AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is naturally-derived complex compound.
It is created by reacting specific enzymes with several subspecies of hybridized medicinal mushrooms.
AHCC® is unique compound formed through proprietary cultivation method and a patented manufacturing process.
It’s not a mushroom complex.
It cannot be duplicated and is not found in typical mushrooms.
Low molecular of 5,000 Daltons as compared to other immune ingredients (rice bran, beta-glucans and standard mushroom extracts are usually ~200,000 Daltons).
AHCC® is a standardized extract of cultured shiitake or Lentinula edodes mycelia (ECLM) which contains a mixture of nutrients including oligosaccharides, amino acids, and minerals obtained through liquid culture. AHCC® is reported to modulate the numbers and functions of immune cells including natural killer (NK) and T cells which play important roles in host defense, suggesting the possible implication of its supplementation in defending the host against infections and malignancies via modulating the immune system 31.
Multiple scientific researches have been shown AHCC® to increase activity of white blood cells.
White blood cells protect against & destroy abnormal cells (viruses, bacteria, parasites).
AHCC® have been shown increased activity of Natural Killer (NK), B, B Helper, Killer T, Lymphokine Activated Killer (LAK) cells, Macrophage and Cytokines.