The Science and Health Benefits of AHCC®
Studies on AHCC® have been conducted at some of the finest research institutions in the world, including highly regarded Ivy League universities such as Harvard University and Yale University. It is unique, in that it modulates both the innate and adaptive immune response.*
was originally designed to lower high-blood pressure.* However, researchers at Tokyo University found that AHCC®
increased natural killer (NK) cell activity in patients and also enhanced the effects of killer T-cells, and cytokines (interferon, IL-12, TNF-alpha).*
Unlike most other medicinal mushroom extracts, AHCC®
has a very low molecular weight of just 5,000 daltons and is rich in alpha-glucans, increasing absorption and efficacy.
Because of its superior supporting research, AHCC®
is used by an estimated 1,000 clinics worldwide. AHCC®
has been shown to:
- Maintain optimal NK cell activity*
- Enhance cytokine production*
- Promote optimal T-cell activity*
- Promote optimal macrophage activity*
- Increase the activity & number of dendritic cells*
US National Library of
Institutes of Health
PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database. Regarding AHCC, 90 or more articles are listed in PubMed. Please type the word that relates to your health concern along with the word “AHCC” in the search box.
A leading full-text scientific
database offering journal
articles from 4,000 Journals
ScienceDirect is a website operated by the Anglo-Dutch publisher Elsevier. It is a platform for access to nearly 4,000 academic journals. Scientific and scholarly journal abstracts are freely available. Around 200 articles relating to AHCC are listed in ScienceDirect. Please type the word that relates to your health concern along with the word “AHCC” in the search box.
AHCC Research Association
AHCC Research Association provides various clinical studies, books, testimonials, research papers regarding AHCC. It holds an annual symposium in which many doctors, professors, and experts from major research institutes such as MD Anderson, Harvard University, Yale University participate to share AHCC’s effectiveness. If you want to know more about AHCC, please visit their website.