ESM Technologies was excited for the opportunity to open its doors to Bryce Wylde, functional medicine expert and medical advisor to “The Dr. Oz Show.” Bryce first learned about NEM® for joints a few years ago when NEM-based products were introduced in Canada. As a clinician, Bryce naturally checked to see what research had been conducted on the ingredient. He found multiple published studies concluding clinically meaningful results, along with an impressive safety profile. Encouraged by this information, Bryce began to use the product personally and in his clinical practice. Inspired to do a deeper dive, he used a boots-on-the-ground approach, by visiting ESM Technologies in Carthage, Mo., where NEM is manufactured, determined to take a closer look at this research-supported, sustainable joint health ingredient.
To obtain a comprehensive look at NEM, Bryce first visited a local Midwestern egg-breaking facility where eggs arrive from the farm and the whites and yolks are used in food production. Upon observing the amount of remaining eggshells which are left over from the process, he quickly understood the significant environmental impact, as this single location processes one million eggs per day. There are 24 billion eggs used each year in the US, leaving behind about approximately 600,000 tons of shells. The next step was to visit ESM Technologies’ cGMP manufacturing facilities where these remaining eggshells find new purpose. Bryce toured the separation plant where he saw ESM’s patented, eco-friendly process separate the membrane from the eggshell, as well as dry and mill each into powder; he also reviewed the laboratories where much of the research and quality measures for NEM are conducted.
Gathering film footage at each location, Bryce and his team created a documentary of sorts discussing his findings on NEM. In the video, Bryce explains the different nutrients contained in NEM that contribute to its beneficial effects on joint health. “When we have the right nutrients available, our joints are healthier,” he explains. He discusses his own experience with NEM, as well as the published research showing clinically meaningful results obtained from a small daily dose. Bryce discusses how his patients truly appreciate the easy-to-use, quick-acting supplement, which translates into enhanced user compliance, along with a regimen they stick with for joint comfort and flexibility.
He concludes with another benefit from using NEM is its environmental impact. Bryce comments, “(There’s) no environmental footprint; additionally, the raw material is sourced locally, and is traceable, renewable and very sustainable.”