Hi. I’m Craig Maltby, a communications professional and an avid believer in improved health through supplementation. For several years I was a consumer communications and product manager for the natural carotenoid lutein, a key nutritional agent supporting long-term eye health.
I initiated the idea for a community website based on the concept of Balanced Immune Health after reviewing scientific literature and consumer trend stories on new developments involving the human immune system, and how immune performance impacts many areas of health and wellness. I was also familiar with several trials and lab findings Embria Health Sciences has been assembling on immune balance through application of a food-grade nutritional ingredient, a dried fermentate commercially produced under the trade name “EpiCor.”
Right now, my daily supplement regimen consists of fish oil (1000 mg), lutein (6-12 mg), chromium (.2 mg), and EpiCor (500 mg). And a semi-regular dose of red wine and/or unfiltered beer. I’m seriously thinking about adding a separate Vitamin D supplement as well, since there is mounting evidence suggesting the current RDA for Vitamin D may not be nearly enough. I’m sure my regimen has helped in my daily life with two teenage daughters, a career wife, and weekends that are no longer my own.
Embria Health Sciences pays me a fee to create content for and maintain BalancedImmuneHealth.com.
Stuart Reeves, Ph.D., ARCS, director of research and development, is responsible for both the internal research and external studies of Embria Health Sciences. Stuart brings to Embria extensive international experience in the food and beverage industries, including various aspects of processing and analysis. Stuart has been instrumental in developing and spearheading the supporting research behind Embria Health Sciences’ key human nutrition products.
Stuart earned a bachelor’s degree in plant biology and chemistry from Imperial College, London, and a Ph.D. in plant biochemistry from Kings College, London, followed by post-doctoral studies at Cornell University. He subsequently held scientific positions in academia, government and industry, and published extensively in a variety of food related, agricultural and biochemical journals. Stuart currently serves as a board and panel member on various statewide and university committees in Iowa.