What does EpiCor do?

EpiCor supports a strong immune and digestive system that responds appropriately to daily challenges. Eight human clinical trials together with pre-clinical and cellular studies show that EpiCor promotes healthy digestive function and supports year-round respiratory health.

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Is EpiCor safe?

Yes, multiple published safety and human clinical studies confirm that EpiCor is safe for adults and children. Also, an independent panel of food safety experts concluded EpiCor meets FDA requirements to be considered GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). Finally, Embria provided to the US Food and Drug Administration comprehensive safety data on EpiCor as part of its New Dietary Ingredient Notification.

What is the recommended dosage for EpiCor?

All eight published human studies on EpiCor used a daily dosage of 500 mg for adults.

 

Should EpiCor be taken year-round?

Our immune systems are constantly being challenged everyday, not just during specific times of the year. EpiCor is a safe and natural way to support daily immune and GI health.

Should EpiCor be taken with meals of between meals?

EpiCor is not known to upset your stomach like some ingredients. EpiCor 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 first thing in the morning.

Can children take EpiCor?

EpiCor is safe for children. The recommended dosage is 125 mg per 40 lbs of body weight.

Should the dosage of EpiCor be increased at the onset of illness?

All seven published human studies on EpiCor used a daily dosage of 500 mg for adults. For children, the recommended dosage is 125 mg per 40 lbs of body weight, as calculated as a fraction of the adult dose.

Can EpiCor be taken by those suffering from an autoimmune disorder?

While we have no reason to believe that EpiCor would be harmful to those with an autoimmune disorder, it is always advised to consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any supplement program.

Does EpiCor contain any wheat gluten, barley, rye, or oats?

EpiCor does not contain wheat gluten, barley, rye, oats or any other recognized allergens.

 

 

Does EpiCor cause yeast infections?

No, the microorganism used to make EpiCor 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 is made with a yeast that has thousands of years of remarkably safe use for many beneficial foods and ingredients.

 

Is EpiCor safe to take during pregnancy?

While we have no reason to believe that EpiCor would cause any issues during pregnancy, it is always advised to consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any dietary supplement ingredient.

Does EpiCor have any side effects?

EpiCor 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.

Will EpiCor interfere with prescription and over-the-counter drugs?

EpiCor has been thoroughly tested for safety, which includes a study designed to look at likely interactions with drugs. In all of the tests and studies, there has not been a case of EpiCor affecting prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs. As is the case for all dietary supplements, you should consult your healthcare practitioner to learn how EpiCor may fit within your plan for wellness.

Is EpiCor Kosher?

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

What is the safe, maximum dose of EpiCor for adults and children?

A daily consumption of up to 3.0 grams (3,000 mg) of EpiCor is acceptable for adults and up to 500 mg of EpiCor for children over the age of four years old. Although higher levels may also be safe, these are the levels presented in Embria’s NDI for EpiCor.

Is EpiCor Generally Recognized as Safe?

EpiCor is considered Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) according to an independent panel of experts who evaluated a comprehensive body of peer-reviewed literature and related information regarding the safety, identity, method of manufacture, composition and specifications for EpiCor. Based on this review, the experts concluded that EpiCor is GRAS for use as a nutritional supplement, a flavoring agent and an antioxidant in all food at levels as high as 3.0 grams daily.

This GRAS determination complies with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&A) as well as the other laws and regulations administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which include it’s policies for all GRAS determinations and notifications. The GRAS panel was comprised of independent experts with extensive knowledge in the areas of food safety and toxicology. Their backgrounds included former leadership roles within the FDA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other governmental and academic institutions that focus on health and safety.

Has the safety of EpiCor been demonstrated?

EpiCor is the dried fermentate resulting from the anaerobic fermentation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which has a history of safe use that goes back for thousands of years. The technology for EpiCor brand dried fermentate has been studied and used for over 70 years. All nutrients used to manufacture EpiCor are “food grade” and of the highest quality.

To further substantiate EpiCor’s safety, Embria commissioned a scientific paper on the safety of EpiCor, which was published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Toxicology. An online abstract of the article can be found at:http://ijt.sagepub.com/content/31/1/34.

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