Before this certification could be awarded, the Iowa-based ingredient supplier’s manufacturing process was reviewed by an NSF auditor and found to meet current GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines.
Dr. Larry Robinson, Embria vice president of scientific affairs, believes this will make EpiCor an even more-trusted source in the eyes of manufacturers looking to set themselves apart by choosing ingredients that are subjected to stringent protocols. "This adds tremendous value to Embria Health Sciences and its manufacturing partners," said Robinson. "Combined with the large body of clinical studies demonstrating EpiCor’s ability to help the body maintain immune balance, the NSF certification indicates we’ve raised the bar, giving our partners the confidence they need to take a quality product to market."
Gayle Kittelson, Embria quality research scientist, concurs. "While Embria is not required to have this certification, we believe it’s an important added benefit that will help manufacturers comply with FDA requirements for supplier qualification."
Once NSF completes the GMP registration certification process, the manufacturer is authorized to use the NSF mark on or in connection with the sale, use, or distribution of that product. The mark validates that an independent, third-party organization has confirmed Embria’s compliance to recommended GMP standards for dietary supplements.
About Embria Health Sciences and EpiCor
Embria Health Sciences combines science and nature to bring high-quality, research-based natural ingredients to the global human nutrition market. Embria’s flagship ingredient, EpiCor®, is an all-natural product that helps the body balance the immune system and is manufactured using a proprietary technology. EpiCor contains protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and other metabolites that deliver nutritional benefits and support immune health. Clinical studies have found EpiCor’s immune-balancing properties provide year-round support by helping the body boost or suppress immune response as needed. EpiCor was the first immune health ingredient to receive the SupplySide West Scientific Excellence Award, in recognition of the compelling clinical studies published in peer-reviewed publications such as the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Advances in Therapy and Urologic Nursing.