As it stands, there are no medications that can effectively cure Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
Nonetheless, a research study indicates the extract from Japanese Shiitake mushrooms called Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) shows promise in treating HPV – the virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts.
So is HPV treatment among the benefits of readily available AHCC supplement?
AHCC HPV Reviews: The Medical Research Study Results
Results from a preliminary study by The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) Medical School revealed positive signs that AHCC shows promise against HPV infections:
- 10 women with HPV-positive status were treated orally with the AHCC extract once daily, with dosage of 3 grams on an empty stomach, for up to 6 months.
- 5 out of the 10 patients achieved a negative HPV test result, with 3 of them with confirmed eradication after stopping AHCC.
A phase II study on AHCC efficacy in HPV treatment is currently underway by Judith A. Smith, associate professor in UTHealth – watch the brief video below.
Arise America and Dr. Philippa Cheetham further discussed about HPV and this AHCC clinical study in the first 3 minutes of video below.
AHCC Supplement: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage.
AHCC has been successfully used to treat a wide range of health conditions, with below among the benefits of all natural AHCC compound.
|Enhance anticancer / antitumor effects||Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine|
|Treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer||International Journal of Applied Research in Natural Products|
|Down-regulates pancreatic cancer cells||Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine|
|Prolong the survival and improve the prognosis of patients with advanced liver cancer||Thammasat University Rangsit Campus of Thailand|
|Reduce cancer chemotherapy side-effects such as neutropenia||The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine|
|Promotes immune response||University of Ottawa, Natural Medicine Journal, and Binghamton University|
Side effects are rare, though some reported mild complaints like nausea, diarrhea, and bloating.
Dosage wise, just as the aforementioned HPV study by UTHealth that used 3 grams daily –
the International Journal of Clinical Medicine also have the similar recommendation as below:
AHCC up to 3 g is safe to administer and definitely helps cancer patients in reducing side effects of chemotherapeutic drugs.
AHCC Supplement Reviews: Any HPV and Genital Warts Treatment Success Stories?
AHCC supplements are available in capsule form and can be purchased at most health stores, with Amazon.com also offers a good range of AHCC supplement products.
We combed through the best selling AHCC supplements and their customer reviews, to check on real user feedback and the AHCC supplement results:
AHCC Genital Warts and HPV Treatment: The Verdict
As indicated above, supplements with AHCC mushroom extract (like Kinoko Gold) have received positive customer reviews that testify AHCC supplement do help to fight cancers and reduce adverse effects of chemotherapy – just as the medical research results show.
However, there are still very limited reviews that prove AHCC mushroom supplement can effectively cure HPV – which requires further clinical studies.
While boosting body immune system can help prevent (recurring) warts, similarly there are insufficient evidences at this stage to show AHCC can effectively get rid of HPV genital warts for men and women – though there are some positive reviews as below feedback in Topix forum:
Sam from Perth, Australia commented: ‘I got genital warts 9 months ago.. I came across a study with AHCC gold which was getting good feedback. And i could tell within a week of taking 2 tablets 3 times a day that it was working and i was over the moon.’
Wartcure of Studio City, CA said ‘After having warts for almost 10 years and trying everything possible I have found the cure… Take 3000 mg of AHCC for six months and there gone (hopefully forever). There has been some research now that shows AHCC can lower you HPV viral levels so low the virus is killed by your immune system. I have just finished a six month course without missing a day and have not had a single wart… This is huge for me as I was getting 1-5 every month.’
For those who are looking for non-surgical genital warts removal options, below are over the counter topical solutions as alternative that allows genital wart treatment at home:
Option 1: Warticide Wart Remover by Sisquoc Healthcare
Containing Salicylic acid as active ingredient, Warticide’s inactive ingredients include Tea Tree oil and Cedar Leaf Oil.
>> Check out comprehensive Warticide reviews.
Option 2: Wartec Cream by Stiefel
Wartec is an OTC topical cream widely used for HPV genital warts treatment, especially in Europe / UK.
The active ingredient in Wartec cream is Podophyllotoxin, a plant extract with antiviral and antiwart properties.