AHCC is a product that contains an extract derived from the shiitake mushroom called active hexose correlated compound (AHCC). The product was first produced in Japan more than 30 years ago and has been safely used by tens of thousands of people around the world.
Study after study has proven that it is one of the most effective and safest methods of naturally stimulating the body’s immune system. In fact, when it comes to providing an immediate, sustained boost to the immune system, there is no compound, natural or synthetic, that works as well as AHCC.
One of the ways AHCC enhances immune function is through its ability to increase natural killer cell function.
Natural killer cells (or NK cells) comprise roughly half of the white blood cells that are part of the immune system. They are the first line of defense against any pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc.) that invade the body. NK cells also destroy cancer cells.
NK cells contain several small granules that act much like a grenade. For example, once an NK cell has recognized a cancer cell, it attaches itself to that cell’s outer membrane and injects these granules directly into the interior of the cell. The granules then explode, destroying the cell within five minutes. The NK cell, however, isn’t damaged and can then move on to repeat the process with other cancer cells or pathogens over and over again. When your immune system is particularly strong, active NK cells can take on two or more cancer cells or pathogens at the same time.
It’s important to note that if your NK cells are strong enough, the rest of your immune system can remain inactive and be better prepared for another assault, if needed. And if the NK cells are extremely efficient, further backup from other parts of the immune system may not even be necessary. This also helps prevent an overreaction from your immune system, which can lead to excess inflammation and damage to the tissue it is trying to help.
A lack of NK cells is rare. Most people have plenty of them. Rather, it’s the activity of NK cells that typically determines whether we are sick or healthy and if we can survive an onslaught of pathogens or cancer. In other words, NK cell activity is often the main criterion that determines our survival.
Monitoring NK cell activity has been one of the main markers in both AIDs and cancer. Research indicates that, when NK cells cease to function, the end is near.
The early stages of chronically low NK cell activity might manifest as any one or more of a long list of health problems. These can include an ongoing sinus or respiratory infection; slow-healing wounds, gastrointestinal ulcers, or other damaged tissue; gum and oral cavity inflammation or infections; heart disease; chronic allergies; and recurring toxicity.
AHCC has the ability to directly increase NK cell activity through several mechanisms:
• It boosts the number of explosive granules in NK cells.
• It raises levels of interferon, a potent compound produced by the body that has been shown to inhibit the replication of viruses and increase NK cell activity.
• It increases the formation of tumor necrosis factors (TNFs), which are a group of proteins that help destroy cancer cells.
• It can boost NK cell activity by up to 300 percent (or even more), while also increasing the activity of other key immune cells like T cells (200 percent) and B cells (250 percent).
Cancer Preventive and Virus Killer
AHCC is one of the best natural products for anyone battling cancer. It has been shown to enhance NK cell activity without side effects or destruction of healthy tissue. It can prevent metastasis, and studies have shown it to be a powerful tool in treating numerous forms of cancer, including leukemia and those of the breast, ovary, cervix, prostate, and liver. It can be used in conjunction with (and help improve results of) conventional treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy. It has also been used to help relieve the side effects of chemotherapy.
The dosage typically utilized with cancer and other serious illnesses is 3 grams per day. The maintenance/preventive dose is 1 gram per day. At 1 gram daily, an increase in NK cell activity usually can be seen within four weeks.
At the higher dose of 3 grams, the same effect will take place in one to two weeks.
AHCC belongs in the group of four compounds that are some of the most potent natural antiviral compounds. (The other three are modified citrus pectin, elderberry extract/Sambucol, and high doses of vitamin D3.) Its ability to destroy and clear viruses from the body is an amazing attribute and makes it a very powerful healing tool in many of the more difficult disease situations we’re seeing today.
In fact, the latest study illustrating AHCC’s strong antiviral capability was just released at the Society of Integrative Oncology’s 15th International Congress in October 2018. That study revealed that AHCC can eradicate one of the most challenging viruses linked to cancer—the human papillomavirus (HPV).
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. It affects between 60 and 80 percent of sexually active adults. Approximately 14 million new cases are diagnosed each year.
There are many different types of HPV, and if there’s any good news, it’s that the immune system clears about 90 percent of these infections, so the virus does not cause any long-term problems in those people.
However, some HPV infections can lead to genital warts, and other more persistent forms can cause cancer, including cervical—the second most common cancer in women. Persistent HPV infections occur in roughly 10 percent of the population, and around 19,400 women and 12,100 men in this country develop cancers that stem from HPV.
Earlier studies have been conducted on mice, but this latest study involved 10 women over the age of 30. Each had high-risk, persistent HPV (meaning they had the infection for 18 months or longer).
The women were given 3 grams of AHCC once daily for five weeks to six months. Half of those who stayed on the protocol for four months showed complete eradication of HPV.
In a second study, nine women were given a smaller 1 gram daily dose of AHCC for up to eight months. At the end of this study, four of the nine women experienced complete eradication of the virus.
The fact that a natural compound like AHCC can destroy this virus is nothing short of amazing—especially considering there is currently no conventional medical treatment available to eliminate high-risk HPV infections.
For women with persistent HPV, the only option (until now) has been to just wait and see if they develop cancer. Current treatments are only directed at relieving symptoms and removing lesions created by the virus. Knowing how difficult it is for a natural supplement to be accepted by the conventional medical community, I doubt anything will change anytime soon. There is absolutely no money to be made by the multi-billion dollar cancer treatment syndicate by just telling you to go buy a natural over the counter herbal supplement.
There’s another factor at play here, as well.
HPV was in the news a few years ago when a few pharmaceutical companies developed vaccines that purportedly prevented infection with the virus. The first was called Gardasil, followed by Cervarix and Gardasil 9. All of these vaccines were very heavily promoted, and you still see television ads today. Keep in mind these vaccines aren’t for treating existing infections, just a possible prevention mechanism.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccinating all children (male and female) at the age of 11 or 12, with additional shots in their 20s. Some states started to require these vaccinations, even though there were numerous known side effects, including chronic fatigue syndrome, menstrual interruption, complex regional pain syndrome, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, and various other nervous and immune system issues.
There have been no long-term studies to determine any possible future health ramifications. Even the FDA, which approved the vaccine, has expressed concerns that the HPV vaccine hasn’t been thoroughly tested to determine if it might cause cancer, impair future fertility/reproductive capacity, or cause harm to fetuses already developing at the time of the mother’s vaccination.
One thing was known for sure, though, upon approval of this vaccine: The pharmaceutical companies would reap huge profits.
In 2007, I spoke with one drug company analyst who projected Gardasil sales totaling $1 billion annually—and billions more when states passed legislation to require the vaccination in school children.
AHCC is a product that could prevent cancer and eliminate the need for mass vaccinations in millions of children. Although it eradicates viruses in humans, the fact that it would eradicate billions of dollars in pharmaceutical profits makes it highly unlikely that the general public will ever learn about this natural miracle.
AHCC can stop viral infections like influenza and West Nile in their tracks—in just a few days. For this very reason, you should always keep a few bottles on hand. It should be your go-to product whenever an upper respiratory problem doesn’t resolve on its own in a few days. You also want to be prepared for any possible flu or viral pandemic. (it’s not a matter of if we will experience another viral pandemic, but rather when.)
We constantly face the threat of new strains of influenza viruses coming out of China and Asia, in large part due to their live poultry, pig, and other animal markets. China is the largest producer of pork in the world, and raising poultry and pigs together, as they do everywhere in Asia, is a recipe for disaster. It allows viruses, which often begin in birds, to mutate and transfer to pigs, then humans.
For the past century, China and Asia have been the cradle of influenza, including at least two of the three major human flu pandemics (Asian flu in 1957, the Hong Kong flu of 1968, and possibly the Spanish flu in 1918–1919). We’ve already been threatened with SARS and avian influenza (bird flu).
China’s agriculture authorities are trying to contain the spread of a pigkilling virus called African swine fever. It was first reported in August 2018 and has quickly spread to five provinces. It spreads easily between pigs and kills nearly every pig that it infects.
The Chinese are saying that it can’t spread to humans, but they haven’t always been forthcoming with the information they disseminate. They are currently withholding information and lab samples of another deadly disease labeled H7N9 flu virus, which can infect both poultry and humans.
AHCC is one product to keep on hand, or at least be aware of, when the next flu or viral pandemic hits. Quickly clearing most viruses from the body before one of these serious illnesses takes hold can be the determining factor as to whether you remain healthy, quickly overcome the illness, or succumb to it.
And don’t overlook its ability to boost NK cell activity when it comes to cancer. All in all, AHCC could truly be a lifesaver for you and your family.
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