What Ingredients Are in AHCC® Supplements?
Health is at the forefront of many peoples’ minds. Whether it is recovering from a sickness or maintaining an optimal health level, many people focus at least part of their energy on health.
There are a variety of different ways to maintain or achieve better health: exercising, regular trips to the doctor, and eating healthy are just a few of these ways. However, many people also take supplements to achieve optimal levels of health as well. In fact, more than 75% of people take daily supplements to improve their nutrition.
One trip to a local wellness center or even grocery store can have people’s heads spinning with the many different types and brands of supplements. In many cases, this can feel overwhelming and may lead people to purchase a ton of supplements they never end up using, or purchase supplements which do more harm than good.
Most people do not take the time to research and fully understand each individual supplement type and brand. While this may not seem dangerous, it is not prudent and can lead to problems later on down the road. Taking supplements without doing any homework on said supplements can leave people wasting their money or with too much of a supplement in their bodies.
Fortunately, Quality of Life’s supplements are made with quality ingredients that consumers can trust from the get-go. The company has been around for decades and is dedicated to providing consumers with effective yet budget-friendly supplement options. However, it is still up to the consumer to do their homework, speak with their physician, and determine which supplements will best benefit their unique biology and lifestyle. Pairing consumer research with quality supplements from Quality of Life is a recipe to achieve the optimal health you’re looking for.
Supplements exist for a variety of different needs including but not limited to hair growth, bone strength, and antioxidant properties. One supplement that many people take on the regular is AHCC®, so let’s dive into what this popular supplement is made of and how it can help
AHCC® is used as a supplement for its antioxidant and immune-boosting properties.* It is made of alpha-glucans, which help moderate the production of immune cells.* The supplement comes from the Shiitake Mushroom, one of the most well-known mushrooms from the basidiomycete family. Most AHCC® supplements come in vegicap form and contain this mushroom as well as a blend of other active ingredients. Supplements are often composed of a proprietary blend of active ingredients. In Quality of Life’s AHCC® - Kinoko Platinum proprietary blend, 2 vegicaps deliver 1.5g of the mycelia extract mentioned previously, carnauba plant wax, dextrin (tapioca), cellulose (plant), and alpha-cyclodextrin (vegetable). It’s important the consumer researches what other ingredients are present in the supplement in order to not only compare and contrast the various ingredients included across different formulas to gauge efficacy and strength, but to also double-check for gluten, dairy, or other allergies that might be triggered by additional ingredients in the proprietary blend.
The nutritional benefit of AHCC® comes from the root of the mushrooms that are used. The dosage of AHCC® depends on the person taking it; however, a normal dosage should not exceed 3 grams a day. In addition, it is best to break up the 3 gram dosage to be taken three times each day. As is true with all supplements, customers should consult with their physician before changing anything in their daily routine. In addition, regular follow-ups with a treating physician may help determine whether the supplement is working for the consumer.
AHCC® is more popular in Eastern medicine than it is in Western medicine. However, it has gained popularity in Western medicine in recent years. The primary reason people use AHCC® is for its immune system benefits. AHCC® helps to boost the production of various white blood cells in the body.* White blood cells flow through the bloodstream throughout the entire body. They fight off viruses, bacteria, and any kind of pathogen the body identifies. In short, white blood cells help to keep the body healthy and free from disease.
As more studies are conducted on the benefits of AHCC®, and it becomes more popular in the United States, scientists are hopeful that even more applications will come to light.
One of the reasons it is important to do research before using supplements is because they are regulated by the FDA differently than drugs, and a majority of supplements contain ingredients aimed to affect health.
In addition, AHCC® from one supplement company may not have the exact same ingredients as AHCC® from another supplement company. On a base level, AHCC® contains mushroom extract, but companies may include different blends or concentrations, so it’s important to pay attention to what your different options have to offer.
Here are some of the most popular AHCC® supplements and the ingredients they contain:
- AHCC® Kinoko Platinum (1.5 g of active ingredient per serving): Mycelia extract of hybridized basidiomycetes (Lentinula edodes) mushrooms (with acetylated alpha-glucans), carnauba plant wax, dextrin (tapioca), cellulose (plant), alpha-cyclodextrin (vegetable), vegetable cellulose, leucine
- AHCC® Kinoko Gold (1 g of active ingredient per serving): Mushroom mycelia extract of hybridized basidiomycetes (Lentinula edodes) mushrooms (with acetylated alpha-glucans), carnauba plant wax, dextrin (tapioca), cellulose (plant), alpha-cyclodextrin (vegetable), vegetable cellulose, leucine
- AHCC® Rx (600 mg of active ingredient per serving): Mycelia extract of hybridized basidiomycetes (Lentinula edodes) mushrooms (with acetylated alpha-glucans), dextrin (tapioca), alpha-cyclodextrin (vegetable), soybean oil, soy lecithin, beeswax (yellow), fumed silica, food starch, carrageenan, glycerin, sorbitol, purified water, caramel powder.
What Makes AHCC® Unique
Many supplements claim immune-boosting effects. However, AHCC® has unique properties that make it attractive to consumers. While there are other medical mushroom extracts, AHCC® has a particularly low molecular weight of around 5,000 daltons and is rich in alpha-glucans. These properties allow AHCC® to be absorbed easier, thus increasing its efficacy.*
Additionally, AHCC®’s effectiveness is backed by a variety of clinical research studies. After all, it’s the world’s most researched specialty immune supplement.*
AHCC®’s immune system support makes it an excellent supplement to add to a daily routine. In addition, consumers using AHCC® from Quality of Life have the added confidence of buying from a long-time supplement producing company that has won many awards. While AHCC® may not be popular in Western cultures quite yet, Eastern cultures have recognized and benefited from its immune-boosting properties for decades.*
The Quality Of Life Way
Quality of Life has a long history of providing supplements to consumers going all the way back to 1998. Not only does the company provide supplements, but it offers consumers a wide variety of supplements that have exceedingly high quality. In addition, the Quality of Life team works hard to keep their supplements affordable for all. A healthy lifestyle should never be unattainable.
When it comes to AHCC® supplements, Quality of Life has developed a proprietary blend of active ingredients to ensure the best possible outcome for their customers. In addition, Quality of Life offers AHCC® supplements in a variety of strengths to meet the unique needs of each consumer. Quality of Life’s AHCC® even won the prestigious NutrAward for “Best Finished Product of the Year,” so take a moment to click through what they have to offer and see for yourself why AHCC® is becoming so increasingly popular.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.