AHCC has become one of the most well-known natural immune boosters in medical societies. A good number of people have already included AHCC in their diet plans to observe its positive effects on their health and immune systems. If you have not started using AHCC already and wondering how to kick it off, this article will answer all your queries comprehensively.
How to Use AHCC?
As we know that AHCC is an extract of natural species, there are more than one forms it is used in. In the past, when medical science had not advanced, AHCC was used in grilled and powder form. Today, it is available commercially in two forms; liquid and capsule. Generally, nutritionists prefer capsule form. This is why it has become the most common way to take AHCC these days.
The usage of AHCC and its importance can be divided on the following two bases:
Based on Purpose to Use
AHCC is known for keeping cancer on the bay, increasing white blood cells’ count in the body, increasing the body’s ability to fight off infections, preventing inflammatory infections, cold flu, and reducing the side effects caused by chemotherapy. To make it precise, the use of AHCC can be divided into the following two types:
- Preventative Therapy
Since AHCC cannot be prescribed as a direct cure to a certain disease, most of it is used as a preventative therapy. Several studies have studied the proper dosage of AHCC to be used to boost the immune system. It is found anything between 1-3 grams per day is the safe limit to be used. Although it is not a hard and fast rule. You can choose different dosages as per your health and immunity. Also, it is not necessary to take the complete dose at once. Splitting doses throughout the day is one way. Taking it with the food is a second way.
- Cancer Treatment
There has already been enough discussion upon the relation between AHCC and cancer treatment. So, there is no wonder why you would find the word ‘Cancer’ very repetitive in anything written on AHCC. It is worth mentioning here is that the dose will increase up to 6 grams during treatment, while it will reduce back to the normal limit when treatment ends. However, splitting the dose and taking it on an empty stomach will not change.
Based on Age
The effectiveness of AHCC directly varies with age, health conditions, and medical history. So, there is no way you and your son are going to consume the same dose of AHCC to get a positive impact on your immune health.
- For Children
Can children use AHCC supplements? The answer is Yes. Can children use the same dose as a grown-up person? The answer is No. There is no specific problem if children use this natural extract. However, the amount of dose will drop to up to 50% of what it used to be. In other words, the safe dose limit of AHCC for children up to the age of 13 years is 1.5 grams.
- For the Elderly
Similarly, the dosage for elderly people would be calculated differently. Since the amount of AHCC to be taken is inversely proportional to the strength of the immune system, the dose for aged patients can rise to 6-7 grams per day. But for a healthy person, it will still stay near 3 grams.
The special consideration in the case of elderly patients should be that the dose should easily correspond with their physical condition and digestive systems. This is why the dose should be implemented gradually through their meals in smaller amounts.
If you do not make time for your health, you will be forced to make time for your illness. Taking AHCC is very easy. For most people, it is up to 3 grams a day and can easily be split in the day. If you are not already onto it, do start taking it because a healthy immune system means a happy life and a healthy livelihood.