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Genestra - Cor Defence (EpiCor)

Genestra - Cor Defence (EpiCor)

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Info: 30 Capsules / 500 mg

Cor Defence features EpiCor, a revolutionary dietary ingredient that is creating an entirely new category of immune health products. Not an herb, vitamin, or mushroom, it is a remarkable all-natural yeast-based substance that, when taken every day, can help bring the functioning of your immune system to a whole new level! A non-drowsy, doctor-recommended antioxidant, EpiCor has been found to help reduce both the incidence and duration of cold and flu symptoms.

Product Notes:

Cor Defence also includes several other immune-enhancing ingredients in addition to EpiCor: Vitamin C, as a great source of antioxidants; Vitamin D, which helps regulate the immune system; Elderberry, a traditional cold and flu treatment; and Zinc, to stimulate the immune system's production of lymphocytes and increase their phagocytic activities.


Each capsule contains:
Baker's Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) (EpiCor®*): 500 mg
European Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Flower Extract (4:1) (300 mg Dried Equivalent): 75 mg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid): 25 mg
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol): 1.25 mcg / 50 IU
Zinc (zinc monomethionine): 1 mg

Non-medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose, cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica.

Ideal for vegetarians. Guaranteed to contain no added wheat, gluten, soy, sodium, sugar, artificial colouring or flavouring, antimicrobial preservatives or dairy products.

About EpiCor:

EpiCor can help strengthen and maintain a healthy immune response to daily challenges.

The active ingredient in EpiCor is naturally derived from the inner cell walls of baker's or brewer's yeast, which can increase natural killer (NK) cell activity fourfold when ingested. A strong immune system can help keep you from missing training, important events, or just everyday life.

Having a strong and healthy immune system is essential for good health. Both wellness and disease begin there. The difference between a sick person and a well person isn't necessarily what each has been exposed to, but rather how well your immune system is functioning. EpiCor can help provide every day immune protection. Scientific studies have shown that EpiCor may significantly strengthen your body's immune function.

Cor Defence is a unique dietary supplement designed specifically to help promote a healthy immune system. Research has shown that EpiCor:

* Helps to support the mucosal immune system, an important first line of defence against invaders; and,
* Activates immune cells such as T-lymphocytes, B-cells, and natural killer (NK) cells as well as produces an anti-inflammatory effect.

EpiCor is one of those great discoveries stumbled upon by happenstance. In 2004, company executives from a leading animal nutrition manufacturer, Diamond V, noticed that its employees had unusually low sick leave rates and fewer health insurance claims. Upon commissioning a study, it was discovered that those who worked directly with the animal product had increased natural killer (NK) cell activity, higher antioxidant levels and a better ratio of immune complexes. Following extensive research and development, the ground-breaking, one-of-kind immune defence product, EpiCor, was born.

What is EpiCor?

EpiCor is a high metabolite immunogen produced by MetaGard4, an advanced fermentation process.

Know your EpiCor: this product contain 100% pure EpiCor -- no fillers or flow agents. It is an all-natural, high-metabolite immunogen that nourishes your body's immune system. There is no other ingredient like EpiCor on the market. EpiCor is an all natural yeast-based product manufactured through an advanced, multi-stage fermentation and drying process.

Embria's flagship product, EpiCor is a complex, nutrient-rich, dry fermentate that is created through a proprietary process. This unique ingredient is comprised of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants that work to nourish and balance the body's immune system. When taken daily, EpiCor has been shown through clinical research to be a safe and effective way to help support the immune system, and can help people maintain wellness before health issues develop.

How does EpiCor work?

Unlike many other immune health ingredients, EpiCor does not stimulate or "boost" your body's immune system. It works in a unique way to balance and "educate" the immune system so that it works efficiently to provide the proper immune response. Supporting the body at the first level of immune defence, the innate immune system or mucosal barrier, EpiCor activates Natural Killer (NK) cells to help ward off foreign invaders. For invaders that work their way past this first line of defence, research shows that EpiCor also works further down the line when the adaptive immune system kicks in by activating B cells, which support antibody production specific to the invading pathogen. EpiCor is also a powerful antioxidant that further supports a healthy body by scavenging dangerous free radicals. Additionally, EpiCor possesses significant anti-inflammatory activity.

Most health-conscious consumers are aware that a strong, healthy immune system is critical for good health. With environmental pollution, mental stress, travel, physical stress, seasonal allergies and the even the normal aging process all wreaking havoc on the immune system, it's no wonder that people are looking for help. EpiCor is the solution - because when taken daily, it works to help balance and strengthen the immune system to keep good health in check.

EpiCor Research Overview

Research to-date shows that EpiCor works to enhance innate immunity by increasing levels of secretory IgA which supports the human mucosal barrier. EpiCor has also been shown to support the adaptive immune system by activating natural killer (NK) cells and human B cells. EpiCor is a powerful antioxidant with an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) value of 52,500/100g, so it provides additional health benefits as a free radical scavenger. And, EpiCor has significant anti-inflammatory properties, too. Extensive safety studies performed on EpiCor confirm that it is non-toxic, non-mutagenic, non-mitogenic, non-cytotoxic and pesticide free. This means that EpiCor is safe to take on an ongoing, daily basis. These studies also support that EpiCor does not affect drug-metabolizing enzymes, which indicate that interaction is unlikely between EpiCor and over-the-counter and prescription drugs. So EpiCor is the perfect choice for consumers looking for a way to stay healthy year round.

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EpiCor is a groundbreaking immune health ingredient unlike any other dietary supplement in the industry. An all-natural, complex high-metabolite compound taken daily EpiCor works to balance and keep the immune system healthy, which in turn helps the body maintain wellness.

So, exactly what is EpiCor and where does it come from? It begins as an all natural simple yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae; you know it as baker's yeast. First, we feed the yeast and give it plenty of oxygen so it grows and multiplies. Then, our proprietary trade secret process begins. At the precise moment when the yeast cells are healthy and happy we deprive them of oxygen and add a proprietary mix of nutrients. This creates an anaerobic environment that stresses the cells causing them to produce nutrient-rich metabolites. Our next step is to dry the yeast and secreted metabolites thereby capturing the complex array of vital nutrients created by both. The result is EpiCor, a natural complex product containing metabolites that provides nutritional support for a properly functioning, balanced human immune system.

So, how does EpiCor work in the body to balance immune health? The immune system is extraordinarily complex. So, for the purpose of explaining the effect EpiCor has on this important system we offer the following oversimplification. Most harmful bacteria, viruses, microbes, parasites and toxins enter the body through natural openings like the mouth, eyes and nose. Fortunately, these are protected by the immune system's first line of defence, the mucosal barrier. If an invader manages to breach the mucosal barrier the immune system's next line of defence kicks in. Antibodies and natural killer, or NK cells, are sent to attack. So, a healthy immune system efficiently eliminates invaders and the result is good health. But, when the immune system isn't working efficiently it's unbalanced and health problems can arise. For example, the immune system may over respond to common environmental allergens by over producing certain types of antibodies which can result in allergies. Or, if too many pro-inflammatory immune cells are produced the resulting inflammation is a leading factor in many chronic illnesses. The worst case scenario happens when the immune system is overwhelmed; it fails to adequately protect cells under attack and the result can lead to some serious health conditions. Clearly, a healthy, balanced immune system is vital for maintaining good health. Unfortunately, a less than optimal diet, pollution, changing seasons, physical or mental stress, lack of sleep and even the normal aging process can all have a negative effect on the immune system and impact its ability to perform optimally. EpiCor to the rescue! EpiCor provides nutrition that helps balance the functions of the immune system to keep it working optimally. EpiCor supports the mucosal barrier by increasing levels of IgA, an important antibody for mucosal defence. It also activates b cells to support antibody production and NK cell activity, and helps control IgE production, an important factor in allergic response. Researched to be safe and clinically proven to be effective, EpiCor is a revolutionary dietary ingredient that when taken daily works to support health by balancing the body's immune response.

Embria Health Sciences / EpiCor Canada. This product is sold as Cor Defense in some other markets. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80049459.

Suggested Usage:

Adults: Take one capsule daily with food, a few hours before or after taking other medications, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Consult your healthcare practitioner For use beyond twelve weeks. Store in a cool, dry place.


Do not use if you are taking antidepressants such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), or if you are allergic to yeast products. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; if you have low blood pressure; or if you are taking medication for high blood pressure. Zinc supplementation can cause copper deficiency.May cause migraine-like headaches in sensitive individuals. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult your healthcare practitioner.

Supporting Science:

Jensen, G.S., Patterson, K.M., Barnes, J., Schauss, A.E., Beaman, R., Reeves, S.G., and Robinson, L.E., (2008), 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, Open Nutrition Journal, v. 2, pp. 68-75.

Moyad, M.A., Robinson, L.E., Zawada, E.T., Kittelsrud, J.M., Chen, D.G., Reeves, S.G. and Weaver, S.E., (2008), Effects of a modified yeast supplement on cold/flu symptoms, Urologic Nursing, v. 28, pp. 50-55.

UPC Code: 883196140800