We are Toni, Tommi and Esko – three childhood friends from small town called Kuusamo located just below the Arctic circle in Finland. Being out in forest and enjoying the gifts of nature has always been something very close to our hearts.
Tommi's grandfather was a dedicated chaga user. He told stories about people in his village who used this miraculous chaga mushroom to treat illnesses and to improve their general condition and those who used, would never miss a day of work or school.
Inspired by him, we went out to search for chaga mushrooms and after we found some, we went straight back to make chaga tea. We started drinking it regularly and we noticed that even though our children would have cold or flu, we wouldn't get sick. Everyone who has children in daycare knows what i´m talking about. We knew we found a solution to keeping our families healthy.
Still, there was a problem. Finding chaga and making it into tea required a lot of work. Luckily, because Esko has russian ancestry. It turned out, he has a relative in russia, who has been using chaga with his family for years and after being so impressed with it's health benefits, he developed this easy and ready-to-use extract, so even his children would be able to use it by mixing it with porridge and yogurt.
So why there's no product like this in our market? That's what we asked and decided to start importing this king of superfoods for Finland and for the rest of europe to enjoy. This is how Polar Nurtition was started and our fight to improve peoples health begun!
Toni, Tommi and Esko