New clinical research continues to support a natural way to bolster the bodys immune response
The peer-reviewed journal, Advances in Therapy, recently published the results of a randomized, double- blind, placebo-controlled study1 that found the immune supplement EpiCor® can help reinforce the body’s innate immune response by bolstering salivary immunoglobulin A (sIgA), one of the body’s first lines of defense. Researchers also reported improvements in nasal and sinus health in individuals taking the supplement over the course of 12 weeks. This research builds on already positive findings from earlier controlled trials showing that EpiCor® can help activate crucial immune defense cells (e.g., natural killer cells)2 and help individuals guard their immunity and feel better.3,4 †
Epicor® is an all-natural fermentation product of baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that has been the subject of both experimental and clinical research documenting its immune-modulating potential. Natrol developed its most recent innovative wellness product, Immune Boost [www.NatrolImmuneBoost.com], using the clinically validated ingredient Epicor® in combination with other vital immune nutrients such as vitamin D, selenium, vitamin C and zinc.†
Epicor® is a registered trademark of and manufactured by Embria Health Sciences, LLC, Akeny, IA.
1. Moyad MA, Robinson LE, Kittelsrud JM, et al. Immunogenic yeast-based fermentation product reduces allergic rhinitis-induced nasal congestion: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Adv Ther. 2009;26(8):795-804. PMID: 19672568
2. Redman K, Bensen K, Jensen G. Final Report 11: Short term in vivo study analyzing the effects of an acute single dose of 500mg EpiCor® versus a placebo control. Unpublished Research. 2008
3. Jensen G, Patterson K, Barnes J, et al. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized pilot study: consumption of a high-metabolite immunogen from yeast culture has beneficial effects on erythrocyte health and mucosal immune protection in healthy subjects. The Open Nutrition Journal. 2008; 2: 68-75.
4. Moyad M, Robinson L, Zawada E, et al. Effects of a modified yeast supplement on cold/flu symptoms. Urologic Nursing. 2008;28(1):50-56. PMID: 18335698