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EpiCor® is an all natural, novel immune-supportive compound that fits into the unique
category of being a high metabolite immunogen.* EpiCor® is a nutritive dried yeast
fermentate that supports cellular metabolism and modulates immune function.*
In vitro laboratory data has shown that EpiCor® beneficially influences cellular
processes that impact immune health.*
What is EpiCor®?
EpiCor is a dried, complex fermentation product derived from a proprietary process
consisting of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the medium on which it is grown.
What does EpiCor do?
Laboratory work and human studies indicate that EpiCor helps support and balance a
healthy immune system. For example, it supports the mucosal immune system as
shown by increased salivary IgA (a first line of defense). It also increases the cytotoxic
activity of Natural Killer cells, and activates them as measured by increased CD69 and
CD25 markers. B lymphocytes are also activated. A reduction in Interferon gamma
production in mitogen stimulated cells, and a reduction in immune complexes, may
indicate anti-inflammatory activity.
What role does the immune system play in human health?
The immune system is composed of many interdependent cell types, tissues and
signaling molecules that collectively protect the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal
and viral infections and from the growth of tumor cells. There is innate (humoral) nonspecific
immunity and cell-mediated specific immunity. More than 100 health conditions
have been linked to compromised immune function.
How does EpiCor differ from other immune products?
EpiCor is a unique, natural complex fermentation product designed to support immune
health. It is not a single chemical as are many such products, but a complex product
containing many natural substances working together to support immune health.
Embria is not aware of another product containing the diversity of immune-supporting
compounds as found in EpiCor. In addition, it is a powerful antioxidant, containing
polyphenolic compounds found in products like green tea and grape seed extract, which
further supports immune health by scavenging dangerous free radicals.
EpiCor be taken year-round?
EpiCor is not a drug to cure disease, but a natural supplement intended for healthy
people to support a healthy and balanced immune system. Evidence indicates that
EpiCor particularly supports the innate immune system, the body’s first line of defense
against invading pathogens, hence it is best taken year-round for maximum benefit.
What is the recommended dosage for EpiCor?
While there is no Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for EpiCor, the current science
supporting EpiCor suggests a daily dosage of 500 mg.
Should the dosage of EpiCor be increased at onset of illness?
At the moment, there is no data to support increasing the dose of EpiCor at the onset
of illness. EpiCor is designed to support a healthy immune system so that the body can
naturally defend against invading pathogens. EpiCor is a dietary supplement, and is not
intended to treat or cure illnesses.
Is EpiCor safe?
EpiCor is a fermented product made through a proprietary process with the same
microorganism used to make bread. Even so, multiple toxicological studies have been
performed to prove the safety of EpiCor. EpiCor has been self-affirmed by a panel of
independent experts as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).
Are there any side effects or contraindications with EpiCor?
Laboratory studies suggest there will be no interaction between EpiCor and most OTC
and prescription drugs. However, as with any dietary supplement, consultation with a
nutritionally-aware physician is always recommended before beginning any supplement