EpiCor is a dietary supplement derived from dry fermentation of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. EpiCor is manufactured by Embria Health Sciences, a unit of Iowa-based animal feed supplier Diamond V Mills. To date, the manufacturer has published research on the effect of EpiCor on mucosal immune protection; human leukocytes in vitro and anti-inflammatory activity; and symptom severity and duration of seasonal cold, influenza, and flu-like symptoms.
EpiCor is not intended to diagnosis, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and statements regarding its physiological effects in humans have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.
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- EpiCor information page at Embria Health Sciences
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