Besides the fact that being sick is no fun, life is busy and it doesn't stop when we get sick. Kids still need fed, laundry still needs done, the dog won't walk it's self, and if you punch a time clock - you know sick days aren’t for YOUR sick days -- they’re only for when the kids get sick!
I'm a firm believer in our body's ability to take care of it's self. I think if we put good stuff in & keep bad stuff out, it will take great care of it's self - that's what it was designed to do! But, we don't always put good stuff in. Even the most conscious person can't keep all the bad stuff out. Sometimes our immune system needs needs a little help.
That's where the supplement AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) comes in. AHCC is a natural, super immune booster derived from Japanese shitake mushrooms. It’s clinically proven to give the immune system a boost. It has been used without any issues in over 50 human studies and is the number one selling supplement in Japan!
AHCC is the world's most researched specialty immune supplement, supported by over 80 research studies. It is utilized by over 700 hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide as a standard preventative regimen for incoming patients to reduce the risk of hospital infections.
Studies have shown AHCC can increase the number or activity of :
-Natural Killer (NK) cells, the body's first line of defense
-Dendritic cells which initiate adaptive immune response
-T-cells, which provide backup to NK cells
-Macrophages, which can clean up cellular debris
-Cytokines, which activate the immune system
I have favorites I take on a regular basis. Supplements that work well for me, that I keep on hand for maintaining my health as well as for those" magic bullets" for when I do come down with an occasional bug. I do know that natural supplements DO work, but I also know not everything works for everyone. When you find something that works for you - hang onto it!
I decided that the best way for me to experience the real effects of AHCC, was to wait until I felt like I was coming down with something. Then I would be able to see what it could do vs. assuming that is possibly boosted my immunity via a maintenance dose.
Right after Christmas, members of my extended family started getting sick. It was a doosey - vomiting, runny guts, generally feeling awful. It was lasting a week or so. Often, I will avoid the bug that's going around but I didn't miss this one.
The moment I started feeling it creeping in, I started taking AHCC. I took two double doses to start with. I spent one full day sick. It wasn't fun but one day was a whole lot better than a week. The second day I was pretty mousey - I drank lots of teas and soup, but I was able to function & even keep up with laundry - yay!
So, I have added AHCC to my list of supplements that work well for me. I bought another bottle to keep on hand as a magic bullet. It's feels good to know I have it on hand.
If you're interested in the potential of AHCC, take a look at AHCC Research Association - tons of interesting and hopeful research information available there.
One lucky winner will receive a "boost box" which includes a bottle of 60 AHCC, A Sudoku book ( to boost your brain), a box of Stash Green Tea ( another immune booster), a pamphlet on AHCC and a beautiful jade bracelet ( jade is the stone of healing & immunity).
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