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AHCC® FAQs: Your Questions Answered

We mention all of the amazing health benefits of AHCC® often at Quality of Life. But you might be wondering, what exactly is AHCC®? Where does it come from, and what does it do for your health? 

We have the answers you are looking for. If you’ve ever considered taking AHCC® and want to know more, read on for the answers to our commonly asked questions. 

What Is AHCC®?

AHCC® is a patented blend of medicinal mushroom roots that we use in our premium immune health supplements. These roots are called mycelia, and they are harvested for their health benefits. The specific blend of mycelia in our AHCC® supplements contains immune-boosting benefits and natural medicinal properties.* 

The molecular weight of AHCC® is low, making it easy to absorb in your body. It promotes the production of important immune cells that fight off health threats.* AHCC® has been shown to activate your immune system earlier to protect your health.*

What Is the Difference Between AHCC® Gold and Platinum?

AHCC® Gold is our lowest-dose AHCC® supplement. It contains 500 milligrams of AHCC® per capsule. This supplement works best for people starting their journey with AHCC® or who don’t feel under the weather very often. 

AHCC® Platinum contains 750 milligrams of AHCC® per capsule. This is one of our most popular supplements, as it delivers a healthy dose of immune-boosting properties to your system.* 

There are no differences between AHCC® Gold and AHCC® Platinum other than the doses of AHCC® per capsule. Both supplements are wonderful options for people who want to improve their immune health and stay well in seasons of health threats.* 

Has AHCC® Been Studied for Effectiveness?

Yes. More than 30 human clinical trials have studied the effects of AHCC® on participants’ immune systems.* The results have been positive, with AHCC® demonstrating a noticeable improvement in subjects’ immune responses and general health.* Some of the largest research institutions in the world have studied AHCC®.*

The medicinal properties of mycelia go back thousands of years. Before scientific research became a valid way to test health products, ancient healing practices used mushrooms. Medicinal mushrooms have helped ancient societies fight health threats and recover from health issues long before modern medicine.

Does AHCC® Lose Its Efficacy Over Time?

No. One of the clinical trials spanned ten years, and participants showed consistent health improvements while taking AHCC®.* There were no diminishing returns from taking AHCC® or building up a “tolerance” to it. Participants who took AHCC® enjoyed good general health and immune system responses throughout the trial.*

If you take AHCC® supplements every day, you consistently deliver beneficial immune support to your body.* This does not have the potential to “wear off” as long as you keep taking AHCC®.

If I’m Allergic to Mushrooms, Can I Take AHCC®?

Individual allergies can always vary, and you should always check with your doctor before starting any new supplements. However, most mushroom allergies are triggered by the spores at the top of the mushrooms. The mycelia used in AHCC® do not have spores.

When AHCC® is manufactured, the raw mycelia blend goes through fermentation to lower the molecular weight. This makes it easier to absorb into your system and be more effective. The fermentation process further protects against allergic reactions.

In most cases, consumers do not experience allergic reactions. However, we do not guarantee that AHCC® is safe for everyone with a mushroom allergy. Always consult a medical professional before taking AHCC®. 

Will My Medications Interact with AHCC® Supplements?

While it is highly unlikely that AHCC® will react badly with other medications, some drugs have a small potential to interact. AHCC® is metabolized in your body through a pathway called P450 2D6. If you take any drug that is metabolized using this pathway, there is a chance for interaction.

Most common medications do not use the P450 2D6 pathway, so you should have no problem taking AHCC® with them. You should always check with your doctor to see what pathways your medications are metabolized through.

How Does AHCC® Boost My Immune System?*

AHCC® increases the production of immune cells that protect your body from health threats.* It also regulates the activity of white blood cells and other important factors in your immune system.* AHCC® keeps your immune cells in balance to create a strong defense against invaders.* 

With consistent use, AHCC® boosts the number of healthy cells and regulates their activity.* Messenger cells are important for your immune system to unite against invaders, and AHCC® helps these cells communicate effectively.* The result is a stronger immune system and fewer health problems.*

Which AHCC® Supplement Should I Start With?

We recommend starting with AHCC® Gold, the bottle with the 500-milligram capsules. This is our lowest dose of AHCC® and will help get your immune system used to this healthful substance.* If you have never taken AHCC® before and want to test the waters, opt for the AHCC® Gold supplement.

I’ve Been Taking AHCC® for a While. Which Supplement Should I Take?

If you are a veteran user of AHCC® supplements, you can move up to the AHCC® Platinum supplements. These 750-milligram capsules deliver more AHCC® to your system for increased immune support and defense.* 

We also have a concentrated AHCC® supplement, AHCC® Pro, that packs a stronger punch to defend your health.* Try each supplement to see what works best for you. 

How Can I Get AHCC® Delivered Every Month?

If you don’t want to spend time ordering the same AHCC® supplements each month, check out our subscription plans. We offer 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day delivery plans for all of our supplements. You get 10% off the original price when you Subscribe and Save!

It’s important to take AHCC® supplements consistently for them to work. Subscribe and Save takes the hassle out of monthly ordering and reduces your risk of running out of your supply. If you want a discount and convenient routine delivery options, Subscribe and Save now!

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