Thousands of the people impacted by the terrible flooding in the US Midwest last month were leant a helping hand by nutritional ingredients supplier Embria Health Sciences.
The company, based in Ankeny, Iowa, joined efforts to assist those affected by handing out free supplies of its immune-balancing supplement EpiCor.
Towards the end of June, Embria, along with distribution partner ProActive Health Products, handed out more than 2,000 full-sized bottles of EpiCor to flood victims in Cedar Rapids.
"People touched by the floods are suffering high stress levels and living conditions that will likely tax their immune systems," said Paul Faganel, Embria Health Sciences president.
"We are pleased to offer EpiCor to flood victims, as it's imperative for them to be in good health as they begin to rebuild their families, homes and lives. It has been a moving experience to hear the triumphant stories at the distribution sites, and we will continue to donate EpiCor until the bottle inventory is depleted."
Embria said its own headquarters were not affected floods but said its parent company, Cedar Rapids-based Diamond V Mills, had been significantly hit by the flooding — and added that many of its employees had lost their homes.
EpiCor is an all-natural, high-metabolite immunogen designed to modulate and balance the human immune system. The dried, complex fermentation product is composed of metabolites, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Results of clinical studies suggest EpiCor possesses anti-inflammatory properties and can decrease the incidence and duration of cold and flu symptoms.
* For more information about aiding Iowa flood victims, visit the Central Iowa Chapter of the American Red Cross at http://www.desmoines-redcross.org.