|AHCC and Cancer|
(Active Hexose Correlated Compounds) is a natural health food often used in Japan
as part of a treatment to strengthen the immune system in patients suffering from
cancer. Reports from Japan indicate that AHCC, when used in combination with other
medically accepted procedures, has been part of successful treatment routines
for various cancers.
AHCC's most notable observed effects have been in enhancing or boosting the immune system to allow other cancer treatments such as radiation or chemo-therapy to work successfully. Researchers have observed an increase in the strength of the body's natural defense mechanisms in patients taking AHCC. It appears that AHCC increases the body's tolerance of other cancer treatments and therefore increases the effectiveness of those treatments.
The effects of Active Hexose Correlated Compounds as a cancer treatment has been documented in case studies, laboratory experiments and one double blind study. Other double blind studies are being prepared for publication. Other studies, including one at Harvard University, are being conducted. Some individual case studies report a complete remission of cancer and its symptoms, and a complete remission is sometimes equated to a cancer cure. Nevertheless, AHCC by itself must not be considered a cure for cancer. As with any nutritional supplement, patients should consult with their doctors when taking AHCC.
**The statements contained herein regarding AHCC are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Individuals should seek advice concerning supplements and diets from physicians, health-care providers, and certified dieticians. At AHCC Nutrients USA we encourage you to do so.