This includes most chemotherapy drugs (in which case research actually shows AHCC may help reduce the negative impacts of chemotherapy
, supportive therapies, such as antidepressants, and anti-nausea medications, such as insulin and OTC drugs.
Furthermore, AHCC has been shown to induce an enzyme called CYP450 2D6, which is involved in certain metabolic processes. If taken with drugs such as doxorubicin (an antibiotic used in chemotherapy) or tamoxifen (breast cancer prescription drug), which are substrates of this enzyme, it may affect their activity.
As safety studies have shown, AHCC has no adverse side effects within the recommended dosages. Nonetheless, as with any dietary supplement, if you have any pre-existing conditions or are taking prescription medications, it is always a good idea to consult your health care provider before use.
Are supplement side effects a major concern for you? Do you still have questions about AHCC? Let us know in the comments and we’ll address them in future blog posts.