Active Hexose Correlated Compound was the best-selling product (in its category) in Japan in 1999 according to the Japanese trade magazine Health Life Business.
Oral use of this compound supports Natural Killer Cell function, enhances Cytokine product and otimal T-cell and Macrophage activity.
Peer-reviewed studies have been published in the International Journal of Immunology, Anti-Cancer Drugs and presented at the 33rd Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research. A majority of patients in several studies have shown improvements in health corresponding to better immune status.
According to the press release from American BioSciences in Bluavelt, NY, there are more studies being conducted in Japan and even in the United States.
AHCC is a blend of Shitake and other mushrooms, grown in a liquid medium. Natural fermentation is used to break down the large polysaccharides produced by the mushroom into smaller (and therefore more biologically active) molecules. These molecules have an alpha-1,4 glucan structure.
This supplement is now for sale in the United States.
Ann's NOTE: I will try to follow up with information on any study in the United States.
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