NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inergetics, Inc. (OTCBB: NRTI), a leading developer of nutritional supplements, today announced the beginning of the second phase of development towards the launch of its proprietary line of natural cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutritional supplements it is developing in partnership with Terra Tech Corp (OCTBB: TRTC).
Bioavailability is an important measurement of how efficiently a substance is taken into the body. Published scientific studies report CBD oral bioavailability in the range of between 10 – 20%. Efforts to increase its bioavailability and therapeutic benefits in the body is a major point of differentiation to CBD products.
To assess bioavailability, pharmacokinetic (PK) studies are conducted to help describe what the body does to an ingested substance and its movement throughout the body. This testing is an important step to establish absorption and efficacy of a substance.
"Enhancing oral absorption and how quickly CBD gets into the bloodstream is but one of the challenges for the industry. A PK study is underway in collaboration with our international R&D alliances using new technology applied to our CBD – a technology that is well proven especially with lipid soluble nutrients," states Chief Science Officer Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN. "We are confident the outcome will result in a product that sets the gold standard for efficiency and effectiveness as compared to what exists in the marketplace today."
In addition to improving oral bioavailability of CBD, Inergetics goal is to enhance its formulations with other dietary sources of cannabinoids that complement CBD. Through its international R&D alliances, successful procurement of an additional cannabinoid that serves as a counterpart to CBD's effects in the body has been obtained and will be a vital component to the finalized formulas.
"These R&D efforts provide for the innovation necessary to help us gain a competitive advantage and sustain long-run growth of our company," states Michael James, CEO. "In addition to our distribution and brand building initiatives to address customer demands and market competition, we will continue to nurture our R&D strengths to focus on new manufacturing technologies and processes that result in significant product improvements."
Inergetics' CBD-based supplements are expected to be distributed via medicinal marijuana dispensaries in 2015.
Continued updates on the CBD product initiative and the Scientific/Medical Advisory Board will be made available at http://www.inergetics.com/cbd-initiative/.
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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; SlimTrim, the affordable, premium value diet brand; and OmEssentials®, a line of scientifically advanced nutritional supplements designed to further the health and wellness of yoga practitioners and active individuals.
To learn more about Inergetics, visit www.inergetics.com, and the Inergetics brand websites: www.marthastewartessentials.com, www.surgexsports.com, www.surgexsportsblitz.com, www.slimtrim1.com, www.slimtrim.net, www.bikinireadylifestyle.com, www.kahunasands.com, www.omessentials.com.
About Terra Tech Corp.
Terra Tech Corp. (OTCBB: 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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