ANKENY, Iowa, June 26, 2008 --- Embria(R) Health Sciences, a raw material manufacturer of science-backed natural ingredients for the human nutrition market, confirms its headquarters was not affected by the recent Midwest flooding and is committed to supporting the health of those affected by offering free supplies of the immune balancing supplement EpiCor(R).
Throughout the past week, 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. Sadly, Embria also confirmed today that its parent company, Cedar Rapids-based Diamond
V(R) Mills, has been significantly impacted by the flooding and multiple employees have lost their homes.
"People touched by the floods are suffering high stress levels and living conditions that will likely tax their immune systems. 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," said Paul Faganel, Embria Health Sciences president. "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."
EpiCor is an all-natural, high-metabolite immunogen designed to modulate and balance the human immune system. This dried, complex fermentation product is derived from a proprietary process and is composed of metabolites, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Recent clinical studies show EpiCor to possess significant anti-inflammatory activity, significantly decrease the incidence and duration of cold and flu symptoms and activate crucial defense cells (Natural Killer, T-, and B-cells). Researched to be safe for ongoing use, EpiCor is non-toxic, free of contraindications, non-mutagenic and has self-affirmed GRAS status from an expert panel comprised of members with extensive Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Institute of Health (NIH) experience. Clinical research on EpiCor has been presented at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Conference and the American College of Nutrition (ACN) Symposium.
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.
For more information about aiding Iowa flood victims, please visit the
Central Iowa Chapter of the American Red Cross at http://www.desmoines-redcross.org
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