ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

Diet Affects Men’s and Women’s Gut Microbes Differently

New Lyme guidelines promote options and informed choice

Phases of clinical depression could affect treatment

“Worm pill” could ease autoimmune disease symptoms

Eating Baked or Broiled Fish Weekly Boosts Brain Health, Pitt Study Says

Scientists Look for Biomarkers to Improve Treatment of Painful Bladder Condition

New culprit identified in metabolic syndrome

Preserving Cognitive Function with Aging

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased risks after noncardiac surgery

VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise

 
Print Page
Email Article

Medicinal Mushrooms for Optimal Immune Support

  [ 62 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 9, 2003


Medicinal mushroom extracts are used in traditional Japanese healing to enhance the body’s natural defenses and support the immune system. AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a unique extract obtained from a hybridization of several species of mushroom mycelia. Most of the researched and scientifically proven mushroom extracts are produced from the mycelia. The mycelium is the vegetative stage in the life cycle of the mushroom which begins with the spore produced by the fruit body (commonly called the mushroom).

AHCC is developed by combining several species of mushrooms to make one potent hybridized mushroom. This hybridized mushroom is grown in a liquid medium containing rice bran and enzymatically modified to be readily absorbable. AHCC’s ingredients are obtained by a highly specialized cultivation and extraction method. In clinical research studies, AHCC has been shown to increase levels of interleukin-12 (IL-12), a powerful cytokine that is instrumental in maintaining cell health, in addition to helping the body maintain peak Natural Killer cell function.(1,2)

Natural Killer (NK) cells are your body’s first line of defense. If you visualize your immune system as an “army” of over 100 troops of white blood cells, you can consider NK cells to be the “elite troops” that act as your body’s front line defense. NK cells are specifically equipped to locate and destroy disease cells. T and B cells are responsible for producing antibodies and chemical messengers (cytokines) that rally the rest of the immune system to join the battle.

References:

1. Enhancement of NK Cell Activity in Patients by AHCC. Adjuvant Nutrition in Cancer Treatment Symposium Nov. 1992.
2. NK Immunomodulation by AHCC in 17 Patients. 2nd Meeting- Society for Natural Immunity May 1994.


Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Your Next Order

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders
The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol
Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health
Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing