Overview

Active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) are chemicals that come from fungi, such as shiitake mushrooms. It's used in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

AHCC might increase the activity of natural killer cells in people who have cancer. It might also help protect the liver against certain poisonous chemicals and prevent diabetes.

People use AHCC for cancer, liver swelling caused by hepatitis C, damage to the immune system caused by cancer drugs, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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