Effect on the Immune System
AHCC® uses extracts of mushrooms from the Basidiomycete family, particularly the mycelium of Lentinula edodes, more commonly known as shiitake mushrooms. The glucans are the parts of these mushrooms that are responsible for its efficacy in boosting the immune system to fight viruses.1
Specifically, they work primarily on improving the innate immune system (the part of your immune system that you are born with). Studies show that it can actually increase the number of readily available players of your immune system: natural killer cells, dendritic cells, and cytokines.3
These are of utmost importance for the immune system to respond to infections and tumor growth.