The Epic Ingredient for Immune Support by Goodhealth

The Epic Ingredient for Immune Support

April 17, 2023

With colder weather setting in, could yeast be the answer to seasonal immune support?

Well, yes, but before you buy a truckload of bread it’s important to note that baker’s yeast, or Saccharomyces cerevisiae, loses its immune supporting qualities once baked. So unfortunately, a donut a day will not keep those winter nasties away. What will provide that all important support, however, is raw, uncooked baker’s yeast and if it undergoes a special fermentation process, even better.

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  1. The Power of Yeast Fermentate
  2. How does EPICOR® work?
  3. Supporting Your Immune System

The Power of Yeast Fermentate

Yeast fermentate is a unique, natural ingredient comprised of proteins, fibres, polyphenols, vitamins, amino acids, beta glucans and beneficial metabolites that work together on many levels to support a rapid immune response in the body.  The most famous yeast fermentate is undoubtedly Epicor®, a highly specialised formula made available to a select few natural health companies around the world. Goodhealth is one such company hence why we’re proud to say our Viralex immune support formulas are the only ones in New Zealand powered by Epicor.

How does EPICOR® work?

Numerous published scientific trials have shown EPICOR® to support the immune system in four, key ways:

1st Line of Defence

EPICOR® supports antibodies found in mucous membranes in places like your mouth and nose. This is very important to your body’s immune defences as invading pathogens become trapped and your immune cells can more easily deal with them.

2nd Line of Defence

EPICOR® supports the activity of Natural Killer Cells, a type of white blood cell responsible for seeking out and destroying pathogens. This activity starts working in just two hours for fast immune support during winter ills and chills.


In as little as two hours, EPICOR® supports antioxidant protection. Antioxidants help protect cells from being damaged which helps your immune system function more efficiently.

Gut Health

EPICOR® acts as a postbiotic, nourishing gut cells and mucosal lining where around 80% of your immune cells reside. This also supports microbial balance and gut function. Without a healthy gut and microbiome, your immune system cannot function optimally.

Supporting Your Immune System

If you’re interested in supporting your immune system this winter, look no further than EPICOR® and the Viralex® range. First, there’s Viralex®Attack which is specifically designed for fast-acting support and alongside Epicor® also contains olive leaf extract and pelargonium. To support the airways and settle the chest for a restful sleep, look for Viralex® Breathe Chest Syrup, a unique formulation with ivy leaf and wild cherry. If you need help soothing the throat and support to clear the airways, look for Viralex® Soothe throat lozenges.

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How can you support your immune system during winter?

You can support your immune system during winter by incorporating ingredients like Epicor® and consuming products from the Viralex® range, such as Viralex® Attack, Viralex® Breathe Chest Syrup, and Viralex® Soothe throat lozenges.

What is yeast fermentate?

Yeast fermentate is a natural ingredient derived from raw, uncooked baker’s yeast that undergoes a special fermentation process, containing proteins, fibres, polyphenols, vitamins, amino acids, beta-glucans, and beneficial metabolites, which work together to support a rapid immune response in the body.