Many of the online sellers refer to a "Leading Alternative Medical Doctor" Dr. David Williams in the promotions for this livestock food additive I was unable to find the specific report that contains that recommendation. I will say I trust recommendations from Dr. Williams. His newsletter is one of the best on Alternative Medicine and healing.
Note: Update 2/22/08 This article based on
THE BENEFITS OF EATING LIKE A HORSE - Dr. David Williams
(Extracted from ALTERNATIVES newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 3, September 2007)
For more information...www.drdavidwilliams.com.
The story of this yeast based animal food and it's effect on humans is true. Workers in the plant that manufactured this animal food received a benefit they were not expecting, vibrant health. The workers who had direct contact with the substance maintained a high degree of wellness. Remarkably fewer colds, flu, etc. and fewer sick days compared to workers in other areas of the plant. The research that came from this anomaly produced a human version of the livestock additive. Research shows this product helps people stay well.
The Human version of the livestock food additive is sold as a vitamin supplement under the trademarked name EpiCor.
The Organic Animal version is sold by the name Diamond V XP Green Yeast Culture.
The Organic Animal Version (Made in USA) listed ingredients....
Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast and the media on which it was grown, consisting of corn gluten feed, hominy feed, wheat middlings, rye middlings, and cane molasses.
The difference in price is astounding. A current bid on Ebay for 15 pounds of the dried yeast formula is $26. The seller claims that at the normal dosage it is enough for a family of 3 for 2 years, 2 months, and 10 days.
A leading reputable online vitamin supplement company sells EpiCor in 500mg caps 30 count (30 day supply) for 19.95.
The big question. Is the livestock food version the same as the human version?
Vitamin Research Products (VRP) another leading Internet vitamin retailer says No. In an EpiCor FAQ section of the Vitamin Research Products site Chris D. Meletis, ND states....
"No it is not. The fermentation technology is similar but the drying systems are completely different which produces a different metabolite profile. EpiCor is designed to maximize the antioxidant activity and not damage any metabolites. The company that developed EpiCor spent years taking what they knew on the animal side to develop a product for humans. This is why humans only have to take 500 mg while animals consume 2-4 ounces."
Vitamin Research Products has a webinar available "The EpiCor Story" You will have to fill out a form to see the webinar but it is well worth your time.
VRP Promo for The EpiCor Story:
"EpiCor™ is 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 natural substance that, when taken every day, brings the functioning of the immune system to a whole new level!" The webinar presented by Alex Schauss, Ph.D., FACN
You can view it here http://www.vrp.com/webinar/epicor/index.aspx come back and let me know what you think.
I have no affiliate connection to VRP but I have used their products. The free research they provide on supplements is first rate. I often go to VRP for research information.
I'm not so sure about buying on craigslist or Ebay but if I had a reputable feed store nearby I might just get a hundred pound bag and have a 12 year supply. That's a joke folks.
Ebay Search info:
Human version "EpiCor"
Animal version: "Diamond V XP Green"
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