ABOUT THE HEALTH EFFECTS
The chaga’s high content of antioxidants is easily depicted with its high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) -value, which has been measured to be well over 52,000. For comparison, super foods such as Acai berry (c. 18,000) and blueberry (c. 6,000) track far behind. In fact wild chaga has the highest antioxidant capabilities of any known food.
While simmering chaga in hot water all its water-soluble components are present in the resulting extract. These include for example betulinic acid, many different antioxidants and polysaccarides which are known to have positive health effects.