with people
-Incapacity of feeling emotions
I was taking a bunch of supplements before to be able to function, but I stopped almost everything because I didn’t feel I needed the other stuff anymore. There’s just two things I’m still taking regularly: reishi and lion’s mane. I know reishi is a 5ar inhibitor, but I don’t believe it works as fin because I have normal hair loss when I take it. I’ve been using it because it helps with sleep. I stopped it twice for stretches of 3-4 months, but life became completely unmanageable. The last time the exhaustion was so unbearable that I just wanted to end it all. In the case of lion’s mane, my impression is that it’s not a strong 5ar inhibitor. I’m not advocating the use of reishi and lion’s mane, I just want to mention I use these in case it makes any difference when you use chaga.
Another thing I wanted to mention is the brand I’ve been using: hostdefense.com/chaga
I didn’t try any other chaga brand, but I know that for reishi, the brand changes everything and some brands I tried were completely useless. Mushrooms are not just chemical compounds and it’s important you get good quality.
There’s maybe two negatives things I can mention about chaga. I don’t know if it has something to do with the fact that I’m a lot more relaxed than before, but I noticed it’s more likely I will forget things I have to do if I’m not careful about it. It’s not a big deal, but I see a difference with how things were before. The other thing is I tend to get very angry sometimes. It might be the return of normal aggressiveness, so maybe it’s not really a negative thing.