NEWARK, N.J., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inergetics, Inc. (OTCBB: NRTI), a leading developer of nutritional supplements, held the inaugural meeting of its Scientific/Medical Advisory Board yesterday, June 3. The advisory board is responsible for guiding the formulation of the proprietary line of natural Cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutritional supplements the company is developing in partnership with Terra Tech Corp. (OCTBB: TRTC).
The meeting served as the first opportunity for the Board members to share their unique expertise on the medicinal use of cannabinoid extracts, and to provide an update on recent advancements in their respective fields. Together with Inergetics' CEO Mike James, CMO Jim Kras and Chief Science Officer, Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN, the group discussed the numerous health benefits of CBD and how they may best be delivered to patients. The meeting also produced a consensus on the next steps toward the development of CBD-based products.
"We are making clear progress in the development of superior CBD-based products that will offer a natural and workable remedy to patients seeking relief from a range of symptoms," said Carl Germano. "Certain cannabinoids are non-psychoactive, and proven to provide safe and effective relief to those suffering from pain, nausea, neurological disorders and other ailments. I could not have been more pleased with the substance of our discussion, and the plan we have devised for bringing our first CBD product to market."
Advisory Board member Dr. Joseph McSherry, M.D., a Neurologist and widely recognized academic expert on medical marijuana and its many health benefits, said, "An effort such as this is unprecedented. We have come so far since I first started advocating for the medicinal applications of Cannabis, and I am excited about working with this impressive group of colleagues to bring the therapeutic properties of CBD-based supplements to the consumers who could most benefit from them."
"Cannabinoids undoubtedly provide relief from pain and its underlying symptoms, and do so with far fewer side effects than other treatments currently available," said Dr. Mark Wallace, M.D., a member of the Advisory Board and the Chair of the Division of Pain Medicine at University of California San Diego. "CBD is a clear and essential alternative remedy for patients, and I think we are all eager to make this resource available to the public, and at a higher-quality."
Advisory Board member Dr. Michelle Sexton, a certified naturopathic doctor, said, "I look forward to working with this impressive group to take the first critical look at the proper dosage, potency, purity and methods of administration of cannabinoids. Right now there is no clear industry standard, and this team has an opportunity to change that."
"Twenty-five percent of drugs in the market today come from natural sources. Cannabis is just another one of those natural sources that can be used to help patients," said Justin Fischedick, PhD, a member of the Advisory Board and an expert in plant chemistry.
Dr. Yu Shao, Advisory Board member and also a consultant for Merck, added, "Inergetics and Terra Tech can help define the future of medicinal Cannabis, and I am pleased to be a part of this effort."
The strategic partnership between Inergetics and Terra Tech Corp was announced on February 4 and the companies' first CBD-based supplements are expected to be distributed via medicinal marijuana dispensaries. Inergetics announced the formation of the Scientific/Medical Advisory Board on March 5.
Continuing updates on the work of the Advisory Board and on the CBD product initiative will be available at http://www.inergetics.com/cbd-initiative/.
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About Inergetics, Inc.
Inergetics' 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 brands' websites at: 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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