Boost Your Immune System Before Heading Back to School


As kids head back to school, they’re exposed to a variety of germs and viruses. Kids, especially younger ones, tend to have habits that expose them to more germs. And because their immune systems are immature, children are typically more susceptible to germs. Once one child has succumbed to an illness, it tends to spread to the other children and adults in the home quickly. One of the best ways to keep yourself and your family protected from all the germs circulating is by boosting your immune system.

The immune system is complex, and you want a solution that can address our “everyday” immune challenges. Your immune system needs to be strong enough to ward away incoming germs and viruses, yet balanced enough to not use itself up in overdrive.

The discovery of an immune booster

There is a great story behind how one immune-boosting supplement came to be. In 1998, Diamond V was developing and producing a fermentation product that had been shown to improve the health and productivity of livestock. Factory employees who worked directly with this particular yeast culture noticed that they had not been using much sick time over the previous few years. This simple discovery began the negotiations with management about combining unused sick leave with vacation time. Once Diamond V Management looked into this development, they confirmed that the factory workers had unusually low sick leave rates. Further investigation with their health insurance provider indicated actual health care claims per person were 40 to 60 percent lower than other companies in the same region.

Suspecting that there had to be something extraordinary happening with the factory workers. Diamond V commissioned a pilot study comparing the factory workers to the office workers to determine if its yeast culture was having a beneficial effect on the human immune system. The results showed the factory workers had a stronger immune system by increased Natural Killer cell activity (NK), higher levels of secretory IgA (sIgA), and lower levels of pro-inflammatory complexes compared to office workers that did not come in contact with the yeast culture.

Based on this groundbreaking discovery, Embria Health Sciences developed a version of this ingredient, EpiCor, for humans. EpiCor is now found in many nutritional supplements worldwide and NutraSense is proud to carry it. ImmuneSense made exclusively with EpiCor is clinically proven, American sourced and made, and naturally comprised of protein, fiber, vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants that work together to help strengthen your immune system by balancing immune response. In addition to helping defend against germs and viruses, ImmuneSense with EpiCor also helps reduce inflammation and alleviates common allergens and seasonal allergies.