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AHCC

Active Hexose Correlated Compound


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  • AHCC Description
  • AHCC- Active Hexose Correlated Compound Information
  • Role of AHCC As A Supplemental Alternative Medicine
  • AHCC & The Immune System, Cancer, & Viruses
  • AHCC & Infection-Cancer Prevention
  • AHCC Supplement Products




  • AHCC DESCRIPTION

    IMMUNE FUNCTION ENHANCEMENT

    Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) is an alpha-glucan rich nutritional supplement produced from the mycelia of shiitake (Lentinula edodes) of the basidiomycete family of mushrooms, and is not an approved drug. AHCC was originally designed to lower high-blood pressure. However, researchers at Tokyo University found AHCC's influence upon the innate immune system highly beneficial and published the results in 1992, though not in the commonly indexed scientific literature. In this study, researchers found that AHCC significantly increased natural killer (NK) cell activity in cancer patients, and also enhanced the effects of killer T-cells, and cytokines (interferon, IL-12, TNF-alpha).

    One cohort study published in 2003 reported improved survival associated with AHCC in primary liver cancer patients after surgical resection of the primary tumor. The immunological effect of AHCC has been studied in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study with 21 healthy volunteers. The AHCC group showed a significantly higher number of total dendritic cells compared with baseline, a significantly higher number of DC1 cells compared with baseline, a significantly higher number of DC2 cells compared with controls, and a significantly increased mixed-leukocyte reaction compared with controls. There was no significant difference in cytokine production, NK cell activity or other immune function parameters between the two groups.



    MUSHROOMS, AHCC, NK CELLS & CANCER

    You should all know by now how important NK (natural killer) cells are in your fight against cancer. MGN-3 and ABM Mushroom mushrooms are among mushroom favorites for boosting NK activity. Now there is another mushroom product, called the AHCC (activatied hexose correlate compound) fights both cancer and the side effects of chemotherapy.

    AHCC is an extract of an hybridization of several medical mushrooms, each of which has a long history of medicinal use in Japan. However, AHCC's action is so much more powerful than the mushrooms from which it comes, that studies show it has been effective against liver cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma, breast cancer, and AIDS. It is suggested that AHCC is successful because of its molecular weight. It is so small that it is easily absorbed in the stomach instead of digested. Studies published in Society of Natural Immunity [1997], Anti-Cancer Drugs [vol. 9, pp.343-350, 1998], and International Journal of Immunology [XI (1), pp. 23-28, 1995] show that AHCC boosts immune response in the following ways:
    • Stimulates cytokine production.
    • Increases NK cell activity as much as 300 percent as well as increasing the explosive granules inside the NK cell.
    • Increases interferon levels (Note: If you get interferon from your health care provider you know that if the cost does not kill you, the side effects might!)
    • Increases formation of Tumor Necrosis Factor (which destroy cancer cells).
    • Increases the number and activity of helper T-Cells up to 200%.
    • Some users swear that AHHC gives them more energy to get through the day.
    • No side effects noted.

    Now Foods has the most inexpensive form of AHHC found. Now Food products are the least expensive of the best quality of products. One reason they are so inexpensive is that they do not advertise and they have no sales staff.

    Other mushrooms that can battle cancer are the shitake, reishi, and maitake mushrooms. The extracts are much more powerful than the actual mushroom, but if you grow your own and eat them daily, you are supercharging your immune system.





    AHCC ACTIVE HEXOSE CORRELATED COMPOUND INFORMATION

    MUSHROOM FUNCTIONAL FOOD

    AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound), a registered trademark of Amino Up Co. Ltd. is a functional food made from the hybridized mycelia of shiitake and other mushrooms fermented in rice bran. It was developed by Professor Toshihiko Okamoto, Department of Pharmacology, Tokyo University in conjunction with Amino Up Chemical Co. Ltd. of Sapporo, Japan. It was developed as a therapeutic aid for life-style related diseases, including liver diseases and diabetes. AHCC adheres to international quality and safety standards, including the HACCP9000 system. This system is a combination of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) systems, which is an international level hygiene control system for foods and ISO9002 (International Organization for Standardization 9002), a quality assurance system.

    MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF AHCC

    AHCC is manufactured by culturing the mycelia of basidiomycetes (mushroom root threads) for a period of 45 to 60 days in a large holding tank. Several types of mycelia are initially cultured to form a colony (a mass of mycelia). After the culture is completed, the product is subjected to enzyme reaction, sterilization, concentration and freeze drying.

    CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

    Polysaccharides comprise 40% of the composition of AHCC. These include beta-glucan (β-glucan) and acetylated α-glucan. Acetylated α-glucan, produced by culturing the mushroom mycelia, is unique to AHCC. Glucans are polysaccharides and these polysaccharides are known to have immune stimulating effects. The low molecular weight of acetylated α-glucan (around 5000 daltons) is easily absorbed into the system compared to the higher molecular weight of β-glucan, which is in the range of tens to hundreds of thousands of daltons.

    SAFETY OF AHCC

    AHCC has been studied for safety in human trials as well as safety with conventional chemotherapy. Safety studies have been conducted according to GLP standards. The LD50 according to tests with SD rats is >12,500 mg/kg by oral administration. Toxic activity was not seen even in intra-peritoneal administration of AHCC: Male: LD50 = 8,490 mg/kg, estimated intraperitoneal fatal dose = 7,430 mg/kg Female: LD50 = 9,849 mg/kg and estimated fatal dose = 8,340 mg/kg.





    ROLE OF AHCC AS A SUPPLEMENTAL ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

    POPULAR THERAPY FOR IMMUNE SYSTEM PROTECTION

    AHCC is widely used in Japan and China. AHCC is used to protect the immune system of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation in over 700 clinics and hospitals in Japan alone. It is available to the general public in Japan and China without a prescription and many people use it for general health maintenance and treatment of acute infections. Its legal status is that of a functional food. Research on AHCC has been carried out in Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Spain and the United States. Results of research show that AHCC may work in the prevention and treatment of numerous diseases. In Japan, AHCC is the 2nd most popular complementary and alternative medicine used by cancer patients. Agaricus blazei supplements are the most popular, outpacing AHCC use by a factor of 7:1.




    AHCC & THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

    AHCC & CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNITY

    AHCC stimulates cell-mediated immunity by activating the white blood cells, particularly natural killer cells (NK cells) and macrophages, which directly attack abnormal cells, virus-infected cells or external viral and bacterial pathogens that enter the body.

    Some research shows that the fundamental mechanism of how AHCC activates immunity is by means of stimulating the number of dendritic cells. Dendritic cells capture and process antigens (disease-causing proteins) and carry them to the lymphoid organs, such as the spleen and lymph nodes, and secrete cytokines to induce an immune response. B cells and T cells (B and T lymphocytes) are the mediators of immunity, but their function is under the control of dendritic cells. AHCC clearly stimulated an increase in the number of dendritic cells compared to a placebo group. The stimulatory activity of the dendritic cells was also increased. These results strongly suggest that AHCC is useful in increasing immune competence. AHCC also protects the thymus gland, improves the immune system's ability to recognize tumors, and strengthens cellular immunity in healthy human volunteers.

    AHCC & CANCER

    There have been reports of tumor reduction and even cures of cancer using Reishi mushrooms and Chinese herbs. It has been observed that these traditional remedies may work by up-regulation of the immune system.

    A study published in the Journal of Hepatology compared the outcomes of 113 post-operative liver cancer patients taking AHCC with 156 patients in the control group. The results showed the rate of recurrence of malignant tumors was significantly lower (34% versus 66%) and patient survival was significantly higher in the AHCC group (80% versus 52%). The level of speculation was low because actual survival figures were recorded and the patients had all been carefully observed internally at the time of surgery with photographs of tumors and lesions.

    In Japan, AHCC is the 2nd most popular complementary and alternative medicine used by cancer patients. Agaricus blazei supplements are the most popular, outpacing AHCC use by a factor of 7:1.

    IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE FOR CANCER PATIENTS

    Patients at Kansai Medical University in Osaka, Japan, who were treated for pancreatic or biliary tract cancer with gemcitabine were given AHCC and compared to a control group. The AHCC group showed no differences in leukocyte counts, platelet counts or liver function, but there was a significant difference in hemoglobin levels, thus preventing anemia, and c-reactive protein levels indicating an anti-inflammatory response.

    Another study that showed improvement of quality of life with cancer patients was carried out in China. There was an 84% improvement in the quality of life in 100 patients undergoing treatment for a variety of types of cancer with chemotherapy and radiation measured according to indices such as side effects, and mood. There was no obvious improvement in 16%.

    Numerous health care practitioners in Japan have reported no loss of hair (alopecia) during radiation and chemotherapy in cancer patients taking AHCC. In a study with mice published in the Japanese Journal of Cancer Research, a chemotherapy drug (cytosine arabinoside) was used to induce hair loss in rats. The rats who also received AHCC had a significantly lower rate and less severity of hair loss.

    AHCC & VIRAL INFECTIONS

    Animal research suggests AHCC can help prevent influenza and the West Nile virus.

    A study on avian flu was conducted at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the South China Agricultural University. The H5N1 virus was administered nasally to two groups of mice, one group pre-treated with AHCC. The death rate was recorded from 14 days after infection and the post-infection survival rates were compared between the two groups. All mice in the untreated control group were dead by the 11th day post-infection. In the AHCC-treated group 20% of the mice were still alive 21 days post-infection. In the control group 50% were dead at the end of 8 days. In the AHCC group the 50% mark was the 11th day. AHCC significantly raised the survival rate, and even after re-infection with the virus on the 21st and 28th days after treatment the survival rate stayed at 20-30%.





    AHCC & PREVENTION

    ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES

    Oxidative stress can cause tissue damage by creating reactive oxygen species (ROS) and accelerate the aging process. A study at Dokkyo University School of Medicine showed that AHCC protects rats from oxidative damaged caused by a powerful oxidant used in research to induce oxidative stress and ROS called Ferric nitrilotriacetate. This chemical can cause cancer and damage various organs, especially the kidney and liver. Pre-treatment with AHCC showed protective effects with (1) significantly lower urinary 8-OHdG: a marker of oxidative stress to DNA and a risk factor for cancer, atherosclerosis and diabetes; (2) a normalized level of creatinine, a marker of kidney damage; (3) significantly lower levels of serum AST and ALT, markers of liver damage; (4) and much lower level of thymic apoptosis, a marker for loss of immunity. These results suggest a wide-ranging, high level of protection from oxidative stress. The antioxidant property of AHCC protected thyroid and testosterone production from being lowered by reactive oxygen species (ROS) in another study using ferric nitrilotriacetate (FNT).

    AHCC also has measurable anti-inflammatory properties. A study carried out in Thailand with liver cancer patients used C-reactive protein (CRP) as a marker of inflammation. Inflammation drives the cancer process, and hepatitis is well known to be a precursor of liver cancer. Thailand has the highest rate of liver cancer in the world. Terminal liver cancer patients were given 3 grams a day of AHCC. After 6 months of taking AHCC, liver function tests returned to normal. The levels of CRP also returned to normal and rose again if the AHCC dosage was stopped in all 28 of the tested patients. C-reactive protein (CRP) is high when there is hepatitis and other infections, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis and some cancers. There is a strong relationship between circulating CRP with heart attacks and strokes. It is possible that the anti-inflammatory properties of AHCC can prevent disorders caused by an unresolved inflammatory process.

    Animal studies show the potential of AHCC to prevent opportunistic infections in chronically ill or hospitalized patients. Opportunistic infections occur in weakened patients: patients who are immune compromised, patients who are traumatized or enfeebled by chronic disease. "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus" (MRSA) is a well known example. MRSA runs rampant in many hospitals. Klebsiella pneumoniae is also a problem in hospitals particularly in weak and compromised patients. Neither of these infections is responsive to treatment with antibiotics. The key factor that leads to opportunistic infections is a loss of immunity rather than an exposure to a disease-causing germ. Japanese researchers at Teikyo University investigated the potential of AHCC to prevent opportunistic infections.

    They chose to research infections from Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which cause staphylococcal skin infections. These infections generally start as small red bumps, boils or spider bites. They can quickly deteriorate into deep, painful abscesses that require surgical draining. Sometimes the bacteria can penetrate into the body, causing potentially life-threatening infections in bones, joints, the bloodstream, heart valves and lungs. Another opportunistic infection included in the study was Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause urinary tract infections, pneumonia, chronic lung infections, skin, heart and joint infections. Mice were pre-treated with a chemotherapy drug to lower their resistance and white cell counts. Then high doses of Candida albicans were inoculated into the abdomen. Within 7 days the entire control group died of infection. A group that was given AHCC for four days from the day the drug was administered prevented the death of most of the mice. Even after 28 days, 80% were alive.

    Using the same model testing mice with impaired immunity because of the effect of the chemotherapy drug lowering resistance and the white cell count, the researchers investigated the protective effect of AHCC for Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. Within 3 days all of the controls were dead. In the AHCC-treated group, 6 out of 8 were still alive after 14 days. The effects on MRSA were less pronounced. Half on the mice in the control group were dead 6 days after inoculation with MRSA and almost all of them dead by the 28th day. There was a significant extension of longevity in the mice treated with a high dose of AHCC injected directly into the abdomen, but there was no significant effect from taking AHCC orally. The research team was not willing to speculate on the mechanism of action of AHCC in its preventive effect on infections, but their conclusion was that AHCC is able to protect patients with lowered immunity from fungal and bacterial opportunistic infections.


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    AHCC (ACTIVE HEXOSE CORRELATED COMPOUND) PRODUCTS

    AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a proprietary extract produced from specially cultivated and hybridized mushrooms. According to extensive research in humans, as well as numerous non-clinical studies, AHCC supports immune system function through its effects on macrophages and NK (Natural Killer) Cells. NK cells and the intercellular mediators they produce are critical for the maintenance of healthy cell cycle function. AHCC® has also been shown to possess antioxidant properties, and supports healthy liver function. Side Effects - In the studies in which AHCC was given to people with cancer, no side effects or drug interactions were observed. However, thorough studies establishing its safety have not been conducted. There are no reports that AHCC is contraindicated in any condition. Use in pregnancy and lactation have not been studied. If you are pregnant of breastfeeding, consult your health care provider before using this product.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Kinoko Gold AHCC, Quality of Life Labs, 250 mg, 60 Caps (69500)
    Sourced from nature. Proven by science. Trust your immune health to Kinoko Gold AHCC . Double strength Kinoko Gold contains AHCC. (Active Hexose Correlated Compound), a proprietary extract obtained from a hybridization of several sub-species of mushroom mycelia. AHCC supports normal immune function by improving the number and function of immune system cells, and specifically by strengthening NK cell activity.
    HerbsPro: Kinoko Gold AHCC, Quality of Life Labs, 500 mg, 30 Caps (88200)
    Sourced from nature. Proven by science. Trust your immune health to Kinoko Gold AHCC . Double strength Kinoko Gold contains AHCC. (Active Hexose Correlated Compound), a proprietary extract obtained from a hybridization of several sub-species of mushroom mycelia. AHCC supports normal immune function by improving the number and function of immune system cells, and specifically by strengthening NK cell activity. Kinoko AHCC is the only clinically researched mushroom extract used in hundreds of hospitals and clinics around the globe.
    HerbsPro: AHCC Immpower, American Biosciences (Immpower), 500 mg, 30 Caps (39314)
    ImmPower AHCC is specially formulated to support the immune system's front-line defenses, including maintaining peak Natural Killer cell activity. The active ingredient in ImmPower is an alpha-glucan molecule with a very low weight that research shows provides unsurpassed support of the immune system's front-line defenses, including maintaining peak Natural Killer cell function, supporting enhanced cytokine production, and promoting optimal T-cell and macrophage activity. AHCC has also been shown to increase levels of interleukin-12 (IL-12), a powerful cytokine that is instrumental in maintaining cell health. ImmPower was developed by combining several species of mushrooms used in traditional Japanese healing to make one extremely powerful hybridized mushroom. This hybridized mushroom is grown in a liquid medium containing rice bran and enzymatically modified to be readily absorbable. In a vegetarian capsule.
    HerbsPro: AHCC Without Bioperine, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 30 Caps (70065)
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 30 VCaps (75180)
    HerbsPro: AHCC Plus, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 60 Caps (62792)
    HerbsPro: AHCC Active Hexose Correlated Compound, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 60 Caps (31644)
    AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a proprietary compound produced by cultivation and enzymatic modification of several species of mushroom mycelia, including shiitake, grown in rice bran extract. Considered a superfood supplement in Japan, AHCC has been researched extensively for its immune enhancement properties. According to human and animal research, AHCC may significantly increase Natural Killer (NK) Cell activity. AHCC may also increase macrophage activity, enhance cytokine production, and support the healthy functioning of the liver as well as act as an antioxidant. Take 2 capsules 3 times daily on an empty stomach, or as recommended by your health care practitioner. For general well-being, take 2 capsules daily.
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Now Foods, 500 mg, 60 VCaps (67683)
    Extra strength for healthy immune support containing mushroom mycelia extract. Supports healthy natural killer (NK) cell function. Vegetarian Formula. As a dietary supplement, take 2 VCaps 2 times daily, preferably on an empty stomach.
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 60 VCaps (75181)
    AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a proprietary compound produced by cultivation and enzymatic modification of several species of mushroom mycelia, including shiitake, grown in rice bran extract. Considered a superfood supplement in Japan, AHCC has been researched extensively for its immune enhancement properties. According to human and animal research, AHCC may significantly increase Natural Killer (NK) Cell activity. AHCC may also increase macrophage activity, enhance cytokine production, and support the healthy functioning of the liver as well as act as an antioxidant. Take 2 capsules twice daily on an empty stomach, or as recommended by your health care practitioner. For general well-being, take 2 capsules daily.
    HerbsPro: AHCC (Without Bioperine), Source Naturals, 500 mg, 60 Caps (70066)
    AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a proprietary compound produced by cultivation and enzymatic modification of several species of mushroom mycelia, including shiitake, grown in rice bran extract. Considered a superfood supplement in Japan, AHCC has been researched extensively for its immune-enhancement properties. According to human and animal research, AHCC may significantly increase Natural Killer (NK) Cell activity. AHCC may also increase macrophage activity, enhance cytokine production, and support the healthy functioning of the liver as well as act as an antioxidant. Take 2 capsules twice daily on an empty stomach, or as recommended by your health care practitioner. For general well-being, take 2 capsules daily.
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Planetary Herbals, 500 mg, 60 Caps (80140)
    AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a proprietary blend of several species of mushroom mycelia. It is cultivated and enzymatically modified and grown in rice bran. According to modern research, AHCC may significantly increase Natural Killer (NK) Cell activity, cytokine production and macrophage activity, all vitally important to the immune system.
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Source Naturals, 750 mg, 30 Caps (70073)
    AHCC® (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a proprietary compound produced by cultivation and enzymatic modification of several species of mushroom mycelia, including shiitake, grown in rice bran extract. Considered a superfood supplement in Japan, AHCC has been researched extensively for its immune-enhancement properties. According to human and animal research, AHCC may significantly increase Natural Killer (NK) Cell activity. AHCC may also increase macrophage activity, enhance cytokine production, and support the healthy functioning of the liver as well as act as an antioxidant. Take 2 capsules twice daily on an empty stomach, or as recommended by your health care practitioner. For general well-being, take 2 capsules daily.
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Olympian Labs, 750 mg, 60 Caps (74263)
    Natural Immune Suppressing Herb AHCC immune system support or Active Hexose Correlated Compound is a natural immune suppressing herb made from medicinal mushrooms. Medicinal mushrooms and their natural immune boosters have been reported in the scientific literature to have a variety of biological effects including immunomodulation, antitumor properties and other AHCC benefits include the influence on blood sugar regulation, serum lipids and blood pressure.
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Source Naturals, 750 mg, 60 Caps (70074)
    AHCC® (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a proprietary compound produced by cultivation and enzymatic modification of several species of mushroom mycelia, including shiitake, grown in rice bran extract. Considered a superfood supplement in Japan, AHCC has been researched extensively for its immune-enhancement properties. According to human and animal research, AHCC may significantly increase Natural Killer (NK) Cell activity. AHCC may also increase macrophage activity, enhance cytokine production, and support the healthy functioning of the liver as well as act as an antioxidant. Take 2 capsules twice daily on an empty stomach, or as recommended by your health care practitioner. For general well-being, take 2 capsules daily.
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Now Foods, 750 mg, 60 VCaps (67684)
    Extra strength for healthy immune support containing mushroom mycelia extract. Supports healthy natural killer (NK) cell function. Vegetarian Formula. As a dietary supplement, take 2 VCaps 2 times daily, preferably on an empty stomach.
    HerbsPro: AHCC Powder, Planetary Herbals, 1 oz. (80141)
    AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a proprietary blend of several species of mushroom mycelia. It is cultivated and enzymatically modified and grown in rice bran. According to modern research, AHCC may significantly increase Natural Killer (NK) Cell activity, cytokine production and macrophage activity, all vitally important to the immune system.
    HerbsPro: AHCC Powder, Source Naturals, 1 oz. (80196)
    AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a proprietary blend of several species of mushroom mycelia. It is cultivated and enzymatically modified and grown in rice bran. According to modern research, AHCC may significantly increase Natural Killer (NK) Cell activity, cytokine production and macrophage activity, all vitally important to the immune system.
    HerbsPro: AHCC Powder, Now Foods, 2000 mg, 2 oz. (67685)
    Healthy Immune Support. Mushroom Mycelia Extract. Supports Healthy Natural Killer (NK) Cell Function. A Dietary Supplement. Vegetarian Product. Serving size is 1/2 teaspoon (2 grams). As a dietary supplement, take a 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) two times daily with water or juice, preferably on an empty stomach. Consider taking this product in combination with Now Ojibwa, Inositol, Hexaphosphate and Beta-1,3/1,6-Glucan.
    HerbsPro: AHCC Powder, Planetary Herbals, 2 oz. (80142)
    AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a proprietary blend of several species of mushroom mycelia. It is cultivated and enzymatically modified and grown in rice bran. According to modern research, AHCC may significantly increase Natural Killer (NK) Cell activity, cytokine production and macrophage activity, all vitally important to the immune system.
    HerbsPro: AHCC Powder, Source Naturals, 2 oz. (80197)
    AHCC® (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a proprietary compound produced by cultivation and enzymatic modification of several species of mushroom mycelia, including shiitake, grown in rice bran extract. Considered a superfood supplement in Japan, AHCC has been researched extensively for its immune enhancement properties. According to human and animal research, AHCC may significantly increase Natural Killer (NK) Cell activity. AHCC may also increase macrophage activity, enhance cytokine production, and support the healthy functioning of the liver as well as act as an antioxidant.
    HerbsPro: Inocell IP-6 Plus AHCC, Bluebonnet, 60 VCaps (100864)
    Inocell IP6 Plus AHCC Vcaps provide inositol and inositol hexaphosphate from calcium magnesium phytate found in brown rice extract and AHCC (active hexose correlated compound) from mushroom mycelia extract. Available in easy-to-swallow vegetable capsules for maximum assimilation and absorption.
    HerbsPro: AHCC Immune Support For Pets NK9, American Biosciences (Immpower), 250 mg (72524)
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    HerbsPro: AHCC Japanese Mushroom, Woodland Publishing, 30 Page Booklet (90258)


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    NK-9 Immune System Support for pets helps provide unsurpassed support for a pet's immune system, especially their NK cells - a type of white blood cell known as the immune system's front-line defense. NK-9 contains AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound), which is backed by more than 20 published studies and clinical experience with both humans and K9s. NK-9 is "the" AHCC product specifically formulated for pets.

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