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Study Shows EpiCor Consumption Strengthens Immune Defense

July 7, 2011: 06:31 PM EST
Researchers found that intake of a 500-milligram dose of the EpiCor (EP) immunogen from Saccharomyces cerevisiae exhibits a fast and temporary effect on the flow and activation status of certain lymphocyte subsets and increases antioxidant protection. Researchers used a placebo-controlled randomized crossover study method to evaluate the 12 healthy adults selected as study subjects. Results showed that EP consumption raised the subjects' erythrocyte hematocrit levels, enhanced mucosal immune protection, reduced cold and flu symptoms, as well as seasonal allergy symptoms. Also, EP intake increased salivary secretion of immunoglobulin A.
Gitte S. Jensen, Kimberlee A. Redman, Kathleen F. Benson, Steve G. Carter, Marcie A. Mitzner, Stuart Reeves and Larry Robinson, "Antioxidant Bioavailability and Rapid Immune-Modulating Effects After Consumption of a Single Acute Dose of a High-Metabolite Yeast Immunogen: Results of a Placebo-Controlled Double-Blinded Crossover Pilot Study", Journal of Medicinal Food, July 07, 2011, © Authors, Open Access
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