Our Immune Formula was formerly known as the EpiCor Formula. It’s main ingredient is a dried yeast fermentate known as the trademarked name EpiCor™. The name has changed but the formula remains unchanged.
The Amazing Discovery of EpiCor
The inspiration behind EpiCor started with a simple observation. In 1998, employees of Diamond V Mills, a company in Iowa, who manufactured its yeast culture, noticed that they were not using much sick time, which was part of their overall time off. This observation lead to negotiations between the union representative for the workers and Diamond V management about combining unused sick leave with vacation time. Once Diamond V management looked into this claim, they confirmed that the factory workers had unusually low sick leave rates compared to the office workers. Further investigation with Diamond V’s health insurance provider indicated actual health care claims per person were 40%-60% lower than other companies of similar size in the same region.
Diamond V wanted to know if what was happening with the factory workers had something to do with being exposed to the yeast culture. Diamond V commissioned a pilot study to see if there were measurable beneficial effects on the human immune systems of the factory workers.
The results surprised everyone. The immune systems of the factory workers were indeed stronger. They showed increased Natural Killer cell activity, higher levels of secretory IgA (sIgA) and lower levels of pro-inflammatory immune complexes compared to office workers that did not come in contact with the yeast culture.
Out of this groundbreaking discovery, Embria Health Sciences was formed to develop a version of this health-promoting ingredient, EpiCor, for people and their pets across the world. Please take a look at The EpiCor Story video by clicking HERE.
Our Immune Formula contains not only EpiCor, but also Elderberry Extract, Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex, and Astragalus Root as well as an enzyme activation system consisting of Bromelain, Protease, Amylase and Lipase.