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General

Helpie FAQ

  • What makes EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic a “whole food”?

    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.

  • What makes EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic different from other immune products?

    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.

  • What is in EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic?

    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®!

  • Is EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic kosher?

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

  • Does EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic cause yeast infections?

    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.

  • Does EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic contain any wheat gluten, barley, rye, or oats?

    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.

  • Can EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic be taken by those suffering from an autoimmune disorder?

    We recommend you consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any supplement program.

  • Should EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic be taken with meals or between meals?

    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.

  • Should EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic be taken year-round?

    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.

  • What is the recommended dosage for EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic ?

    Published human studies on EpiCor® postbiotic used a daily dosage of 500 mg for adults.

  • What is immune strength?

    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.

  • Where do I find products that contain EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic?

    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.

  • What does EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic do?

    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.

    To learn more about what EpiCor® postbiotic can do click here.

  • Is EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic safe?

    Yes, multiple published safety and human clinical studies confirm that EpiCor® postbiotic is safe for adults and children.

  • 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.

  • Safety

    Helpie FAQ

  • Will EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic interfere with prescription and over-the-counter drugs?

    As is the case for all dietary supplements, you should consult your healthcare practitioner to learn how EpiCor® postbiotic may fit within your plan for wellness.

  • Does EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic have any side effects?

    EpiCor® postbiotic has been thoroughly tested for safety. In all of the tests and studies, there has not been a case of adverse side effects. As is the case for all dietary supplements, you should talk with your healthcare practitioner about how any dietary supplement may affect your health.

  • Is EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic safe to take during pregnancy?

    As is the case for all dietary supplements, you should talk with your healthcare practitioner about how any dietary supplement may affect your health.

  • Can children take EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic?

    EpiCor® postbiotic is safe for children. The recommended dosage is 125 mg per 40 lbs of body weight or 7mg per kg of body weight.

  • Is EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic kosher?

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

  • Does EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic cause yeast infections?

    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.

  • Does EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic contain any wheat gluten, barley, rye, or oats?

    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.

  • Can EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic be taken by those suffering from an autoimmune disorder?

    We recommend you consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any supplement program.

  • Should EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic be taken with meals or between meals?

    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.

  • Should EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic be taken year-round?

    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.

  • What is the recommended dosage for EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic ?

    Published human studies on EpiCor® postbiotic used a daily dosage of 500 mg for adults.

  • What does EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic do?

    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.

    To learn more about what EpiCor® postbiotic can do click here.

  • Is EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic safe?

    Yes, multiple published safety and human clinical studies confirm that EpiCor® postbiotic is safe for adults and children.

  • Composition (What it’s made of)

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  • What makes EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic a “whole food”?

    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.

  • What is in EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic?

    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®!

  • Does EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic contain yeast?

    One of the starting ingredients in EpiCor® postbiotic is baker’s yeast(Saccharomyces cerevisiae), so after the fermentation and drying process EpiCor® postbiotic does contain some beneficial inactive yeast. Like other fermented products such as beer, wine, bread or yogurt, the end product is very different from the starting ingredients.

  • Does EpiCor<sup>®</sup> contain Beta Glucans?

    There are beta glucans present in EpiCor® postbiotic, as well as other beneficial parts of the yeast cell wall such as mannan oligosaccharides. However, the fermentation process produces dozens of  metabolites and other functional compounds that makes EpiCor® a postbiotic. It is the fermentation process that makes EpiCor® postbiotic truly unique and special.

  • Is EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic kosher?

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

  • Does EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic contain any wheat gluten, barley, rye, or oats?

    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.

  • Immune System

    Helpie FAQ

  • What are Natural Killer Cells?

    Natural Killer Cells (NK cells) are lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, that are effective in the early stages of seeking out and destroying infected cells.

  • What is sIgA?

    Secretory Immunoglobulin A (sIgA) is an antibody found in mucus, tears, saliva, mother’s milk and other areas. This antibody is very important to your body’s immune defenses. sIgA traps invading bacteria so they pass through the body before causing an infection. sIgA is also an important part of intestinal immune health by keeping pathogens from attaching to the intestinal lining.

  • What is immune strength?

    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.

  • 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.

  • Efficacy

    Helpie FAQ

  • Should EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic be taken year-round?

    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.

  • What is immune strength?

    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.

  • Is EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic safe?

    Yes, multiple published safety and human clinical studies confirm that EpiCor® postbiotic is safe for adults and children.

  • Mothers/Children

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  • Will EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic interfere with prescription and over-the-counter drugs?

    As is the case for all dietary supplements, you should consult your healthcare practitioner to learn how EpiCor® postbiotic may fit within your plan for wellness.

  • Does EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic have any side effects?

    EpiCor® postbiotic has been thoroughly tested for safety. In all of the tests and studies, there has not been a case of adverse side effects. As is the case for all dietary supplements, you should talk with your healthcare practitioner about how any dietary supplement may affect your health.

  • Is EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic safe to take during pregnancy?

    As is the case for all dietary supplements, you should talk with your healthcare practitioner about how any dietary supplement may affect your health.

  • Can children take EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic?

    EpiCor® postbiotic is safe for children. The recommended dosage is 125 mg per 40 lbs of body weight or 7mg per kg of body weight.

  • Should EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic be taken with meals or between meals?

    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.

  • What is the recommended dosage for EpiCor<sup>®</sup> postbiotic ?

    Published human studies on EpiCor® postbiotic used a daily dosage of 500 mg for adults.