It is widely known that there are currently no treatment for 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 forum feedback, to check on real user reviews and the AHCC supplement results:
Hyperdose feedback in CancerCompass forum that his father was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and started taking AHCC Kinoko Gold. By the end of the 2 weeks the doctor checked his blood, everything improved, white and red blood cells. He started new chemo flofox and at the same time was taking AHCC. He went from not opening his eyes to know taking brisk walks, exercising, fixing up the house! Neighbors cannot believe how good he looks. He is no longer foggy, and slow after treatment… His latest scan shows no clots.
Another user said, “I am a Lung Cancer patient.. I underwent Chemotherapy, taken targeted medicine (Tarceva) for about 2 years, underwent a second Chemotherapy again last year and is now again undergoing remission. For 2 and a half year I have been taking Kinoko Gold AHCC 500mg, I give credit to Kinoko for my physical well being. I exercise daily with an hour of walking and 15 minutes calisthenic and feeling good about myself. I am 72.”
>> Check out more user reviews on Kinoko Gold AHCC Capsules
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: Nevi-Skin Wart and Mole Remover by DermalMeds
Nevi-Skin is a topical cream formulated with natural herbal extracts to treat HPV genital warts, common warts, and plantar warts (verrucas). Nevi-Skin cream is also formulated to treat skin moles, skin tags, and syringoma.
>> Check out comprehensive Nevi-Skin review.
>> Find out more at Nevi-Skin official website.
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.