Embria Health Sciences, a leader in providing safe and science-based dietary supplement ingredients to the global marketplace, followed up on its award-winning wellness trial conducted with the City of Ankeny, with a wellness trial with one of its own customers, Swanson Health Products.
Swanson partnered with Embria to incorporate EpiCor into its SWAP (Swanson Wellness Awareness Program) Incentives plan during the cold weather months of mid-November 2012 through mid-March 2013. More than 120 employees signed up for the program to receive free EpiCor, and 72 employees completed the four-month EpiCor regimen and completed the final survey.
Some results from Swanson employees who took EpiCor regularly and completed the final survey include:
- 78 percent believe that EpiCor benefited their health
- 82 percent want EpiCor to continue to be part of their Wellness program
- 86 percent would recommend EpiCor to others
- 67 percent believed that their immune system is strengthened from taking EpiCor
Said Paul Faganel, president of Embria, “I’m very pleased with these sorts of benefits from Swanson Health employees, though I’m not surprised. Since EpiCor was launched in 2007, Embria has made significant investments in clinical research that shows taking EpiCor supports the immune system and results in significant human health benefits.”
The trial may have been a corporate wellness first—a dietary supplement company provides an actual product that the company sells to general consumers to its own employees to demonstrate real benefits.
“Swanson Health Products likes to ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to dietary supplements we sell. That’s why we offer special discounts to our employees. The results from the Wellness pilot with Embria demonstrate that employees really found a benefit taking EpiCor,” said a Swanson Health Products spokesperson.