This week’s ingredient spotlight is EpiCor which is found in The Amazon PowrBlend. What is EpiCor? EpiCor is a concentrated yeast fermentate to better support the human immune system. Yeast fermentate is comprised of proteins, fibers, polyphenols, vitamins, amino acids, and beta glucans.
Discovery of EpiCor
C.W Bloomhall was a young boy in the 1900’s when he noticed the health benefits of feeding animals fermented foods. In 1943 Bloomhall decided to put his theory to the test – he founded Diamond V to develop a specialized fermentation process to create a yeast culture as an immune modulator that would improve the health and productivity of livestock.
In 1998 Diamond V noticed that factory employees that were exposed daily to the yeast culture were not using much sick leave. It was also noticed that the company’s actual health care claims per person were lower than other companie’s similar size and same region. Why were the factory employees taking fewer sick days than their colleagues working in the office?
Diamond V commissioned pilot studies comparing the factory employees to those employees who worked in the office. There studies found that those who were exposed to the yeast culture had stronger immune systems. After more years of clinical research to show the safety and efficacy of yeast fermentate for people, EpiCor was born.
Health Benefits of EpiCor
- Supporting year-round respiratory and sinus health
- Helping maintain nasal comfort
- Immune System defenses
- Supporting Gut and Digestive Health
EpiCor helps with 4 Levels of Immune System Armor
- First Line of Defense. EpiCor helps strengthen your maintaining armor by increasing Secretory Immunoglobulin A (sIgA) levels. sIgA is an essential antibody that are in your eyes, mouth, nose, and other mucus membranes.
- Second Line of Defence. EpiCor helps increase NK cell activity. NK cells are a white blood cell circulating in your blood and organs that are quick and effective in seeking out and destroying ‘bad cells.’ NK cells are called natural killer.
- Antioxidant Power. EpiCor helps strengthen your immune armor by increasing antioxidant power in as little as two hours.
- Gut Health. A healthy digestive system plays a major role in the healthy functions of your immune system. EpiCor has been shown to act like a probiotic by increasing mucosal and lactobacilli and butyrate. This supports a healthy digestive system and overall immune system
Fun Facts About EpiCor
- EpiCor was discovered by noticing how fermented foods helped keep livestock healthy
- EpiCor is OU Kosher, Gluten Free, Vegan and GMO Free
- EpiCor is made through a proprietary fermentation process
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