Embria Health Sciences
2105 S.E. Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021, www.epicorimmune.com
Epicor is a natural immune support ingredient made by Embria Health Sciences using a modernized fermentation process. This ingredient’s immune supporting properties stem from a blend of antioxidants, protein, fiber, polyphenols, vitamins, amino acids, beta glucans and other metabolites. Several studies, including six published human clinical trials, have tested Epicor’s effects on immune health.
This ingredient is certified kosher, contains no wheat gluten, and is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in conventional foods. Epicor is also featured in many finished supplements, including:
ReNew Life’s Ultimate Flora Advanced Immunity is a probiotic supplement that supports immune and respiratory health by combining Epicor with two other ingredients: Saccharomyces boulardii beneficial probiotic yeast and ResistAid LAG, a natural antioxidant containing arabinogalactan, the active component in echinacea. Ultimate Flora comes in all-natural vegetable capsules.
Healthy Immune from NOW Foods is an immune supporter designed for people on the go. Simply open a convenient packet and empty it into a water bottle or glass to take this supplement. In addition to Epicor, Healthy Immune contains olive leaf extract and elderberry, as well as colostrum, zinc and selenium to further help the immune system. Healthy Immune has no artificial flavors and is sweetened with BetterStevia and Xylitol.
Another supplement utilizing Epicor is Natrol’s Immune Boost. Immune Boost is fortified with vitamins C and D3 and the minerals zinc and selenium, creating a combination that promotes the function of specialized white blood cells. In addition, Natrol says that this supplement is very quick acting, with effects taking place as soon as two hours after an initial dose.
Healthy Origins offers Healthy Origins EpiCor 500 mg, 150 count. The supplement includes no fillers, only the gelatin capsule. The company says EpiCor activates natural killer cells, contains beneficial antioxidants and strengthens the human mucosal immune barrier.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2014