What is AHCC
Active Hexose Correlated Compound or otherwise known as AHCC is a nutritional supplement. It is an Alpha-Glucan rich, which is produced from the mycelia of shitake, a type of mushroom. It is not an approved drug. AHCC is derived from healing mushrooms. Scientists have discovered that this has unique immune system and other healing properties. These are the characteristics that makes AHCC an important product. AHCC not only maintains strong immune system against the infections such as cold and flu but also protects from chronic diseases like Cancer.
Chemical composition of AHCC:
- Vitamins B1, B2 and B3
We need strong immune system to possess health. In today’s world it is a tough task to keep your immune system away from microorganisms, toxins, medications etc. Nutrients break down in the mycelia in a form that is easy for the absorption of the body. AHCC has lower molecular weight compared to other mushroom extracts (5000 Daltons). This is unique feature of AHCC. The low molecular weight makes the body easy to utilize the compounds in AHCC. Especially the white blood cells of the immune system have easy access to the constituents of AHCC. So it can use those constituents and improve the body’s defensive mechanism. The main component of AHCC is acetylated Alpha-Glucan, which makes it unique from other mushrooms. As soon as digestion occurs these acetylated Alpha-glucan will directly act on the immune system. AHCC also got anti-inflammatory properties. It can reduce inflammations. Researches proving that AHCC can increase the level of leptin. Leptin has got a major role in controlling weight, which shows that AHCC could be also helpful in controlling weight. AHCC can control the production of tumor necrosis factor alpha, it helps in the curing of tumors. This is an important aspect as far as the scientists are concerned since it can be a good medicine for cancer also.