EpiCor®: A Postbiotic Ingredient for Gut Health.

Thanks to their stability,  postbiotic fermentates have the opportunity to be the new market leader in the gut-health space. EpiCor®, a postbiotic fermentate made through a specialized fermentation process, has a wealth of science supporting its immune and gut health benefits.

In an interview to Nutritional Outlook Dr Justin Green, Ph.D., Director of Scientific Affairs at Embria Health Sciences, explained: “Postbiotics are the beneficial functional components created by fermentation of live microorganisms that are subsequently deactivated, or killed, and then dried into a powder that is easily characterized, studied, and formulated into supplements. EpiCor is fermentation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or baker’s yeast. After it is fermented, the live yeast is inactivated, or heat killed, and dried. It keeps all those metabolites intact and consistent from batch to batch, which gives it a unique metabolite fingerprint.”

Talking about postbiotics and gut health, Dr Green also mentioned: “Consumers are always looking for better ways to support their gut. And postbiotics don’t add more bugs to your system, they simply support the bacteria that you currently have, so we’re building on the story of the microbiome. The microbiome is something that scientists and consumers are interested in. Now, with postbiotics, they have a new option to support their gut with no side effects and additional health benefits such as immune strength”.

Backed by over 75 years of fermentation expertise, EpiCor® is made through a natural proprietary fermentation process that provides proteins, fibre, polyphenols, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, beta-glucans and other valuable metabolites, that work together to support the gut and immune system. Discover more, visit our EpiCor® dedicated page or contact us for more information.