What is Epicor®?
EpiCor® is produced entirely from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, following the patented MetaGen4™ process. The culture is provided with ample oxygen for optimal growth, then at the point where it is most healthy the oxygen level is reduced. This stresses the culture and it responds adaptively, producing protective anti-stress metabolites. The yeast cells and culture liquid are then harvested, dried, and standardized into EpiCor® using rigorous bioanalysis and other quality assurance protocols.
How does it work?
Its diverse array of beneficial metabolites sets EpiCor® apart from other Saccharomyces products. EpiCor® contains phospholipids, unsaturated fatty acids, flavonoids and other natural polyphenols, phytosterols, beta-glucans, mannan, oligosaccharides, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. It also has excellent antioxidant activity, typically scoring 450-650 in the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) assay (hydrophilic). After four RCT (double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials) EpiCor® (500 mg taken once daily) is confirmed to produce consistent, clinically important immune benefits. Those subjects taking EpiCor® experienced significantly superior immune function than did those taking placebo. The human studies on EpiCor® taken together with the animal and other experimental studies strongly indicate it has beneficial immune balancing effects. The healthy immune system is normally in a delicate balance between over-activation and under-activation. Epicor®’s rare capacity to both down-regulate and up-regulate specific immune pathways is consistent with its overall support for healthy immunity.
Why take EpiCor?
EpiCor® is an all-natural dietary supplement for stimulating the immune system. This novel supplement is a high metabolite immunogen, a complex blend of nutrients Epicor® is a natural 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. Epicor® also is a likely prebiotic, and may be able to improve probiotic balance by helping “friendly” bacteria thrive in the intestine. When EpiCor® or a “placebo” (cellulose) was added to probiotic bacteria in culture, EpiCor® significantly increased the numbers of friendly Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria compared to the placebo.*