- What is AHCC®?
AHCC® (active hexose correlated compound) is a mushroom blend that offers highly advanced support for immune defense.
- What does it do?
AHCC® has been shown in research to significantly support natural killer (NK) cell, macrophage and cytokine activity. It may also support healthy liver function, and act as an antioxidant.
- How does that benefit me?
Your body’s trillions of cells are susceptible to free radicals, pollutants, and stress, so a healthy immune system uses its first line of defense—natural killer (NK) cells. The effectiveness of NK cells depends on their activity level, so supporting NK activity is a smart strategy for maintaining vibrant health. According to preclinical human and animal studies, AHCC® may significantly enhance NK and macrophage activity. Macrophages are white blood cells that support immunity.
- How is it made?
AHCC® is a rich source of: polysaccharides (beta glucan 1, 3 and activated hemicellulose), glycoproteins, amino acids and minerals. It is produced by enzymatic modification of several mushrooms, including shiitake, and derived from organically cultivated mushroom mycelia (the rich pre-mushroom stage, a network of fibrous filaments plus the medium it lives on and uses for fuel). Its low molecular weight makes AHCC® easy to absorb.