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The Science and Benefits of EpiCor®
EpiCor® is an innovative ingredient that is derived through a proprietary process from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a common single cell microorganism. EpiCor® has been shown in scientific studies to support the body's ability to initiate the proper immune response at the appropriate time, thereby helping to maintain normal immune system balance.* NOW® EpiCor® Plus Immunity contains zinc, selenium, and vitamins D-3 and C to offer additional support for the body's healthy immune response.* Here's a look at the science behind this amazing supplement.
EpiCor® and the Immune System*
The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body from infection. The first line of defense against foreign invaders are physical barriers like the skin and mucous membranes. If these barriers are breached, the immune system kicks into gear to fight off the invading pathogen. This response is mediated by a variety of cells including macrophages, neutrophils, dendritic cells, and natural killer cells. These cells work together to eliminate the pathogen and help repair any damage done by the infection.
The second line of defense is antigen-specific immunity, which is mediated by antibodies. Antibodies are proteins produced by B-lymphocytes in response to an infection. They attach to viruses and bacteria, marking them for destruction by other cells of the immune system. In addition to antibodies, T-lymphocytes are also important in providing antigen-specific immunity. T-cells can kill infected cells directly or release chemicals that help destroy pathogens. Memory B- and T-cells help ensure that the body can mount a rapid and effective response to future infections with the same pathogen.
EpiCor® and Immunity*
EpiCor® is a unique ingredient that has been shown in scientific studies to modulate the immune response.* One study showed that EpiCor® stimulates production of immunoglobulins, which are antibodies that play an important role in immunity.* Another study showed that EpiCor increases production of cytokines, which are signaling molecules that help regulate immunity.* Finally, a third study showed that EpiCor® remodels dendritic cells, which are important in initiating immunity.* In sum, these studies suggest that EpiCor® may help support a healthy immune response.* EpiCor® is an amazing supplement with many potential benefits for supporting immunity*. If you're looking for an all-natural way to maintain balanced immunity*, consider adding EpiCor® to your daily routine!* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Suggested Usage: Take 1 capsule daily with a meal.
Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 60 mg 67%
Vitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol) (from Lanolin) 25 mcg (1,000 IU) 125%
Zinc (from Zinc Bisglycinate) (TRAACS®) 7.5 mg 68%
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine) 35 mcg 64%
EpiCor® (Dried Yeast Fermentate) (from Saccharomyces cerevisiae) 500 mg
†Daily Value not established.
Olive Leaf Extract (Olea europaea) (min. 18% Oleuropein) 33 mg
†Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Microcrystalline Cellulose and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Not manufactured with wheat, soy, milk, egg, fish or shellfish ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
EpiCor® is a registered trademark of Embria Health Sciences, L.L.C.; TRAACS® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
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