EPIC products are inspired by the simple yet powerful diets of our ancestors and consistent with our unique evolutionary biology. Throughout the majority of history, our species has evolved living active lifestyles and consuming a Hunter and Gatherer diet rich in high quality meat, wholesome vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. On the contrary, modern day diets of processed foods and excessive sugar, combined with sedentary lifestyles have pushed our physiologies dangerously far from their adapted environments. By looking to the diets and lifestyles of our ancestors, we believe that evolution has much to teach us about human optimization and healthful living. EPIC products are an expression of our evolutionary biology, and allow modern day omnivores to thrive consuming a wide array of nature’s bounties; just as mother nature intended.
EPIC foods begin with a living animal. We believe that all ruminants should consume diets they were biologically intended to eat and roam freely outdoors. As a result our beef, venison, wild boar, lamb, and bison are raised on open pasture just how nature intended. We continuously strive to convert ranchers to this pasture based livestock model, and through our products, create financial incentives to help change American agriculture. Through our sourcing, we support organizations devoted to improving animal welfare standards. Our key allies are The Savory Institute, The Global Animal Partnership, The Certified Humane Project, and The Marine Stewardship Council.
Through our partnership with The Savory Institute, EPIC is committed to global large-scale grassland restoration efforts. We believe that ranchers who operate within a holistic context are positioned to create incredibly positive impacts on their local ecosystems as well as the world at large. When managed appropriately, animals can enrich the earth by aerating the ground, fertilizing the soil, and positively shaping landscapes. Through these biodynamic ranching practices, we are learning that healthy lands create wonderful habitats for native and migratory animals, effectively hold ground water, build topsoil, and sequester carbon from the atmosphere!
We call our company EPIC in honor of the great-tasting products we make. Our flavors are diverse and based on the unique tastes of our animals. Each product is further complemented by adding dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and creative spice blends. The end result is flavor-forward, delicious, meat- and egg white-based protein snacks that taste EPIC.
EPIC products are a great option for on-the-go healthy snacking. EPIC offers products with different protein sources and in a variety of macronutrient levels to satisfy a range of dietary needs. These products create unique snacking options for those on diets such as the Paleo Diet, Whole30, AIP, and the ketogenic diet.
EPIC is 100% animal-based protein and contains all the essential amino acids. EPIC bars are easy for your body to digest which promotes protein utilization. Other bars may have to rely on syrups and/or sweeteners to counterbalance the chalky flavor of their proteins. This can result in a higher sugar/carbohydrate load in other protein bars on the market.
The high protein content of our EPIC products offer a great post-workout recovery meal for athletes. A growing number of endurance athletes are experimenting and thriving with low carbohydrate fuel sources. Because our products are naturally lower in carbohydrates and sugar they have less impact on blood glucose compared with many other products. EPIC can be consumed pre-workout with less of a raise in blood glucose levels.
Higher protein diets have been shown to increase satiety. By staying full longer, one may eat less without sacrificing satisfaction. Additionally, when higher fat and protein are consumed together with a very low carbohydrate diet, the body adapts and improves its ability to access stored body fat and burn it as fuel which can aid in fat loss.