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What is EpiCor®?

EpiCor is comprised of antioxidants, protein, fiber, polyphenols, vitamins, amino acids, beta glucans and other metabolites that work together to help strengthen your immune system.* EpiCor is manufactured using a fermentation process in a modern facility that’s achieved certification of its Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) by NSF International, an independent non-profit organization for establishing leading quality standards.

What does EpiCor do?

Six published human clinical trials, as well as animal and cellular studies have shown that EpiCor supports a strong immune system that appropriately responds to daily challenges. EpiCor has also been shown to support year-round respiratory health.* EpiCor helps build a strong immune system by significantly increasing Natural Killer Cell activity and antioxidant protection within hours of consumption and helps significantly increase sIgA levels over time. Lab studies also suggest that EpiCor acts as a prebiotic, nourishing the beneficial bacteria in your gut.*

How does EpiCor differ from other immune products?

Unlike other immune ingredients, EpiCor benefits the immune system in many different ways. EpiCor helps strengthen the body’s defenses by increasing antioxidant protection and Natural Killer cell activity in as little as two hours while increasing sIgA over time. In vitro studies also suggest that EpiCor acts as a prebiotic, nourishing the beneficial bacteria in your gut, where over 70% of your immune cells reside.*

How does immune strength differ from “immune boosters”?

Immune boosters are certain ingredients that only stimulate the immune system, and do not provide balanced strength. Knowledgeable medical professionals should typically recommend consuming immune boosters for only a short time-frame so the booster will not over-stimulate your system and cause immune fatigue. In the case of some autoimmune disorders, allergies and inflammatory disease, the immune system is already over-stimulated, so further stimulation by a booster may lead to additional, unanticipated problems. Immune strength on the other hand, is the optimal state of immune health that allows the body to appropriately respond when challenged.

What is immune strength?

Everyday, your immune system is constantly being challenged by viruses, bacteria, environmental toxins and other pathogens. Stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition can also affect your immune health. All these stressors may lead to a compromised immune system. A strong immune system is one that responds appropriately when faced with different challenges in order to keep you feeling your best.

Should EpiCor be taken year-round?

Our immune systems are constantly being challenged everyday, not just during specific times of the year. Human clinical trials have shown that some benefits of EpiCor happen within hours of consumption while others strengthen with time. This makes EpiCor the ideal way to support daily immune health.*

What is the recommended dosage for EpiCor?

All six published human studies on EpiCor used a daily dosage of 500 mg for adults. For children, the recommended dosage is 125 mg per 40 lbs of body weight, as calculated as a fraction of the adult dose.

DOES EpiCor AFFECT WINTER WELLNESS?

A recent human clinical study showed that people consuming daily EpiCor during winter months experienced significantly more healthy days than subjects consuming a placebo.

Should the dosage of EpiCor be increased at onset of illness?

Human studies on EpiCor have never been conducted at the onset of illness. Rather, studies have been done on healthy, adult populations. The suggested daily dose for adults is 500 mg daily for immune support but up to 3 grams can be taken daily and children can take up to 500mg daily. EpiCor is a dietary supplement ingredient and is not intended to prevent, treat or cure illnesses.

Is EpiCor safe?

Embria, manufacturer of EpiCor, takes safety seriously. Numerous safety studies have been done, including multiple human research studies confirming the safety of EpiCor is safe for adults and children. Also, an independent panel of food safety experts concluded EpiCor meets FDA requirements to be considered GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

Can EpiCor be taken with prescription and over-the-counter drugs?

EpiCor has been thoroughly tested for safety, including a study designed to look at likely interactions with drugs. In all of the tests and studies, there has not been a case of EpiCor affecting prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs. However, you should consult with your healthcare provider before taking any dietary supplement ingredient.

Should EpiCor be taken with meals or between meals?

EpiCor is not known to upset your stomach like some ingredients. EpiCor can be taken with or without a meal, during any time of the day and in multiple doses.

Can EpiCor be taken by those suffering from an autoimmune disorder?

While we have no reason to believe that EpiCor would be harmful to those with an autoimmune disorder, it is always advised to consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any supplement program.

Does EpiCor contain any wheat gluten, barley, rye or oats?

EpiCor does not contain wheat gluten, barley, rye or oats.

What is in EpiCor?

EpiCor is comprised of protein, fiber, polyphenols, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, beta glucans and other metabolites that work together to help strengthen your immune system.* EpiCor is manufactured using a fermentation process in a modern facility that’s achieved certification of its Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) by NSF International, an independent non-profit organization for establishing leading quality standards.

Can EpiCor cause or worsen a yeast infection?

EpiCor does not cause or worsen a yeast infection. EpiCor is made with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, also known as baker’s yeast used to make breads and other food. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is completely different from the harmful yeasts associated with yeast infections. Candida albicans is the yeast cell known to cause vaginal yeast infections. There is no similarity between Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans.

Government safety authorities throughout the world have confirmed that Saccharomyces cerevisiae has an impeccable safety record dating back thousands of years.

Is EpiCor suitable for a vegetarian diet?

Yes.

What is a prebiotic?

A prebiotic is food for the beneficial bacteria in your digestive system. Prebiotics nourish the good bacteria in your digestive tract so they grow and multiply which keeps your gut healthy.

What are others saying about EpiCor?

Individuals taking EpiCor have reported fewer colds, improved joint health, better digestive health, heart health, eye health, and general health.* Please visit our product pages for customer reviews and testimonial pages to read what our customers are saying about EpiCor.

Is EpiCor Kosher?

EpiCor and its manufacturing process have been certified by the Orthodox Union (OU) as Kosher.

Is EpiCor safe to take during pregnancy?

While we have no reason to believe that EpiCor would cause any issues during pregnancy, it is always advised to consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any dietary supplement ingredient.
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