What other names is Ahcc known by?
Active Hexose Correlated Compound, Basidiomycetes Extract, Composé Corrélé d'Hexose Actif, Compuestos Activos Correlacionados Hexosa, Extrait de Basidiomycètes, Extrait de Champignon, Fungi Extract.
What is Ahcc?
AHCC is a group of chemicals taken from fungus.
AHCC is used for cancer
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Cancer. Research on the effects of AHCC in people with cancer is not consistent. Some limited research suggests that taking AHCC improves survival and quality of life in people with stomach, colon, or lung cancer. However, other early research suggests that taking AHCC does not improve quality of life or treatment in people with different types of cancer.
- Chemotherapy side effects. Some early research suggests that taking AHCC might reduce some of the gastrointestinal side effects, such as nausea, related to chemotherapy use. However, this information is not very reliable. Other limited research that suggests AHCC might provide other benefits for people receiving chemotherapy treatments.
- Hepatitis C. Early research suggests that taking AHCC daily for 6 months does not benefit people with hepatitis C.
- Liver cancer. Some limited evidence suggests that taking AHCC might prolong survival and improve quality of life in people with liver cancer.
- Prostate cancer. Early research suggests that taking AHCC daily for 6 months does not benefit people with prostate cancer.
- Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of AHCC for these uses.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).