EpiCor® postbiotic is made using the same yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) used in making bread. The whole yeast cells go through a specialized fermentation process where Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells produce beneficial metabolites. This high-metabolite, nutritious broth is then gently dried down to a powder. We consider it a whole food because we use the whole fermentation broth and nothing is extracted, synthesized or purified.
EpiCor® postbiotic is a one-of-kind, clinically tested whole food fermentate with 15 published studies. Human clinical and preclinical trials show that EpiCor® postbiotic supports immune health and the gut microbiota.
EpiCor® postbiotic is a whole food fermentate found in dozens of dietary supplements and functional foods. It’s a vegan, one-of-a-kind ingredient comprised of a unique fingerprint of metabolites including proteins, polyphenols, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, polysaccharides, fiber, and other nutrients. In other words, it acts like a multivitamin for your immune system®!
EpiCor® postbiotic and its manufacturing process have been certified by the Orthodox Union (OU) as Kosher.
No, the microorganism (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) used to make EpiCor® postbiotic is unrelated to the yeast that causes infections. The yeast species Candida albicans is a known pathogen and causes common yeast infections in humans. EpiCor® postbiotic is made with a yeast that has thousands of years of remarkably safe use for many beneficial foods and ingredients.
EpiCor® postbiotic is considered vegan because it does not contain any animal or animal-derived ingredients. Please see the label of the products containing EpiCor® postbiotic to know the status of the products that interest you.
We recommend you consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any supplement program.
EpiCor® postbiotic is not known to upset your stomach like some ingredients. EpiCor® postbiotic can be taken with or without a meal, during any time of the day, and in multiple doses. For our human clinical studies, subjects took EpiCor® postbiotic first thing in the morning.
Our immune systems are constantly being challenged everyday, not just during specific times of the year. EpiCor® postbiotic is a safe and natural way to support daily immune and gut health.
In the US there are different dose and age recommendations for dietary supplements and food use because of the differences in the US regulatory pathways for foods and supplements. For dietary supplements, a daily consumption of 3,000 mg of EpiCor® postbiotic is acceptable for adults and 500 mg of EpiCor® postbiotic for children over the age of four years old per levels presented in the EpiCor® New Dietary Ingredient Notification NDIN 689. For food products, a dose of 500mg per serving of EpiCor® postbiotic is acceptable for ages two and older, based on the intended use categories evaluated in Generally Recognized as Safe Notice GRN 928 and Cargill’s GRAS self-determination.
In the EU, EpiCor® postbiotic was determined to not be a novel food by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
Immune strength means that your immune system is able to respond appropriately when faced with different challenges in order to keep you feeling your best. Everyday your immune system is constantly being challenged. Stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition can also affect your immune health.
Products containing EpiCor® postbiotic are sold worldwide. Visit our Where to Buy page to find products containing EpiCor® postbiotic or call toll free 877-362-7421.
EpiCor® postbiotic supports a strong immune system that responds appropriately to daily challenges, and may help beneficially modulate the gut microbiota. EpiCor® postbiotic supports a healthy immune system in the winter, spring and all year long to help you live more healthy days.
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Yes, EpiCor is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) for use in most foods or beverages for ages 2 years and older. For supplements, EpiCor is recommended for ages 4 years and older. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) responded with a letter of no objection to Cargill’s GRAS notification for EpiCor® postbiotic use in certain foods and beverages. Also, the science substantiating EpiCor® postbiotic’s safety was published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Toxicology.
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.