Natural ingredient manufacturer Embria(R) Health Sciences announced today the kick-off of The EpiCor(R) Rural Senior Health Project, which will provide 4,000 senior citizens in rural areas of Iowa and Idaho with 20,000 bottles of the immune-balancing supplement EpiCor starting October 28. Embria's partnership in the Project with non-profit organizations Nourish America and the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) will support seniors' immune health during the approaching cold and flu season through both wellness education as well as the donation of EpiCor, which has been clinically proven to reduce the number of sick days by 26 percent.
"The senior population is highly susceptible to colds and influenza, especially during the winter months," said Cheryl Sturm, director of marketing for Embria Health Sciences. "Embria is honored to join with Nourish America and NFWL in this humanitarian effort to provide seniors with the information and tools needed to stay well not only during the winter, but throughout the year."
The Project's first give-away event is this Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29 at the Shenandoah Historical Society Building in Shenandoah, Iowa from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to learning strategies for staying well this winter, up to 2,000 local seniors and their family members will receive a free 5-month supply of EpiCor.
Starting November 1, an additional 10,000 bottles of EpiCor will be distributed via select senior and community centers in rural areas throughout Idaho.
About Embria Health Sciences and EpiCor:
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 flagship ingredient, EpiCor, is an all-natural, high-metabolite immunogen designed to modulate and balance the human immune system and is manufactured using a proprietary technology, which produces vital metabolites that deliver nutritional benefits and support increased bioavailability.
Recent clinical studies show EpiCor to significantly decrease the incidence of cold and flu, possess anti-inflammatory activity and activate crucial defense cells (Natural Killer, T-, and B-cells).
About Nourish America:
Nourish America (www.nourishamerica.org) is an award-winning charity that provides nutrient-rich foods and nutritional supplements to those in need. In addition to its programs aiding children, moms and babies, teens, members of the National Guard and disaster victims, Nourish America's Senior Support Program currently assists more than 30,000 low-income seniors across the United States.
About National Foundation for Women Legislators, Inc. (NFWL):
Through annual educational and networking events, The National Foundation for Women Legislators supports women legislators from all levels of governance. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience. For more information, visit www.womenlegislators.org