EpiCor Immune

EpiCor Discovery Story

The Amazing Discovery of EpiCor – A Real Story that Led to Real Science

Fermentation Observation


In the late 1800's C.W. Bloomhall, a young boy who lived on a family farm, noticed that animals fed table scraps fermented with sour milk seemed to be healthier than animals fed simple grains alone.

After retiring from the milling industry in 1943, Bloomhall decided to put his theory to the test – that fermented foods provided unique health benefits. He founded the Diamond V® company to develop a specialized fermentation process to create an ingredient that would improve the health and productivity of livestock.

The Diamond V brand is now owned by Cargill and a highly respected brand of unique microbial fermentation products for improved animal health worldwide. 

Discovery of EpiCor Fermentate

Fast forward to 1998. Factory employees at Diamond V’s manufacturing facility who were exposed daily to the fermented animal feed were not using much sick leave.

Why were the factory workers taking fewer sick days than their colleagues working in the office?  To find out, Diamond V commissioned pilot studies comparing the factory workers to a similar group of office workers. And, those studies showed the fermented product had supported the immune health of the factory workers that were exposed.

After more years of clinical research to show the safety and efficacy of whole food fermentate for people, EpiCor was born! Today, people all around the world trust EpiCor fermentate to support their immune and gut health. Maybe it’s time for you to discover it for yourself!

 Embria Health Sciences manufacturer of EpiCor, located in Ankeny, IA.


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