Embria to showcase EpiCor at IFT

Embria® Health Sciences announced that its immune health ingredient EpiCor(R) has been chosen to be part of this year's Trend & Solution Tour at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo, held in Chicago from July 17 to 20. Food Expo attendees are invited to take the self-guided tour to learn more about the top issues facing the food industry. Embria's booth – # 3721 – is part of the "Ingredients for Functional Foods" tour, and will be offering samples of two kinds of fortified beverages: Natural Carrot Lemonade with EpiCor and Natural Blueberry Pomegranate Acai with EpiCor. Attendees can also sample berry-flavored chews and menthol-flavored lozenges in which EpiCor is the key ingredient.

In addition to showcasing products developed using EpiCor, Embria will be distributing a complete Science Report on the human clinical research backing EpiCor's ability to help the body maintain immune balance. EpiCor has recently been the focus of several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, large scale studies published in such peer-reviewed publications as The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Advances in Therapy, Nutrition Research and Open Nutrition Journal. These studies have found that EpiCor helps the body maintain immune balance despite environmental and seasonal challenges, as well as activates crucial defense cells (Natural Killer) and increases IL-10, an anti-inflammatory marker.

EpiCor has been determined to be GRAS in all food categories at levels significantly above the intake shown to have immune health benefits, giving functional food and beverage manufacturers the opportunity to meet consumer demand for safe and effective immune balancing products that can be conveniently incorporated into their daily diet.

About Embria Health Sciences and EpiCor:

Embria Health Sciences, http://www.embriahealth.com/, 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. Containing 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.

About IFT:

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is an international, non-profit professional organization for the advancement of food science and technology. For more than 70 years, it has been helping members from more than 100 countries connect both in person, through scientific and technical education venues and forums, and virtually, through publications and other resources. IFT's Annual Meeting and Food Expo is the industry's largest collection of food ingredients, equipment, and packaging suppliers. Visit http://www.ift.org/ for more information.

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