AHCC® - Kinoko Gold

AHCC® (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is an effective, well-absorbed and proprietary mushroom extract backed by over 20 human clinical studies.

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A cultured extract of hybridized medicinal mushroom mycelia (roots), AHCC® is one of the world’s most researched specialty immune supplements, supported by over 20 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*

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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 20 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.*

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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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Wow can't say enough good things about this supplement

Wow can't say enough good things about this supplement. I took it and it boosted my immune system so much! When I'm taking these, I NEVER get sick or feel ill. In conjunction with a green tea and turmeric, I cured myself of a high cancer risk HPV and have absolutely no abnormal cells on my cervix now. A lump in my breast also reduced noticeably to where the sonographer couldn't even find it (used sacred frankincense with the rear lump too). Thank you thank you thank you! Buy this for what ails you. You will not be disappointed!

Nichole Deane

Immune boost

I have subscribed to these to help boost my immune system after a health scare a few months ago. They�re packaged well, no nasty after taste like some others. I�m just finishing up my first month so it�s hard to say how well it�s working for me so far but I can say that both of my kids were sick a week ago and I usually catch whatever they have but I didn�t this time so I�ll take that as a good sign!


This has changed my life for the better.

I was diagnosed with high grade cancer causing HPV. My husband and I shared a bottle, we took 1 each, every morning for 30 days. I went for a pap after 30 days and was HPV negative. I went back again last week and the test is still negative. I told my doctor I was taking something that Healed me and she never asked what it was. She could have help her other patients that have the same problem. I'm watching commercial saying there's no cure on TV all the time.. well there is.. trust me this has really changed my life. I no longer have fear of developing cancers from HPV..


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Great stuff!

Marlene L.

We bought this brand because of the good reviews. We have been taking AHCC for just ...

My husband and I, near our 70's, read about the benefits of AHCC and decided to add it to our supplyments. We bought this brand because of the good reviews. We have been taking AHCC for just one month and starting our 2nd month. All though, nither of us have been diagnosed with cancer, we decided this is a good preventive measure. We both can honestly say, we feel better overall and and are hopeful that, too, will improve as we continue taking it.