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Vitacost-Root2 EpiCor® -- 500 mg - 60 Capsules

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Vitacost-Root2 EpiCor® Description

An all-natural supplement that nourishes the immune system to strengthen resistance and help maintain wellness.*

What is EpiCor®?


EpiCor® is a revolutionary, all-natural supplement derived from the humble yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dried yeast fermentate). It’s manufactured using a proprietary process that creates a unique natural complex product. EpiCor can be taken all year round to support immune function in healthy individuals.*


What are the key benefits of ROOT2 EpiCor®?

  • Promotes a healthy immune system response even during seasonal stressors.*
  • Promotes a healthy inflammatory response.*
  • Powerful antioxidant properties to help the body protect itself from free radicals.*
  • Support the health of the body’s mucosal barrier.*

ROOT2 EpiCor® is Rooted in Science, Rooted in Nature

  • It’s all natural.
  • Can be taken year round for immune support in healthy individuals.*
  • Contains 60 servings per bottle.
  • Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value.

Potency • Purity • Pride

All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.


About ROOT2 by Vitacost
Rooted in Science, Rooted in Nature.


ROOT2 delivers nutritional supplements featuring ingredients that connect you closer to the Earth and health benefits backed by scientific research. These whole-food based products strive to exceed lifestyle and dietary demands. All you have to do is choose from the wide selection of organic, vegan and vegetarian options, and ROOT2 will deliver the assurance and affordability you need.


As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.


Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Dried yeast fermentate (Sacchromyces cerevisiae) EpiCor®500 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, vegetable stearic acid, silicon dioxide and vegetable magnesium stearate.

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements.

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5 Tips for Successful Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) is anything but a new concept. Since the dawn of time, mankind has regularly gone through moments of scarcity and famine. In fact, humans had to work for their food if they wanted to eat at all. Inevitably, there were times when food wasn’t available yet, the human race survived another day or two without eating. Thus, the body learned to adapt quite efficiently. It found a way to produce energy so the body would have the strength to hunt and gather food. That source of energy was fat.

Close-up of Woman’s Hands Holding a Mini Red Clock Symbolizes How to Intermittent Fast Successfully – Read These Tips |

Why try intermittent fasting?

It makes sense that if there is a way to store fat for energy, there must be a way to tap into those fat stores. Enter: Intermittent fasting.

When the body goes without food for a period of time, it switches to a fat-burning mode, or ketosis. During this period of time, the body produces more adrenaline and human growth hormone to provide much needed energy in the absence of glucose. Fasting ketosis is also a time for repair. There are many health benefits to giving your body a much-needed rest from having to constantly process food.

How do you do intermittent fasting?

The practice of IF is actually quite simple in theory. You go for periods of time without food, followed by periods of eating. Of course, there are several strategies you can follow:

16/8 fasting – Fast for 16 hours and eat for eight. Often, the person will fast from 8 pm to 12 pm the following day to overlap with bedtime.

Alternate-day fasting – Fast every other day, or cut down to about 500 calories every other day.

5:2 fasting – Fast two days per week and eat normally for the other five. Instead of completely fasting on those two days, you can cut down to about 500-600 calories.

Monthly fasting – Fast just three to five days out of the month.

There’s no right or wrong way to do intermittent fasting – whatever works for your lifestyle and keeps you healthy. Personally, I prefer the 16:8 method. I eat my last meal by 7:00 pm at the latest, and then don’t have breakfast until about 11:00 am the next day. I have two main meals for my day and sometimes throw in a healthy snack. Sounds pretty simple, right?

The struggle begins when your mind starts telling you that you’re stressed or bored. Worse yet, you stare at a clock that says it’s time for your next meal without recognizing whether your body is even hungry. Thankfully, there are a few easy strategies to help make your fasting period a little easier to manage.  

5 ways to succeed at intermittent fasting:

1. Put a little coconut oil in your coffee. Pure fat does not harm your fasting time, because it has zero influence on your insulin levels. Studies suggest that coconut oil helps reduce blood insulin concentration. When you raise your insulin levels by eating sugar and starches, you start to feel hungry. Fat, on the other hand, keeps you in ketosis. Healthy fats also keep you satiated and helps your body burn its own fat for fuel. 

2. Get out and do something to pass the time and free your mind of food. Go for a walk or tackle that project you’ve been wanting to do for ages now. Getting your mind off your stomach will help you power through your fasting period.

3. Drink some water. The centers in the brain for hunger and thirst are very close together. That means thirst is often mistaken for hunger. Drinking water also helps keep your stomach feeling full.

4. Make sure you are eating clean, healthy foods during your feeding window. Sugar spikes your insulin levels, causing you to crash and feel hungry again much too soon. Eating a diet full of protein, vegetables and healthy fats will keep your insulin from spiking. If you’re trying to lose weight, combining a low-carb and high-fat diet will work wonders with intermittent fasting. 

Insulin is also a fat-storing hormone. That means as long as you have an abundance of insulin in your blood, your body won’t access your fat stores for energy, especially not those abdominal fat stores. Combining the intermittent fasting with a low carb diet also helps with insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance occurs when the body isn’t given a break from constantly producing insulin. Your body becomes more and more resistant and has to produce more and more insulin to help get the glucose out of your blood and into your cells. 

5. Keep your gut microbiome in balance to help you stay healthy. Some studies show that individuals whose gut bacteria are out of balance tend to feel hungrier. A natural yeast supplement can help keep your microbiome in balance and your gut healthy.

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