AHCC is Active Hexose Correlated Compound – a fermented mushroom extract (Basidiomycetes mushroom) and immune system supplement that seems to help the immune system with cancer and with chemo.
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26847832 this article compares 2 groups who received chemo. One group got 6 g AHCC for 2 months, the other did not. The ones taking AHCC had lower C-Reactive Protein and higher Albumin and less taste disorder in 2 months. AHCC and immune outcomes in Humans by Barry W Ritz, PhD. “Available data suggests that AHCC clearly affects immune outcomes …especially natural killer (NK) cell activity. The use of mushroom preparations for immune support has a long history….AHCC has been suggested to enhance prognosis and quality of life in a variety of cancers and increased NK cell activity.” There is a chart on this site showing outcomes of various trials of AHCC on different cancers.