Also indexed as:Active Hexose Correlated Compound, Basidiomycetes
Active Hexose Correlated Compound
Parts Used & Where Grown
AHCC is a newly developed "functional food" made through the hybridization of several kinds of mushrooms belonging to the Basidiomycetes family, including shiitake (Lentinula edodes), cultured in a liquid medium. The mushroom's sources and details of methods of preparation have not been fully disclosed.
Traditional Use (May Not Be Supported by Scientific Studies)
AHCC was not used in traditional medicine. The mushrooms of the type from which AHCC is made were historically used as tonics and for chronic infections, anemia, and a variety of other conditions.1
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