EpiCor Helps Runners Start Strong, Stay Healthy

Healthy Origins(R) EpiCor(R) featured at Boston Marathon Expo

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 10, 2007 - Embria(R) Health Sciences, a raw material manufacturer of science-backed natural ingredients, today announced that its recently launched immune-balancing ingredient EpiCor(R) will be featured nationwide at The Natural Athlete section of several major pre-marathon expos throughout the year.

EpiCor will make its first Natural Athlete appearance at the Boston Marathon's John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo slated for April 13-15. Representatives will be on-hand to provide samples and information about EpiCor, a natural fermentation product designed to support immune health.

A common concern for marathon runners is depleting the immune system. The 26-mile race and the preceding months of training can stress the body, leaving the runner debilitated and susceptible to illness and fatigue.

"EpiCor is designed to help balance the immune system to handle everyday stressors, including work or travel, as well as enormous physical demands, as with running a marathon," said Larry Robinson, Ph.D, Embria's vice president of scientific affairs. "The human immune system is similar to a playground see-saw in that it can easily become unbalanced - over-stimulation can result in issues like allergies, under-stimulation can lead to colds, flu or other illnesses."
In addition to the Boston Marathon, information and samples of EpiCor can be found at the following pre-marathon expos throughout 2007:

-Festival 500 Half Marathon, Indianapolis, May 3-4
-Peachtree Road Race 10K, Atlanta, July 2-3
-Chicago Marathon, October 5-6
-Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, D.C., October 26-27
-New York Marathon, November 1-3

"EpiCor's immune-system benefits have a prominent place in a sports nutrition regimen, whether you are a serious runner trying to maintain a healthy immune system, or simply a casual health-minded consumer," said Paul Faganel, president of Embria Health Sciences. "As an advocate of natural nutrition, The Natural Athlete is a perfect fit for attendees to learn more about EpiCor and what they can do to safely maximize their performance and overall health."

About The Natural Athlete
Coordinated in conjunction with major year-round sporting events, The Natural Athlete educates active people on the benefits of natural nutrition and natural products through product sampling, distribution of a product guide and ongoing education through its Web site, www.naturalathlete.com. The Natural Athlete has become widely recognized and respected by active, health-minded people as a reliable source for information on natural products.

About Embria Health Sciences:
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, Embria recently 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).

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