NEWARK, N.J., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inergetics, Inc. (OTCBB: NRTI), a leading developer of nutritional supplements, today announced the appointment of Joseph McSherry, M.D., Ph.D., to its newly established Scientific/Medical Advisory Board for guiding the formulation of the proprietary line of natural Cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutritional supplements it is developing in partnership with Terra Tech (OTCBB: TRTC). The two companies announced the formation of the Scientific/Medical Advisory Board on March 5, 2014.
Dr. McSherry is a Neurologist who has extensive knowledge of research involving the medical benefits of cannabis and its cannabinoids for pain management, medicinal and therapeutic use. He is a widely recognized academic expert on medical cannabis/cannabinoids and its many health benefits, and is also involved in several community service initiatives including his service on the State of Vermont's Marijuana Oversight Committee. Dr. McSherry is the author of numerous academic and public presentations on the medical use of cannabis/cannabinoids in general and as it relates to cancer and other specific medical conditions. He received theOutstanding Physician Advocate Award from the Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project in 2010.
Dr. McSherry will join Dr. Shao on the Scientific/Medical Advisory Board to help guide the creation and direction of new CBD-based nutritional supplement products in terms of medical effectiveness, quality and safety. Both will work closely with Inergetics' Chief Science Officer, Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN, throughout the development process.
"Dr. McSherry has a profound understanding of and regard for the medical benefits of cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD)-based products," said Carl Germano. "We are confident that he will provide valuable and essential insights to the R&D process, helping us to design CBD-based nutritional supplements that deliver effective relief to patients experiencing pain, nausea and other debilitative symptoms."
Dr. McSherry is a practicing physician licensed in both Vermont and New York, currently serving as an Attending Neurologist at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont. Additionally, he serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine, where he has been teaching since 1977. He previously served as the Associate Medical Director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, and as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Dr. McSherry received his B.A. from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his M.D. and Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, the Eastern EEG Society, the Northern New England Neurological Society and the Vermont Medical Society. In addition, Dr. McSherry is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, with Added Qualification in Neurophysiology, as well as the Part I Academy for Healthcare Management.
The strategic partnership between Inergetics and Terra Tech was announced on February 4th and the first CBD-based supplements are expected to be distributed via medicinal cannabis dispensaries.
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; 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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