What exactly is EpiCor?
EpiCor is a dried, complex fermentation product derived from a proprietary process, which produces
beneficial metabolites containing vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.
What does EpiCor do?
Cell, animal, and human studies indicate that EpiCor can help support a healthy, balanced immune system.
For example, it increases salivary IgA (part of the first line of defense) and increases the activity of natural
killer cells making them more efficient.
What role does the immune system play in human health?
The immune system is composed of many interdependent cell types, tissues and signaling
molecules that collectively protect the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal and viral infections
and from the growth of tumor cells. There is innate (humoral) non-specific immunity and cellmediated
specific immunity. More than 100 health conditions have been linked to compromised
How does EpiCor differ from other immune products?
EpiCor is not a single chemical as are many immune support products on the market, but a complex
product composed of beneficial metabolites together with vitamins, minerals amino acids and antioxidants
working together to support immune health. Embria is not aware of another product on the market
containing the diversity of immune-supporting compounds found in EpiCor. In addition, as an antioxidant,
EpiCor further supports immune health by scavenging free radicals.
Should EpiCor be taken year-round?
EpiCor is not a drug to cure disease, but a supplement intended for healthy people to support their immune
systems. EpiCor seems particularly able to support the innate immune system, the body’s first line of
defense against invading pathogens. At the same time, EpiCor balances the immune system to help the
body properly respond to allergens and inflammation, hence it is best taken year-round for maximum
What is the recommended dosage for EpiCor?
While there is no Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for EpiCor, the current science supporting the product
suggests a daily dosage of 500 mg. A single 500 mg capsule taken once daily is recommended for all
Does EpiCor affect common cold or flu symptoms?
A recent human clinical study proved that EpiCor reduced the incidence of cold and flu symptoms and
showed a decrease in the duration of cold and flu symptoms, both statistically significant results.
Should the dosage of EpiCor be increased at the onset of illness?
At the moment, there is no data to support increasing the dose of EpiCor at the onset of illness. EpiCor is
designed to support a healthy immune system so that the body can naturally defend against invading
pathogens. EpiCor is a dietary supplement and is not intended to treat or cure illness.
Can children take EpiCor?
We have not conducted any research with children and EpiCor. While we would have no reason to believe
that EpiCor would be harmful to children, a pediatrician should be consulted prior to giving any supplement
to a child.
Is EpiCor safe?
EpiCor is a fermented product made through a proprietary process with the same microorganism used for
thousands of years to make bread. Even so, multiple toxicological studies have been performed to prove
the safety of EpiCor. Also, EpiCor has been defined by a panel of independent experts as GRAS
(Generally Recognized as Safe).
Can EpiCor be taken with prescription and over-the-counter drugs?
Safety studies conducted on EpiCor suggest that it is unlikely for EpiCor to interact with over-the-counter
and prescription drugs. However, as with any dietary supplement, consultation with a physician is
recommended before beginning any supplement program.
Should EpiCor be taken with meals or between meals?
Either way is suitable.
Can EpiCor be taken by those suffering from an autoimmune disorder such as celiac disease?
EpiCor has only been tested with people possessing healthy immune systems. While we have no reason to
believe that EpiCor would be harmful to those with an autoimmune disorder, consultation with a
nutritionally-aware health care provider is recommended prior to taking any supplement.
Does EpiCor contain any wheat, gluten, barley, rye, or oats?
EpiCor does not contain any of these items.
Is EpiCor suitable for a vegetarian diet?
Can EpiCor cause or worsen a yeast infection?
There is no similarity between Saccharomyces cerevisiae, found abundantly in the food supply and
Candida albicans, which is an opportunistic yeast that proliferates in individuals with compromised immune
systems. Also, EpiCor is pasteurized to reduce harmful microorganisms.
Where can EpiCor be purchased?