EpiCor began in the US when a farmer noted at the end of the 19th century that cattle that had leftovers with fermented buttermilk appeared to be better than those who only got grain.
After the war in 1945, he decided to expose his theory to a true test. He designed a special fermentation process with yeast culture that he then gave the livestock.
The rest is history and the company he started became the United States largest producer of special fermentation products to boost the immune system's livestock.
But it did not end there. We roll until 1998. The management noted that the staff who worked with, and directly exposed to this yeast culture were not so ill, compared to the others in the office. They decided to do a study with those who worked directly with the product on the factory floor and office workers. And, really, that was a drastic difference. Those who worked with the product and received it with the air and in other ways had a stronger immune system. Blood samples showed that they had increased activity in the white blood cells called murder cells and lower levels of pro-inflammatory signs as well as several other signs of increased immune response than in office workers. Without having to overestimulate the immune system. The management then decided to develop the product for people and after several years of clinical trials, EpiCor saw the light of the day.
What is Epicor?
EpiCor is produced using a yeast culture that is added to the culture according to a patented process. The product is supplied with an abundance of oxygen for optimal growth, and as it is the most nutritious, the acid level decreases. This stresses the culture and it reacts by adapting to which it begins to produce protective substances. The product is dried and then standardized to EpiCor.
EpiCor fermentation is NOT yeast; there is so much more! The yeast completely disappears in the process. The yeast was used to start the process of producing EpiCor, but just like other food products made by fermentation (such as beer, wine or bread), EpiCor is something different from yeast.
What does Epicor contain?
EpiCor contains vitamins, minerals, proteins, fibers, unsaturated fatty acids, flavonoids and other natural polyphenols, amino acids, as well as a lot of other nutrients. It is also an excellent antioxidant.
EpiCor has performed 7 published studies confirming its effectiveness.
We have of course added EpiCor in our ImmunoMix but also a complex of fungus extracts from Cordyceps, Maitake and Shiitake to enhance the effect even more. On the island of Okinawa outside of Japan there are more + 100-year-olds than elsewhere. They live on a low caloride that almost always contains fungi, such as those we have in ImmunoMix. Mushrooms have a huge resistance to bacteria and mold and other intruders.
We can take advantage of this property. The fungus extract we have added has been used for thousands of years in Asia. Cordyceps was once considered valuable by the Chinese that it was only consumed by the emperor. He became over 100 years old and even had children at this age.
There is a plethora of studies showing its many beneficial effects. Maitake means "dancing fungus" in Japan. One thinks it got its name after people who found it out in the wild danced with joy, so useful it is considered to be there. Maitake is an adaptogen and regulates imbalances in the body that may arise from stress, which may otherwise cause disease.
It has been used for thousands of years in Asia, but only recently became popular with us. Shiitake whose name comes from the tree it grows on shii and take that means fungus. It is not only a good eating sponge, it is also very useful and can protect immune cells from inflammation according to a new study.
It is the most studied and documented mushroom of all. We have also added zinc and selenium that support a normal immune system.