Mushrooms have always been an important part of Asian medicine and are known to contain numerous substances that help to support the immune system. A.H.C.C.® (active hexose correlated compound) is a unique mushroom-derived extract designed to provide support to the entire immune system. Derived from a patented cultivation, enzymatic decomposition and freeze drying process of several kinds of Basidiomycetes mushrooms, the active compound in A.H.C.C. is thought to be an α−1,4 linked glucose oligosaccharide with a molecular weight less than 5,000 daltons. This oligosaccharide cannot be found in typical mushroom preparations. Beta-glucans, amino acids and minerals present in A.H.C.C. may also play an important role in its immune supportive properties. Scientific studies using A.H.C.C. in animals and humans suggest that it has potent immunomodulating activity. Scientific research indicates that A.H.C.C. may play an important role in supporting the body’s natural defense mechanisms. During certain therapies, gastrointestinal function, skin and hair health as well as general wellbeing can be adversely affected. A.H.C.C. supports the functioning of the body and improves overall wellbeing. † Studies have also demonstrated its important roles in helping support overall immune function, including during times of oxidative stress.