Inergetics Scientific/Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Michelle Sexton Co-authors Important Research in the Cannabis Monograph Dr. Sexton Served as Co-Editor and Technical Advisor for Newly Released Research on the Science Behind the Medical Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
NEWARK, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inergetics, Inc. (OTCBB: NRTI), a leading developer of nutritional supplements, today saluted important new research on the science behind the medical benefits of cannabis and its active cannabinoids that Dr. Michelle Sexton, a member of its Scientific/Medical Advisory Board, helped author and review. Dr. Sexton served as co-editor and technical advisor for the first part of the Cannabis monograph, a document recently released by the non-profit American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, the leading authority on the responsible use of herbal products and herbal medicines. The monograph is titled, "Cannabis Inflorescence: Standards of Identity, Analysis, and Quality Control."
The Cannabis monograph represents one of the most comprehensive and critically reviewed documents on cannabis and its active constituents including CBD. It brings together an authoritative collection of scientific data, including standards for the plant's identity, purity and quality, as well as a review of the medicinal activity of the plant and its cannabinoids. The monograph aims to provide the analytical foundation for regulators, dispensaries, and analytical laboratories to accurately assess the constituent profile of cannabis and identify its active constituents. It also provides state regulators with guidelines for assuring the identity, purity, and quality of cannabis preparations.
The document reflects the work of some of the world's leading researchers, including Dr. Sexton, who is currently the medical research director at the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy. As a member of Inergetics' Scientific/Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Sexton is helping to guide the formulation of the proprietary line of natural CBD-based nutritional supplements Inergetics is developing in partnership with Terra Tech Corp (OTCBB: TRTC).
"We are so proud of Dr. Sexton and her contributions to this valuable new resource and comprehensive reference guide," said Inergetics Chief Science Officer Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN. "The release of the Cannabis monograph – coupled with the tremendous amount of ongoing positive clinical research with cannabis and cannabinoids including CBD – continues to legitimize the medicinal value of cannabis and its active constituents. The time has finally arrived for this plant to take its place as a legitimate, researched therapeutic herb with applications in a variety of medical conditions from cancer to Alzheimer's disease."
"The adoption of cannabis into this comprehensive monograph from the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia as a safe, effective and low-cost botanical medicine is a testament to this human-plant relationship," added Dr. Sexton. "At the same time, this publication will serve as a significant footprint on the trail towards the acknowledgment of cannabis as such by a much broader audience."
By way of background, the non-profit American Herbal Pharmacopoeia is the leading authority on the responsible use of herbal products and herbal medicines, including many of the Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western herbs most frequently used in the United States.
Copies of the Cannabis monograph are available and can be ordered online at http://www.herbal-ahp.org/order_online.htm.
About Inergetics, Inc.
Inergetics' (OTCBB: NRTI) portfolio of brands includes: Martha Stewart™ Essentials, a complete line of whole-food based supplements created specifically for women; Surgex® Sports Nutrition, the preferred nutritional supplement of Army Sports; Bikini Ready®, a leader in weight loss lifestyle solutions; and SlimTrim™, the affordable, premium value diet brand. The company's strategic partnership with Terra Tech Corp. (OTCBB: TRTC) also continues to provide innovation by bringing quality of life and complementary medicinal solutions to the mainstream.
To learn more about Inergetics, visit www.inergetics.com, and the Inergetics brands' websites at: www.marthastewartessentials.com, www.surgexsports.com, www.surgexsportsblitz.com, www.slimtrim1.com, www.slimtrim.net, www.bikinireadylifestyle.com, www.kahunasands.com.
About Terra Tech Corp.
Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC) through its wholly-owned subsidiary GrowOp Technology, specializes in controlled environment agricultural technologies. The company integrates best-of-breed hydroponic equipment with proprietary software and hardware to provide sustainable solutions for indoor agriculture enterprises and home practitioners. Our complete product line is available at specialty retailers throughout the United States, and via our website. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Edible Garden, cultivates a premier brand of local and sustainably grown hydroponic produce, sold through major grocery stores such as Shoprite, Food Emporium and others throughout New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
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