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AOR, AHCC, 60 vcaps

AOR, AHCC, 60 vcaps is manufactured by AOR Supplements

Last updated on 12/5/2016


  • Improves defenses against abnormal cellular growth
  • Enhances immune cell production
  • Helps control infections
  • Protects the liver

AHCC provides antioxidants. The active ingredients of AHCC include acetylated alpha and beta glucans and saccharides of low molecular weight (5 kDaltons) for optimal bioavailability.

NPN Product Code Size Per Capsule Vegetarian
80036494 AOR04118 30 Vegi-Caps 500 mg Vegetarian
80036494 AOR04314 60 Vegi-Caps 500 mg Vegetarian
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule

AHCC Proprietary Blend – Shiitake mycelium extract 500mg

Non-medicinal ingredients: alpha-cyclodextrin, dextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, Candelilla wax. Capsule: hypromellose.

AOR Guarantees: that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, dairy, soy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal by products.

Adult Dosage: Take 1-2 capsules one to three times daily preferably without food or as directed by a qualified health practitioner.

Cautions: Nausea and diarrhea have been known to occur, in which case, discontinue use.

Pregnancy/Nursing: Do not take

Shiitake mycelium mushroom root extract

Main Indications:

  •  Normal cell growth and differentiation
  •  Immune function
  •  Anti-inflammatory
  •  Infections


Background Info

When it comes to health, we all understand the importance of our immune system. Active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) is an oligosaccharide extracted from mushrooms grown in rice bran. It was developed in Japan in 1989 and it has since been used to improve the immunity of over 100 000 patients. AHCC has shown promise for severe immunodeficiencies, for hypertension, to reduce inflammation, to improve the body’s response to stress, in infections, for diabetics and for hepatitis. 

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AHCC and the Immune System
AHCC is remarkable because it has the ability to stimulate the immune system. Oral supplementation with AHCC increases the production by immune cells of at least two protein messengers. These proteins promote the production of macrophages, T cells and natural killer (NK) cells and improve their ability to destroy abnormal cells. Immune cells are important for health in general but are specifically involved with the control of infection and cancer.

AHCC and Abnormal Cells
Global cancer rates keep rising but most cancers are preventable. Cancer is a disease of the immune system. It is up to our immune system to recognize and destroy abnormal cells. Immunosurveillance (the ability of the immune system to detect and destroy atypical cells before they become harmful) is the pillar of cancer prevention. Indeed, individuals born with immunodeficiencies are 200 times more likely to develop cancer. Hence the great promise of immunotherapies like AHCC – therapies aimed at enhancing the immune system instead of trying to kill abnormal cells.


AHCC was shown effective in several research projects. In one study, AHCC and better nutrition led to a 22% tumor reduction, and 39% tumor stabilization. The combination of AHCC and genistein concentrated polysaccharide (another natural anti-tumor substance) induced apoptosis (the self-destruction of unwanted cells). Similarly, supplementation of AHCC with an antioxidant extracted from buckwheat, led to the reduction of skin cancer tumors in test rats. In another study, 6 months of treatment with AHCC (6g/day) led to a partial response in 49.7% of cancer patients and a complete response in 8.8%.

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AHCC in Combination with Chemotherapy
Studies using AHCC clearly demonstrated that AHCC safely increases the efficacy of conventional treatments while reducing the frequency of side effects. Patients taking AHCC with chemo or radiation saw their tumors shrink and their tumor markers decrease more than patients receiving conventional treatments alone. Furthermore, a weakened immune system is one of the most serious side effects of chemotherapy. AHCC helps to preserve immunity at a time when it is crucial to prevent the spread and growth of abnormal cells. It also reduces the toxicity and the side effects associated with chemotherapy. It alleviates hair loss and bone marrow suppression and prevents the elevation of liver enzymes. Patients taking AHCC reported less nausea and vomiting and AHCC improved their body weight and appetite. Unfortunately, at present, there are very few proven strategies to reduce the risk of tumor recurrence among survivors. Because of its effect on NK cells, AHCC supplementation may prove useful for those trying to improve their immune function in order to reduce their risk of recurrence. A prospective cohort study found that patients who had undergone resection of a liver tumor had a significantly longer no recurrence period and an increased overall survival rate when they took AHCC.

AHCC and Immunodeficiency
Through its influence on the immune system, AHCC may help preserve immunity in those whose defense system is slowly being infiltrated by viruses.  Researchers showed that HIV levels could remain suppressed without drugs if the immune system is functioning adequately. Preliminary trials with AHCC have given encouraging results.

AHCC and Infection
Infections are caused by the invasion and the multiplication of microorganisms in the body. We carry 500 to 1000 different species of bacteria throughout our body. Adequate immunity is therefore crucial in preventing infection. Several experiments confirmed AHCC’s competence for the control of infections.

AHCC and the Liver
An excess of toxins can damage the liver. Trials have demonstrated that AHCC protects the liver and improves hepatic function. AHCC was also shown effective for patients with chronic viral hepatitis.

AHCC and Inflammation
It was reported that patients taking AHCC to prevent the recurrence of abnormal growths had significant improvements in rheumatoid arthritis. AHCC was also effective at diminishing inflammation in animal studies. It is thought that AHCC reduces inflammation by modulating the immune system and by improving fat metabolism.

AHCC and Other Health Conditions
Diabetic patients have been shown to respond to AHCC, with reductions of both blood glucose levels and glycated hemoglobin levels. In addition, AHCC appears to be an adaptogen and may help relieve stress.

Market Trends

AHCC is a powerful antioxidant and is most popular as a cancer supplement to be used in combination with conventional cancer treatment.

AOR Advantage

AOR’s AHCC contains one of the highest doses found on the market with fewest additional ingredients.

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