Now that you have read about the research surrounding the use of AHCC and its benefits, you likely want to know how to best take this nutritional supplement. In this post, we’ll answer all of your questions about taking AHCC. To read the full details on this important topic, turn to Chapter 7 in The Patient’s Guide to AHCC.Read More
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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.
There are many different types of mushroom supplements available today—including a number of blends and complexes that offer benefits from several different types of mushrooms. But why are medicinal mushroom supplements so popular—and how does AHCC compare to other mushroom supplements?
Mushrooms have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years, particularly in the East. In fact, medicinal mushrooms were so valued in ancient Japan that one kind, the maitake, were literally worth their weight in silver. Today, their value is again being recognized. Research on medicinal mushrooms indicates various types of mushrooms have potential antiviral, antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-hyperglycemic, cardio-protective and anti-inflammatory activities.