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
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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