AHCC® is a functional food that modulates your immune system.
AHCC® is a standardized extract of cultured Lentinula edodes mycelia. Supported by extensive scientific research with more than 100 papers published worldwide, AHCC® has been providing healthy quality of life for the people at home and medical practices around the world since 1989.
What mushroom is used in the production of AHCC®?
AHCC® is produced through a long term culturing process of a specialty mushroom mycelia. In 1987, we found a unique bioactive mycelium of Lentinula edodes from a vast range of basidiomycetes, and this specialty mycelium is exclusively used only for AHCC® production by us at the facility of Amino Up in Sapporo, Japan.
Mycelia are the root-like part of mushroom. Generally we eat umbrella-shaped part, fruiting body, which grows on the soil or wood. For AHCC®, we do not use fruiting body but use standardized mycelia, which are cultured in liquid by our original method with great care under strict quality controls.