Mycelcaps contains a patented compound AHCC® derived from Shiitake mushroom mycelium. Japanese shiitake mushrooms (shiitake) is nicknamed "Pearl of the mushrooms" in Asia for several centuries considered a prized fungus with high nutritional value. It is the source of many substances beneficial to the organism. The main components are polysaccharides, having positive influence on the immune system function.
AHCC® is studied by many scientists, especially in Japan (at 30 universities). Research includes over 200 scientific papers. Researchers are investigating the effects of AHCC® in case of high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies and immune system disorders. It has been shown to have a positive effect in the case of debilitated people, people in recovery, and those suffering from prolonged stress. The extract helps to protect the body against the elements of a polluted natural environment, positively affects the immune system.
In 2015, the manufacturer modernized the patented AHCC® compound and called it "Professional Grade AHCC®". This modernized formula is used in hospitals in Japan and the USA. Compared to the previous version of the product, it is a source of more alpha-glucans, adenosine and saccharides. These substances stimulate the body's immune system and support its immune reactions.
Pullulan capsules are made of natural polysaccharide. This polysaccharide is not of animal origin. They can be used as a vegetarian alternative to regular, gelatin, hard capsules. No chemical modifications are used in the production of pullulan capsules, so they are 100% natural. Pullulan is a water soluble polysaccharide produced from the yeast Aureobasidium pullulans. Pullulan capsules are impermeable to oxygen therefore the content of the substance inside is protected from oxidation from the outside.