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Coyne – AHCC – Active Hexose Correlated Compound 60 Veg Caps


  • Enhances immune cell number and activity
  • Helps prevent infections
  • Supports intestinal immunity


Scientifically-proven patented dietary health supplement for optimal immune system

Considered a superfood supplement in Japan, AHCC® (active hexose correlated compound) is a patented, scientifically proven dietary health supplement that facilitates optimal immune system function. It is obtained from the shiitake mushroom – well known for its immune-modulating activity – and is one of the world’s most researched specialty immune supplements, supported by over 30 human clinical studies, as well as 50 published research studies (and ongoing)  and researched at more than 80 leading institutions worldwide.

In 1989, Japanese scientists discovered that by hybridising several mushrooms used in traditional healing, they could develop a natural compound that would give the body the ability to maintain “super immunity”. It has since been used to improve the immune health of over 100 000 patients.

According to human and animal research, AHCC® may significantly increase Natural Killer (NK) cell activity. It has the unique ability to stimulate the immune system, which is important in controlling inflammation and infection and regulating healthy cell growth. It may also increase macrophage activity, enhance cytokine production and support the healthy functioning of the liver, while also acting as an antioxidant.

AHCC® is used alongside chemotherapy treatments in many Japanese hospitals for its immune supportive effects. The majority of studies showed reduced side effects, increased quality of life and improved survival rates. Patients taking AHCC® reported less nausea, vomiting and hair loss, while the compound also improved their body weight and appetite during chemotherapy treatment. The immune-boosting effects of AHCC® are not limited to these patients; they have also been applied to microbial infections, with promising results

Coyne Healthcare’s AHCC® health supplement is a powerful antioxidant that aggressively combats free radicals and thus boosts the immune system. Used by tens of thousands of healthy people worldwide, it is rich in alpha-glucans, which increase the compound’s absorption and efficacy.

Research findings

AHCC® and immunodeficiency: Through its influence on the immune system, AHCC® may help preserve immunity in those whose defense system is being infiltrated by viruses. Preliminary trials with AHCC® have given encouraging results in certain life-threatening viral infections.

AHCC® and infection: Infections are caused by the invasion and the multiplication of microorganisms in the body. We carry 500 to 1 000 different species of bacteria, so adequate immunity is crucial in preventing infection. Several experiments have confirmed AHCC®’s competence in the control of infections.

AHCC® and the liver: An excess of toxins can damage the liver. Trials have demonstrated that AHCC® protects the liver and improves hepatic function.

AHCC® and inflammation: It was reported that patients taking AHCC® to prevent the recurrence of abnormal growths had significant improvements in rheumatoid arthritis. AHCC® was also effective at diminishing inflammation in animal studies. It is thought that the compound reduces inflammation by modulating the immune system and by improving fat metabolism.

AHCC® and other health conditions: Some studies have shown that AHCC® promotes a healthy blood sugar balance. In addition, it appears to be an adaptogen that may help relieve stress.


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