NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On a mission to help alleviate suffering and to inject a strong dose of credibility into the hemp industry, Thorne today introduced Hemp Oil +, a safe and natural solution to support and regulate one of the body’s most important, yet little-known, systems – the Endocannabinoid System. By nourishing this system, Hemp Oil + can benefit users by relieving stress, easing discomfort, and improving gut motility. For many individuals, the positive effects of Hemp Oil + can be felt immediately.
Hemp Oil + is a major breakthrough because finding a clean, legal hemp oil product is not easy. In 2016, the FDA purchased and tested 24 products labeled as hemp and/or CBD (a component of hemp), and found a majority to be mislabeled. Only two of the tested products complied with their label claims.1 And many of the products tested had unlabeled amounts of THC – a psychoactive substance. Some had THC levels high enough to cause impairment or a positive drug test. While related to marijuana, commercial or industrial hemp oil has a negligible amount of THC. These results suggest that many hemp products might not be what consumers think they are.
“Informed clinicians are increasingly aware of the huge potential health benefits of hemp oil extracts, but uncertainties about the ingredients, coupled with the lack of consistency in quality and purity, make many practitioners hesitant to recommend them,” said Dr. Robert Rountree, Chief Medical Advisor for Thorne. “I’m very excited about Thorne’s Hemp Oil +, because discriminating clinicians can rest assured that this product has passed the highest standards of quality control available.”
Hemp Oil + is a proprietary blend of hemp stalk oil, black pepper, clove, hops, and rosemary, in a base of nutrient-rich hemp seed oil. Unlike domestic hemp extract products, most of which are not tested, Thorne uses European hemp oil, and tests it to ensure that THC levels are at or below the legal limit. Thorne’s Hemp Oil + is non-habit forming, and is legal and safe to buy and administer in any state.
“A large number of clinical research studies have shown the positive potential health benefits of targeting the Endocannabinoid System, and many additional studies are underway," said Dr. Joel Dudley, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. “The broad availability of a high-quality hemp oil extract such as Hemp Oil + will allow consumers to quickly take advantage of these discoveries and maximize their health."
Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD, and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, agreed. “There are many patients looking for alternatives to drugs to manage aches and discomfort, who turn to treatments like acupuncture, and ask about nutrition and botanicals that can help,” said Dr. Pelletier. “The compounds in hemp offer real advantages for these patients because they tap into the powerful functions of the Endocannabinoid System.”
Hemp Oil + can be purchased on Thorne.com or through an affiliated Thorne health-care practitioner. Thorne always encourages the users of its products to consult their health-care practitioner with any questions or uncertainties before starting to take a new nutritional supplement or product to improve health and wellness.
This launch follows Thorne’s introduction in January of five at-home health tests, as part of an overall strategy to disrupt prevention and wellness by helping consumers take control of their health. The at-home health tests measure an individual’s biomarkers to uncover health insights, which are converted into a personal plan for what to eat, how to exercise, and whether to add nutritional supplements to improve health outcomes.
For more information about how Hemp Oil + supports health outcomes, visit Thorne.com.
Thorne is a health and technology company that is disrupting prevention and wellness. By combining dietary and lifestyle recommendations with nutritional supplement intervention, Thorne is at the forefront of personalized health, with a mission to help consumers take control of their health and live a healthy life. Thorne provides at-home biomarker tests to bring the doctor to the consumer’s home. By leveraging its sophisticated analytical software, Thorne helps consumers uncover health insights and confidently take action to optimize health outcomes. Based on individual test results, Thorne’s technology and team can deliver a personalized plan on what to eat, how to exercise, and which Thorne supplements to take.
Thorne is the only supplement manufacturer to collaborate with Mayo Clinic on wellness research and content, and is the proud partner of a number of U.S. National Teams, including U.S. Soccer, USA Hockey, and USA Triathlon. Thorne is one of the fastest growing supplement companies, and is rated the top practitioner-dispensed brand among 30-40 year-olds. For more information visit https://www.thorne.com/.