What is AHCC® Work?

How does it work?

Because AHCC® is a biological response modifier, it is able to turn up the dial on your natural immune response. This allows you to fight all kinds of threats to your health. AHCC® has been successfully used to treat a wide range of health conditions such as colds and flus to serious diseases including cancer, hepatitis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

AHCC®and Your Immune System

The immune system’s job is to protect you from harm. It is always scanning your body to determine if bacteria, viruses, toxins, parasites and other pathogens have entered your system or if any of your cells have mutated and become abnormal. Many acute and chronic conditions share a hidden cause: compromised immunity. And as a biological response modifier, AHCC® turns the dial up on your natural immune response, helping you fight all kinds of threats to your health.
Here is how AHCC®works to support your immune system: You have 2 basic types of immunity: innate and adaptive. Your innate immunity launches an immediate, non-specific attack against a threat. Your innate immunity is made of four key players: cytokines, natural killer (NK) cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells. Your adaptive immunity takes longer to react, but produces a specific response tailored to the particular microbe. Your adaptive immunity is made of up of B and T cells.
Research shows us that AHCC® can modify your innate and adaptive immune system response. This means you’re better able to withstand the impacts of a virus, bacteria, auto-immune attack, inflammatory response, or other disease such as cancer, hepatitis, or diabetes.

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Key Players of Innate Immunity

Your First Line of Defense

Key Players of Adaptive Immunity

Your Second Line of Defense

Cytokines: Chemical messengers that help immune cells communicate and coordinate an immune response

Macrophages: White Blood Cells (WBC) that engulf and ingest bacteria and cellular debris

Natural killer (NK) cells: White blood cells (WBC) that recognize and destroy infected or abnormal cells by injecting granules into them, causing them to explode

Dendritic cells: WBC that present foreign substances to B and T cells, initiating an adaptive response

B and T cells: Both B cells (which mature in bone marrow) and T cells (which mature in the thymus) are lymphocytes, WBC that are able to recognize previous invaders and destroy them with a specific response

Proven Benefits of AHCC®

In vivo and human clinical trials have shown that AHCC®modifies both the innate and adaptive immune response, by:

Increasing the production of cytokines

Increasing the number of dendritic cells

Increasing the activity of NK cells by as much as 300-800%

Increasing the number of T cells by as much as 200%

Increasing populations of macrophages, in some cases doubling them

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