Monday, September 27, 2010

AHCC Supplement Review and Giveaway...

We recently had the chance to try a supplement called AHCC:


About AHCC:
"It’s that time of year…the dreaded cold/flu season. Whether you’re having play dates or the kids are back to school, you’re constantly exposed to viruses. While you make sure the kids eat well, take their vitamins and get plenty of sleep so their little immune systems are strong for the cold/flu season, what are you doing to ready your own body? Well, Kinoko AHCC, a natural immune booster derived from Japanese medicinal mushrooms, is a great addition to your cold/flu season arsenal.
During last year’s flu season, Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) became Japan ’s #1 selling immune supplement and the news about this unique compound is finally reaching our shores. And, there’s a new clinical study out of Michigan State University showing that AHCC enhances the effectiveness of the seasonal flu shot. How? Patients taking AHCC showed increased production of “T-cells” and natural killer (NK) cells -- those are the two types of white blood cells that help destroy virus-infected cells and fight off infections.
Kinoko AHCC also has a 20-year history of safety. It’s the world’s most researched natural immune supplement, supported by more than 50 human studies and 25 studies published in NIH-recognized peer-reviewed journals."

What we thought: I have been taking AHCC for a few weeks now and I haven't really noticed any changes, but I haven't gotten sick so that is a good thing:) I did notice the not so pleasant smell of the pills(though not many vitamins/supplements smell good to me:) and I was very happy that they were tasteless. I was a little startled to see the recommended dosage was 4-12 pills before meals. I've been taking 4...I don't know that I could do 12 of any pill at once. They are easy to swallow though. The information that was presented along with the bottle of AHCC(the info above) was definitely intriguing...when the flu hits me, I am seriously down for the count so if I can keep the illness at bay by boosting my immune system, I'm all for it! From our experience with this supplement so far, ABCD Diaries gives AHCC an A!
Buy It: Find AHCC where you usually purchase your vitamins.

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Giveaway ends Monday, October 11 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)


Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a bottle of AHCC for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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