What is AHCC Made Of?
HOW IS AHCC MADE?
- The first ingredient of AHCC is shitake mushrooms. These mushrooms have a rich history of healing powers.
- The second ingredient is several hybrids from the Basidiomycota phylum of fungi.
- AHCC is made using only the mycelia, the hair like root structures of these mushrooms located below the ground.
- The various mycelia are cultured in rice bran extract until they form a colony. It’s important to note that rice bran extract also has antiviral and immune system enhancing qualities.
- This colony is cultured for an additional 45 to 60 days.
- This colony then undergoes a series of patented steps that involve cultivation, decomposition by enzymes, sterilization, concentration, and freeze-drying.
WHAT DOES AHCC DO?
HOW DOES AHCC SUPPORT MY 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 adaptive immunity takes longer to react, but produces a specific response tailored to the particular microbe.
- Your innate immunity is made of 4 key players: cytokines, natural killer (NK) cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells.
- Your adaptive immunity is made up of B and T cells.
- Increasing the production of cytokines.
- Increasing the activity of NK cells by as much as 300 – 800%.
- Increasing populations of macrophages, in some cases, doubling them.
- Increasing the number of dendritic cells.
- Increasing the number of T cells by as much as 200%.
WHAT ARE THE KEY FACTS ON AHCC?
- AHCC is a remarkable mushroom product.
- AHCC is a functional food that is rich in alpha-glucans.
- AHCC is used in hospitals, universities, and other institutions around the world.
- AHCC modulates your body’s innate immunity and supports healthy immune function.
- AHCC is shown to modulate the immune system by maintaining optimal natural killer (NK) cell activity, enhancing cytokine production, promoting T-cell and macrophage activity, and increasing the number and activity of dendritic cells.
- AHCC has been studied extensively for over 20 years.