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Quality of Life Kinoko Gold AHCC Immune Health Supplement Review

There has been a lot of frightening news about the flu virus epidemic this year which has had a huge impact on my own family. My six year old daughter, Hannah has significant respiratory issues including severe chronic asthma which puts her in a very high risk group. The influenza virus could potentially have a devastating on her health if she were to contract it and that truly terrifies me. We are a very health conscious family and my husband and I prefer to protect ourselves using natural products and whole foods as much as possible.

I do a lot of research and consult with Hannah’s specialists frequently to find the most effective natural supplements to help boost our immune systems. One product from Quality of Life® that I learned more about and have starting using recently in our family is AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) which is a mushroom-based nutrient that was developed in Japan.

Quality of Life Kinoko® Gold AHCC® Immune Health Supplement

Quality of Life Kinoko® Gold AHCC® has an extra strength dose supplement which includes 1,000 mg of Active Hexose Correlated Compound per serving. There has been extensive research including human trials which apparently support this mushroom nutrients ability to help “dial on the immune system”. I was very impressed to read more about a study from Michigan State University which reported that AHCC “enhances the power of the seasonal flu shot, making it even more effective against this potentially deadly virus”

Additional potential benefits noted on the Quality of Life website for AHCC include:

  • May support the liver’s ability to detoxify
  • May optimize white blood cell counts
  • May improve appetite
  • May alleviate nausea
  • May maintain energy levels
  • May support a healthy response to inflammation

I was very interested in the potential for this supplement to help support the body’s response to inflammation. My daughter’s respiratory issues are a direct over-reaction to any type of viral or bacterial infection causing severe inflammation and ultimately respiratory distress.

Kinoko® Gold AHCC® is available for purchase from Quality of Life Labs. This product is proudly reported to be the #1 immune support supplement used in Japan and throughout Asia and it is now available in North America. The SRP is $99.49 per bottle (30 servings per bottle) but I noticed that it is now on sale for $74.50. While I know this may seem pricey for one bottle of any supplement, I will continue to purchase it for my family because the benefit of protecting my family and my daughter is priceless and I am very impressed with the effectiveness I am reading about in the scientific studies. I also weigh the pros/cons knowing that if any of us were to contract the flu and expose Hannah, at a minimum it would be a very costly hospital bill and at worst…well that is not something I am willing to think about!

You are invited to visit the Quality of Life website to purchase this product or browse the entire selection of health care supplements. You can even sign up to receive a FREE booklet discussing the benefits of AHCC too!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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