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The Journal of Nutrition Publishes Study Indicating that AHCC(R) Provides Immune Support against West Nile Virus
Date:2/23/2009

the virus. Results from the study demonstrated that AHCC increased the production of West Nile Virus-specific IgM, IgG and gamma delta T cells in young mice. Producing higher levels of these critical antibodies and lymphocytes is essential in helping the immune system protect itself from infection. AHCC also had an effect in aged mice but it was not as strong as on young mice. This initial study suggests that AHCC enhances protective immune responses against West Nile Virus infection in young and aged mice. Although additional studies are needed, these results are promising for individuals living with the disease as well as West Nile Virus susceptible populations such as the elderly and those individuals with a weakened immune system.

AHCC has been the subject of over 80 research studies worldwide. Research has demonstrated that AHCC enhances the immune system proving beneficial for a number of diseases that include flu, cancer, and autoimmune diseases.

What is AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound)?

AHCC is derived from the hybridization of several subspecies of medicinal mushroom, cultivated in Japan and then produced from a specialized manufacturing process. AHCC is the leading immune-enhancing supplement in Japan and is utilized by over 700 hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide as a standard preventative supplement for incoming patients to help reduce the risk of hospital infections as well as supporting the body's fight against the formation of abnormal cells.*

AHCC is manufactured by Amino Up Chemical Company in Sapporo, Japan and is distributed in the United States by Maypro Industries. Maypro sells AHCC to a number of leading supplement companies including Quality of Life Laboratories, a subsidiary of Maypro.

The AHCC Research Association was founded in 1986 to promote further study. Each year since 1994, over 300 medical doctors and researchers have gathered in Sa
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