What is AHCC
AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a dietary supplement made from mushroom mycelia and has been claimed to have immune system benefits. AHCC is a natural product made from several species of Basidiomycetes mushrooms, including shiitake, oyster, and maitake.
The basis for the purported benefits of AHCC is that it is a rich source of alpha-glucans, which are believed to stimulate the immune system. AHCC is available as a dietary supplement in the United States and is sometimes used as an adjunctive treatment for cancer.
There is limited evidence from human studies to support the use of AHCC for any indication. A small, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found that AHCC may improve the quality of life in patients with advanced cancer. However, the study was not designed to assess the effectiveness of AHCC for treating cancer.
There is also limited evidence from human
Benefits of AHCC
and Its Uses.
AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a dietary supplement made from mushrooms. AHCC has been shown to have immune-enhancing effects and is used to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments.
AHCC has been found to increase the number of natural killer cells, which are important for fighting cancer and other diseases. AHCC also appears to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments by increasing the amount of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, which is responsible for killing cancer cells.
AHCC has also been shown to improve the function of the immune system in people with HIV and hepatitis C. AHCC may also help to improve the symptoms of these diseases.
AHCC is available in capsule form and can be found in health food stores and online.
Side Effects and Dosage of AHCC
AHCC (active hexose correlated compound) is a nutritional supplement made from mushrooms. It is said to boost the immune system. There is limited research on the effects of AHCC, and it is not clear how well it works.
AHCC is generally safe when taken by mouth in appropriate doses. However, there is a lack of reliable information on the safety of AHCC in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
There is some concern that AHCC may increase the risk of bleeding. Caution is advised in people with bleeding disorders or who are taking medications that may increase the risk of bleeding.
AHCC may interact with medications that affect the immune system, such as steroids, chemotherapy agents, and drugs that suppress the immune system.