AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is widely used in immunotherapy in hospitals throughout Japan. It is neither a drug nor a cure. It is a food rich in polysaccharides and fiber optics from selected fungi (basidiocymetres). AHCC produced from mycelia of shiitake (Lentinula endodes) from the family of fungi was originally designed to lower high blood pressure. However, researchers from the University of Tokyo found the effect of AHCC on the immune system. In studies, it has been found that, after administration of AHCC, cells called NK (natural killer) have increased significantly; Main group of immune cells responsible for natural cytotoxicity. The main task of NK cells is to participate in the early stages of the non-specific response; this type is the first line of defense against pathogens and immune surveillance.
Shiitake mushrooms were originally grown on natural oak trunks in Japan, now available in the US. They are big, black and brown. They can be used in soups or other dishes.
Shiitake contains proteins, fats, carbohydrates, soluble fiber, vitamins A, B, B12, C, D, niacin and minerals. Shiitake mushrooms are rich in polysaccharides. They stimulate the immune system, reduce cholesterol, and prevent aging. Recently used to supplement cancer and HIV infection treatment.
Japanese researchers published studies which show that the majority of patients can be effectively stimulated and supported in order to stimulate defense mechanisms by AHCC supplement. This is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. AHCC is a key step in the recovery process.
AHCC is safe and non-toxic. In Japan, it is used together with chemotherapy and radiotherapy to reduce the negative side effects of these treatments. AHCC is remarkable because it has the ability to stimulate the immune system by increasing the production of immune cells and by improving the ability to destroy abnormal cells.
The number of cancer patients is growing, but most cancers can be prevented. Cancer is a disease of the immune system.
Immunosurveillance – the ability of the immune system to detect and destroy untypical cells before they become harmful is the pillar of cancer prevention.
Immmunotherapy – therapy to strengthen the immune system shows the efficacy of the test of AHCC. Studies in human cancer have used better nutrition and AHCC. It was noted that 22% had tumor reduction and 39% tumor stabilization.
AHCC prevents the spread of abnormal cells, reduces toxicity and undesirable effects associated with chemotherapy; Prevents hair loss, relieves nausea and vomiting, improves appetite and weight, prevents elevation of liver enzymes.
AHCC and AIDS
AHCC and liver
The liver is responsible for the decomposition of harmful substances. Excess of toxins can lead to liver damage. Tests have shown that AHCC can protect the liver and improve its function. Effective for patients with chronic viral hepatitis
AHCC and arthritis
Significant improvement in health in rheumatoid arthritis has been noted. AHCC effectively reduces inflammation and improves fat metabolism.
– improves NK cell function
– Enables macrophage activity
– increases cytokine production
Use during chemotherapy
– improves appetite
– abolishes nausea and vomiting
– reduces the amount of white blood cells
– strengthens tumor shrinkage in radiotherapy
– reduces chronic fatigue and phybromyalgia
– can reduce the amount of hair fallen
– reduces the burden on the liver and chronic fatigue
– has anti-inflammatory effects of rheumatoid arthritis
– improves mood
– helps with flu and colds
– provides more energy, removes fatigue
– increases the body’s ability to fight for health
– supports the immune system during seasonal changes.