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:
Suggested Use: 2-4 vegicaps daily before meals.
Serving Size: 2 vegicaps
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
AHCC® proprietary blend
1.5 g †
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.
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
I've been taking it for a month or so, there are so many sick people around and a couple of times I felt like I might get sick then it's gone in 1 or 2 days, so many are getting the flu and being hospitilized and I'm rolling on
Love this product! I can really feel the difference!
Since I started taking the Quality of Life Platinum 750 mg as an immunity boosting supplement one year ago, once daily, I have not been afflicted with any of the upper respiratory infections or viruses I usually experience once or twice per winter season. At any indication of a slightly sore throat coming on, I increase dose to 2 per day and the irritation is gone within one day. Strongly recommend for maintaining a healthy defense all year long
Supplements have been part of my life for decades. Not only for myself but to find alternative ways to treat illnesses others have suffered. Most have fallen by the wayside because there wasn't any real benefit to taking many of them. Since I've purchased a ton of products that sounded terrific but didn't do much, I've become selective in the choice of supplements I buy. I began taking AHCC because I knew I was going to have extractions (I had previous ones) and I developed an abscess on my gum. Within 3 days my abscess was gone and since taking this supplement I have noticed a difference in my overall health. I haven't had a cold or any symptoms of illness, even though people in close contact have been sick. Just recently I had some teeth extracted and the healing was so quick; significantly faster than before taking Premium Kinoko Platinum AHCC. I take it twice a day and I plan to keep doing so. There are 2 members of my family I recommended it to..they tried it and are taking it daily now. The day after my brother took it he no longer had a cold or felt sick, he was impressed.. and he's not easily impressed. I don't write reviews. This is the only review I have ever written for a supplement. I just believe this could be so beneficial to people with varied health issues.
I like this product because of its high amount of AHCC per serving. It is very convenient as I need to supplement 3g of AHCC therefore I need to take only 4 pills/day. The packaging is also high quality. Very positive experience with the product.