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Check out our FAQs to learn more about EpiCor® postbiotic. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll be happy to help. 

Introduction to Postbiotics and EpiCor®

What is a postbiotic?

The consensus definition of a postbiotic, as stated by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP), in May of 2021 is as follows: A preparation of inanimate microorganisms and/or their components that confers a health benefit on the host.

What is EpiCor® postbiotic?

EpiCor® is an innovative, science-backed postbiotic ingredient clinically shown to support immune health. Derived from the fermentation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker’s yeast), EpiCor® contains a beneficial mix of metabolites and numerous other health-enhancing bioactive compounds. This complex ingredient has an epic origin story and a track record of success as the focus of 15 published studies. Not only that, but EpiCor® is also the #1 postbiotic ingredient, having been formulated into more products than any postbiotic on the market!

Science Supporting EpiCor®

What is the scientific substantiation for EpiCor®?

EpiCor® has invested significant resources to develop an extensive scientific dossier with a pipeline of future research. To-date, EpiCor® has been the focus of more than 15 published studies including eight human clinical trials. As demonstrated in the research, EpiCor® helps support immune health and positively modulate the gut microbiome.

What does EpiCor® postbiotic do for immune health?

EpiCor® has been clinically shown to support immune health and emerging science indicates supplementation with EpiCor may help support seasonal immune health. To learn more, visit the EpiCor® Research section.

What does EpiCor® postbiotic do for gut health?

According to clinical research, EpiCor® may support a healthy gut microbiome. To learn more, visit the EpiCor® Research section.

Safety and Dosage Information

Is EpiCor® postbiotic safe?

Yes, EpiCor® was determined to be GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (GRN 928). 

What is the efficacious dose of EpiCor® postbiotic?

All human clinical trials have been conducted with a daily dose of 500mg of EpiCor®.

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

In the US there are different dose and age recommendations for dietary supplements because of the differences in the US regulatory requirements for supplements. For dietary supplements, a daily consumption of 3,000 mg of EpiCor® postbiotic is acceptable for adults and 500 mg of EpiCor® postbiotic for children over the age of four years old per levels presented in the EpiCor® New Dietary Ingredient Notification NDIN 689.

Formulation & Application

Is EpiCor® stable?

Yes, EpiCor® is an extremely stable ingredient. Due to the fact that EpiCor® is an inanimate ingredient, EpiCor® offers increased stability and consistency as compared to more familiar immune ingredients such as probiotics. Based on this stability EpiCor® can be easily formulated into Dietary Supplements, Adult Nutrition, or even Pet Food, Treats, and Supplements.

What is the required inclusion rate?

Clinically studied at a daily dose of 500mg, we recommend formulating at this dose to optimize your product offering.

What is the shelf life of EpiCor®?

EpiCor® offers a three-year shelf life from date of manufacture.

What dietary supplement formats can EpiCor® be formulated into?

EpiCor® has been formulated into capsules, gummies, lozenges, tablets, or used as a powder.

Can EpiCor® be combined with other ingredients in finished formulations?

Absolutely! EpiCor® is perfectly suited for formulation with other ingredients as confirmed in the NDI Notification and GRAS determination.

Does EpiCor® postbiotic have a flavor?

EpiCor® postbiotic has a naturally pleasant, savory aroma and flavor.

How can EpiCor® postbiotic be identified on a product label?

The common and usual name for EpiCor® postbiotic is “dried fermentate (made using Saccharomyces cerevisiae).” Reach out to our sales team at [email protected] to find out how EpiCor® postbiotics identity is registered outside the USA.


How can I find out if EpiCor® is registered for sale in my region/country?

EpiCor® has a suitable regulatory status for most top markets throughout the world. Please reach out to our sales team at [email protected] to find out if EpiCor® postbiotic is registered in your country.

Does EpiCor® postbiotic have an NDI on file with the FDA?

A New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notification was successfully submitted to the US FDA for EpiCor® postbiotic.

What is the regulatory status of EpiCor® in Europe?

In the EU, EpiCor® postbiotic was determined to not be a novel food by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

What are EpiCor®’s ingredient certifications?

EpiCor® maintains certifications that speak volumes about quality and transparency. Made in the USA, EpiCor® has earned certifications and designations including: Non-GMO Project Verified, NSP Certified, FDA GRAS No Objection, Certified Halal, Certified OU Kosher, Vegan/Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and TSE/BSE Free.