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EpiCor® Postbiotic

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What is EpiCor?

EpiCor® postbiotic* is an innovative, science-backed 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 a discovery story of epic origin and a track record of success as the focus of 15 published studies. In short, EpiCor helps people live more healthy days™.

*The ISAPP consensus definition and scope for postbiotics, which EpiCor adheres to fully, is: “A preparation of inanimate microorganisms and/or their components that confers a health benefit on the host”.

How It’s Different

#1 Postbiotic Ingredient #1 Postbiotic Ingredient* - Trusted by a multitude of top supplement brands and health enthusiasts the world over, EpiCor has been integrated into more dietary supplement products than any other postbiotic. For us, being #1 is not just a claim, it’s simply who we are.

15 Published Studies 15 Published Studies – Experience the power of science with EpiCor. Clinically shown to support immune health and positively modulate the gut microbiome; the benefits are backed by research. In an industry where science is the cornerstone, we are proud to hold the key to innovation.

75 Years of Fermentation Expertise 75 Years of Fermentation Expertise – Leverage a proven history of experience and reliability. From its serendipitous discovery to 75 years of fermentation expertise, our journey is a testament of turning observation into a time-tested commitment to excellence.

*According to the Innova New Products Database, published by Innova Market Insights, October 2023. 


EpiCor Postbiotic

Learn more about the ingredient clinically shown to support immune health.

Epic Origin

Factory workers were taking fewer sick days than colleagues. A pilot study found exposure to the product was supporting their immune health, and EpiCor was born.

Complete Postbiotic

Through proprietary fermentation outside of the body, EpiCor postbiotic consistently delivers the right, beneficial mix of metabolites directly to the host.


Formulation & Application

Experience versatility and simplicity with EpiCor. As a highly stable ingredient, EpiCor can be easily formulated into Dietary Supplements, Adult Nutrition offerings, or even Pet Food, Treats, and Supplements.

  • Inanimate yet Effective – Experience simplicity without compromising efficacy. As an inanimate ingredient, EpiCor offers increased stability and consistency as compared to more familiar immune ingredients such as probiotics.
  • Low Dose Benefits – Redefine effectiveness with EpiCor, an ingredient clinically studied at a daily dose of only 500mg.
  • Extensive Shelf-life - Enjoy longevity without compromise. EpiCor offers a three-year shelf life from date of manufacture
  • Certified Quality - 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.

Epicor Formulation & Application

EpiCor Research:

Human Clinical Trials: Winter Immune Support

1. Moyad, M. A.,  et al. Effects of a modified yeast supplement on cold/flu symptoms. Urol Nurs 2008, 28 (1), 50-5.

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2. Moyad, M. A., et all.  Immunogenic yeast-based fermentate for cold/flu-like symptoms in nonvaccinated individuals. J Altern Complement Med 2010, 16 (2), 213-8.  

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EpiCor Postbiotic Research Study - EpiCor Impacts Cold and Flu Symptoms on Healthy Adults

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