What is AHCC?
Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) is a dietary supplement made from the mycelium (root-like structure) of certain species of mushrooms. AHCC is often used for its potential immune-boosting effects and is thought to stimulate the immune system by increasing the production and activity of white blood cells, including natural killer (NK) cells, T-cells, and macrophages. AHCC is particularly popular in Japan and has been researched in several clinical settings, though its efficacy and safety are still the subject of ongoing study.
How Does AHCC Work?
AHCC works by stimulating immune cells like natural killer (NK) cells, dendritic cells, and T-cells, crucial for defending against pathogens and possibly cancer cells. It also influences cytokine production, vital in immune response regulation, and exhibits antioxidant properties, helping reduce oxidative stress. Additionally, AHCC supports liver function, essential for detoxifying the body, and has been suggested to possess anti-cancer properties, potentially by boosting the immune system's response to cancer cells and enhancing chemotherapy effects