Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Vista, Calif. (April 9, 2007) - B&D Nutritional Ingredients (B&D) has been selected as an exclusive distribution and marketing partner for Embria(R) Health Sciences, Embria confirmed today.
"B&D Nutritional Ingredients is an ideal fit for Embria's distribution and sales goals," said Paul Faganel, president, Embria Health Sciences, a raw material supplier of science-backed ingredients. "We respect B&D's work within the raw material industry and know that this relationship will be instrumental in further educating customers on EpiCor's immune balancing properties and eXselen's guaranteed high levels of organic selenium."
The companies have agreed to a contractual agreement that ensures B&D will become the exclusive U.S. distributor for Embria's EpiCor(R) ingredient, an all-natural high-metabolite immunogen, and the primary U.S. distributor for eXselen(R), Embria's highly-bioavailable organic selenium yeast ingredient.
"This agreement is the perfect partnership for both of us," says Bill Van Dyke, president of B&D Nutritional Ingredients. "Embria's ability to deliver high-quality, research-based natural ingredients mirrors our organization's mission to partner with premier raw-material manufacturers that are essential to the dietary supplement industry. For Embria, the strength of our relationships will bring new customers to know and utilize EpiCor and eXselen to their full potential. Collectively, we will work to expand the business."
Embria Health Sciences (www.embriahealth.com) combines science and nature to bring high-quality, research-based natural ingredients to the global human nutrition market. Embria's key products are manufactured using a proprietary technology, which produces vital metabolites that deliver nutritional benefits and support increased bioavailability. A recipient of a 2006 Nutrition Business Journal Business Achievement Award, last year Embria launched its all-natural high-metabolite immunogen ingredient, EpiCor(R), and holds Nutrition Business Journal's 2005 product merit award for its selenium ingredient, eXselen(R).
About B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc.
Founded in 1993 and based in Vista, California, B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc., is a national leader in sales and marketing of premier raw materials essential to the dietary supplement and personal care industries. B&D has a portfolio of products from leading manufacturers. These products are primarily natural antioxidants. B&D is active in several industry organizations representing the dietary supplement and personal care industries. Memberships include The Council for Responsible Nutrition, The Drug, Chemical and Allied Trades Association, Inc. and the Pacific Technology Exchange.