Autoimmune diseases are becoming more and more common. The incidences of people being diagnosed with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Grave’s Disease, lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, and type 1 diabetes are on the rise. While the exact known causes of these autoimmune diseases is hard to define, we do know that these diseases are all linked to an over-active immune system.Read More
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Ah December, this wonderful month is packed with family, friends, holidays, trips, and special memories. You’re likely just catching your breath from Thanksgiving and are now getting ready for a packed month of festivities.Read More
It’s cold and flu season so it only makes sense that we get into Chapter 3 of The Patient’s Guide to AHCC, titled: Colds, Flus, and Other Infections. No one wants to deal with a cold, flu, or other serious infection. Especially since we’re often told to “wait it out” or “let it run its course” - good news is that there is a better way – to avoid the flus, colds, and infections all together.Read More
As you know, the AHCC Research team is committed to giving you the information and tools you need to make smart informed decisions about your health and wellness. This is why we have written a free and detailed guide about AHCC.Read More
We all know that having a healthy immune system is critical to having a healthy and full life. But the reality is that most of us really don’t understand the complexities of our immune system and how it can be easily impacted by small day-to-day decisions.Read More
You’re sitting in the waiting room at your doctor’s office for a routine check-up, when a mother walks in, toting her visibly ill child. While looking at her child might make you reach for the hand-sanitizer—after all, no one likes being in enclosed spaces with contagious people—seeing her sick child might actually be good for you.Read More
AHCC is an immune ingredient made from a special blend of medicinal mushrooms—but how does it work?
According to the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements, the majority of adults in the United States today take one or more dietary supplements either every day or occasionally. With this increase in usage has come an increased concern about supplement side effects.
Supplements are often chosen for their potential health benefits; yet supplement side effects need to be carefully researched to ensure they won’t cause complications with existing prescriptions or health conditions. If in doubt, it is always a good idea to talk to a physician or health care provider.
Since AHCC was first developed in 1983 from the roots of Japanese medicinal mushrooms, safety studies have been conducted according to standards equivalent to the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), standards for clinical research protocols on the safety of medicines. Below is a summary of the research findings and measures taken to address other common supplement safety concerns.
A recent study looked at AHCC as a potential natural treatment for HPV (human papillomavirus). It examined the immune support supplement’s effect on two specific strains of the virus; the researchers concluded that daily dosing of AHCC successfully eradicated the expression of these strains in mice and may have a role in the prevention of HPV-related cancer.
“Wash your hands,” is perhaps the single most common tip experts give for preventing a cold flu season—yet that age-old tip may soon have some competition.