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AHCC® - Kinoko Gold

AHCC®  is an effective, well-absorbed and proprietary mushroom extract backed by over 30 human clinical studies.

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The immune system is complex.

Like, really complex...

If it’s under active your defenses are low, if it’s overactive then it can attack the body by mistake. Talk about sensitive!

Let’s make it a little less complicated shall we?

Introducing Quality of Life’s AHCC supplements. All-natural, safe, immunomodulating supplements that work to improve overall immune system performance, increase the activity of certain white blood cells and fill your body with energy!


A cultured extract of hybridized medicinal mushroom mycelia (roots), AHCC® is one of the world’s most researched specialty immune supplements, supported by over 30 human clinical studies. Studies on AHCC have been conducted at some of the finest research institutions worldwide, including highly regarded Ivy League universities and major health centers.

Unlike most other medicinal mushroom extracts, AHCC has a very low molecular weight of just 5,000 daltons and is rich in alpha-glucans, increasing absorption and efficacy. Because of its superior supporting research, AHCC is used by an estimated 1,000 clinics worldwide.AHCC has been shown to:

  • Maintain optimal NK cell activity*
  • Enhance cytokine production*
  • Promote optimal T-cell activity*
  • Promote optimal macrophage activity*
  • Increase the activity & number of dendritic cells*
100% of our Ingredients are Backed by Human Clinical Studies. Click on any ingredient below to view the research abstracts.

Suggested Use: 2 vegicaps (up to 3 times) daily before meals.

Supplements Facts

Serving Size: 2 vegicaps

Servings Per Container: 30

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

1 g †

Mushroom mycelia extract of hybridized basidiomycetes (Lentinula edodes) mushrooms (with acetylated alpha-glucans),carnauba plant wax, dextrin (tapioca), cellulose (plant), alpha-cyclodextrin (vegetable)

† Daily value not established.

Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose, leucine.

AHCC® is a registered trademark of Amino Up Co. Ltd.





AHCC® is a patented, low-molecular weight medicinal mushroom extract developed from the mycelia (or underground portion) of a particular subspecies of Lentinula edodes. Supported by more than 30 human clinical studies, AHCC prompts an early activation of the immune system.* It works by enhancing the production of cytokines (immune-signaling molecules) and increasing the activity of certain white blood cells, including NK cells, DC cells, T-cells, and macrophages.* 


Q: What is the difference between Kinoko Gold and Kinoko Platinum AHCC?

A: The same raw material is used for both Kinoko Gold and Kinoko Platinum AHCC. The only difference is that Kinoko Gold contains 500mg of AHCC per capsule while Kinoko Platinum contains 750mg of AHCC per capsule.

Q: If I am allergic to mushrooms can I take AHCC?

A: Allergies to mushrooms are most often associated with exposure to mushroom spores. These spores originate in the top of the mushroom, called the fruiting body. However, AHCC is derived from the mycelia, or the root of the mushroom, which does not contain spores. In addition, as part of the manufacturing process, the raw material is subjected to a fermentation process that breaks down the high molecular weight molecules that are very tough to digest, into low molecular weight compounds. This process further lowers any allergenic potential. Many people who believe they are allergic to mushrooms take AHCC successfully. However, if you are concerned, please check with a healthcare professional that specializes in natural products or begin taking AHCC very slowly. This can be done by starting with a quarter of a capsule on the tip of your tongue and if you don't experience itching in your mouth or other signs of allergy, work your way up to 2 to 6 capsules per day over a period of several days.

Q: Does AHCC lose its effectiveness over time? 

A: No AHCC does not lose its effectiveness overtime. As shown in an AHCC placebo controlled scientific trial, patients who used AHCC regularly over a ten year period had consistent and significant improvement as compared to the placebo group, therefore showing no signs of the ingredient losing effectiveness.*

Q: Can AHCC be taken with other medications?

A: Two studies conducted at the highly prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center and published in the Journal of Integrative Oncology explored AHCC’s interaction with other medications. These studies determined that AHCC is metabolized via a pathway called “P450 2D6,” meaning that AHCC has the potential to increase or decrease the absorption of a drug that uses the same pathway. There are few drugs that use the P450 2D6 pathway. In case of cancer treatment, the only mainline chemotherapies that use this pathway are Doxorubicin and Tamoxifen while other chemotherapeutic drugs use different pathways from the one used by AHCC.

Therefore if you are taking another medication and are concerned about possible interactions, we recommend you ask a medical professional if the drug you are taking is metabolized through the cytochrome P450 2D6 class of enzymes. Most likely the answer will be “no” which means that AHCC is highly unlikely to interact with the drug you are taking.


For more information about AHCC, please visit www.ahccresearch.com

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Great product

Great product keeps your immune system in great shape

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AHCC-Kinoko Gold

My overall experience has been excellent.

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I feel great!I

I truly enjoy using this product. I feel great and I haven't gotten sick.

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Immune Support

GREAT product, fast delivery!

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I Highly recommended to anyone who wants to enjoy a healthy life

Take two everyday before lunch, and two Platinum before breakfast.

Ericka H.
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Love the pills but

I kept being charged on my card litttle amounts months after my purchase

Nineveh S.
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Packaging was bad. Ordered 5 bottles total and the packers should bubble wrap it real good. Got here and the pills are everywhere inside the box. Was so frustrated and disappointed. Needless to say, I just need my refund back and customer service sense of urgency is not that great.

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Excellent Product, Reliable Customer Service

Great. I got my supplements on time and they were delivered in an eco friendly package.

Malcolm U.
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Great! No side effects! An awesome product!

Tami B.
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I'm neutral. Can't really say I've noticed a difference.

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Great Vitamins

I take 1-3 everyday. I have bot had any side effects. Great Product

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Life changing products!

Ordered the AHCC to get my immune system back on track and help with some personal issues. It’s been a clear turn around and good experience so far. I’m looking forward to ordering a second bottle this week to continue my progress and hopefully rid of previous discomfort.

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I feel great!

So far I'm feeling really great using this product. My package arrived earlier than expected.

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High quality product

I can feel the difference in energy and overall health since I have started taking this product. This is one of the most trusted brands out there. I have done a lot of research.

Philip S.
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Love the idea of the product but It”s always on back order

Great if one can get it!

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Raymond S.
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My wife and I have been taking this for a few months and while we have not seen any major changes we believe that it has aided us in staying well through all that the world is going through... We've even recommended it to friends, one of which is using it too... Thanks

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