Agaricus blazei Murill is a mushroom that has been well-known for its anticancer effect. Its major anticancer ingredient is β-Glucan.
β-Glucan is the key component with the ability to enhance the immune cells in our body, some of these cells include macrophages and NK cells.
Human and animal research has demonstrated that AHCC enhances immunity by increasing:
Cytokine production, including IFN-γ and TNF-α *,
Natural killer (NK) cell activity by 200-300%*,
Macrophage populations by up to 100%*
Dendritic (DC) cell numbers*
T cell numbers and activity*,
Highly effective immuno-modulator used in over 700 clinics as a standard preventative regiment for all incoming patient to reduce the risk of hospital infections.
Useful in helping the body to fight the formation of abnormal cells, whose growth can lead to cancer, chronic disease and infections (such as the influenza / flu virus).
Which mushrooms have a high anticancer effect?
2. AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound)
Mushroom polysaccharides have traditionally been used for the prevention and treatment of a multitude of disorders like infectious illnesses, cancers and various autoimmune diseases.
Fucoidan is well known for anti-cancer functions such as enhancing the ntural immune response, inducing apoptosis (cancer cell self-destruction), and suppressing Angiogenesis (blood vessel growth).
Mushrooms like Agaricus blazei and AHCC contain polysaccharides. Agaricus contains mainly beta-glucans and AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is an alpha-glucan. Both extracts have been well-researched for its ability to enhance the immunity by different pathways, if compared to Fucoidan.
Therefore, one of the best ways to enhance our immune system is to combine these different ingredients with different mechanisms and health benefits. At the end, this combination will act in synergy with out body to protect it from various health diseases, including cancer.
1. Agaricus blazei Murill
(Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is
Japan’s top-selling immune support ingredient, AHCC is a unique, cultured mushroom mycelia extract that is rich in alpha glucans. AHCC is manufactured through a patented, extended liquid culturing process that makes its active components different from other mushroom extract products.