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EpiCor® is a branded ingredient produced from the fermentation of "whole food" by brewer's yeast(Saccharomyces cerevisiae). According to the original manufacturer (Embria Health Sciences, which was later acquired by Cargill), it contains number of compounds including beta glucan, a type of soluble fiber. Preliminary studies funded by Embria and later by Cargill suggest EpiCor may increase some measures of immune system function and, if taken daily, slightly reduce certain symptoms of allergy and the incidence of colds or flu among adults, but evidence of benefit in children appears to be only modest and mixed. Larger, independent studies are needed to confirm these findings. For details, including information about the safety of Epicor, see the full answer >>

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